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Educational Technology, M.A.

Minimum Totals for Graduation: 33 hours

This program is offered through Global Campus.

The Educational Technology master's degree program prepares students to provide instruction utilizing new learning technologies. The technologies addressed in this program include multimedia, telecommunications, and distance learning. While meeting the needs of the classroom teacher, this program also prepares individuals for technology leadership roles.

The degree program requires a minimum of 33 hours and all candidates for the MA must complete the Educational Technology Seminar, resulting in a terminal project. Educational Technology projects must demonstrate effective uses of technology in K-12 classroom settings.

Admission Requirements, Retention & Termination Standards

Admission Requirement Snapshot

GPA: 2.7

Entrance Exam: N/A

Internat'l Application Deadline: July 1 (Fall), Oct. 1 (spring)

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In addition to the university's general admission requirements, the student must either hold a valid K-12 teaching certificate or be employed in an educational capacity within their school, school district, community college, or profession. Regular admission in the program requires an undergraduate grade point average of at least 2.7 (on a 4-point scale). Students with a GPA below 2.5 will not be considered for admission for the graduate program in teacher education. A maximum of 9 hours taken before signing the master's program may be counted on the program. Students must earn a B- or better in each graded course within the 9 hours taken.

Advisors for the master's program are assigned only after the student has been regularly or conditionally admitted to Graduate Studies at CMU and has selected an option.

Program Requirements

Required Courses (12 hours)

EDU 590/SPE 510Foundations for Learning, Design, and Technology in Education


EDU 613/MLE 613Current Educational Issues


EDU 614Advanced Educational Psychology


EDU 662Applied Educational Measurement and Evaluation


Required Cognate Courses (18 hours)

EDU 642Creating Instructional Media


EDU 643Instructional Design


EDU 653Higher Order Web-Mediated Learning


EDU 707Issues in Learning, Design, and Technology


EDU 708Designing and Implementing Online Learning Experiences


EDU 710Capstone Project in Learning, Design, and Technology


Electives (3 hours)

Select from the following:

EDL 610Grants and Fund Procurement


EDU 506Principles and Techniques for Individualizing Instruction


EDU 515Managing Classrooms and Learning Environments


EDU 566Independent Study in Elementary Education


EDU 709Innovative Uses of Technology


(or courses selected in consultation with graduate advisor.)

Total: 33 semester hours (minimum)