The Educational Technology Program at Texas A&M explores the role that established and emerging technologies can play in improving education. Classes focus on the design, development, and implementation of effective instruction for a variety of audiences and settings, including K-12 schools, higher education, and training/professional development in business, industry and government. Students in our program develop a thorough grounding in instructional design, learning theory, and innovative educational practices supported by technology. Additionally, they acquire and hone their skills in using powerful technology-based tools to develop and deliver educational materials.
Classes in the Educational Technology program are offered online, making it possible to complete the Master of Education (MEd) degree entirely at a distance. Doctoral students have a residential requirement for part of their program, but much of their coursework can also be completed at a distance. For students who wish to complete part of their program on campus, there are options for face-to-face classes as well.
Graduates of our MEd program are employed in a variety of fields: in K-12 schools as technology administrators, professional development specialists, and classroom teachers; in industry and higher education as instructional designers, evaluators, and managers; in small businesses as designers and developers of training programs, educational websites, videos, and games; and in a wide variety of other positions and settings. Our PhD graduates typically pursue careers as faculty at universities and community colleges or as administrators in K-16. Our graduates find their skills in great demand and a degree from Texas A&M University highly valued by prospective employers.
Our students come from a variety of backgrounds: in-service teachers; trainers from industry, health care, and the military; and graduates of different subject areas who decide they want to apply their skills and expertise within an educational context; just to name a few. This diversity of backgrounds means that students work with peers who have a wide range of experiences, skills, and interests, leading to a rich learning environment and a great network of contacts and friends that lasts long after completing the program.
For more information at the Educational Technology Program at Texas A&M University, please email Kristie Stramaski.
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