MEd in Media & Technology Studies Education

Explore the field of applied design and its relationship to learning technology in education.

Graduate programs (MEd, MA, PhD) in MTSE focus on learning, research, and teaching in, through, and about media and technology. This includes applications and design of digital and physical processes and works as well as their economics, history, philosophy, and psychology. This also includes implications of how and why mediated and technological works are processed, coded, made, used, and recycled. Learning, research, and teaching in MTSE focus generally on interactions among media, technology, culture, nature, and people. Some of the substantive specializations in MTSE are educational media, technology, and design, advanced learning technologies, media studies, D&T, ecodesign, HCI, ICT, STEM, and STS.

This masters program is ideal for teachers specializing in computer science, ICT, and technology education, as well as more generally teachers within the Applied Design, Skills, and Technologies (ADST) cluster in BC schools.


Connections to BC Provincial Initiatives

Applied learning has become an integral part of all of British Columbia’s curricula. Through the newly designed Applied Design, Skills, and Technologies (ADST) curriculum students are offered several options to develop the ability to design, make, acquire, and apply skills and technologies key for their engagement as citizens of the future.

The updated ADST curriculum encompasses both the development of a foundational mindset in design thinking and making, and curricular competencies (applied design, applied skills, and applied technologies) both integrated within subject domains in the early years, to discrete courses through the middle and secondary years.

Online or Blended Delivery

All core and required courses are offered online. Approved electives may be taken online or face-to-face at UBC or other universities subject to the terms of the Western Deans’ Agreement or Graduate Exchange Agreement.


*Courses and schedule are subject to change.
 1 Introduction to Curriculum Issues and Theories EDCP 562
1 History of Media and Technology in Education EDCP 571
1 Mathematics and Science Teaching and Learning with Technologies EDCP 544
 1 Digital Media in ICT Education: Design and Pedagogy EDCP 474
2 Research Methodologies in Education EDUC 500
2 Seminar in the Teaching of ICT EDCP 570
2 Elective #1
2 Video Ethnography: Culture, Technology and Interpretation EDCP 510
2 Elective #2
3 Graduating paper EDCP 590


All students must meet the admission and application requirements of both the Faculty of Graduate Studies and the program, which include:

  • Preference will be given to those with two years’ teaching experience, those with equivalent engagement with schools, local or international communities, NGOs, and other related activities, and those with demonstrated academic interests in the area of study.
  • A 4-year undergraduate degree with an average in the B+ range (76% at UBC) in all senior-level courses.
  • A resumé/CV.
  • A 600-word statement of intent clearly outlining your experiences and interests in the program. Specify your interest in one of the three program areas and outline how the specialization in Media Studies & Technology Education supports your professional goals.
  • Three letters of recommendation from educators, supervisors, colleagues, or clients who can speak to your engagement with Media & Technology, your ability to complete a graduate degree, and other relevant professional experience.

Application Status: TBA
Application Deadline: TBA


Refer to the UBC Calendar "Master of Education (program off-campus)" for confirmed and up-to-date 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).

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