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Educational Technology:
Online Master of Education Degree

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The Master of Education Degree (M. Ed.) with a concentration in Educational Technology serves students who work in, or who intend to pursue careers in, K12, higher education, business and industry, and consulting. The online program provides candidates with opportunities to explore and research emerging technologies for learning while addressing these program objectives. Candidates in the program will discover effective ways to integrate these technologies in their chosen professional settings. Graduates will possess a broad and deep understanding of the practice of educational design and technology and will be well-prepared to be leaders in any field where teaching and learning with technology is valued. Common job titles for graduates in this discipline include but are not limited to Instructional Designer or Technologist, Instructional Technology Resource Teacher, Distance Learning or Technology Director, and Multimedia Specialist. Some graduate pursue doctoral work while others use the Master of Education degree to enhance their existing role in education and strengthen their prospects.

Note: Courses are currently delivered entirely online in real-time from 5:45pm-8:15pm ET/EDT U. S., on weekdays. The current schedule is posted on the Outreach and Engagement website. All courses and course materials are delivered using the English language. Students are expected to adhere to the Student Dispositions Policy.

Certificate programs in Educational Technology are available. Those who complete one or more certificate courses may count their earned credit hours toward a Master's degree in Educational Technology. Those who do not complete all of the Master's degree requirements may be eligible for a certificate.

For more information about this program, contact: 

Dr. Michele D. Estes, Associate Professor & Director, Educational Technology Graduate Programs
3325C Memorial Hall, MSC 6913 Learning, Technology, and Leadership Education
College of Education, James Madison University
Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807
540-568-4311 estesmd@jmu.edu
M. Ed. Brochure | Expert Interview with Dr. Estes


Our university holds SACS accreditation and membership in the Online Learning Consortium and SREB. The James Madison University College of Education holds CAEP (formerly NCATE) accreditation. The Educational Technology M. Ed. and Certificate Programs are fully aligned to AECT and ISTE-C professional standards. These organizations promote high quality online courses and degree programs, and increased access for learners.

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