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Media and Technology Studies Education

Degrees Offered: M.A., M.Ed.

Members

Professor

D. Krug, S. Petrina.

Associate Professor

S. Khan.

Assistant Professor

M. Milner-Bolotin.

Program Overview

The graduate programs (M.Ed. and M.A) in Media and Technology Studies Education are part of the graduate offerings in the Department or Curriculum and Pedagogy. Media and Technology Studies provides a forum for exploring and studying information and communication technologies (ICT), new media, and the philosophy of technology. Curriculum, pedagogy, research, and development interests of faculty and students include affective computing, cyberculture and cyborg relations, digital ecology and diversity, distributed cognition, gaming, ICT integration in K-16 formal and informal learning environments (face-to-face, hybrid, and online distance education), intellectual property, open source, and cultural studies. The program offers a common core of courses, a range of electives, and a variety of professional education opportunities.

The Department offers a Sub-specialization in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) in conjunction with the Media and Graphics Interdisciplinary Centre (MAGIC), which is available to students in the Media and Technology Studies Education program.

Students may also choose to apply to the M.E.T. (Master of Educational Technology) program, offered online through the Office of Professional Development & Community Engagement (PDCE).

Part-time and full-time study options are available.

Master of Arts

Admission Requirements

In addition to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies requirements, the program normally requires:

  1. 18 credits of upper-level coursework or a professional concentration in the area of interest, and
  2. two years of teaching experience or other relevant professional experience.

Program Requirements

The program consists of 30 credits, including a thesis, normally 9 credits. At least 15 credits of coursework must be at the 500-level or higher. A maximum of 6 credits may be taken at the 300- or 400-level.

For B.C. teachers: Teacher Qualification Service requires a capstone experience (e.g., thesis).

Master of Education

Admission Requirements

Same as for the M.A.

Program Requirements

The program consists of a minimum of 30 credits; at least 24 credits of coursework must be courses numbered at the 500- level or higher. A maximum of 6 credits may be taken at the 300- or 400- level. Students select either a program consisting entirely of courses (30 credits), or 27 credits of coursework plus a 3-credit graduating project.

For B.C. teachers: Teacher Qualification Service requires a capstone experience (e.g., graduating project).

Contact Information

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Tel: 604.822.5367
Fax: 604.822.4714
Email: edcp.grad@ubc.ca
Web: www.edcp.educ.ubc.ca
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