The application deadline is March 1st. All applications and supporting documentation must be received by the deadline date. After that date, we will review the completed applications, but not before.
|Program||Expected Length||Project and/or thesis||Course based|
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.
It is not necessary to find a potential supervisor before you apply to this program.
|Marguerite Koole||Learning theory, technology-enhanced learning, instructional design, mobile learning, and makerspaces|
|Paula MacDowell||Immersive learning, XR technologies, instructional design, media studies, design-based research, education for social and environmental change|
|Dirk Morrison||Instructional design, distance and e-learning, educational technology, non-formal and informal online learning environments|
|Jay Wilson||Technology skill development, media literacy, program evaluation, social agency in teaching /learning, experiential learning, design studio learning|
Tuition and 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.
Thesis or project-based program
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.
|September 1 - December 31, 2021||$1,491.00 CAD||$2,698.71 CAD|
|January 1 - April 30, 2022||$1,491.00 CAD||$2,698.71 CAD|
|May 1 - August 31, 2022||$1,491.00 CAD||$2,698.71 CAD|
|Total per academic year||$4,473.00 CAD||$8,096.13 CAD|
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.
|Cost per graduate credit unit||$241.00 CAD||$436.21 CAD|
|Maintenance of Status course||$723.00 CAD||$1308.63 CAD|
|Cost per 3 credit unit graduate class||$723.00 CAD||$1308.63 CAD|
In addition to tuition above, students also pay fees for programs like health and dental insurance, a bus pass, and other campus services. The amount you need to pay depends on if you are taking classes full time or part time, and if you are on campus or not. The table below assumes you are on campus full-time.
|Fall 2021||Winter 2022||Spring 2022||Summer 2022|
|Student fees||$759.62 CAD||$300.59 CAD||$27.50 CAD||$27.50 CAD|
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.
Master of Education
- Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) or equivalent degree from a recognized college or university
- Language Proficiency Requirements: Proof of English proficiency may be required for international applicants and for applicants whose first language is not English.
- a cumulative weighted average of at least a 70% (USask grade system equivalent) in the last two years of study (e.g. 60 credit units)
- three letters of permission
Submit an online application
Before beginning your online application, be sure that you have carefully reviewed all program information and admission requirements on this page.
During the application, you'll be asked for:
- Personal information such as your name, address, etc.
- Contact information of your three referees
- For your letters of recommendation, two of your referees must be academic contacts, and the third may be academic or professional
- Your complete academic history from all previous post-secondary institutions
The application takes about 30 minutes to complete. You may save your application and return to it later.
At the end of the application, you will need to pay a non-refundable $120 application fee. Your application will 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.
Submit required documents
Once you've submitted your online application, you will have access to upload your required documents, and provide the contact information for your references. To do this, go to the "Supplemental Items & Documents" tab in your application, and upload the documents outlined below.
Preliminary Statement of Marks
- Once you have submitted your application for admission and paid the application fee, you will be required to upload unofficial PDF copies of your academic transcript(s) from each post-secondary institution attended. This requirement will appear as Preliminary Statement of Marks or Additional Prelim. Statement under admission requirements on your Application Summary when you check your application status.
- The uploaded transcript can be an unofficial copy of the transcript issued by the university or college, and must include a grading key/legend.
- All pages of a transcript must be uploaded as a single PDF document.
- Uploaded transcripts will be considered unofficial or preliminary. Official copies of your transcripts will only be required once you have been offered admission. This requirement will appear as Post-secondary Transcript under admission requirements on your Application Summary when you check your application status.
If you receive an offer of admission, you will then be required to have your official post-secondary transcripts sent (by mail in a sealed envelope directly from the institution) to the address below. Please do not send official documents until we request them.
College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Room 116 Thorvaldson Building, 110 Science Place
Saskatoon, SK CANADA S7N 5C9
- Transcripts usually indicate the institution’s name, grading scheme (typically on back of transcript), your name, course names, numbers, credits, and the grades you have received. Depending on the country or institution, some features may not be available.
- Transcripts in languages other than English must be accompanied by a certified translation.
- If you are a current University of Saskatchewan student completing your undergraduate program then a letter of completion of degree requirements will be required from your college.
Proof of English language proficiency may be required for international applicants and for applicants whose first language is not English.
For students who are required to provide proof of English proficiency:
- It is your responsibility to have completed an official and approved test with the appropriate score before the application deadline.
- Tests are valid for 24 months after the testing date and must be valid at the beginning of the student's first term of registration in the graduate program.
- Applicants will be required to upload a PDF copy of any required language test score. Uploaded test scores will be considered unofficial or preliminary.
If you receive an Offer of Admission you may be required to have your official language test scores sent to the address below. Please do not send official documents until we request them.
College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Room 116 Thorvaldson Building - 110 Science Place
Saskatoon, SK CANADA S7N 5C9
In addition to the above official documents, please upload the following documents:
- A statement/letter of intent, no more than two pages, describing what has pushed you to consider taking a Master of Education in Educational Technology and Design or what you would like to learn in your Master of Education in Educational Technology and Design
- A curriculum vitae or resume with a focus on your educational background and teaching experience
Department of Curriculum Studies
College of Education
28 Campus Drive
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK S7N 0X1