Master of Education (Educational Technology)
The graduate program in Educational Technology is offered in partnership with Cape Breton University (CBU) located in Nova Scotia. It is designed to facilitate the educational use of educational technology in a wide variety of settings. The program will be of interest to educators at all levels including K-12 teachers, school administrators, those in the post-secondary system, business and industry, as well as those in most other adult learning situations.
|All courses included in the program are delivered by distance education. On-campus attendance is not required.|
The program will be of interest to educators at all levels including K-12 teachers, school administrators, those in the post-secondary system, business and industry, as well as those in most other adult learning situations. Educational technology in this Master of Education program encompasses, but is not limited to: computer, communications, networking, and multi-media applications. The overall intent of the program is to:
- provide educators with skill sets and pedagogical expertise that will enable them to address computer and related educational technology in a teaching/learning situation;
- develop potential educational technology leaders for the educational system;
- develop instructional designers, for a variety of educational settings, who are able to combine educational technology with learning theory to enhance curriculum development and delivery;
- provide a basis for the continued professional development of educators in the area of educational technology;
- develop an awareness of the applications of educational technology in a wide variety of educational contexts; and
- develop research expertise and potential in the use and application of educational technology for teaching and learning purposes.
Students for the program will have attained, prior to acceptance, some fundamental knowledge and skills with respect to educational technology through prerequisite experiences, and have attained a recognized undergraduate degree in an appropriate discipline with at least a second class standing (see specific regulations for details). The program components are designed to enable students to build on their prior experience through the development of pedagogical links and educational technology applications. It is intended that the program be offered primarily as a part-time program through distance delivered courses, with other delivery formats to be considered/utilised where feasible. Access to specific computer hardware, software, and the Internet is required and will be the responsibility of each student.
A steering committee comprised of three members from each of the Faculty of Education at Memorial University of Newfoundland and the Institute for Education at CBU is responsible to the Associate Dean of Graduate Programs and Research, Faculty of Education, for selected aspects of the program. The latter includes assessing student applications, recommending approval of instructors who are not regular faculty members at either CBU or Memorial University of Newfoundland, and recommending course or program changes. This committee is to be co-chaired by the Associate Dean of Graduate Programs and Research, Faculty of Education, Memorial University of Newfoundland and the Director of the Institute for Education at CBU, or their designate(s). CBU courses offered as part of this program are indicated by the Memorial course name designation “at CBU”.
The deadline for application to the Master of Education (Educational Technology) program is September 15th and the program start date is January (Winter semester). Please refer to application submission deadlines.
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|School of Graduate Studies Regulations|
|Faculty of Education Admission Requirements|
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Selection into the program is determined by an applicant’s profile which would normally include such criteria as previous academic performance, related work experience, and relevant information technology experience.
- Deferral Requests. Students accepted to programs without caps on enrollment (Curriculum, Teaching & Learning Studies, Educational Leadership Studies, Educational Technology & Post-Secondary Studies), are advised that the graduate office does not accept deferral requests unless there are extenuating circumstances and supporting documentation. In such cases, a maximum of one deferral for one semester may be granted. Files will be kept for a one year period, which enable students to ask to be reconsidered for a competition within that timeframe at no additional cost. Students accepted to the Counselling Psychology program (because of the cap on enrollment), under extenuating circumstances only, may also be granted one deferral.
- Educational Leave. If you are considering applying for educational leave in order to pursue a Master of Education program, you should first apply to the program. If you are not granted educational leave, but are accepted to the program, you can commence your studies on a part-time basis.
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Students are required to apply online to have information formally assessed. Applications and official supporting documents are to be submitted to the School of Graduate Studies by the application deadline. Complete detailed application packages are expected by the deadline date. Applications may be submitted online by following the process outlined at School of Graduate Studies-Application Package.