The Master of Arts in Educational Technology is an online program that prepares educators to meet the needs of the digital learner.

The Master of Arts in Educational Technology program is designed for educators, instructional designers, professional trainers and instructors of adult learners interested in developing expertise in the effective use of various forms of educational technology in teaching and learning. The program can be completed fully online and offers professionals advanced knowledge in a broad range of educational technologies. In addition, students will learn how to integrate technology across the curriculum in face-to-face, hybrid and online settings. Individuals who teach in K-12 schools, colleges and universities, private industry and other instructional settings will find this program useful for increasing their overall effectiveness in the field of educational technology and their ability to utilize proven pedagogical practices.

UM-Dearborn MA in Educational Technology
The MA in Educational Technology teaches educators how to effectively use various forms of technology in learning and teaching.
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What will I Learn?

  • Fundamental knowledge: Develop expertise in a variety of different technologies designed for use in instructional settings.
  • Technology integration and instructional design: Utilize best practices of instructional design to create a broad range of technology-enhanced learning activities.
  • Online teaching/learning practices: Become proficient in the effective design of online instructional activities.
  • Professional growth and leadership: Engage in ongoing professional growth in the area of educational technology. Assume leadership roles in technology planning, training and development within relevant organizations.

Visit the University Catalog to learn more about required coursework for the M.A. in Educational Technology and also learn more about the 4+1 Accelerated Program that is designed for undergraduate students in the Instructional Technology major who have interest, and demonstrated ability, to pursue the MA in Educational Technology.

Admission Requirements

Students must submit the follow items with their application. The GRE is not required for admission to this program. The Office of International Affairs lists additional admission requirements for international students.

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
  • 3.0 GPA or higher on submitted transcripts
  • Three professional letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Valid state of Michigan teaching certificate if seeking the Educational Technology endorsement

Completion Requirements

Before exiting from the M.A. in Educational Technology, you need to complete two steps:

  1. Apply for graduation.
  2. Submit an Exit Survey.

Exit Survey:

The purpose of this survey is to assist the College of Education, Health, and Human Services with the evaluation of the master’s degree program and to serve as a guide for program development. The Exit Survey is a requirement for completion of the program. Submit the exit survey.

Course Offerings

The following is the schedule of courses for the MA in Educational Technology. Please follow the schedule closely with assistance from your academic advisor as course patterns are subject to change

  • Fall Course Offerings
    Course # Course Title Hrs Term
    EDT 501 Research, Trends & Issues in Ed. Tech. 3 Odd/Even Years
    EDT 502 Survey of Ed. Tech. Tools 3 Odd/Even Years
    EDT 510 Teaching with Technology 3 Odd/Even Years
    EDT 530 Assistive Technology 3 Odd/Even Years
    EDT 562 Instructional Technology Internship 3 Odd/Even Years
    EDK 500 Introduction to Research 3 Odd/Even Years
    EDC 560 Reading Diagnostics & Assessment 3 Odd/Even Years
    EDC 556 Learning & Classroom Assessment 3 Odd/Even Years
  • Winter Course Offerings
    Course # Course Title Hrs Term
    EDT 514 Application of Instructional Design 3 Odd/Even Years
    EDT 520 Intro to Teaching/Learning Online 3 Odd/Even Years
    EDT 531 Leadership & PD in Ed. Tech. 3 Odd/Even Years
    EDT 562 Instructional Technology Internship 3 Odd/Even Years
    EDA 501 Advanced Social Foundations of Education 3 Odd/Even Years
    EDC 505 Adult Learning 3 Odd/Even Years
    EDK 500 Introduction to Research 3 Odd/Even Years
    EDC 560 Reading Diagnostics & Assessment 3 Odd/Even Years
    EDC 556 Learning & Classroom Assessment 3 Odd/Even Years
  • Summer Course Offerings
    Course # Course Title Hrs Term
    EDT 522 Educating the Digital Learner 3 Odd/Even Years
    EDT 562 Instructional Technology Internship 3 Odd/Even Years
    EDA 501 Advanced Social Foundations of Education 3 Odd/Even Years
    EDC 556 Learning & Classroom Assessment 3 Odd/Even Years

Department Contact Information

CEHHS Office for Student Success
262 Fairlane Center South (FCS)
313-593-5090
cehhs-oss@umich.edu

Academic Advisors

Mesut Duran, Ph.D.
mduran@umich.edu
313-593-0981, D21 FCS

Schedule an advising appointment with Dr. Duran.

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