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Online Master’s in Educational Technology From KU

Starting in January 2019!

We operate today in a digitally driven global landscape, with business, socialization, education and other areas of life increasingly integrated with technological advancements. Trends in education specifically bear this out, with almost 60 percent of U.S. school districts offering a mobile app for student use1 and 75 percent of K-12 students claiming that it’s important to have their mobile devices while at school.2

Now, this evolving information age is presenting new opportunities for modern classrooms, and the University of Kansas School of Education is empowering you to take the lead.

Reimagine Your Classroom Through Learning Design & Instructional Technology

The online Master’s in Educational Technology* from the KU School of Education equips today’s teachers, learning design specialists and instructional coordinators to capitalize on the worldwide shift toward digital information consumption. This unique profession incorporates the study and use of new technologies to facilitate more engaged learning and improve academic performance, whether the student audience is a PK-12 learner, other teachers or a community college classroom.

Educational technology—known also as instructional technology—is itself an emerging field, one that must evolve responsively as new trends rise and demand consideration. Those who can succeed in this space are creative thinkers who seek purposeful solutions to current classroom challenges; they aim to innovate in their schools and school districts by bridging the gap between traditional education and technology, and embracing things like virtual reality, social media and mobile learning.

Create Authentic Products to Impact Your Work Today

Throughout the online Master’s in Educational Technology program, you will participate in focused course work and collaborative online sessions designed to help develop and test students’ critical technological competencies. You will be challenged to evaluate and master a variety of virtual technologies, and explore the ways in which they could be immediately and effectively implemented in today’s classrooms.

By studying a variety of timely topics, such as instructional media development, game-based learning and how to build community through technology, you will become increasingly adept in the integration, design and administration of learning technology. At the same time, you will have the opportunity to develop substantive research and proposed learning designs that are applicable to your work today.

Discover how educational technology is contributing to smarter and more engaging classroom experiences, and then let the KU School of Education help you master the instructional design strategies to implement these concepts.

No program can guarantee licensure. It is each student’s responsibility to determine the licensure requirements in his or her state and to apply for the licenses or endorsements necessary to his or her career goals. Our department staff and Licensure Officer can provide individual support during the application process to help you understand your state’s requirements.

*This program is an online Master of Science in Education (M.S.E.) degree in Educational Technology. It does not lead to initial or advanced teaching licensure.

Program Details
  • 10 courses, 8 weeks per course, 30 credits
  • Time to completion: as few as 2 years
  • Top 10 Best Education School (among public universities)3
  • Complete your course work anytime, anywhere through our innovative online format
  • Program starting in January 2019
Admissions Requirements

Our Admissions Advisors are here to help answer your questions regarding admission requirements. If you have questions, please email us at onlineinfo@ku.edu or call us at 855-639-7799.

To be considered for admission, prospective students must meet the following requirements:

  • Completed bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher (on a 4.0 scale)

Applicants with an undergraduate GPA below 3.0 should contact an Admissions Advisor for more information.

When applying to the online Master’s in Educational Technology program, please be prepared to include the following:

  • Completed online application form
  • Official transcript of completed bachelor’s degree from accredited university
  • $65 application fee for U.S. residents, $85 for international applicants
  • Personal statement showing a clear understanding of how the degree will fit into the applicant’s career plans
  • Two letters of recommendation from qualified individuals (one should be from an immediate supervisor and the other from someone in a leadership position)
  • Current resume or CV
  • IELTS or TOEFL scores (for international applicants)

Prior to beginning the online application form, we recommend that you review our admissions guide.

International Students: International applicants must meet English language proficiency requirements. These requirements are located here.

What You Will Learn

The online Master’s in Educational Technology at the KU School of Education offers today’s educators, including PK-12 teachers, collegiate-level instructors and private sector instructional designers, the opportunity to explore how current and emerging information technology can best be used to advance teaching and learning.

Throughout the 30-credit program, students will also regularly contribute personal reflections and course-specific artifacts, including research projects and presentations, to an electronic portfolio. The completed portfolio will serve as a capstone project and demonstrate targeted knowledge and competencies in the effective integration of technology in a specific content area.

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Faculty

The University of Kansas brings a rich academic tradition into the online environment. The KU School of Education is equally committed to KU’s mission of educating leaders, building healthy communities and making discoveries that change the world. Faculty in our Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, which houses the online Master’s in Educational Technology program, are expert scholars and practitioners who bring diverse experiences from a variety of education settings to the classroom.

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Career Outcomes

The online Master’s in Educational Technology is designed for experienced educators who want to explore the emerging technologies and instructional design trends that can transform their classrooms. With job growth outlook in this profession projected to rise by 11 percent or more in the next decade,4 this is clearly an area in which today’s teachers want to push boundaries and harness new experiences, both for themselves and their students. And there is increasing opportunity to do so!

Graduates of the educational technology program can expect to pursue a variety of roles, with titles that may include:

  • Educational Technology Specialist
  • Instructional Technology Specialist
  • Instructional Coordinator
  • Education Design Specialist
  • Learning Development Specialist

Additionally, because educational and instructional technologies are relevant to a variety of learners and learning environments, graduates may expect to work in multiple settings, including:

  • PK-12 school districts
  • Community colleges
  • Universities
  • Governmental agencies

Important Dates

Dec
28
Application Deadline

December 28
Spring 2019 Term

Jan
14
Next Start

January 14
Spring 2019 Term

Events

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19
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Sources:
  1. Retrieved on April 30, 2018, from blogs.edweek.org/edweek/DigitalEducation/2018/02/smartphones_student_learning_classrooms_K12_education.html
  2. Retrieved on April 30, 2018, from growingwireless.com/get-the-facts/quick-facts
  3. Retrieved on April 30, 2018, from usnews.com/best-graduate-schools/university-of-kansas-155317/overall-rankings
  4. Retrieved on April 30, 2018, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/education-training-and-library/instructional-coordinators.htm