Educational Technology (M.Ed.) - Accelerated Online Program

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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.
This program is only offered in an accelerated format and is 100% online.

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, the applicant will be evaluated holistically using a Likert scale reflecting professional goals, GPA, professional success from resume, and success on related prior course work.

  2. Letter of intent.
  3. Resume.

Application for admission must be submitted prior to the published deadline. The application is available at

Professional Portfolio

Students will develop, submit, and defend an e-portfolio at completion of all coursework requirements. The first review of this portfolio is due after completing 18 credit hours. In addition to successfully completing all other program requirements, the student must also receive a “Pass” judgment on the e-portfolio from at least 2 of 3 faculty reviewers in order to graduate. Students whose e-portfolios are deemed “not ready” for final review are returned to the student for further development with detailed feedback. If students can make the needed modifications in time for graduation, their e-portfolios will be re-evaluated. Otherwise, students will need to resubmit their e- portfolios in the following semester.

Program Requirements

Required Courses - 21 Hours

EDFR 6300Research Methods in Education


EDFR 6302Foundations of Learning, Cognition and Human Development


EDTC 6320Instructional Technology


EDTC 6321Instructional Design


EDTC 6323Multimedia/Hypermedia


EDTC 6325Educational Communications


EDTC 6332Practicum in Educational Technology


Electives - 9 Hours

Choose three from the following:

EDFR 6388Introduction to Historical and Sociocultural Foundations of Education


EDTC 6329Selected Topics in Educational Technology


EDTC 6340Integration of Advanced Technologies in Education and Training


EDTC 6341Student-Centered Learning Using Technology


EDTC 6342Technology Leadership


EDTC 6351Web-Based Multimedia in Instruction


EDTC 6358Theory and Practice of E-Learning


Capstone Requirement

Graduate E-Portfolio

Total Credit Hours: 30