What can I do with a Master’s Degree in Educational Technology?

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As universities, colleges, and additional organizations adopt more facets of online learning, the need for instructional designers is in high demand. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics projected job growth of 10 percent in this field from 2020 to 2030. About 20,400 openings for instructional coordinators are projected each year, on average, over the decade.1

Learn more about online learning and instructional design at Kent State University.

And one way to become an instructional designer? Get an online degree in educational technology.

What does an Educational Technology Designer at Kent State University do?

What is Educational Technology at Kent State University?

The Educational Technology (ETEC) program at Kent State University offers a variety of graduate programs to advance your career in using technology, broadly defined, for learning and teaching.

Watch the video below to learn more.

What Career Opportunities exist with a Master of Education in Educational Technology?

Graduates of this program are employed in the following areas:

  • Technology
  • School or district technology coordinator
  • Educational technologist
  • Instructional design
  • Online program coordinator
  • Distance or online education specialist
  • University faculty
  • Multimedia developer
  • Training specialist
  • Blended learning specialist

Hear from some of our Educational Technology degree alumni!

“I’m a non-traditional student in the sense that I do not come from an academic or educational background, as many of my classmates do. I am a career changer, transitioning into education after many years spent in the fashion industry. I would tell someone considering this program that the Master of Education in Educational Technology program is structured to support YOUR goals. You really can make your experience in the program about your interests, which feels very personalized and practical.” ANN WALTER, M.ED. ’19

“If you have any interest in helping people learn about new technologies and how to implement them into a workplace or are someone who likes managing projects related to technology, you really want to be in this program. This program doesn’t just give you the tools to be successful, but rather challenges you on how to use them and pushes you to come up with better ways of using them.” NATE FREEMAN, M.ED. ’18

Kent State University’s Online Master of Education in Educational Technology

The online Master of Education 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 such as instructional design, corporate training, multimedia production, web development, administration of technology centers, and other positions that involve the instructional application of information and communications technologies.

For more information on Kent State’s online Master of Education in Educational Technology, visit https://onlinedegrees.kent.edu/degrees/master-of-education-in-educational-technology.

100% Online Degrees through the College of Education, Health, and Human Services

Kent State University’s College of Education, Health and Human Services (EHHS) offers a portfolio of 100% online graduate degrees. With the working professional in mind, the college is dedicated to providing quality education on an online platform.

Degrees include:

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1 Retrieved on October 20, 2021, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/education-training-and-library/instructional-coordinators.htm

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