Online Masters in Educational Technology

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. 

Graduates of our M.Ed. 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 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. 

Curriculum

The Educational Technology M.Ed. program is designed to be flexible enough to meet the needs of diverse students, including those who work full time.  It requires 36 hours of coursework, and may be completed entirely online. 

Required Courses

  • EDTC 602: Educational Technology Field, Theory and Profession
  • EDTC 654: Instructional Design
  • EPSY 602: Educational Psychology
  • EPSY 673: Learning Theories
  • EPSY 622 or EPSY 636: Measurement and Evaluation in Education or Techniques of Research

Elective Courses

  • EDTC 608: Online Course Design
  • EDTC 613: Integrating Technology in Learning Environments
  • EDTC 621: Graphic Communication and Interface Design
  • EDTC 631: Educational Video
  • EDTC 641: Educational Game Design
  • EDTC 642: Designing for Mobile Learning
  • EDTC 645: Emerging Technologies for Learning I
  • EDTC 646: Emerging Technologies for Learning II
  • EDTC 651: E-Learning Design and Development
  • EDTC 683: Practicum
  • EDTC 684: Internship
  • EDTC 685: Directed Studies
  • EDTC 689: Review of Research in Educational Technology
  • EPSY 624: Creative Thinking
  • EPSY 635: Educational Statistics
  • EPSY 646: Issues in Child and Adolescent Development
  • EPSY 679: Research on Teacher Effectiveness

Students may include up to two courses not listed here in their degree program, as long as they show how these courses relate to their career plans.  Courses must be of graduate level standing.