Master's Degree | Educational Technology | Kent State University

Master's Degree

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.

Admissions requirements include a completed admission form, a goal statement, undergraduate transcripts (preferably with an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0), and two letters of recommendation. No standardized test results need be submitted. Apply online for this program - see the EHHS Prospective Students page. Other forms associated with admissions can be obtained on the Graduate Student Services Forms page.

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.

Download the Master's Degree Program of Study (PDF)

MASTER'S DEGREE IN EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY (30 HRS)

Core Requirements (15 credit hours):
EPSY 65524  Learning Theories  3 hrs.
ETEC 57400  Trends in Educational Technology  3 hrs.
ETEC 57403  Instructional Design  3 hrs.
ETEC 67420  Research Issues in Educational Technology  3 hrs.
ETEC 67492  Practicum and Portfolio  3 hr.

Specialization Requirements (9 credit hours):

  • Designing Instructional and Performance Solutions
    ETEC 67411    Designing Visuals for Instruction  3 hrs.
    ETEC 67445    Designing Performance and Instructional Solutions  3 hrs.
    ETEC 67432    Designing Multimedia  3 hrs.
  • Online and Blended Learning and Teaching
    ETEC 67442    Designing Online and Blended Courses  3 hrs.
    ETEC 67444    Teaching Online and Blended Courses  3 hrs.
    ETEC 67449    Research on Online and Blended Learning  3 hrs.
  • Immersive Technologies for Learning
    ETEC 67410    Simulations and Games in Education  3 hrs.
    ETEC 67434    Emerging Learning Technologies  3 hrs.
    ETEC 67435    Virtual and Augmented Reality  3 hrs.
  • Management of Educational Technologies
    ETEC 67402    Managing Technology Centers and Programs  3 hrs.
    ETEC 67425    Managing Technological Change  3 hrs.
    ETEC 67426    Managing School Technologies  3 hrs.

Electives:
Students should choose six credit hours of coursework, independent investigations, and workshops to complete their programs. They should consult their advisors to ensure that the coursework will fit their goals and be available when needed. 

Master’s Theses:
Students who plan to complete a master’s thesis should discuss this with their advisors and register for ETEC 60199 and ETEC 60299, as appropriate.