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Education, Educational Technology, M.Ed.

Grand Valley State University's Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree in Educational Technology prepares educators at all levels to integrate technology into instructional settings. The program prepares educators, trainers, coaches, and leaders to enhance the potential of their students and evaluate the social, legal, and ethical implications of educational policies and practices.

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Program Overview

The M.Ed. in educational technology is offered as a fully online program meant for those living outside of Kent, Ottawa, and Muskegon counties. It is also offered as a hybrid (online and face-to-face) option for those who reside in or close to the Grand Rapids area - i.e., in the tri-county area.

GVSU's online M.Ed. degree has been recognized as one of the best online graduate education programs by U.S. News & World Report and received national recognition by ISTE.

Why Study Educational Technology at Grand Valley?

  • Take part in state-of-the-art learning from an institution accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association (NCA) of Colleges and Schools.
  • Learn and grow professionally as part of a community of learners engaged in collaboration with faculty members, outside experts, mentors, and like-minded colleagues.
  • Learning takes place using the most advanced information, tools, and instructional materials.
  • Faculty members are experts in their field of study and remain flexible, available, and supportive of students.
  • Named "Best Online Graduate Education Programs" by U.S. News & World Report and

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For More Information

Educational Technology
401 W. Fulton St, Building C
(616) 331-6650

Graduate Admissions Office

Application Deadline

Deadline for fall semester is May 15; winter is September 15; spring/summer is February 15. Early application is strongly encouraged, those received after the deadline will be considered for the next cycle. The $30 nonrefundable application fee is waived if the applicant has previously applied to Grand Valley State University. Please visit

Location & Format

Classes for this program are offered fully online.

Format: Online


Courses focus on a variety of topics, including pedagogical issues, instructional design, curriculum integration, along with:

  • Selection, acquisition, use of instructional materials and media.
  • Web-based and online instructional design.
  • Legal/ethical issues for technology use in educational settings.

Career Options

Aside from maximizing your teaching skills, graduates can enjoy careers as corporate trainers, course developers, instructional designers, and technology specialists.


“I discovered the wealth of software and technology, such as the distance learning equipment, that was available to me in my district, yet was not made fully apparent to the teachers. I am now better equipped to implement technology-based learning into my instruction.”