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Master of Education in Media & Technology Studies

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

The Masters of Education in Media & Technology Studies is a specialized graduate program ideal for those interested in Applied Design, Skills and Technology (ADST) in K12 and beyond. This program offers students opportunities to pursue a range of interests in applied design and its relationship to technology education and technology in education. The program is specifically designed for educators interested in applied design, teaching and learning within elementary, middle, secondary and tertiary levels and across formal and informal learning contexts.

About Applied Design, Skills and Technology (ADST)

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

This graduate program delves into key aspects of applied design, skills and technologies with connections and curriculum issues in critical design thinking, designerly ways of knowing, media and visual expression, applied design, and technological and curricular competencies integrated within and across subject domains in K-12 and beyond.

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.

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

Application Deadline: January 30, 2023

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Start Date: July 2023
Length: 2.5 years | Part-Time
Format: Online
Domestic Tuition: $16,067.66 CAD
International Tuition: $17,365.39 CAD

Upcoming Info Sessions

There are currently no info sessions scheduled for this program.


Program Details

Schedule

This is the proposed schedule and is subject to change.

2023-2025 Cohort Schedule

Date Course Title Course Code
July 2023 Master’s Seminar in Media and Technology Education
(2-week intensive)
EDCP 501
September 2023 Seminar in the Teaching of ICT:  Critical Thinking in the Age of Social-Media EDCP 570
January 2024 Indigenous Visual Expression as Pedagogy EDCP 546
May 2024 Curriculum Issues & Theories EDCP 562
July 2024 Media Education: Curriculum, Pedagogy, and Issues
(3 week intensive)
EDCP 575
September 2024 History of Media and Technology Education EDCP 571
January 2025 Research Methods in Education EDUC 500
May 2025 Review of Research in Curriculum & Pedagogy in ADST EDCP 508
July 2025 Elective*
September 2025 Graduating paper or elective* EDCP 590
* Electives as approved by your supervisor.

Application Requirements

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 supports your professional goals.
  • Three letters of recommendation from educators, supervisors, colleagues, or clients who can speak to your engagement with , your ability to complete a graduate degree, and other relevant professional experience.

How to Apply

Application Status: OPEN

Application Deadline: January 30, 2023


ONLINE APPLICATION

  • Navigate to grad.ubc.ca/apply/online.
  • 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 MTS2 into the “Program Keyword” field.
  • IMPORTANT: The program name should be Master of Education in Media & Technology Studies Education – Professional Cohort and the cohort code should be MTS2. Please ensure you are applying to the correct program – this part-time Professional Cohort is different than the regular on-campus program.
  • Select the program.
  • Click the “Apply” button.
  • Fill out the application as indicated.

SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS

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.

You can also find the Grad Reference Form here.

important Important: Please ask your references to include the 4-character cohort designation MTS2 when they submit their reference. All references must arrive in sealed envelopes with the reference’s signature on the seal.

Please send mailed documents to:

Tasnim Al-Obaidi
MTS2 Graduate Cohort
Faculty of Education, PDCE Office
University of British Columbia
1304-2125 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z4


APPLICATION TIMELINE

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.


ASSISTANCE

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

Tasnim Al-Obaidi
Senior Program Assistant
604-822-5662
pdce.educ@ubc.ca


Info Sessions

Have questions? We’ve got answers!

Meet the Program Advisor and Senior Program Assistant, and learn more about this program and about applying to become a UBC graduate student.

There are currently no info sessions scheduled for this program.

Contacts

For program content questions:

Dr. Jillianne Code
Cohort Advisor
Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy
jillianne.code@ubc.ca

For application questions or assistance:

Tasnim Al-Obaidi
Senior Program Assistant
604-822-5662
pdce.educ@ubc.ca

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