Program

Applications are accepted year round.

ProgramExpected LengthProject and/or thesisCourse based
M.Ed.2 years

Educational Technology and Design, housed in the Department of Curriculum Studies, is an academic field of study and practice concerned with the social, professional, and pedagogical influence of technology in learning. The defining feature of the ETAD program is its emphasis on instructional and learning design. The M.Ed. program in Educational Technology and Design employs a unique combination of options for students.

The ETAD program is completely online. Students are also able to complete their programs as part-time or full-time students. This flexibility has encouraged a great deal of innovation by our faculty, including the development of multi-modal online strategies and authentic learning approaches to meet the diverse needs of our students.

Research supervisors

It is not necessary to find a potential supervisor before you apply to this program.

Name Research areas
Marguerite KooleLearning theory, technology enhanced learning, instructional design, digital identity, online learning contexts, constructionist philosophy
Dirk MorrisonInstructional design, distance and e-learning, educational technology, non-formal and informal online learning environments
Jay WilsonTechnology skill development, media literacy, program evaluation, social agency in teaching and learning, experiential learning, design studio learnin

Tuition and funding

Funding

Check with faculty in the department after you are accepted. Many have assistantships or contracts available as part of larger research and development projects. The College of Education also hires a number of experienced teachers to teach sections of undergraduate courses.

In addition to potential funding from your department, there are scholarships and awards available to all eligible students. There are also special programs for international students from China, Vietnam, and Ecuador.

Tuition

Graduate students in a thesis or project based program pay tuition three times a year for as long as they are enrolled in their program.

Term Canadian International
September 1 - December 31, 2015 $1268.00 $1902.00
January 1 - April 30, 2016 $1268.00 $1902.00
May 1 - August 31, 2016 $1268.00 $1902.00
Total per academic year $3804.00 $5706.00

Students in course based programs pay tuition for each class they take. Every class is assigned a number of credit units (usually three) which determines the cost. If a student is not enrolled in any classes for a term, they will need to register in a 'Maintenance of Status' class that is 3 credits to stay in their program.

P.G.D. students do not need to register in the Maintenance of Status course as long as they take a single class every academic year.

Canadian International
Cost per credit unit $205.00 $307.50
Cost for a three credit unit class $615.00 $922.50
Maintenance of Status course $615.00 $922.50

Tuition information is accurate for the current academic year and does not include student fees. For detailed tuition and fees information, visit the official tuition website.

Admission requirements

Master of Education

  • Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) or equivalent degree from a recognized college or university
  • A cumulative weighted average of at least 70% (U of S grade system equivalent) in the last two years of study (e.g. 60 credit units)
  • Proof of English language proficiency may be required for international applicants and for applicants whose first language is not English

Application process

Submit an online application

Once you begin an application, choose one of the following application forms in the system:

  • Graduate (B) Fall term start - September
  • Graduate (C) Winter term start - January
  • Graduate (D) Spring term start - May

During the application, you'll be asked for:

  • Personal information such as your name, address, etc.
  • The names and email addresses of your referees
  • Your educational history from all post-secondary institutions you've attended

The application takes about 20 minutes to complete. You may save your application and return to it later as long as you remember the Login ID and PIN you've created.

At the end of the application, you will need to pay a non-refundable $90 application fee. It is recommended that you pay online with a credit card. If you do not pay online when completing your application, you will need to use an alternate form of payment. Your application will be not be processed until payment is received.

If you are a past or current student you may begin an application in the admissions channel of PAWS.

Submitting required documents

Once you've completed an online application you will need to have the following documents submitted:

  • You will need to send in official transcripts of all previous undergraduate and graduate courses, even if a degree was not awarded. You do not need to submit transcripts for courses taken at the U of S.
  • Have the transcripts sent directly from the institutions to the department address below.
  • If your current degree is still in progress, you will need to arrange for your official final transcripts showing the awarding of your degree to be sent to your department.
  • Copies of transcripts are not acceptable as final admission documents, unless they have also been verified and stamped by your issuing institution.

If you are required to provide proof of English proficiency your English test results need to be sent directly from the organization where your tests were taken to the department address below.

Contact

College of Education
28 Campus Drive
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK S7N 0X1

Graduate Chair
Email: ecur.gradchair@usask.ca

Graduate Administrator
Patti Gillies
Email: patricia.gillies@usask.ca