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: Opens December 15
Application Deadline: April 18, 2021


  • 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 MTSE or MEd in Media & 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:


Referees may be academic or professional. Academic references are those who know you in an academic capacity (e.g. former professors). Professional references MUST be those who have supervised you in a work setting (e.g. Principal, Vice-Principal, or other non-educational supervisor).

Please encourage your referees to submit electronic reference forms. In cases where referees are unable to submit an electronic reference, sealed and endorsed reference letters or reference forms may be sent by mail.

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.

A reference letter can take the place of the reference form as long as it addresses the questions posed in the reference form.

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

For those choosing to submit paper references, please send to:

Yvette Kharoubeh
Senior Program Assistant

MTSE Graduate Cohort
Professional Development & Community Engagement
UBC Faculty of Education
1304-2125 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC, Canada
V6T 1Z4


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:

Yvette Kharoubeh

Senior Program Assistant


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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