Educational technology is both the process of applying tools for educational purposes and the tools and materials used. An educational technology degree is ideal for professionals interested in utilizing technological innovations to support and enhance the educational process. This area of expertise is even more in demand now as e-learning becomes more popular.
These programs are available at undergraduate and graduate level. A master of educational technology is useful for professionals wishing to guide their colleagues in the application of technology in their teaching/training. And a doctoral program will prepare learners to become education leaders who strategically manage and lead processes related to the integration of technology in various learning environments. This page gives details of programs at all levels, where they can be found, and the career prospects. You might also like to check the page on instructional design.
What is studied in these programs?
Educational technology degree programs provide the knowledge and skills required to address learning needs and provide effective student learning with 21st-century technology. Theoretical input derives from instructional theory, learning theory, educational psychology, media psychology and human performance technology. With the increasing interest in online learning, programs will most likely include how to create and deliver high-tech instruction for e-learning in online environments. Programs will also include: assessing, budgeting, and evaluating education technology; integrating appropriate technology in diverse education settings; and multimedia development and implementation – from podcasts and video content to animation and games, and how different types of interactive media relate to the learning process.
Masters and doctoral programs develop analytical, critical, and innovative thinking, as well as leadership skills for effective management of educational technology projects in various workplaces including education, corporate, and government.
What are the career prospects with an educational technology degree?
Career prospects for educational technologists are good. Educational technology graduates can apply for instructional technologist and media developer positions in schools, universities, corporations and government agencies. According to the United States Department of Labor, the job growth for teachers is expected to be around 12% over the next several years
Salaries vary according to state, qualifications, and experience. Teachers in K-12 education earn an average income of $43,000 a year, but the figure is higher in some states and lower in others. Salaries also increase with experience and a teacher certification masters degree.
List of schools and programs
- Post brings 127+ years of campus success to flexible online degrees in Education
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- Ranked in the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs by the US News & World Report
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- Master of Education in Instructional Design & Technology
- Liberty University provides a worldclass education from a christ-centered worldview
- 100% online programs at associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels
- No standardized testing if student meets admission requirements
- Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
- 95% of Liberty University students receive some form of financial aid
- PHD: Education: Instructional Design and Technology
- Education programs include BA in Education Studies, BA in Child Development, and MA in Education.
- Students can specialize in areas such as Education and Public Policy, Instructional Design, and Early Childhood Education.
- Courses cover concepts such as phonics, curriculum development, instruction for English language learners, and more.
- Flexible, online courses allow students to pursue a degree on their own schedule.
- MA/Education - Exceptional Systems for Revolutionizing Education
- MS Instructional Design and Technology
- MA/Teaching and Learning with Technology
- And more...
Online Learning at Concordia University–Portland
If education is your passion, Concordia University-Portland is your university. One of the most respected names in learning today, Concordia offers several fully online Master of Education (MEd) programs—most of which can completed in one year—and a fully online Doctorate of Education (EdD) program. Our graduates stand out with the skills, integrity, and compassion necessary to meet the ever-changing needs of students today. Together, we're all making an impact in education.
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