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Information Technology

This is a graduate program in education offered on-line through a partnership between Memorial University of Newfoundland, Faculty of Education and Cape Breton University, Institute for Education.

Program Highlights

  • Application deadlines are September 15 and February 1

  • All courses offered on-line by CBU or Memorial

  • Full- and part-time students welcome

  • Both thesis and comprehensive course routes available.

Note: For the convenience of many of our students who are studying part time and/or at a distance, this program is delivered by distance formats, including web-based/WebCT format, teleconferences, and traditional correspondence (reading packages, videos, mailed assignments, etc.). Some courses are available on campus with face-to-face delivery, and students who are studying full time and/or are present on campus are eligible for fellowships and other benefits of full-time study.


Memorial University has three semesters per academic year commencing with Fall:

Fall Semester:   September 1 - December 31
Winter Semester:    January 1 - April 30
Spring Semester May 1 - August 31


Rationale and Goals

The graduate programme in Information Technology is offered in partnership with the Cape Breton University (CBU). It is designed to facilitate the educational use of information technology in a wide variety of settings. The programme 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.

Information technology in this Master of Education programme encompasses computer, communications, networking and multi-media applications. The overall intent of the programme is to:

  • provide educators with skill sets and pedagogical expertise that will enable them to address computer and related information technology in a teaching/learning situation;

  • develop potential information technology leaders for the educational system;

  • develop instructional designers, for a variety of educational settings, who are able to combine information technology with learning theory to enhance curriculum development and delivery;

  • provide a basis for the continued professional development of educators in the area of information technology;

  • develop an awareness of the applications of information technology in a wide variety of educational contexts; and

  • develop research expertise and potential in the use and application of information technology for teaching and learning purposes.

Candidates for the programme will have attained, prior to acceptance, some fundamental knowledge and skills with respect to information technology through prerequisite experiences, and have attained a recognised undergraduate degree in an appropriate discipline with at least a second class standing (see specific regulations for details). The programme components are designed to enable candidates to build on their prior experience through the development of pedagogical links and information technology applications. It is intended that the programme be offered primarily as a part-time programme 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 candidate.


Samples of Student Work

Education 6610 with Dr. Elizabeth Murphy.

Education 6620 with Dr. Elizabeth Murphy.


Application Forms & Deadlines

Should you have any specific questions about the programme do not hesitate to contact us at one of the following:

Memorial University
Phone: 709-864-8587
Fax: 709-864-4379


Cape Breton University
Phone: 902-563-1307
Fax: 902-563-1449
Email: chayes@uccb.ns.


Online Applications

Applications may be submitted online by following the process outlined at School of Graduate Studies-Application Package.

Note that your application must include payment of $50.00 (Canadian)


Future Application Deadlines

 Application deadlines are:

September 15th to begin program winter semester
February 1st to begin program either spring or fall semesters. Must specify which semester.


Pre-Requisite Technology Competencies

There are several minimum technological competencies that are required in this program. These are normally acquired through self-instruction or in non-credit courses offered outside the program. In this regard you herein attest with your signature that you are able, or will be able before the end of the third week of your first semester of the program, to demonstrate the following competencies:

  • create and upload a slidecast (e.g., PowerPoint)
  • create and upload a Webpage with photos and sound
  • record and upload a podcast (e.g., .wav, .mp3, .mid)
  • create and upload a text-to-speech movie (e.g., xtranormal)
  • set-up and maintain a new account on a blog website (e.g., Blogger)
  • set-up and maintain a Feed Reader or News Aggregator (e.g., Bloglines)
  • set-up and maintain a new account on a social networking website (e.g., Facebook)
  • create and upload a Webpage that displays a talking MicroSoft Agent (e.g., MASS, MASH)

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