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Instructional Technology - M.Ed.

COLLEGE: College of Education, Health and Human Services
DEPARTMENT: School of Lifespan Development and Educational Sciences
405 White Hall
Tel: 330-672-2294

For more information contact:
Drew Tiene
White Hall 405 D
DESCRIPTION: The Master of Education in Instructional Technology consists of two concentrations: Computer/Technology and Instructional Technology/General. A degree can be obtained in any of the two concentrations, or the endorsement/licensure can be obtained without the degree for fewer credit hours.

The program is available 100 percent online.

The Computer/Technology concentration is a licensure endorsement program intended for teachers who plan to teach computer applications in the classroom or who want to assume technology coordinator positions in a school or at the district level. This endorsement can only be added to an existing teaching license and cannot be obtained independently as a separate licensure.

The Instructional Technology/General concentration is designed to prepare students to use a variety of technologies in classrooms, both in schools, in training facilities or in a variety of other capacities associated with instruction.

The dual degree Master of Education / Master of Library and Information Science for K-12 School Library Media Licensure (Dual Degree MEd/MLIS School Library concentration) leads to a multi-age licensure in school library media. This program is offered in cooperation with the College of Communication and Information and prepares students to work in all types of libraries, including school libraries, and confers initial teaching license. The program of study includes professional educational requirements, library sciences and instructional technology courses.

Official transcript(s), goal statement and two letters of recommendation. Admission into the Library–Media concentration also requires both GRE and good moral character verification if initial licensure.



The Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree requires a minimum of 32 semester hours of graduate coursework including at least 16 semester hours at the 60000 level or above. A major consisting of 18 or more semester hours in the College of Education, Health, and Human Services is required. M.Ed. students have six years from the term of first enrollment to complete the degree.


A thesis project can be chosen as part of the Masters Degree Program, in lieu of taking two courses (6 credit hours).  Students select a committee comprised of two faculty members to supervise their work on this project.




ACCREDITATION: The Computing/Technology endorsement program has been fully accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).