Master of Arts in Educational Technology

A professor helps a student with a computer project.The Master of Arts in educational technology in the Department of Educational Leadership, Research and Technology at Western Michigan University is designed for individuals seeking to become technology leaders and trainers including corporations, K-12 education, higher education, nonprofits and other organizations. The degree will prepare you for leadership roles in the support and training of others in learning organizations.

Complete coursework online

The Master of Arts in educational technology allows you the flexibility to participate in and complete most or all of your coursework without having to commute to campus or take most of the courses for your degree program on campus. While many students are able to complete their educational technology graduate studies online without ever stepping on campus, others prefer or are required by funding sources and government requirement to take their educational technology master's degree coursework in our state-of-the-art instructional classrooms and computer labs on campus.

The educational technology program prepares you with specialized knowledge and competencies required to train and coach others in the instructional use and management of technology in a variety of settings. Upon completing courses of study, you would know how to provide leadership in developing and conducting learning organization policy and practice for the use of technology in many different types of learning related organizations.

Frequently asked questions

Application information

Applications are usually reviewed on a continuous basis by the faculty of the educational technology program.

Course information

The degree coursework requires that you complete a planned program of study of 30 to 33 credit hours with an overall grade point average of 3.0 or better. The degree coursework requires 15 hours of major technology core and nine hours of minor technology core related to your technology career goals.

Career opportunities

The educational technology program options are designed to lead to a career in educational technology by helping to prepare you for jobs such as:

  • Career technical supervisor
  • Chief learning officer
  • Chief technology officer
  • Corporate trainer
  • Corporate training support specialists
  • Curriculum and assessment director
  • Curriculum coordinator
  • Curriculum director
  • Curriculum facilitator
  • Curriculum instruction director
  • Curriculum specialist
  • Educational technology coordinator
  • Instructional system specialist
  • Professional development director
  • School standards coach