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Education, Educational Technology, M.Ed.

The Master of Education degree in educational technology prepares educators at all levels to integrate technology into instructional settings. The program prepares educators, trainers, faculty, 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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7%
National Job Growth

Job opportunities in educational technology are expected to grow 7% in the U.S. by 2025.

One of the Best Online Masters in Education programs in the Nation

GVSU's education program is ranked as one of the best online masters in education programs in the nation by U.S. News and World Report.

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West Michigan Talent Provider

Grand Valley ranks number one as a talent provider for teaching positions in West Michigan.


Source: EMSI, 2021

Program Overview

The M.Ed. in educational technology is offered as a fully online program. 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?

  • Develop 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 evidence-based practices, information, digital tools, and instructional materials.
  • Faculty members are experts in their field of study and remain flexible, available, and supportive of students.
  • 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.
  • Named "Best Online Graduate Education Programs" by U.S. News & World Report and BestColleges.com.

Accreditation

Grand Valley State University's College of Education and Community Innovation is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association (NCA). The faculty are leaders in their fields, melding together the philosophy of education and your needs as a practitioner.

Location & Format

Classes for this program are offered fully online.

Format:

Coursework

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.

Application Deadline

Deadline for fall semester is July 15; winter, November 15; spring/summer, March 15. Early application is strongly encouraged to secure course enrollment. Those applications received after the deadline will be considered on an individual basis and program availability. Late applicants should contact program director Sean Lancaster, [email protected] The $30 nonrefundable application fee is waived if you have previously applied to GVSU.

Admission Requirements

All students seeking degree, endorsement, approval, license or certificate change must be formally admitted to graduate study. A maximum of six graduate credits earned prior to graduate admission may apply to degree requirements.

In addition to university admissions requirements in the GVSU catalog, students must meet the Master of Education (M.Ed.) Admission Criteria.

  • Educational Technology – completed application and one letter of recommendation.  If an applicant has a GPA of 3.0 or higher and a positive letter of recommendation, then the applicant will be admitted. If the applicant has less than a 3.0, then the applicant can be admitted by demonstrating one or more of the following:
    • evidence of responsible professional work experience;
    • graduate certification/endorsement;
    • previous graduate work or a previous master's degree; and/or
    • acceptable GRE scores. 

Visit the Education page for alternate criteria and procedures.

For More Information

Educational Technology

gvsu.edu/education/grad
401 Fulton Street West, Building C
(616) 331-6650
Program Contact: Sean Lancaster, Ph.D., [email protected]

Graduate Admissions Office

gvsu.edu/gradapply

Program Director

Beomkyu Choi, Ph.D.
(616) 331-6225

 

“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.”

SARAH LEMA
MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHER
 

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