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Educational Technology & Learning Sciences, MEd

Educational Technology & Learning Sciences, MEd

Level:

Master's Degree

Credits required:

37 credits

Cost per credit:

$462

Next start date:

August 26, 2024

Improve Educational Outcomes with the Latest Learning Technology

Educational technology is evolving faster now more than ever before. School systems and teachers need to be adaptable to the changing technologies to best support the educational success of their students.

In this program, you learn how to evaluate, integrate, and implement various forms of technology and instructional design skills into your assignments. As a teacher, you will be able to introduce students to technology that will enhance their understanding of curriculum. If you are an administrator, you will be able to identify technologies that support the overall success and well-being of teachers and students at your school.

If you are interested in instructional design in professional or organizational settings, you may be interested in our online master’s in instructional technology and learning sciences.

School Library Media Administration (SLMA) Track

If you are interested in pursuing a school library career path, choosing the SLMA emphasis will prepare you to work in a school library media center, whether public or private. The courses will provide insight into planning and implementing library media programs, maintaining collections, and collaborating with school leadership. You will also learn about strategies and tools to help improve reading engagement and literacy to ensure students are set up for success in their future studies.

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Career Outlook

Earning your master’s in educational technology and learning sciences will prepare you to become a master educator, one who can help students overcome learning challenges and appreciate the learning process. You will help students learn through technology that best supports their learning styles.

Preview the ETLS Program Curriculum

In addition to the courses listed below, you will have elective options that span from creative, design-focused technologies to project management and advanced learning theories. The full curriculum and School Library Media Administration track courses can be found by visiting the Program Details link above.

This course explores design thinking methods and approaches, and tools that support them. Topics include human-centered design, user experience, and user interface design; and tools include rapid prototyping, wire-framing, user testing, and collaborative design methodologies. 

This course provides an overview of major theoretical perspectives that attempt to describe how learning works. It also explores some contemporary learning and learning environment issues of interest to Instructional Technologists and Learning Scientists.

(Elective) This course covers the study of tools and techniques for guiding and aiding the instructional design process. The tools covered are based on current industry standards and expectations. Categories include design, development, communication, collaboration, and management systems.

(Elective) Students use cutting edge technologies alongside more traditional crafts to explore the basics of interactive computing. Additional coursework is required for those enrolled in the graduate-level course, including additional readings in theory and research.