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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.

Important Dates

Dec
28
Application Deadline

December 28
Spring 2019 Term

Jan
14
Next Start

January 14
Spring 2019 Term

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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