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College of Education, Health and Human Services

Educational Technology

Course Delivery
100% online
Total Credits
30-33
Approximate Tuition Cost
$17,200
Dual Degree
M.Ed. in Educational Technology and MLIS in School LIbraryMedia K-12

Educational Technology Program Overview

The Master of Education degree in Educational Technology is appropriate for teachers who wish to develop greater sophistication with technologies and use them effectively in their classrooms. It is also an excellent choice for those who want to develop skills in 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. This is an entirely online degree program.

Students with an existing Ohio teaching license may obtain the computer/technology endorsement and the computer science endorsement with the M.Ed. degree in Educational Technology by completing specific courses and a 100-hour practicum. The computer/technology endorsement allows teachers to teach computer applications in the classroom or assume technology leadership positions at a school or district level. The computer science endorsement is intended for teachers who want to become computer science educators or assume technology leadership positions. These endorsements cannot be obtained as a stand-alone license.

The master’s and Ed.D. degrees, Computer/Technology endorsement, and certificate are all available entirely online. Most of the courses for the Ph.D. degree and Computer Science endorsement can also be taken online.

Dual Degree:

Students have the opportunity to complete a dual degree program with the M.Ed. degree in Educational Technology and the MLIS degree in School Library Media K-12. A separate application must be submitted for each program. Students can view admission requirements for each program on their respective catalog pages.

The M.Ed./MLIS dual degree program leads to multi-age initial licensure in school library media. This program prepares students to work in all types of libraries, including school libraries. The program of study includes professional educational requirements, along with library science and educational technology courses.

Program Structure

Master’s in Educational Technology Program Structure

  • 30-33 minimum total credit hours
  • No more than one-half of a graduate student’s coursework may be taken in 50000-level courses

MLIS in School Library Media K-12 and M.Ed.in Educational Technology Dual Degree

  • 57 minimum credit hours
  • About 18 courses

Accolade

The program is ranked as one of the Best Online Masters in Educational Technology Degree Programs 2020 by Online Course Report.

What is a Master’s in Educational Technology?

A master’s in educational technology teaches educators best practices for using technology in the classroom.

The 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.

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

Some possible careers include:

  • 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 KSU Educational Technology program alumni.

What will I learn in Kent State’s Master’s in Educational Technology program?

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge about different types of hardware and of a variety of different software applications.
  • Conduct literature reviews to examine issues associated with technology and learning.
  • Develop, implement and troubleshoot web-based, interactive multimedia educational programs.
  • Design, develop and evaluate educational materials using various technology tools.
  • Apply principles of message design to the development of educational materials.
  • Identify critical issues related to the field of educational technology.
  • Advocate for the appropriate use of technology in educational settings, including providing equitable access to technology resources for all students.
  • Apply principles of change management, organizational development, technological diffusion and adoption, and project management to effect change in an organization.
  • Practice the systematic evaluation of educational materials that use technology, based upon the objectives previously established for the unit or lesson.
  • Assess the effectiveness of the use of technology for instruction, with a variety of assessment techniques.
  • Identify trends in the field and apply those trends to current situations.
Hear from Online Master of Education in Education Technology program alumni

Educational Technology Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum 2.750 undergraduate GPA on a 4.000-point scale
  • Official transcript(s)
  • Goal statement
  • Two letters of recommendation from academic and professional references
  • Computer Science and Computer Technology concentrations require evidence of a valid 4-year Resident Educator or 5-year Professional State of Ohio teaching license
  • English language proficiency - all international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning one of the following:
    • Minimum 550 TOELF PBT score (paper-based version)
    • Minimum 79 TOEFL IBT score (Internet-based version)
    • Minimum 77 MELAB score
    • Minimum 6.5 IELTS score
    • Minimum 58 PTE score
    • Minimum 110 Duolingo English Test score

For more information about graduate admissions, please visit the graduate admission website. For more information on international admission, visit the Office of Global Education’s admission website.

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Important Dates

Jan
16
Classes Begin
Spring Semester
May
13
Classes Begin
Summer Semester
Aug
19
Classes Begin
Fall Semester

Educational Technology Courses

Courses for the online M.Ed. in Educational Technology cover a range of topics on the use of technology in the classroom. These include the role of technology in learning, current trends, instructional design, and research. Students will also take 3-6 credits for a culminating requirement to complete either a thesis or practicum and portfolio. Students not declaring a concentration will choose 15 credits of coursework in various specializations including immersive technologies for learning, management of educational technologies, online and blended learning and teaching, and designing instructional and performance solutions. Students with an existing Ohio teaching license wanting to obtain endorsement can choose an 18-credit hour Computer Science Endorsement Preparation concentration or a 15-credit hour Computer Technology Endorsement Preparation concentration. Students must complete 100 hours in the practicum for either concentration.

View M.Ed. Course Requirements

Dual Degree Courses

Students pursuing the M.Ed./MLIS dual degree will complete 57 total credit hours of coursework designed to prepare them for multi-age initial licensure in school library media in the state of Ohio. Students will study principles of secondary teaching, technology, and learning, information organization, school library management, cataloging for school libraries, engaging school-age children, and other topics. Students will also complete a 6-credit culminating requirement in a supervised educational library or information center.

View M.Ed./MLIS Dual Degree Course Requirements

Educational Technology Tuition and Fees

Ohio Residents

Per Credit Hour Per 3-Credit Course Approximate Tuition Cost
$571.90 $1,715.70

$17,200 part-time1

$12,500 full-time2

Non-Ohio Residents

Per Credit Hour Per 3-Credit Course Approximate Tuition Cost
$581.90 $1,745.70

$17,500 part-time3

$12,600-$12,700 full-time4

1The $571.90 per-credit-hour tuition rate applies to part-time Ohio resident graduate students taking fewer than 11 credit hours per semester.

2The flat-rate semester fee of $6,277.40 applies to full-time Ohio resident graduate students taking between 11-18 credit hours per semester.

3The $581.90 per-credit-hour tuition rate applies to part-time non-Ohio resident graduate students enrolled in a fully online degree program and taking fewer than 11 credit hours per semester, PLUS a surcharge of $10 per credit hour.

4The flat-rate semester fee of $6,277.40 applies to full-time non-Ohio resident graduate students enrolled in a fully online degree program and taking between 11-18 credit hours, PLUS a surcharge of $10 per credit hour of actual credits taken each semester (between 11-18 semester credits or $110-$180).

An additional Distance Learning fee for all students enrolled in a distance learning course is $15 per credit hour. Program tuition and costs are estimated and subject to change.

Actual tuition costs may vary based on a student’s chosen academic plan. For a complete listing of tuition rates for approved online programs, please contact Kent State’s Financial, Billing & Enrollment Center at 330-672-6000 or via our website Contact Us link.

The total program costs are estimates and are not final or binding. Program costs are based on standard fees, but fees may vary based on the actual classes taken.  Kent State University disclaims any liability arising from the use of or reliance upon these program cost estimates by any person.  Program costs are subject to change without notice.

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