Diploma in Education – Computing Studies

Diploma in Education – Computing Studies


The Diploma in Education sub-specialization in Integrating Technology through Education and Culture is offered through the Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy subject areas: Computing Studies and Technology Studies Education Programs.

The iTEC program provides an opportunity for teachers to have hands-on experiences with educational technologies and technology-based learning. Students will work with emerging forms of digital media, technologies, and learning management systems, social media, and communication networks. Students will have opportunities to teach and learn in formal (public and private K–12 schools) and informal (museums, centers, community–based institutions) educational venues to improve their understanding and practices in the pedagogical uses of information and communication technologies (ICT) within face-to-face, mixed-mode, and online-distance education settings.

This program focuses on established and emerging digital media and educational technology perspectives and practices for the purpose of both enhancing your knowledge of existing educational technology curriculum issues and developing new areas of inquiry specific to your interests and situation.

The course of study includes:

  1. critical examination of using digital media and educational technologies for teaching and learning within formal and informal educational venues
  2. research, development and design of curriculum and communication within virtual education learning environments (face–to–face, mixed–mode, and online distance education)
  3. design, development, and programming of educational learning management systems for educational administration
  4. research and assessment of local, provincial, and national digital media and educational technologies curriculum policies and copyright laws

Note: Courses are subject to change. Not all courses will be offered each year.

Core Courses (12 credits):

  • EDCP 462 (3) Perspectives in Curriculum Theory
  • EDCP 470 (3) ICT Practices in Education
  • EDCP 473 (3) Digital Media in ICT Education: Ethical Uses
  • EDCP 474 (3) Digital Media in ICT Education: Design and Pedagogy

Specialization Courses (6 credits):

  • EDCP 475 (3) Digital Media in ICT Education: Development and Assessment
  • EDCP 481 (3) Media Studies Across the Curriculum

Suggested electives (12 credits):

  • CPSC 430 (3) Computers and Society
  • EDCP 305 (3) Digital Media in Arts Education: Introduction
  • EDCP 406 (3) Visual Arts for Classroom Practice: Photography
  • EDCP 371 (3) Integrating Design and Technology Across the Curriculum: Elementary and Middle Years
  • EDCP 376 (3) Curriculum and Pedagogy in Information and Communication Technologies II: Secondary
  • EDCP 405 (3) Visual Arts for Classroom Practice: New Media and Digital Processes
  • EPSE 401 (3) Instructional Design
  • EPSE 410 (3) Assistive Technologies in Special Education
  • EPSE 415 (3) Technology for the Visually Impaired
  • LLED 481 - (3) Digital Media in English Language Arts Education

BEd or equivalent Teacher Education program.

Find out more information about how to apply and register.

For the most up-to-date information on this program, including admissions information and program requirements, please visit the UBC Calendar.

Apply via the Teacher Education Office


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This program is offered by the Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy.