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Our program

Watch the Course Guide video to learn more about our four program options:


Our program allows you the flexibility to design your own learning experience, in order to achieve your specific goals. It features four options for completing your program:

Each option features several common elements, but beyond that is highly customizable to your particular learning objectives. Students may select from a range of dynamic courses, grouped into clusters to allow for specialization within the program. Available clusters include:

  • Education and Digital Technologies
  • Leadership and Administration
  • Curriculum
  • Adult Education

For more information on our courses and clusters, view our Course Guide.

master of education - course-only option

Our Master of Education (MEd) course-only option consists of ten courses, each with a value of three credits—for a total of 30 credits.

Students are required to take three Core Education courses, including Principles of Learning and Research Methods in Education. In addition, students are required to select four courses from our Cluster 1 options. The remaining three courses may be selected from any cluster option, enabling students to tailor their courses to their desired area of specialization.

master of education - project option

Our Master of Education (MEd) project option consists of eight courses (24 credits in total), and the completion of a research project (six credits).

Prior to beginning their project, students must take three Core Education courses, including Principles of Learning and Research Methods in Education. Advanced Research Methods and Design is highly recommended as the third Core Education course for those wishing to complete a research project. Students may then choose three courses from our Cluster 1 options, and two courses from any other cluster.

master of arts in education

Our Master of Arts (MA) option consists of six courses (18 credits in total), and the completion of a 12-credit thesis as part of the 30-credit program.

Following completion of the three required Core Education courses (Principles of Learning, Research Methods in Education, and Advanced Research Methods and Design) students may select two courses from Cluster 1, and one course from any other cluster.

graduate diploma in education and digital technologies

Our Graduate Diploma is an excellent option for those who wish to pursue graduate-level courses without completing a full master’s degree.

This option requires the completion of four courses (12 credits), which may be selected from our Cluster 1 offerings.

Our Graduate Diploma may also be offered as a pathway to our MEd option for non-standard applicants. For more information, see our Application information


Which option is right for me?

To help determine which of our four program options is right for you, view our Program Options Guide.



We are partners with the Ontario Principals’ Council (OPC). Applicants who have completed the PQP1 and PQP2 Master’s Dimension OPC courses will receive two full transfer credits toward an MEd or MA degree if accepted into our program.

Applicants must note that they have completed these two courses when applying.

faculty and research

Our faculty members are engaged in research in a wide variety of areas related to education and technology. We are fortunate to have Janette Hughes, PhD, Canada Research Chair in Technology and Pedagogy, on our faculty. Dr. Hughes, along with her team, observes and evaluates the impact of maker cultures and production pedagogies, through our state-of-the-art STEAM 3D Maker Lab.

Key research areas in our program include:

  • online communities of practice
  • computer-assisted language learning (CALL)
  • digital gaming
  • online learning
  • digital literacies
  • assistive technologies
  • human-computer interaction
  • mobile learning
  • social media
  • teacher education
  • math apps
  • maker spaces
  • new media
  • English language learning
  • social justice topics including Indigenous issues, mental health, marginalized students and more

Students who are doing research as part of an MEd project or MA thesis will wish to find a supervisor whose research interests align with theirs. Our Student Advisor can help you with the process of finding a supervisor for your research.

View the full list of faculty research interests.

research labs

We have two labs at the faculty that are the sites of many of our research projects. Details about each of the labs can be found on their sites.

View faculty profiles.

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