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Educational Technology, MS

Master of Science in Educational Technology

Connect with your students in new and effective ways with an online master’s degree in Educational Technology from the University of Central Missouri. Learn how to enhance student learning in any educational environment, from K–12 classrooms to health care or corporate training programs, from a solid foundation of theory, curriculum development and practice.

UCM’s top-rated Educational Technology program will enrich your teaching with instructional design strategies and applied technology skills. Whether you’re an experienced educator or just beginning your teaching career, our 100% online Educational Technology degree will help you design engaging multi-platform curricula.

Educational technology is critical for modern curriculum development

Your master’s degree in Educational Technology from UCM includes training in the strategies and techniques of instructional design. You’ll also learn how to use a variety of devices and software platforms and, more importantly, how to adapt to and integrate innovative technologies into your teaching as they emerge.

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#1 online Educational Technology MS

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Affordable, highly rated degree program

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100% online: Learn from anywhere

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Shape the future of education

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Learn valuable instructional design

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Ideal for both new and veteran educators

What you will study

Designed to support the professional development of educators from all backgrounds, UCM’s online master’s in Educational Technology builds off your prior skills and knowledge. Thanks to our flexible course options and asynchronous learning, you can design a graduate degree program that accommodates other demands on your time.

Our master’s program offers an environment in which practicing educators can safely play with new ideas and techniques. Learn aligned with your content area and gain new career-building skills through coursework in:

  • Assessing and Evaluating Online Instruction: Investigate different methods and tools for monitoring how students learn in online environments.
  • Educational Technology Leadership: Gain insight into how to manage institutional processes for changing technologies, as well as techniques for managing personnel and resources.
  • Online Course Development: Synthesize your instructional technology learning and practical experience by creating an online course.


Excellence in Educational Technology

  • Best Internships: Best Online Masters in Educational Technology Degree Programs (Intelligent, 2022)
  • #1: Best Online Masters in Educational Technology Degree Programs (Intelligent, 2021)
  • #3: Most Affordable Online Master’s in Educational Technology (Best Value Schools, 2021)
  • #48: Best Online Master’s in Educational Technology Degrees (Best Education Degrees)The UCM College of Education is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP, 2020)


Unique learning opportunities in educational technology

Offered fully online since 2008, UCM’s Educational Technology master’s degree program provides an effective remote learning experience. Our program’s success is based on personalized attention, proven assessment methods, our faculty’s dedication to your progress and a focus on experiential learning:

  • Internship: Practical application is the best way to understand the importance of educational technology. Master the tools and techniques of instructional design for curriculum development, staff training and more through a hands-on internship during your graduate studies.
  • Local connections: Benefit from the University of Central Missouri’s celebrated Educational Technology degree program while strengthening your home network. We’ll coach you through the process of identifying and working with a mentor in your district — this could be a teacher, a technology coach or a superintendent.
  • Institutional experience: You can choose to intern for an organization such as your local public library, school or private business. 


What can you do with a master’s in Educational Technology from UCM?

A master’s degree in Educational Technology from UCM enables you to guide and support others as they integrate new tools into their teaching environment. Online learning is now essential to schools and businesses, highlighting the importance of educational technology for teachers of all age groups.

With your UCM Educational Technology degree, you can provide essential professional development to your colleagues and administrators. You’ll have the instructional design skills to guide them through the development of online learning materials.

Educational Technology master’s degree jobs 

The importance of educational technology to today’s learning environments supports a wide variety of career opportunities, which you can explore using the interactive tool below.




Financial assistance options for your Educational Technology master’s degree

The University of Central Missouri offers incredible value for your investment in an Educational Technology master’s degree. With our low tuition rates and a wide array of university-wide financial aid options, the nation’s top-ranked online master’s in Educational Technology according to is also one of the most affordable.

UCM has prioritized accessible, high-value training for educators since our founding more than 150 years ago. We have the experience and dedication to help you find the best options for financing your master’s in Educational Technology.

In addition to scholarships and other funds available through the university, Educational Technology master’s degree students may be eligible for program- or school-specific scholarships. Learn more by exploring the UCM Scholarship Finder.


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Take your degree further.

A master’s degree in Educational Technology is excellent preparation for further studies at UCM, including:

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Make yourself more marketable.

Consider earning a UCM Graduate Certificate in addition to your Educational Technology master’s degree for maximum professional development:

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Explore programs related to educational technology.

For additional master’s degree options that will help you grow as an educator in different ways, consider:


Student Learning Outcomes

As a graduate with a Master of Science in Educational Technology degree, you will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to:

  • Inspire and participate in the development and implementation of a shared vision for the comprehensive integration of technology to promote excellence and support transformational change throughout the instructional environment
  • Assist teachers in using technology effectively for assessing student learning, differentiating instruction, and providing rigorous, relevant, and engaging learning experiences for all students
  • Create and support effective digital-age learning environments to maximize the learning of all students
  • Conduct needs assessments, develop technology-related professional learning programs, and evaluate the impact on instructional practice and student learning
  • Model and promote digital citizenship
  • Demonstrate professional knowledge, skills, and dispositions in content, pedagogical, and technological areas as well as adult learning and leadership and are continuously deepening their knowledge and expertise

Entrance Requirements

Acceptance into the program requires an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution and one of the following: a 2.75 or higher cumulative undergraduate GPA or a GPA of 3.0 on the last 60 undergraduate hours.

Program Requirements

We believe that hands-on experience is ideal. At the end of the program, you will complete an internship at your own school or another location of your choice. This gives you the opportunity to tie together everything you learned throughout your courses with local experts and real life scenarios.

Throughout the program you’ll also collect assignments and activities that you’ll showcase in an online portfolio. By the time you graduate, you will have an end product that you can share with others as well as a way to make connections between accreditation standards and what you have learned.



UCM is the longest continuously CAEP accredited public institution in Missouri

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Designated as one of the 50 Best Master’s in Educational Technology Degrees for 2017, 2018, and 2019


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