Master of Education (Educational Technology)

Program Information

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.

Online Program
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”.

Application Deadline

The deadline for application to the Master of Education (Educational Technology) program commencing in the Spring and Fall semesters is February 1st and the deadline for application to the Master of Education (Educational Technology) program commencing in the Winter semester is September 15th. Please refer to application submission deadlines.

Admission/Application Information

Please visit the links provided in the table below to learn more about the Master of Education (Educational Technology) admission/application process. 

Master of Education (Educational Technology)
School of Graduate Studies Regulations
Master of Education Regulations
Program Regulations

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.
  • Confirmation of Work Experience. Students are required to submit an official letter from the school district office/employer verifying work experience. This letter should indicate total number of teaching days accumulated, as a minimum of two years of teaching (or related) experience is recommended for admission for most programs. Please have this information forwarded to the School of Graduate Studies by the deadline date.
  • 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.

Program Requirements

The Faculty of Education offers three routes for the completion of the Master of Education (Educational Technology) program, including a Comprehensive Course route, a Project route, and a Thesis route. All candidates must complete the Required Courses for all Program Routes, plus specific MUN and CBU closed electives noted for each program route option noted below.

The Master of Education (Educational Technology) Comprehensive Course Route is a 30 credit hour program of study, as detailed below:

  • Required Courses [15 credit hours/5 courses]:
    • ED 6100: Research Designs and Methods in Education
    • ED 6610: Research on Computers in the Curriculum
    • ED 6620: Issues and Trends in Educational Technology
    • ED 6627: Digital Citizenship in a Global Community (at CBU)
    • ED 6924: Designing Distributed Learning (at CBU)
  • MUN Closed Electives [6 credit hours/2 courses] to be chosen from:
    • ED 6426: Computer Applications in Educational Administration
    • ED 6615: Educational Software Prototyping and Evaluation
    • ED 6802: Adult Learning and Development
    • ED 6822: Foundations of Instructional Design in Post Secondary Education
    • ED 6823: Principles of Programme Design and Development
    • ED 6927: Digital Games Based Learning
  • CBU Closed Electives [6 credit hours/2 courses] to be chosen from:
    • ED 6612: Integration of Instructional Design and Educational Technology (at CBU)
    • ED 6614: Technology Planning for Educational Environments (at CBU)
    • ED 6922: Blended and Online Learning (at CBU)
    • ED 6944: Data Informed Education (at CBU)
  • Required Course [3 credit hours/1 course]:
    • ED 6590: Research and Development Seminar in Educational Technology in Education

Please Note:

  • Normally, candidates will be permitted to register for ED 6590: Research and Development Seminar in Educational Technology in Education only after all other course requirements have been met.
  • Students who have successfully completed the CBU Graduate Diploma in Educational Technology can receive up to 12 advanced standing credit hours for the Comprehensive Course route. Courses which qualify for transfer include:
    • EDU 5101
    • EDU 5103
    • EDU 5105
    • EDU 5106
    • EDU 5107
    • EDU 5131
  • A candidate in full-time status may register for a maximum of 12 credit hours in any regular semester and a maximum of 6 credit hours in intersession or summer session.
  • A candidate with part-time status may register for a maximum of 3 credit hours in any semester or session, excluding summer session, when 6 credit hours are permitted.
  • Candidates may register for additional courses in a semester or session with the permission of the Office of the Associate Dean, Graduate Programs and Research, Faculty of Education.

The Master of Education (Educational Technology) Project Route is a 30 credit hour program of study, as detailed below:

  • Required Courses [15 credit hours/5 courses]:
    • ED 6100: Research Designs and Methods in Education
    • ED 6610: Research on Computers in the Curriculum
    • ED 6620: Issues and Trends in Educational Technology
    • ED 6627: Digital Citizenship in a Global Community (at CBU)
    • ED 6924: Designing Distributed Learning (at CBU)
  • MUN Closed Electives [3 credit hours/1 course] to be chosen from:
    • ED 6426: Computer Applications in Educational Administration
    • ED 6615: Educational Software Prototyping and Evaluation
    • ED 6802: Adult Learning and Development
    • ED 6822: Foundations of Instructional Design in Post Secondary Education
    • ED 6823: Principles of Programme Design and Development
    • ED 6927: Digital Games Based Learning
  • CBU Closed Electives [6 credit hours/2 courses] to be chosen from:
    • ED 6612: Integration of Instructional Design and Educational Technology (at CBU)
    • ED 6614: Technology Planning for Educational Environments (at CBU)
    • ED 6922: Blended and Online Learning (at CBU)
    • ED 6944: Data Informed Education (at CBU)
  • Required Course [6 credit hours/1 course] to be completed after all other courses in program completed:
    • ED 6193: Project in Educational Technology

Please Note:

  • Students who have successfully completed the CBU Graduate Diploma in Educational Technology can receive up to 12 advanced standing credit hours for the Comprehensive Course route. Courses which qualify for transfer include:
    • EDU 5101
    • EDU 5103
    • EDU 5105
    • EDU 5106
    • EDU 5107
    • EDU 5131
  • A candidate in full-time status may register for a maximum of 12 credit hours in any regular semester and a maximum of 6 credit hours in intersession or summer session.
  • A candidate with part-time status may register for a maximum of 3 credit hours in any semester or session, excluding summer session, when 6 credit hours are permitted.
  • Candidates may register for additional courses in a semester or session with the permission of the Office of the Associate Dean, Graduate Programs and Research, Faculty of Education.

The Master of Education (Educational Technology) Thesis Route is an 30 credit hour program of study, as detailed below:

  • Required Courses [15 credit hours/5 courses]:
    • ED 6100: Research Designs and Methods in Education
    • ED 6610: Research on Computers in the Curriculum
    • ED 6620: Issues and Trends in Educational Technology
    • ED 6627: Digital Citizenship in a Global Community (at CBU)
    • ED 6924: Designing Distributed Learning (at CBU)
  • CBU Closed Electives [3 credit hours/1 course] to be chosen from:
    • ED 6612: Integration of Instructional Design and Educational Technology (at CBU)
    • ED 6614: Technology Planning for Educational Environments (at CBU)
    • ED 6922: Blended and Online Learning (at CBU)
    • ED 6944: Data Informed Education (at CBU)
  • Required [12 credit hours]
    • Thesis 

Please Note:

  • Students who have successfully completed the CBU Graduate Diploma in Educational Technology can receive up to 9 advanced standing credit hours for the Thesis route. Courses which qualify for transfer include:
    • EDU 5101
    • EDU 5103
    • EDU 5105
    • EDU 5106
    • EDU 5107
    • EDU 5131
  • A candidate in full-time status may register for a maximum of 12 credit hours in any regular semester and a maximum of 6 credit hours in intersession or summer session.
  • A candidate with part-time status may register for a maximum of 3 credit hours in any semester or session, excluding summer session, when 6 credit hours are permitted.
  • Candidates may register for additional courses in a semester or session with the permission of the Office of the Associate Dean, Graduate Programs and Research, Faculty of Education.

Program Cost

Please refer to Graduate Tuition and Fees for general information and the School of Graduate Studies Minimum Expense form for detailed tuition, special fee, and other program cost information. 

Interested?

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.