The Master of Educational Technology program offers a comprehensive curriculum exploring pedagogical, implementation and development topics relevant to learning technologies and eLearning. MET graduates have a sophisticated understanding of how digital learning functions within different organizational, cultural and learner contexts.
To earn a Master of Educational Technology degree, you must complete ten 3-credit courses including four required core courses and six elective courses.
- New students are accepted into the MET program three times per year, in January, May and September.
- Students typically complete the Master of Educational Technology degree in 2-3 years (and must complete within five years).
- You may credit up to 6 credits of non-MET courses or upper level undergraduate courses, online or on campus, at UBC or at another university, towards your MET degree with approval of the MET Academic Advisor.
- This course-based Master of Educational Technology degree does not require completion of a thesis or major final project, but students keen to complete independent projects may choose to complete up to 12 credits of supervised independent study/research.
Guided Independent Research/Study (ETEC 580)
Do you have a study project in mind that isn’t covered in MET courses? ETEC 580 offers you the opportunity to engage in self-directed study and research, supervised by a MET instructor or a suitable faculty member, on a topic or issue that is related to the program but not included in the regular curriculum.
Graduating Project (ETEC 590)
ETEC 590 is designed to facilitate a broad-based demonstration of your theoretical and applied knowledge and the attainment of your own personal goals acquired during your Master’s program. This course complies with the British Columbia Teacher Qualification service and is a required course for teachers in British Columbia who are completing a Master’s Degree and will be applying for a change in designation to a salary Category 6. To review the BC Teacher Qualification Service Capstone requirements, see Section 5.15 of the current TQS Policy (2018). Other MET students can choose to complete ETEC 590 as an elective course, as both a reflective capstone experience and to for the opportunity it provides to gain knowledge in planning and designing web-based portfolios.