MEd in Media and Technology Studies Education (DLC4)

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In BC, media and technology are core to “personalized learning” and 21st century learning (21C). The Ministry of Education significantly revised the cluster of disciplines in Applied Design, Skills, and Technologies (ADST). ADST is now a requirement within the K-7 educational program. What are some “big ideas” of ADST? Responding to the pervasive use of social media and technologies and maker culture outside the schools, Prime Minister Trudeau and BC Premiere Clark announced that coding will be required within the BC curriculum. This is a “learning to code” and “coding to learn” initiative.

The DLC4 cohort is designed to directly address ADST and coding initiatives and curriculum changes through creative and critical inquiry, advanced intellectual engagement, and new, big ideas in learning and teaching. UBC’s Digital Learning and Curriculum cohort is home to movers and shakers or early adopters of media and technology as well as those interested in critical, contemplative approaches.

Why the Cohort Approach?

This program supports genuine participation in a vibrant area of face-to-face, hybrid (blended), and online distance education inquiry. Bringing together recent developments in education, digital media, culture, teaching and learning, and curriculum studies, the program’s cohort structure (in which participants attend core courses together in a central location) will enable a collective process of developing new insights into digital learning and curriculum development. This approach affords each participant the opportunity to focus on inquiry of personal interest in digital learning, literacies, pedagogy and using educational technologies while contributing to others’ understandings and insights.

Meet program advisors and learn more about applying to become a UBC graduate student.

All times are Pacific Standard.

Thursday, September 28 | 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Steveston-London Secondary School Library
6600 Williams Rd, Richmond, BC (map)

Proposed Schedule

The 30-credit program is offered part-time over a two-year period, with scheduling designed to accommodate the needs of practicing teachers and educators. All courses will be offered in the Vancouver area or at the UBC Point Grey campus with some online sessions.

We will post the updated schedule here soon.

All students must meet the requirements for this program, which include:

  • Normally two years’ teaching experience or other relevant professional experience.
  • A completed 4-year undergraduate degree with an average of at least 76% on all senior-level credits.
  • A 600-word statement of intent clearly outlining your experiences and interests in educational technologies, ICT teaching, and digital learning and curriculum research.
  • Statements of support from three referees who can speak to your engagement with ICT and teaching, including, whenever possible, professors familiar with your academic work.
  • Resumé.

Application Status: open
Application deadline: November 6, 2017


  • Navigate to
  • When you are ready to apply, click “Apply Online”.
  • Read the instructions, and either log in with your CWL or create a CWL if you have never attended UBC.
  • Once logged in, on the “Degree Program Selection,” type the 4-character cohort designation DLC4 or MEd in Media and Technology Studies Education – Professional Cohort into the “Program Keyword” field.
  • Click the program name.  Ensure you select the version that ends with “Professional Cohort”.
  • Click the “Apply” button.
  • Fill out the application as indicated.


Please have these ready to upload when you apply:

Transcripts, degree certificates (if applicable), English language assessment report (if applicable), statement of intent, and an up-to-date resume must be uploaded to your application.

In cases where referees are unable to submit an electronic reference, sealed and endorsed reference letters may be sent by mail. Your reference will receive a link to a reference form that they should complete and send back to us.

important Important: Please ask your references to include the 4-character cohort designation DLC4 when they submit their reference. All references must arrive in sealed envelopes with the reference’s signature on the seal.

The form is also available here.


  • When adding your references to your application, you will be asked whether they are professional or academic references. Academic references are those who know you in an academic capacity (e.g. former professors). Professional references would include your principal, vice-principal, non-educational references, or someone who has supervised you.
  • You are strongly encouraged to submit electronic letters of reference. Simply fill in the email addresses of your three referees when completing the online application (an email address is required). References with free, web-based email addresses (e.g. Gmail, Hotmail, etc.) will receive a link to the paper reference form, which must be mailed to our office (address on the reference form).

Once you submit and pay for your online application, your referees will automatically receive an email with a link and instructions for completing the electronic reference form or the link to the paper reference form, as above.

Once you submit and pay for your online application, your referees will automatically receive an email with a link and instructions for completing the electronic reference form or the link to the paper reference form, as above.

A letter can take the place of the reference form as long as it addresses the questions posed in the reference form. Despite the apparent size of the text box, referees may type as much as they want.


After your application is submitted, all documents are uploaded, and references have been received, your application file is considered complete.

Once the application deadline for the program has passed, all completed application files are submitted to the Department for review.  Applications recommended by the Department for admission are then confirmed against Graduate & Post-Doctoral Studies requirements, and accepted applicants are notified. Any special case admissions require an additional review by Graduate and Post-Doctoral Studies.

The entire process generally takes 8 to 12 weeks.

This program is subject to minimum enrollment in order to run. We will advise applicants on the status of this program after the application deadline has passed.


If you require any assistance with the application process, please contact:

Linda Haftner

Senior Program Assistant

Program tuition will be divided into seven (7) installments of approximately $2,038 plus applicable student fees, payable in September, January, and May of the  program years. The program total is approximately $14,268 plus applicable student fees.
  • The figures quoted above are for the 2016-2017 academic year, we anticipate the 2017/18 fees to be posted in March.
  • Refer to the UBC Calendar (Master of Education (program off-campus) for confirmed fees.

Tuition fees are in Canadian dollars, are reviewed annually by the UBC Board of Governors, and are subject to change (typically 2% in May of each year).


If there is a discrepancy between the fees listed on this website and the UBC Calendar, the UBC Calendar is the correct and confirmed source.

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