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College of Education, Health and Human Services
Master of Education in Educational Technology
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100% online

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Approximate Program Cost


Dual Degree

M.Ed. in Educational Technology and MLIS in School LIbrary
Media K-12

Program Overview

The Master of Education degree in Educational Technology is appropriate for teachers who wish to develop greater sophistication with technologies and want to use them effectively in their classrooms. It is also an excellent choice for those who want to develop skills in fields such as instructional design, corporate training, multimedia production, web development, administration of technology centers, and other positions that involve the instructional application of information and communications technologies. This is an entirely online degree program.

This 30 credit-hour graduate program offers students an M.Ed. in Educational Technology with four possible specializations in the degree: Management of Educational Technologies, Designing Instructional and Performance Solutions, Immersive Technologies for Learning, and Online and Blended Learning and Teaching.

Students with an existing Ohio teaching license may obtain the computer/technology endorsement with the M.Ed. degree in Educational Technology by completing specific courses and a 100-hour practicum. The endorsement allows teachers to teach computer applications in the classroom or assume technology leadership positions in a school or at the district level. The endorsement cannot be obtained as a stand-alone license.

Both thesis and non-thesis options are available.

Students have the opportunity to complete a dual degree program with the M.Ed. degree in Educational Technology and the MLIS degree in School Library Media K-12. A separate application must be submitted for each program. Students can view admission requirements for each program on their respective catalog page.

The M.Ed./MLIS dual degree program leads to a multi-age initial licensure in school library media. This program prepares students to work in all types of libraries, including school libraries. The program of study includes professional educational requirements, along with library science and educational technology courses.

Program Structure

Master's in Educational Technology Program Structure

  • 30 minimum total credit hours
  • No more than one-half of a graduate student's coursework may be taken in 50000-level courses

MLIS in School Library Media K-12 and Educational Technology Dual Degree 

  • 57 minimum credit hours
  • About 18 courses


Program ranked as one of the Best Online Masters in Educational Technology Degree Programs 2020 by Online Course Report

Admissions Requirements

Master in Educational Technology Program Structure Admissions Requirements

  • Completed application form and fee
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university for unconditional admission 
  • Minimum 3.000 undergraduate GPA on a 4.000 point scale for unconditional admission
  • Students whose undergraduate GPAs are below 3.000 can be admitted on probation: they must earn a letter grade of at least B (not B-) in each of the first three courses before they can continue with the program
  • Official transcripts for all prior coursework
  • No standardized test results need to be submitted
  • Resume
  • Goal statement describing in detail the applicant’s reasons for seeking a master’s degree in Educational Technology
  • Two letters of recommendation from academic and professional references
  • English language proficiency: All international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions)
  • After admission, an official program of study must be completed and signed by your advisor, then submitted to the Office of Graduate Student Services before your third semester of taking coursework. This form will be checked against your course transcript before you can be cleared for graduation. Early in the final semester of your coursework, you must apply for graduation by completing the online graduation application available through FlashLine

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Courses for the online M.Ed. in Educational Technology cover a range of topics on the use of technology in the classroom. These include the role of technology in learning, current trends, and instructional design. Students will choose a 9-credit specialization from options that include immersive technologies for learning, management of educational technologies, online and blended learning and teaching, designing instructional and performance solutions, and more. They will also take 3-6 credits of electives and complete either a thesis or a practicum and portfolio as a culminating requirement.

View M.Ed. Course Requirements

Dual Degree Courses

Students pursuing the M.Ed./MLIS dual degree will complete 57 total credit hours of coursework designed to prepare them for a multi-age initial licensure in school library media in the state of Ohio. Students will study instructional strategies, literacy education, information organization, school library management, cataloging, engagement strategies for multiple age groups, and other topics, and they will complete a 6-credit culminating requirement in a supervised educational library or information center.

View M.Ed./MLIS Dual Degree Course Requirements


Tuition and Fees

Ohio Residents Out of State
Per Credit Hour Per 3-Credit Course Program Cost Per Credit Hour Per 3-Credit Course Program Cost
$536 $1,608 Approximate Cost: $16,100 $546 $1,638 Approximate Cost: $16,400

An additional Distance Learning fee for all students enrolled in a distance learning course is $12 per credit hour. Program tuition and costs are estimated and subject to change.

Actual tuition costs may vary based on a student’s chosen academic plan. For a complete listing of tuition rates for approved online programs please contact the One Stop for Student Services at 330-672-6000, or via our website Contact Us link.

The total program costs are estimates and are not final or binding. Program costs are based on standard fees, but fees may vary based on the actual classes taken.  Kent State University disclaims any liability arising from the use of or reliance upon these program cost estimates by any person.  Program costs are subject to change without notice.

Additional out-of-state surcharge for students enrolled in an online program: All Graduate—All Campuses: $10/hr.

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