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M.S. in Education: Educational Technology

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Designed for:

This educational technology degree opens doors to teachers, trainers, and informal educators alike who want to incorporate technology into their coursework effectively.

If you are a classroom teacher

  • Connect your students to authentic audiences
  • Find and use technology tools that motivate your students
  • Create virtual field trips
  • Provide ways to collaborate both in the classroom and from home
  • Give students access to experts
  • Find information technology tools to communicate with students and parents outside of class
  • Create your own personal learning community online

If you are a naturalist or interpreter in a natural or cultural area

  • Reach your audience where they are – on websites and mobile devices
  • Provide access to stories in the field
  • Find tools to inexpensively and easily update educational information
  • Design map-based interpretive tours
  • Create podcasts and vodcasts

If you are a trainer in any field

  • Find emerging technology tools and skills to create online tutorials
  • Deliver training information when and where it is most needed
  • Deliver instruction in a way that is cutting edge
  • Create self-paced instructional materials that work
  • Gain instructional design skills for face-to-face and remote instruction

Where this degree can take you:

  • Instructional Designers
  • Educational Technology Specialist
  • Teach Education Technology
  • Often become school technology specialists
  • Enhance current career
  • E-learning specialist
  • Online teacher


This program qualifies K-12 teachers for continued licensure. Students may choose to complete the Instructional Design Certificate embedded in this program.

To start, you need:

  • A bachelor’s degree
  • Test scores for K-12 teachers only

Get the details on admission requirements, processes, and timelines

Finishing will take:

  • 5 terms for full-time students
    • Students have five years to complete their degree
  • 45 credits
  • Comprehensive exams, Professional Portfolio, Thesis or Field Study

Begin your MS in Education: Educational Technology program:

  • Next term

Where you will take classes:

  • Online/distance fall, winter, spring, and summer
  • On-campus
  • Summer Institute (workshop)

Technology you will need:

  • Computer with internet connection
  • Video conferencing capability (e.g., Skype)

What you will learn:

Use technology to transform teaching and learning. Become familiar with emerging technologies and their educational application. Although all educational technology degree classes can be done online, our faculty emphasizes the importance of community and interaction among all of their students.

Learning outcomes:

  1. Recognize, evaluate, and apply technological tools (software and hardware) to support teaching and learning in diverse environments.
  2. Develop critical thinking tools to evaluate information and media accuracy, relevance, and propriety.
  3. Build capacity to adapt to and work with, diverse media types across multiple platforms to create and support authentic learning relevant to the learners and their learning contexts.


If you haven’t found the information you need or are still not sure where to direct your question, contact Dr. Greg Zobel- College of Education, Programs Coordinator, or 503-838-8728

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