The M.Ed. in Education with an emphasis in Educational Technology is a 30-credit online program designed to meet the needs of classroom teachers, instructional designers, technology specialists, and others who want to gain comprehensive knowledge and skills to effectively design, develop, and teach with technology in online and face-to-face contexts. Classes are small and mostly formed by K-12 teachers, technology specialists, and other educational practitioners who are interested in learning about using technology in teaching and learning. The online delivery makes it possible for working educators and professionals to pursue a graduate degree and our faculty are committed to maintaining rigorous academics and high standards for excellence Master’s program.
The program begins for new students in the fall semester, with students taking one or two courses during fall and spring semesters. Summer course options are available.
Program delivery includes synchronous and asynchronous elements– that means, courses are offered in “real time” during regularly scheduled course meetings, in addition to completing classwork on their own time. Students are required to follow the class schedule to complete assignments, participate in online discussions, and work on group projects. Instructor-student and student-student interactions are very strong in this program.
There are many strengths of the Masters of Education- Educational Technology program. Our classes in the MEd program are taught by ISU faculty and subject matter experts, with years of expertise in their discipline. Students explore new and emerging technology tools to find learning solutions based on current theories and research; these tools and skills learned can be immediately applied on the job while remaining relevant, useful, and valuable for students’ career growth. Our program prepares students to become strong educators and leaders in making use of cutting edge technologies to enhance teaching and learning and provide digital equity and accessibility for all. Our students have told us that our cohort-based model fosters a strong learning environment and connections with peers and instructors.
EdTech Core Courses
EDUC 501: Foundations of Educational Technology
EDUC 503: Designing Effective Learning Environments
EDUC 505: Using Technology in Learning and Teaching
EDUC 593B: Workshops: Educational Technology (Principles and Practices of Distance Learning)
EDUC 510: Foundations of Game-Based Learning
EDUC 511: Technology Diffusion, Leadership, and Change
EDUC 512: Research Trends in Educational Technology
EDUC 515: Action Research in Education
EDUC 577: Historical Perspectives on Technology Equity: Implications for Policy and Practice
EDUC 603: Learning Environments Design
EDUC 608: Social Media and Education