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College of Education, Health and Human Services

School of Lifespan Development and Educational Sciences

405 White Hall
Tel: 330-672-2294


The Master of Education in Instructional Technology includes two concentrations: Instructional Technology/General and Computer/Technology. The endorsement/licensure can be obtained without the degree for fewer credit hours. These programs are available 100 percent online.

The Instructional Technology/General concentration is designed to prepare students to use a variety of technologies in school classrooms, in training facilities or in other instructional settings.

The Computer/Technology concentration is an endorsement program intended for teachers who plan to teach computer applications in the classroom or who want to assume technology coordinator positions in a school or at the district level. This endorsement can only be added to an existing teaching license and cannot be obtained independently as a separate licensure.

The dual degree Master of Education / Master of Library and Information Science for K-12 School Library Media Licensure leads to a multi-age initial licensure in school library media. This program is offered in cooperation with the College of Communication and Information and prepares students to work in all types of libraries, including school libraries. The program of study includes professional educational requirements, along with library sciences and instructional technology courses.


Admission Requirements

Official transcript(s), goal statement and two letters of recommendation. Admission into the Library–Media licensure program also requires an additional letter of recommendation, Questions in Anticipation of Licensure form and GRE if GPA is below 3.000 in highest completed degree. Note: for students with a GPA of 3.000 or greater, completion of a bachelor's degree is sufficient evidence of reading, writing and mathematics competency required for initial licensure.

For more information about graduate admission, please visit the Graduate Studies website.

Graduation Requirements

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree requires a minimum of 34 semester hours of graduate coursework. The M.Ed. degree with Computer/Technology endorsement requires a minimum of 36 semester hours. The major must consist of 18 or more semester hours in the College of Education, Health, and Human Services. M.Ed. students have six years from the term of first enrollment to complete the degree.

Licensure Requirement (not required for graduation):
Candidates seeking Ohio licensure are required to pass specific assessments in order to apply for licensure. Students should consult their advisors for specific program requirements and refer to the Ohio Department of Education-Educator Preparation website for more information on assessments specific to licensure type.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge about different types of hardware and of a variety of different software applications
  2. Conduct literature reviews to examine issues associated with technology and learning.
  3. Effectively develop, implement, and troubleshoot dynamic web-based, interactive multimedia instructional programs.
  4. Use computer-based applications to develop innovative and creative instructional materials.
  5. Identify critical issues related to the field of Instructional Technology.
  6. Students will be able to advocate for the appropriate use of technology in educational settings, including efforts to provide equitable access to technology resources for all students.
  7. Apply principles of visual design to the development of instructional materials.
  8. Design, develop, and evaluate distance learning curricula and instructional activities.
  9. Apply principles of information literacy in locating and processing materials.
  10. Understand the technology adoption process by applying principles of organizational development, diffusion and adoption, and project management.
  11. Practice the systematic evaluation of instructional materials that use technology, based upon the objectives previously established for the unit or lesson.
  12. Assess the effectiveness of the use of technology for instruction, with a variety of assessment techniques.
Thesis/ Dissertation

A thesis project can be chosen as part of the Masters Degree Program, in lieu of taking two courses (6 credit hours).  Students select a committee comprised of two faculty members to supervise their work on this project.



The Computing/Technology endorsement program has been fully accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).