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Dean's message

Photo of Maurice DiGiuseppeWelcome to the University of Ontario Institute of Technology's Faculty of Education—a vibrant community of educators, researchers and professionals promoting technology-enhanced learning, conducting world-class research and offering continuing education and community outreach that boosts careers, promotes life-long learning and enriches everyday life.

In these web pages you will find useful information about our exciting undergraduate programs, including our Bachelor of Education (BEd), Bachelor of Arts in Educational Studies and Digital Technologies (BA in ESDT), and Designing Adult Learning for the Digital Age diploma. You will also learn about our graduate programs, including our Master of Education (MEd), Master of Arts (MA), and Graduate Diploma in Education and Digital Technologies.

In particular, our enhanced BEd program is completed in 16 months through a combination of face-to-face and fully online courses, three five-week practicum blocks and other school-based practicum experiences, and an assortment of rich, co-curricular activities. Our BA in ESDT is a fully online college-to-university program providing unique opportunities for college graduates to earn a university degree in a more engaging and efficient manner. Similarly, our MEd, MA and Graduate Diploma programs are offered fully online, with near-anytime/anywhere accessibility. Furthermore, our Centre for Professional Learning and Education (CPLE) offers Additional Qualification (AQ/ABQ) courses and a variety of exciting summer camps focused on robotics, computer coding, environmental learning and Indigenous education for children, families and practising teachers.

Research is core to our faculty’s mission, and our scholars conduct research on some of the most important issues of the day, including studies focused on language literacy, online learning, multiliteracies, science education, environmental sustainability education, mathematics education, special education, adult education, teacher education and education policy and practice. Much of the research on multiliteracies and online learning occurs within our two state-of-the-art research laboratories, the Educational Informatics (EILab) Lab and the STEAM-3D Maker Lab

Whether you are a current student, alumnus/alumna, faculty member or visitor, I invite you to actively share in our pursuit of excellence in teaching, learning, research and service.  

Maurice DiGiuseppe
Interim Dean
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