The Master of Education (Educational Technology)

The Master of Education in Information Technology is designed to facilitate the educational use of information technology in a wide variety of settings, including Kindergarten to Grade 12 schools, post-secondary institutions, adult-learning programs, business and industry. It encompasses computer communications, networking and multi-media applications. Offered in partnership with the Cape Breton University (CBU), the program may be completed entirely online via Brightspace (D2L).

  • Note: this program is a distance program - attendance on campus is not required as all courses are completed via distance.

Program Requirements

The Faculty of Education offers two routes for the completion of the Master of Education in Information Technology program. Candidates are required to select one of the routes below:

Comprehensive-Course Route

30 credit hours of study

Students must complete the following courses:

  • ED6100: Research Designs and Methods in Education
  • Any two of ED6610, ED6615 or ED6620
  • Any four of 4 of CBU EDU 5101, CBU EDU 5103, CBU EDU 5105, CBU EDU 5106 or CBU EDU 5107, CBU EDU 5131
  • One of ED6822, ED6823, ED6802, ED6426, ED6927 or other Memorial University, Faculty of Education graduate course
  • One elective (relevant to program)
  • ED6590: Research and Development Seminar in Information Technology in Education (last course in the program)
  • Visit our course descriptions for details on the courses listed above. 

Thesis route

18 credit hours of study, plus thesis

Students must complete the following courses:

  • ED6100: Research Designs and Methods in Education
  • One of the following courses: ED6610, ED6615, ED6620
  • Three of the following courses: CBU EDU 5101, 5103, 5105, 5106, 5107, 5131
  • One of the following courses: ED6822, ED6823, ED6802, ED6426 or ED6927 or other Memorial University, Faculty of Education graduate course.
  • Visit our course descriptions for details on the courses listed above. 

All courses are normally three credit hours.

Course electives

To meet total credit-hour requirements, students may choose electives from the list of Post-Secondary Studies closed electives, other graduate offerings within the Faculty of Education, the university, or other universities provided the courses selected are appropriate to the student’s program and approved by the Faculty of Education. For additional information on courses and electives, please contact the Graduate Programs Office.

For additional information on program routes, or if you would like to switch routes, please contact the Office of Academic Programs at Faculty of Education.


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

Memorial University, Faculty of Education, Office of Academic Programs
Phone: 709-864-3403
Fax: 709-864-2001

Cape Breton University
Phone: 902-563-1647
Fax: 902-563-1449

Minimum Admission Requirements

In addition to meeting the requirements in the general degree regulations, applicants must have:

• Graduate diploma and MEd – Bachelor's degree (minimum second class or 70% average in last 30 attempted courses); some programs have prerequisites and require work experience

• PhD – Master's Degree in Education ('A' standing) or an equivalent Master's Degree from an accredited university; evidence of scholarly work; and two years of professional experience in an educational setting. An interview may also be required.

Important Note: The information provided on this website is subject to change. The University Calendar is the final authority on university fees and regulations.

Admission Requirements - MEd Educational Technology

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.

Apply Online

Students are required to apply online to have information formally assessed. Applications and official supporting documents are due to be submitted to the School of Graduate Studies by the application deadlines. 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.

General Program Information for Graduate Students

Additional Notes Regarding Admission to MEd programs

Deferral Requests

The Faculty of Education, Office of Academic Programs policy regarding deferrals changed as of the 2015-2016 Spring Semester.

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.

  • Note: Students who do not complete their programs in the number of semesters of their payment plans will be required to pay a continuance fee for each additional semester required. See School of Graduate Studies Minimum Expense form.

Date and Deadlines


Faculty of Education

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000