Educational Technology & Learning Design MA, MEd

Careers with a grad degree in education go beyond K–12 classrooms
Graduate degrees in education aren't solely for teachers. A grad degree in Education at Simon Fraser University (SFU) can help you advance your career, no matter what that career is.

In this program you will learn research-based approaches to designing learning technologies, planning for their use and evaluating their impact on learning. Graduates work in schools, universities, corporate training, R&D labs and informal learning environments. Classes are held in late afternoons and evenings to accommodate working professionals.

The program features:

  • Small classes that encourage personal mentoring from expert professors
  • Project-centered course work that relates to your workplace or research goals
  • Networking with a tight-knit cohort of students from diverse backgrounds (Computing Science, K-12, Higher Education, Industry)
  • Opportunities to participate in cutting-edge research projects on computer-supported collaborative learning, cognitive tools, and digital games for learning

This is a stand alone MA, MEd program. If you have completed the Graduate Diploma in Education (GDE), you may be looking for the laddered Master of Education in Educational Practice degree program which works with the credits earned in your GDE program.

  • Start Term: Fall 2019
  • Applications Open: November 1, 2018
  • Applications Close: February 15, 2019
  • Tuition 2018/19: $1871.33/term


  • Jon Hamlin MEd alumnus and Teacher, Designer, Cisco Academy Instructor, Lifelong learner

  • Ken MacAllister MEd alumnus and CEO of Cogcentric Labs Inc.

  • Elyssa Derban MA alumna and School Principal in Vancouver.

  • Marzieh Saghafian PhD candidate in Organizational Studies at Schulich School of Business, York University, Toronto.

Learn more about the Faculty of Education Graduate Student Funding Policy.

Information about financial support is available from the Dean of Graduate Studies Office.

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