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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

Our Program

 

Our program allows you the flexibility to design your own learning experience so you can achieve your specific goals. It features four options for completing your program:

  • Master of Education – course-only option
  • Master of Education – project option
  • Master of Arts in Education
  • Graduate Diploma in Education and Digital Technologies

Each option features several common elements, but beyond that, it is highly customizable to your particular learning objectives. You may select from a range of dynamic courses, grouped into clusters to allow for specialization within the program. Clusters include:

  • Education and Digital Technologies (Cluster 1)
  • Leadership and Administration (Cluster 2)
  • Curriculum (Cluster 3)
  • Adult Education (Cluster 4)

For more information on our courses and clusters, view our Course Guide.

Program Options

  • Master of Education - course-only

    Our Master of Education (MEd) course-only option consists of 10 courses, each with a value of three credits, for a total of 30 credits.

    You are required to take three Core Education courses, including Principles of Learning and Research Methods in Education. You must also select four courses from our Cluster 1 options. The remaining three courses may be selected from any cluster option, enabling you to tailor your courses to your desired area of specialization.

  • Master of Education - project

    Our Master of Education (MEd) project option consists of eight courses (24 credits in total), and the completion of a research project (six credits).

    Before beginning the project, you must take three Core Education courses, including Principles of Learning and Research Methods in Education. Advanced Methods and Design is highly recommended as the third Core Education course for those wishing to complete a research project. You may then choose three courses from our Cluster 1 options, and two courses from any other cluster.

  • Master of Arts in Education

    Our Master of Arts (MA) option consists of six courses (18 credits in total), and the completion of a 12-credit thesis, for a total of 30 credits.

    Following completion of the three required Core Education courses (Principles of Learning, Research Methods in Education, and Advanced Research Methods and Design), you may select two courses from Cluster 1, and one course from any other cluster.

  • Graduate Diploma in Education and Digital Technologies

    Our graduate diploma is an excellent option for those who wish to pursue graduate-level courses without completing a full master’s degree.

    This option requires the completion of four courses (12 credits), which may be selected from any cluster.

    Our graduate diploma can also be a pathway to our MEd option for non-standard applicants. For more information, see our application information


Which option is right for me?

To help determine which of our four program options is right for you, view our Program Options Guide.

Special Partnerships

We are partners with the Ontario Principals’ Council (OPC) and the Catholic Principals' Council Ontario (CPCO). Applicants who have completed the PQP1 and PQP2 Master’s Dimension courses will receive two full transfer credits toward an MEd or MA degree if accepted into our program.

Applicants must note they have completed these two courses when applying.