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 program provides candidates with opportunities to explore and research emerging technologies for learning. 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 this field.
To complete a Master of Education degree with a concentration in Educational Technology, the candidate will complete a minimum of 36-credit hours of course work to include a professional core, educational technology core, and specialty areas of concentration. In addition, candidates must complete a qualifying examination (between 9-12 hrs of core study and before moving on in the program), present a preliminary electronic portfolio as part of Design and Development of Digital Media, and complete and defend an applied research project at the end of their studies. A final electronic portfolio review will serve as an exit exam. Full time students will take a minimum of two years, most likely 5 semesters, to complete the program. Part time students will be able to map out a personal plan for completion within six (6) years of acceptance.
Reaching out to you - Our courses are now being offered online through the JMU Outreach & Engagement Office. They will be happy to provide information regarding tuition rates for online/off-campus courses. Application to the degree program is through the JMU Graduate School.
Certificate programs in Educational Technology are available. Those who do not complete all of the Master's degree requirements may be eligible for a certificate. Those who complete one or more certificate courses may count their earned credit hours toward a Master's degree in Educational Technology.
|Degree Requirements||Credit Hours|
|Professional Core||12 Total|
|EDUC 630. Inquiry in Education||3|
|EDUC 641. Learning Theory and Instructional Models
|EDUC 642. Curriculum Theory and Issues
|LTLE 610. Principles of Instructional Design||3|
|Educational Technology Core||12 Total|
|LTLE 560. Foundations of Educational Technology||3|
|LTLE 565. Educational Technology Management||3|
|LTLE 570. Design and Development of Digital Media
|LTLE 580. Developing and Critiquing Visual Literacy
|Educational Technology Advanced (choose 9hrs)||9 Total|
|LTLE 611. User Interface Design||3|
|LTLE 622. Professional Development in Educational Technology
|LTLE 625. Advanced Video & Audio Production
|LTLE 631. Data Visualization||3|
|LTLE 645. Games, Simulations, and Virtual Worlds||3|
|LTLE 650. eLearning Design
|LTLE 655. Evaluation of eLearning
|Final Inquiry Project
|LTLE 695. Applied Research
For more information contact
Contact Dr. Michele Estes, Program Director