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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.

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What Our Students Say

April Stauffer – Applied Behavioural Analysis Specialist

Ontario Tech University allowed me to pursue my Master of Education degree, part-time, one course at a time in the evenings, so I could continue to work full-time.  The virtual classroom face-to-face program was very important to my success. You are able to participate in a community, collaborate and build friendships.  The professors are really good about promoting community.  We see each other on camera and work in small group discussions in breakout rooms during class.  The professors in this program are cutting edge in their field.  They also help you pursue your learning in the direction of what interests you.  Finally, the students come from a variety of backgrounds which really adds richness to the program.

Student Testimonials

  • Kelly Wang, Journalist & Research Assistant


    "There are so many aspects of Ontario Tech University’s Master of Education program that I love. The program offers a number of courses in multiple areas related to education, which has allowed me to explore my interests within the field. The classes are interactive and flexible (held online in the evenings). The instructors are knowledgeable and incredibly supportive. I also love that the program offers a course-only option as well as a project or thesis option for students like me who want to pursue research."

  • Samantha Gifford, Special Education Teacher


    "As a new mom and full-time teacher, I have enjoyed the flexibility of the online MEd program at Ontario Tech University. The professors are knowledgeable and bring real-life experiences to their classes. The workload is manageable, and I enjoyed the variety of individual and group assignments. Overall, I have become more knowledgeable in my field and a well-rounded teacher and future professor. "

  • Diane Cotterill, Principal at Durham District School Board


    "The Masters of Education program at Ontario Tech University has provided an opportunity for me to fulfill a long, but never forgotten,  goal of achieving a masters level education. I am an older student and  have found the variety of courses have helped to  keep my mind actively engaged in a field I love.  The instructors are excellent and supportive and the courses are varied and interesting.  I am thrilled that this program has students  from many educational backgrounds and employers.  It’s never too late for a Master’s Degree and Ontario Tech U is a great place to achieve that dream. "

  • Nagina Parmar, Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Microbiology


    "As a working professional and mom of teenage kids, I never thought I could start an MEd program.  I explored programs that gave me the flexibility to do full-time work and attend classes. Ontario Tech's  M.Ed. program was my number one option. The wide variety of core and elective courses provided insight into various teaching strategies and education pedagogy. The online option gave me the flexibility to work, be a mom, complete the assignments and readings, and network with exceptional educators. The MEd program at Ontario Tech has enabled me to gain an understanding and skills that I can implement in my practice to increase the chances of success of my students. Finally, learning with other educators has allowed me the opportunity to develop and grow as an instructor."

  • Asha Hossain, Teacher and OCT

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    "I’m very proud to have graduated from the Education and Digital Technologies program at Ontario Tech. The knowledge I gained from this program is invaluable and I am thankful to Ontario Tech. It has allowed me to further develop my professional knowledge as an Ontario Certified Teacher (OCT) while I was teaching internationally. I am forever thankful to the faculty members at Ontario Tech for helping me accommodate my love for overseas teaching along with achieving my professional aspirations."

  • Brian Jones, Principal and Leadership Officer
    Brian Jones photo"It has taken me 25 years in education to convince myself that I was capable, creative and resourceful enough to dive into a master's program at Ontario Tech. I applied and have actually surprised myself at how engaged, motivated and enthused I am in my courses. The readings, online collaborating, assignments, research and networking opportunities align with my goals, interests and needs."
  • Janet Young-Garner, Senior Learning Consultant, BMO Financial Group
    Janet Garner"I just wanted to share with you that I have just completed my first semester for the MEd and loved it! It was a lot of work, but I enjoyed it so much. I have learned so much in one semester that I plan to share some 'MEd learning moments' with my team at work as part of our regular team meetings - I can't keep all this great knowledge to myself! Since we all have headsets with mics, the webcams and opportunity to chat, we are able to see everyone, we get to know each other and it's much closer to the face-to-face experience than I initially thought. It's actually very cool and I would highly recommend it."
  • Laura Morrison, Teacher and IT Trainer
    Laura Morrison photo"What I've appreciated most in my journey at Ontario Tech is the focus on how we can revolutionize the learning process and make it relevant and meaningful for 21st-century students. I've been able to focus on this in my classes through deliberative conversations with fellow students and teachers and in the individual and collaborative projects we produce. The support I've received from the instructors in each course I've taken, and their willingness to engage students in open and honest dialogue, has been so refreshing and has been a huge motivating factor for me in my studies."
  • Michelle Rivers, College Professor

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    "Ontario Tech’s MEd/MA programs are an excellent fit for teaching professionals. I've added so many tools to my teaching toolkit that really work in my classrooms, as well as web-based learning tools, which I've been excited to learn and am happy to share with my colleagues. I've gained insight into learning theory, which has given me new perspective on the students I work with every day."

  • Rickesh Kotecha, Teacher
    Rickesh Kotecha photo"There are numerous reasons why the MEd program at Ontario Tech has exceeded my expectations of a graduate program. I am amazed at the knowledge, professionalism and commitment of each professor."
  • Shem Sewchand, IT Professional
    Shem Sewchand"What I like about the Master of Education (MEd) program is its focus on 21st-century learning, where digital technologies are used to apply knowledge to new situations, analyze information, collaborate, solve problems and make informed decisions. As a result of this program, I feel more confident utilizing digital technologies to achieve learning objectives in the workplace."