The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Educational Technology (MED) - Accelerated Online Program

CIP Code

13.0501.00

The Master of Education in Educational Technology is designed to prepare persons in K-12, higher education, corporate, and military settings to develop the skills and knowledge necessary for the classrooms and boardrooms of tomorrow. Graduates of this program will have a much better understanding of the uses of technology and how they can be applied in instructional/training settings.

The program focuses on the theory, research and applications related to the field of educational technology and is intended to help individuals:

  • Use instructional technology (computers, telecommunications and related technologies) as resources for the delivery of instruction
  • Serve as facilitators or directors of instructional technology in educational settings and/or be developers of instructional programs and materials for new technologies
  • Design instructional materials in a variety of media

In addition to earning an M.Ed. in Educational Technology, students also have the opportunity to earn a graduate certificate in E-Learning or Technology Leadership, or both.

Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the graduate program in educational technology, prospective candidates must first meet all requirements for graduate admission to UT Rio Grande Valley, as well as the other requirements listed below:

  1. Undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 in the last 60 semester credit hours. If applicant does not meet the minimum undergraduate GPA criterion of 3.0, GRE general test with minimum scores of 150 Verbal, 141 Quantitative, and 4.0 Analytical are required for conditional admission.

  2. Letter of intent.
  3. Resume.

Application for admission must be submitted prior to the published deadline. The application is available at www.utrgv.edu/gradapply.

Program Requirements

Required Courses - 21 Hours

EDFR 6300/EDFR 6301Research Methods in Education

3

EDTC 6320Instructional Technology

3

EDTC 6321Instructional Design

3

EDTC 6323Multimedia/Hypermedia

3

EDTC 6325Educational Communications

3

EDTC 6332Practicum in Educational Technology

3

EDFR 6302/EPSY 6304Foundations of Learning, Cognition and Human Development

3

Electives - 9 Hours

Choose THREE of the following

EDFR 6388Introduction to Historical and Sociocultural Foundations of Education

3

EDTC 6329Selected Topics in Educational Technology

3

EDTC 6340Integration of Advanced Technologies in Education and Training

3

EDTC 6341Student-Centered Learning Using Technology

3

EDTC 6342Technology Leadership

3

EDTC 6351Web-Based Multimedia in Instruction

3

EDTC 6358Theory and Practice of E-Learning

3

Total Credit Hours: 30