Educational Technology – Master’s
The online Master of Education with an emphasis in educational technology, offered by the School of Education (SOE), is designed to meet the professional needs of practicing teachers. The M.Ed with an emphasis in technology program is cohort-based so you can learn from your peers and colleagues. However, the flexible online delivery of courses allows students to complete the program at their own pace; typically, in three years. This program is coursework-only and does not require a thesis.
The program is ideal for practicing K12 teachers looking to:
- Become strong educators and leaders through the use of cutting-edge learning technologies.
- Explore new and emerging technology tools to find learning solutions based on current theories and research.
- Immediately apply tools and skills on the job.
- Increase opportunity for career growth.
- Provide digital equity and accessibility for all.
Students earn an Iowa State degree through classes taught by ISU faculty and subject matter experts. Faculty expertise includes emerging technologies and social media, game-based learning, immersive technology, integration of technology in teacher practice, teacher education, and Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK).
Graduate College Requirements:
- 4 year Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent)
- Academic Records/Transcripts
- Minimum 3.0 GPA (Program may alter requirement.)
- Proof of English Proficiency
For specific program requirements, visit the Graduate College Master of Education program page.
Total: 30 Credits
Related Online Programs
I thought I would be a classroom teacher forever. Now my impact is so much bigger. I get to bring technology to classrooms across the district, not just my own.
Faculty expertise includes emerging technologies and social media, game-based learning, immersive technology, integration of technology in teacher practice, teacher education, and Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK). Educational technology (EdTech) faculty often collaborate in grant-funded research with colleagues in the SOE, across campus (e.g. in Colleges of Design and Engineering), and nationally and internationally. Some faculty are also affiliated with ISUs interdisciplinary graduate program in Human Computer Interaction.
Significant program highlights include:
- Classes are taught by ISU faculty and subject matter experts
- Students explore new and emerging technology tools to find learning solutions based on current theories and research
- The tools and skills learned can be immediately applied on the job while remaining relevant, useful, and valuable for students’ career growth
- 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
- Cohort-based model fosters a strong learning environment and connections with peers and instructors
With some planning, you could also get a graduate certificate in instructional design without increasing your course load! All credits earned toward the instructional design certificate may be transferred and become part of a masters in educational technology.