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Educational Technology - M.Ed.

The master’s degree in Educational Technology is appropriate for teachers who wish to develop greater sophistication with technologies and want to use them effectively in their classrooms. It is also an excellent choice for those who want to develop skills in fields like corporate training, multimedia production, web development, administration of technology centers, and other positions that involve the instructional application of information and communications technologies. This is an entirely online degree program.

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Program Overview

This 30 credit-hour program includes a core of required courses, as well as the opportunity to choose a specialization area and some elective courses. Students who are interested in research in the field or considering moving on to earn a doctorate can choose to do a master’s thesis. To do so, you will form a committee of at least two faculty members to oversee the project, and plan, administer, and write up some original research. Students may also take up to 4 credits of workshops (ETEC 50093) that can be used as elective credit. The culminating event in this program is a practicum experience and the development of an online portfolio.

After admission, an official Program of Study must be completed and signed by your advisor, then submitted to the Office of Graduate Student Services before your third semester of taking coursework. This form will be checked against your course transcript before you can be cleared for graduation. Early in the final semester of your coursework, you must apply for graduation by completing the online graduation application available through FlashLine. For details about how and when to apply for graduation, see the EHHS Graduation Applications page.

Master's Degree Program of Study (PDF)
 

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Program Description

Full Description

The Master of Education degree in Educational Technology prepares students to design, develop and use a variety of technologies in school classrooms, in training facilities or in other educational settings. Students gain core educational technology knowledge and skills and then specialize in an area within the field.

The Educational Technology major comprises the following optional concentrations:

  • The Computer Technology Endorsement Preparation concentration allows students with an existing Ohio teaching license to obtain the computer technology endorsement. The endorsement allows teachers to teach computer applications in the classroom or assume technology leadership positions in a school or at the district level. The endorsement cannot be obtained as a stand-alone license.
  • The Computer Science Endorsement Preparation concentration allows students with an existing Ohio teaching license to obtain the computer science endorsement. The endorsement prepares computer science educators. The endorsement cannot be obtained as a stand-alone license.

Students may declare the program with no concentration and develop of plan of study to meet their educational and career goals.

Admissions

For more information about graduate admissions, visit the graduate admission website. For more information on international admissions, visit the international admission website.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum 2.750 undergraduate GPA on a 4.000-point scale
  • Official transcript(s)
  • Goal statement
  • Two letters of recommendation from academic and professional references
  • Computer Science and Computer Technology concentrations require evidence of a valid 4-year Resident Educator or 5-year Professional State of Ohio teaching license (no longer required starting with spring 2025 admission term)
  • English language proficiency - all international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning one of the following:
    • Minimum 550 TOEFL PBT score
    • Minimum 79 TOEFL IBT score
    • Minimum 77 MELAB score
    • Minimum 6.5 IELTS score
    • Minimum 58 PTE score
    • Minimum 110 Duolingo English score

Additional admission requirement requirements for the Computer Science and Computer Technology concentrations:

  • Effective with spring 2025 admission term: Evidence of a valid Resident Educator or Professional State of Ohio teaching license

Application Deadlines

  • Fall Semester
    • Rolling admissions
  • Spring Semester
    • Rolling admissions
  • Summer Term
    • Rolling admissions
Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge about different types of hardware and of a variety of different software applications.
  2. Conduct literature reviews to examine issues associated with technology and learning.
  3. Develop, implement and troubleshoot web-based, interactive multimedia educational programs.
  4. Design, develop and evaluate educational materials using various technology tools.
  5. Apply principles of message design to the development of educational materials.
  6. Identify critical issues related to the field of educational technology.
  7. Advocate for the appropriate use of technology in educational settings, including providing equitable access to technology resources for all students.
  8. Apply principles of change management, organizational development, technological diffusion and adoption and project management to effecting change in an organization.
  9. Practice the systematic evaluation of educational materials that use technology, based upon the objectives previously established for the unit or lesson.
  10. Assess the effectiveness of the use of technology for instruction, with a variety of assessment techniques.
  11. Identify trends in the field, and apply those trends to current situations.

In addition, graduates of the Computer Science concentration will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of computer science content and model important principles and concepts.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of and proficiency in data representation and abstraction.
  3. Effectively design, develop and test algorithms.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of digital devices, systems and networks.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of the role computer science plays in its impact in the modern world.
Dual Degree

Dual Degree with M.L.I.S. degree in School Library Media K-12

Student have the opportunity to complete a dual degree program with the M.Ed. degree in Educational Technology and the M.L.I.S. degree in School Library Media K-12. A separate application must be submitted for each program. Students can view admission requirements for each program on their respective catalog page.

The M.Ed./M.L.I.S. dual degree program leads to a multi-age initial licensure in school library media. This program prepares students to work in all types of libraries, including school libraries. The program of study includes professional educational requirements, along with library science and educational technology courses.

Dual Degree Requirements

Major Requirements
CI 67310THEORY AND PRACTICE IN THE TEACHING OF READING 3
CI 67330READING IN CONTENT AREAS 3
ETEC 57427TECHNOLOGY AND LEARNING 3
ETEC 57400TRENDS IN EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY 3
LIS 60020INFORMATION ORGANIZATION 3
LIS 60030PEOPLE IN THE INFORMATION ECOLOGY 3
LIS 60050RESEARCH AND ASSESSMENT IN LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE 3
LIS 60607SCHOOL LIBRARY MANAGEMENT 3
LIS 60617INFORMATION LITERACY FOR YOUTH 3
LIS 60624CATALOGING FOR SCHOOL LIBRARIES 3
LIS 60626ENGAGING TEENS 3
LIS 60629ENGAGING SCHOOL-AGE CHILDREN 3
LIS 60630REFERENCE SOURCES AND SERVICES FOR YOUTH 3
LIS 60676TEACHING STRATEGIES AND METHODS IN SCHOOL LIBRARIES 3
SPED 53050CHARACTERISTICS OF STUDENTS WITH MILD/MODERATE INTERVENTION NEEDS 3
Dual Degree Electives, choose from the following:6
ETEC 57403
INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN
ETEC 57427
TECHNOLOGY AND LEARNING
ETEC 67420
RESEARCH ISSUES IN EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY
ETEC 67425
MANAGING TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE
ETEC 67426
MANAGING SCHOOL TECHNOLOGIES
ETEC 67434
EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES FOR EDUCATION
ETEC 67442
DESIGNING ONLINE AND BLENDED COURSES
ETEC 67444
TEACHING ONLINE AND BLENDED COURSES
ETEC 67445
DESIGNING INSTRUCTIONAL AND PERFORMANCE SOLUTIONS
LIS 60675
YOUTH LITERATURE IN THE DIGITAL REALM
Additional Library and Information Science (LIS) courses are accepted
Culminating Requirement
LIS 60892CULMINATING EXPERIENCE FOR DUAL DEGREE 6
Minimum Total Credit Hours:57

Graduation Requirements

  • Students in M.Ed. degree have six years from the term of first enrollment to complete the degree.
  • Students are responsible for completing licensure paperwork requirements through the College of Education, Health and Human Services near the end of or at the conclusion of their M.L.I.S. degree program. Exam administered by the Evaluation Systems Group of Pearson is required for licensure.

Licensure Information

Candidates seeking Ohio licensure are required to pass specific assessments in order to apply for licensure. Students should consult their advisors for specific program requirements and refer to the Ohio Department of Education-Educator Preparation website. for more information on assessments specific to licensure type.

Coursework

Program Requirements

Major Requirements
ETEC 57427TECHNOLOGY AND LEARNING 3
ETEC 57400TRENDS IN EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY 3
ETEC 57403INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN 3
ETEC 67420RESEARCH ISSUES IN EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY 3
Culminating Requirement
Choose from the following:3-6
ETEC 60199
THESIS I
ETEC 67492
PRACTICUM AND PORTFOLIO 1
Additional Requirements or Concentrations
Choose from the following:15-18
Minimum Total Credit Hours:30-33
1

Minimum 3 credit hours of ETEC 67492 is required for students in either concentration.

Additional Requirements for Students Not Declaring a Concentration

Major Requirements
Specialization Electives 115
Minimum Total Credit Hours:15
1

Students may choose coursework in various specializations, including immersive technologies for learning, management of educational technologies, online and blended learning and teaching, designing instructional and performance solutions.

Computer Science Endorsement Preparation Concentration Requirements

Concentration Requirements
CS 61002ALGORITHMS AND PROGRAMMING I 4
CS 61003ALGORITHMS AND PROGRAMMING II 4
CS 61004OPERATING SYSTEMS AND ARCHITECTURE 4
ETEC 67434EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES FOR EDUCATION 3
ETEC 67402MANAGING SCHOOL TECHNOLOGY CENTERS AND PROGRAMS 3
Minimum Total Credit Hours:18

Computer Technology Endorsement Preparation Concentration Requirements

Concentration Requirements
ETEC 67402MANAGING SCHOOL TECHNOLOGY CENTERS AND PROGRAMS 3
ETEC 67425MANAGING TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE 3
ETEC 67426MANAGING SCHOOL TECHNOLOGIES 3
Electives6
Minimum Total Credit Hours:15

Graduation Requirements

  • No more than one-half of a graduate student's coursework may be taken in 50000-level courses.
  • Students must complete 100 hours in the practicum for either the Computer Technology or Computer Science endorsement.

Examples of Possible Careers and Salaries

Instructional coordinators

5.9%

faster than the average

192,900

number of jobs

$66,970

potential earnings

Librarians and media collections specialists

5.0%

faster than the average

146,500

number of jobs

$60,820

potential earnings

Training and development specialists

8.6%

much faster than the average

327,900

number of jobs

$62,700

potential earnings

Notice: Career Information Source
* Source of occupation titles and labor data comes from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook. Data comprises projected percent change in employment over the next 10 years; nation-wide employment numbers; and the yearly median wage at which half of the workers in the occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less.

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