Master of Education in Educational Technology Leadership Online

This 100% online master’s in education program will prepare you to have a direct impact on the planning and utilization of technology for learning, teaching and training.

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Program Overview

Learn more about the online Master of Education in Educational Technology Leadership program

$11,340 Total Tuition
As few as 15 months Program Duration
36 Credit Hours

Focus on practical and effective strategies to apply best practices in e-learning and instructional design with a Master of Education, Educational Technology Leadership degree from the University of Louisiana Monroe. In this innovative online program, you will study the trends of technology as they relate to instructional settings and explore current technologies being used as educational tools. You will also learn how to research, evaluate and assess learning systems.

This online educational technology leadership program culminates in the completion of an interactive online portfolio so that, upon graduation, you can be ready for exciting career opportunities.

Career opportunities include:

  • Curriculum Specialist
  • Learning Applications Designer
  • Distance Learning Director
  • Educational Software Consultant
  • Curriculum Specialist
  • Learning Applications Designer
  • Distance Learning Director
  • Educational Software Consultant

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ULM offers a variety of M.Ed. programs and an Ed.D. program online. Check out our other online education programs.

$11,340 Total Tuition
As few as 15 months Program Duration
36 Credit Hours

Accreditation

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The University of Louisiana Monroe School of Education programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

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Tuition and Fees

Experience the value of our affordable educational technology leadership program

The Master of Education, Educational Technology Leadership online program offers affordably priced tuition that you can pay by the course. Financial aid may be available for eligible students.

Tuition breakdown:

$315 Per Credit Hour
$11,340 Program Tuition

Tuition breakdown:

$315 Per Credit Hour
$11,340 Program Tuition

Calendar

Know the upcoming dates and deadlines for our online M.Ed. program

The Master of Education, Educational Technology Leadership online program features eight-week courses with five starts each year. View the full calendar to find the best class start date for you and apply by the corresponding deadline.

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SessionProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlinePayment DeadlineLast Class DayTerm Length
Fall 18/26/248/5/248/5/248/16/248/16/2410/21/248 weeks
Fall 210/21/2410/7/2410/7/2410/25/2410/25/2412/12/248 weeks

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Admissions

How to apply for this online degree program

The admission process is the first step toward earning your Master of Education, Educational Technology Leadership online. The requirements include:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Undergrad GPA of at least 2.75 or 3.0 on last 60 hours
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended institutions

Online Program Admission Requirements

  • Regular admission: undergraduate GPA of 2.75 and higher or 3.0 GPA in the last 60 hours, from a regionally accredited university, with no GRE score considered in the decision to admit
    • Applicants who do not meet regular admission requirements may be asked for a current resume with professional references.
  • Conditional admission: minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.50 or 2.75 and higher on the last 60 undergraduate, from a regionally accredited university, hours for automatic conditional
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university – No teaching certificate required
  • Submission of official transcripts from all previously attended colleges or universities
    • Official transcripts or test scores are sent directly from the issuing institution or evaluation agency in a sealed envelope or electronically.
  • Applicants should have earned grades of C or better on all previous graduate course work

Transcripts and official documents can be electronically submitted to [email protected].

If you need to submit official documents by mail, send them to:

Graduate Admissions
University of Louisiana Monroe
Sandel Hall 243
700 University Avenue
Monroe, LA 71209-0600


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Courses

Gain the knowledge you need from the online educational technology leadership classes

To earn the Master of Education, Educational Technology Leadership online students must complete the following 12 courses for a total of 36 credit hours.

Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Assumes familiarity with the internet. Students will develop skills in planning, development, implementation and management of distance learning, networking, and internet use for teaching and learning. Students will engage in hands-on activities that demonstrate the required skills.

Learning outcomes:

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of factors that have accounted for the use of technology in distance education.
  • Describe the concepts of telecommunications and distance learning.
  • Apply concepts and skills in making decisions concerning social, ethical, and human issues related to computing and technology.
  • Describe strategies for facilitating consideration of ethical, legal, and human issues involving school purchasing and policy decisions.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of selection, installation, management, and maintenance of the infrastructure in a classroom setting.
  • Plan and configure computer and technology related peripherals, including software in instructional settings.
  • Identify and describe strategies to support development of school and laboratory policies, procedures, and practices related to use of computers or other technology.
  • Research, evaluate, and develop recommendations for purchasing instructional software and technology systems to support and enhance the school curriculum.
  • Identify and describe network software packages used to operate a computer network system., including LAN.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course provides an overview of the selection, organization, and integration of technology-based instruction materials, computer software, and computer hardware systems into instructional settings.

Learning outcomes:

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Select appropriate media/technology to meet instructional objectives.
  • Evaluate multimedia instructional materials to facilitate teaching and learning for diverse learners in a pluralistic society.
  • Use media/technology to facilitate teaching and learning.
  • Identify and describe how to use media/technology to extend and enhance learning for evaluation and for feedback.
  • Discuss the significant role of media in accommodating diverse learning styles: cultural, ethnic, gender, and age differences.
  • Demonstrate the appropriate methods for selecting, evaluating, and using various instructional technologies.
  • Describe and use a systematic procedure for planning and using technology for instruction.
  • Describe current research pertaining to the use of media and technology in instruction and its impact on learning.
  • Design a unit of instruction which integrates technology with the instruction.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Provides an overview of the process of researching, planning, designing, implementing and evaluating multi-sensory instructional units. Hands-on class projects will be developed that result in an integrated instructional approach to teaching and learning.

Learning outcomes:

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate instructional competencies relating to methods, materials, techniques, skills, and educational theory as it applies to instructional materials development
  • Demonstrate basic principles of educational psychology and diverse learning modalities
  • Apply instructional design principles to the design of screens, text, graphics, audio, and video in instructional products under development.
  • Use advanced features of word processing, desktop publishing, graphics programs and utilities to develop professional products
  • Design and publish simple online documents for the World Wide Web that present information and include links to critical resources.
  • Correctly apply perceptual and learning principles to the design of instructional materials to solve an instructional problem
  • Demonstrate the translation of abstract content into a concrete presentation using various forms of instructional materials
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply instructional technology research to the solving of an instructional problem
  • Describe the necessary components for various production processes
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply a planning process to the design and production of instructional materials.
  • Design, develop, and produce instructional materials and use to demonstrate the teaching/learning paradigm.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Provides instruction in organization, design, preparation and application of technology-based production of instructional materials for print and web-based distribution.

Learning outcomes:

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate instructional competencies relating to methods, materials, techniques, skills, and educational theory as it applies to instructional materials development
  • Demonstrate basic principles of educational psychology and diverse learning modalities
  • Demonstrate the teaching/learning paradigm as it related to the development of instructional materials
  • Demonstrate the production of instructional materials using computer technology
  • Apply instructional design principles to the design of screens, text, graphics, audio, and video in instructional products under development.
  • Correctly apply perceptual and learning principles to the design of instructional materials to solve an instructional problem.
  • Demonstrate the translation of abstract content into a concrete presentation using various forms of instructional materials.
  • Design, develop, and produce instructional materials for use in an instructional situation.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Includes experiences in development of internet-based learning materials and resources, overview of distance technologies for learning, national curriculum standards, advanced internet applications. Features research on the applications of telecommunications and other distance technologies in education, emerging telecommunications and distance learning technologies, and methodologies for distance/online instruction and student support.

Learning outcomes:

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Implement information access and delivery resources to support the K-12 curriculum by: a.) identifying and using technological and telecommunication tools to support research and instruction; b.) using and implementing distance learning delivery systems including computer, audio, and video conferencing.
  • Describe the impact and potential for computer-mediated, technological communication activities in education.
  • Acquire a level of proficiency with online web applications and tools, identify and manage electronic resources, and develop and maintain an online project website/portfolio.
  • Discuss and identify effective characteristics for successful distance learning, training and development, and implementation within the learning environment.
  • Develop an ePortfolio/Google Site to showcase the key learning artifacts and products created throughout the course modules.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Includes experiences in technology planning, facilities and resource management, technology staff and personnel management, funding and budgetary issues, technology policies and procedures, school connectivity planning, and purchasing practices.

Learning outcomes:

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Evaluate technology plans to understand policies and procedures.
  • Research and compare current Internet usage policies.
  • Understand hardware and software licensing information and issues.
  • Identify equipment repair and/or replacement procedures.
  • Review new equipment specifications and purchasing procedures.
  • Select and implement technology/facility management strategies designed to support learning and assessment.
  • Demonstrate the need for maintenance and upgrade schedules.
  • Identify local, state, and federal funding to support technology projects.
  • Promote awareness of technology-supported data and findings which promote improved learning in their school system.
  • Demonstrate the prioritization of technology expenditures.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course addresses research and application of knowledge of learning theories as they apply to information processing, instructional practices, and motivation.

Learning outcomes:

At the end of this lesson, students will be able to:

  • Communicate the assumptions of psychology as a science and demonstrate knowledge of research methods in psychology on educational practices historically and currently
  • Apply knowledge of behavioral and cognitive theories of learning to problem-based scenarios to include behavior management in the classroom
  • Identify the relationship between learning theories and the development of motor, adaptive behavior, social-emotional, communication, language and cognitive skills in both typical and atypical learners
  • Assess the environment for learning enhancement; apply motivational strategies to enhance learner outcomes; demonstrate strategies and techniques used in learning environment arrangement to facilitate optimum learning; select and use appropriate materials and instructional aids
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Delves into discourse about community across disciplines by using social media and drawing upon theoretical literature in a variety of disciplines.

Learning outcomes:

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Review the assigned readings and course materials and be prepared to discuss them.
  • Compose substantial analyses and reflections of related course materials and resources each week.
  • Contribute substantial commentary and constructive feedback to the posts of other classmates.
  • Present related course content in the form of presentations, collaborative projects, infographics, and written analyses or reflections.
  • Research trends in social media in education, current social media apps, tools, and/or utilities, and pedagogical methods to incorporate social media into the classroom to enhance teaching and learning.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Focuses on the identification and application of instructional and technology-related research, the psychology of learning, and the instructional design principles guiding the use of computers and related technologies in instructional settings.

Learning outcomes:

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Recognize and interpret evaluation models in the following levels: satisfaction, knowledge, behavior, and result.
  • Recognize and interpret evaluation models that gather quantitative and qualitative data and that include the diversity of the faculty/student bodies and the dispositions of such bodies.
  • Adapt established evaluation models to accommodate technology employed in teaching and learning.
  • Apply different data-gathering strategies to distance education settings and to traditional classroom settings in which technology is a significant element.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will explore technologies that are presently being used as educational tools, and prepare students for technology use beyond the computer based information systems. Prerequisites: 4083 or CSCI 5003 or Permission of Department Head.

Learning outcomes:

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Design a portfolio that provides evidence of a fully grounded understanding of basic principles of instructional systems design, message design, instructional strategies and learner characteristics at both a macro- and micro-level
  • Demonstrate complex, integrated knowledge, skills and dispositions in the development of instructional materials and experiences using print, audiovisual, computer-based and integrated technologies
  • Utilize a portfolio design providing evidence of a fully grounded understanding of basic principles of instructional systems design, message design, instructional strategies and learner characteristics at both a macro- and micro-level
  • Technology directors create, promote and sustain a dynamic, digital-age learning culture that provides a rigorous, relevant and engaging education for all students
  • Assist district and school leaders to identify, evaluate and select exemplary digital tools and resources that support learning goals, incorporate research-based instructional design principles and are compatible with the school technology infrastructure
  • Promote an environment of professional learning and innovation that empowers educators to enhance student learning through the infusion of contemporary technologies and digital resources
  • Demonstrate professional knowledge, skills and dispositions in content, pedagogical and technological areas, as well as adult learning, leadership and management, and are continually deepening their knowledge and expertise
  • Engage in continuous learning to deepen their content, technical, leadership and management knowledge, skills and dispositions
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Focuses on the application of instructional design principles to solve performance and instructional problems in school and non-school environments by providing experiences in instructional program development, curriculum design, analysis of state and national school technology standards and planning, design, implementation, and evaluation of technology staff development activities as well as related experiences in non-school environments.

Learning outcomes:

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of the instructional design process by selecting two instructional development models and comparing and critiquing them with the criteria provided in class.
  • Develop a unit of instruction designed to solve an instructional problem by applying the instructional development model presented in class.
  • Develop curricular plans based on local, state, and national standards, especially for the use of computers and other associated technologies.
  • Describe and analyze accepted principles of strategic planning to facilitate curriculum design, with emphasis on teaching with computers and related technologies.
  • Identify and use national, state, and local guidelines to develop curriculum plans for integrating technology in the school environment
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Provides 120 clock hours of supervised field-based experience in instructional technology application or administration. Placement in P-12, higher education or business settings will be determined by student's degree focus or permission of instructor.

Learning outcomes:

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Work cooperatively with certified technology administrators while completing an action plan
  • Develop and participate in school-community relations activities to facilitate use of technology
  • Assist with curriculum planning and development
  • Participate in teacher observation /evaluation to facilitate technology integration
  • Analyze physical plant and facilities for needed technology improvements
  • Participate in fiscal planning and management for technology
  • Assist with school improvement efforts
  • Assist with the development and implementation of professional development activities to facilitate technology usage
  • Critique the school’s accountability and improvement plans to assure technology standards are met
  • Conduct action research in the assigned schools
  • Assist with the schools’ reports, grants, and records

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