Educational Technology
MSU's educational technology programs will provide you with training in the areas of instructional technology and design based on best practices in instructional computer technology, as well as state and national standards. MSU offers a Master of Arts and Rank I in the area, as well as a Doctor of Education with a specialization in educational technology leadership.

Options

You may pursue one of the following options

Program Requirements

Educational Technology, Master of Arts

  1. General admission to graduate study.
  2. Standard or provisional teaching certification, a statement of eligibility for teaching, or letter describing your role as educational support. Those students who fit the criteria of educational support will be able to obtain the master's degree, but it cannot be used for initial teacher certification.
  3. A GRE minimum combined score of 283 (verbal and quantitative) and 2.5 on the analytic writing portion or a minimum 31 raw score (381-386 Scaled Score) on the Miller Analogies Test.
  4. For students who have not met testing requirements for admission into the program, but who have successfully completed 12 hours of coursework required for the program with a 3.5 or above GPA, the department chair may waive the testing requirement.
  5. The testing requirement is waived for students who have already completed a master's degree.
  6. A minimum of 2.75 undergraduate GPA.
  7. Demonstrated competency of computer fluency (i.e. undergraduate or graduate computer competency course or computer competency assessment).

You must submit a professional portfolio demonstrating work completed within the program during the final semester of graduate work. The professional portfolio will encompass projects completed in the program showing mastery of the educational technology and instructional design skills developed within the program. The portfolio must be submitted to your advisor by the scheduled due date. You should arrange to complete the professional portfolio prior to the end of the semester in which you plan to complete the degree.

Additional requirements include maintaining a 3.0 GPA in all courses and completing the College of Education online training module on diversity. Degree candidates will be notified of this requirement at the time of admission and must complete prior to program completion. For more information, view this program's degree plan .

Educational Technology, Rank I

  1. Must hold a master's degree from an accredited college or university or have completed a fifth-year program.
  2. Valid teaching certificate or statement of eligibility.
  3. Student must have a 3.0 GPA on all graduate course work.
  4. Demonstrated competency of computer fluency (i.e. undergraduate or graduate computer competency course or computer competency assessment).

You must submit a professional portfolio demonstrating work completed within the program during the final semester of graduate work. The professional portfolio will encompass projects completed in the program showing mastery of the educational technology and instructional design skills developed within the program. The portfolio must be submitted to your advisor by the scheduled due date. You should arrange to complete the professional portfolio prior to the end of the semester in which you plan to complete the degree.

Additional requirements for the Rank I include:

  1. The program must be planned with the student's advisor at the beginning of the program.
  2. A minimum of 60 approved graduate credits including a master's degree or 30 approved graduate credits in addition to a Rank II.
  3. A GPA of 3.0 or better in all work offered for the program. No credit is accepted on grades lower than "C."
  4. Up to nine semester hours may be earned at another accredited institution and transferred to this program with approval.
  5. Credit earned by correspondence shall not apply toward the Rank I program.
  6. The student must meet University exit assessment criteria.
  7. Must meet additional requirements of specific program:
    a) All graduate students pursuing this program must maintain a 3.0 graduate GPA. Students falling below a 3.0 will be placed on a one-semester period of probation. Students failing to achieve a graduate GPA of at least 3.0 at the end of the probation semester will be dropped from their respective programs. Any student who receives grades of "C" in more than two courses will be immediately dropped from his/her respective program.
    b) Satisfactorily complete all course work and classes as required and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.

Specialization in Educational Technology, Doctor of Education

Applicants who are considered likely potential candidates will be interviewed by an admissions committee composed of MSU EdD faculty members and educational partners. Learn more about our Doctor of Education program and admission requirements here.

For a complete list of requirements for our programs and additional course information, visit the  graduate catalog website.

Career Opportunities

These programs support the efforts of teachers who are interested in integrating technology into their instruction and are interested in providing instructional technology and instructional design leadership within their schools and districts.

MSU's Career Services offers career planning, interview and resume preparation assistance.

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