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Master of Science

Educational Technology


Professional studies in educational technology provide individuals desiring to become teachers, educational technology coordinators, and school administrators with technological concepts and skills, field experiences, instructional technology leadership skills, and a foundation in educational research related to the application of technologies in education.

Our graduates in educational technology address critical societal needs for technology leadership from such professional positions as teachers and trainers, instructional designers and developers in business and industry, school library media specialists, distance learning teachers and specialists, producers of computer mediated learning materials, technology administrators and policy makers, and performance technologists and university faculty members and administrators. With a statewide technology mission, the University of Central Missouri is a leader in the region.

Requirements for Acceptance into the Program

Acceptance into the program requires one of the following: a 2.75 or higher cumulative GPA or a GPA of 3.0 on the last 60 undergraduate hours.

Students without background courses in Education or Educational Technology may require additional course work. A Bachelor of Science in Education is strongly recommended.

Program Requirements

Core Courses (24 credit hours)

INST 5100 Foundations of Educational Technology 3
INST 5220 Communication in Online Learning 3
INST 5320 Assessing and Evaluating Online Instruction 3
INST 5330 Educational Product Development & Mgmt. 3
INST 5390 Educational Technology Leadership 3
INST 5500 Online Course Development 3
INST 5900 Introduction to Research Methods 3
INST 6930 Internship in Educational Technology 3

Graduate Electives in Related Areas (6 credit hours)

Total: 30 credit hours

Note: The MS in Educational Technology does not include teacher certification. Educational technology is not a teacher certification area for k-12 education. Current k-12 teachers may utilize this program to gain credit hours or graduate degree for movement on career ladders, to enhance what they are doing in the classroom. However, if your intent is to teach in a k-12 setting and you do not have teacher certification please talk to our certification office to look at options and additional course work that would be required.

Questions About the Program

Dr. Shantia Kerr Sims

Program Coordinator



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