Sep 26, 2021
The mission of this program is to prepare professionals who are capable of facilitating student learning in a variety of settings. The program is designed to provide students with both the knowledge base and the application skills that are required to use technology effectively in education. Focusing on the design, development, utilization, management and evaluation of instructional systems moves us toward achieving this mission. Students who complete the educational technology program will be able to:
- Provide a rationale for using technology in the educational process;
- Identify contributions of major leaders in the field of educational media technology and instructional theory, and the effect that each leader has had on the field;
- Assess current trends in the area of educational media technology and relate the trends to past events and future implications;
- Integrate technology into instructional programs;
- Teach the operation and various uses of educational technology in instruction;
- Act as consultants/facilitators in educational media technology;
- Design and develop instructional products to meet specified needs; and
- Evaluate the effectiveness of instructional materials and systems.
Applicants must meet the following requirements:
- Meet the Graduate School admission requirements;
- Hold a 2.75 undergraduate GPA or 3.0 in the last half of the undergraduate work or 3.3 GPA in 12 hours or more of work at the graduate level or a minimum 50th percentile on the Graduate Record Examination writing. International students must have a minimum score of 550 on the TOEFL;
- For Master of Arts in Early Childhood Education (ECE) , elementary education, middle level education, secondary education, curriculum and instruction, and for students in educational media and technology who are pursuing the NP endorsement: hold a valid teaching credential. For international students who do not intend to teach in the United States, this requirement can be waived. Teaching certification is NOT required for the programs Master of Arts in Educational Psychology (EPDL) , Master of Arts in Social Foundations of Education (SFND) , or for students in Master of Arts in Educational Media and Technology (EDMT) not pursuing the NP endorsement;
- Furnish an analysis of professional goals written by the candidate. This analysis should include a description of how the chosen degree program will help meeting the selected goals and how the candidate’s life experiences, accomplishments and interests will contribute to his or her success in the program; and
- Request and have submitted two letters of recommendation that address the candidate’s professional commitment, experience and potential. The transcripts, analysis of goals and letters of recommendation should give evidence of potential for graduate-level scholarship.
Online Education for Out-of-State Students
It is great that you are considering Eastern Michigan University for your online degree program. Before you apply, though, it is critical that you make sure you are eligible to enroll in a program based in Michigan. EMU is an approved State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) Participant. That means EMU can enroll students into online programs who live in any SARA member state without seeking additional authorization from that particular state.
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To gain approval to proceed with exit requirements, each student must:
- Complete 18 hours of Educational Media and Technology core courses with an overall GPA of 3.0;
- Pass their initial writing assessment;
- Demonstrate their ability to use technology to achieve student learning.
Degree Requirements: 30-32 hours
The curricular requirements include a minimum of 30 graduate-level hours, to be distributed among the following
Required Foundation Courses: 6 hours
Required EDMT Courses: 23 hours
Restricted Electives: 1-3 hours
This program is available at an EMU off-campus location or entirely online. For a list of locations, please click here