Master of Education

Program of Study

Note: The Master of Education program is no longer accepting new applications for this program. Learn more about the new Master of Science in Learning Design and Technology

M.Ed. Curriculum

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree is offered as Instructional Technology specialization (program code: SIT) in Curriculum and Instruction. Under the M.Ed. program, students will take 11 courses (six Instructional Technology specialization courses plus three educational foundation courses and two elective courses. A breakdown of these courses is provided below). A minimum of 33 total credit hours are required.

Instructional Technology Specialization Requirements (18 hours)

  • EME 6055: Current Trends in Instructional Technology
  • EME 6208: Interactive Media (You may substitute another course for this one based upon experience with media development; requires advisor's prior approval.)
  • EDF 6284: Problems in Instructional Design for Computers
  • EME 6930: Web Programming 1 or EME 6207 - Web Design
  • EME 6457: Distance Learning
  • EME 6613: Development of Technology-Based Instruction

Instructional Technology Electives (6 hours)

  • EME 5310/6936: Technology Leadership in Education
  • EME 6053: Internet in Education (requires advisor's prior approval)
  • EME 6157: Game Design & Development for Learning
  • EME 6207: Web Design
  • EME 6209: Digital Video
  • EME 6215: Instructional Graphics
  • EME 6235: Technology Project Management
  • EME 6936: Digital Citizenship & Internet Safety
  • EME 6681: Game Analytics for Learning
  • EME 6936: Digital Media and Learning
  • EME 6936: Online Teaching and Learning
  • EME 6936: Internship in E-Learning Development

Educational Foundations (9-10 hours)

  • EDG 6627: Foundations of Curriculum and Instruction (3 hours) OR ADE 6385 - The Adult Learner (3 hours).
  • EDF 6432: Foundations of Measurement (3 hours) or EDF 6481 - Foundations of Educational Research (3 hours)
  • Select one of the following:
    • EDF 6215: Learning Principles Applied to Instruction (4 hours), or
    • EDF 6211: Psychological Foundations of Education (3 hours), or
    • EDF 6217: Behavior Theory and Classroom Learning (3 hours), or
    • EDF 6354: Human Development and Personality Theory, or
    • EDF 6125: Child Development

M.Ed. Curriculum Sequence

Students should discuss their career goals, as well as their current skills with an advisor before selecting electives. Your advisor is assigned via your last name: Dr. Sang Park (A-G); Dr. Glenn Smith(H-Q); Dr. Yiping Lou (R-Z).

This sequence of courses is very flexible. However, please keep the following in mind:

  • The first two courses in any sequence are generally EME 6055: Current Trends and EME 6208: Interactive Media.
  • EME 6208: Interactive Media should be completed before EDF 6284.
  • If you already have production experience and skills (digital audio, digital video, HTML, graphics, etc.), you can request a waiver for EME6208: Interactive Media, and take an additional elective course instead.
  • EDF 6284 must be completed before EME 6613.
  • All courses (except EME 5403) should be taken at the 6000 level.
  • Required courses are generally offered at least twice a year. However, many elective courses, such as EME 6215 (Instructional Graphics), EME 6235 (Technology Project Management), and EME 6209 (Digital Video) are only offered once a year. Check course availability in OASIS as you create a plan that works for you.
  • Required/concentration courses must be completed as listed; however, the elective courses can be changed, even after your program of study is approved.
  • If your career goal is to be an instructional designer/developer in an industrial setting, it is recommended that you take EME 6235: Technology Project Management as an elective.
  • If your career goal is to work as a technology specialist/teacher in a K-12 environment, you might consider CGS 6210: Computer Hardware Systems for Education, EME 6053: Internet in Education, or EME5403 Computers in Education as electives.

Sample Course Schedule for Taking Two Courses Each Semester

Year 1
Fall Spring Summer
EME 6055: Current Trends in Instructional Technology (3) EME 6208: Interactive Media  (3) Instructional Technology elective (3)
EDF 6211: Psychological Foundations of Education (3) ADE 6385: The Adult Learner OR EDG 6627: Foundations of Curriculum and instruction (3) EDF 6432: Educational Measurement OR EDF 6481: Educational Research (3)
Year 2
Fall  Spring  Summer
EDF 6284: Problems in Instructional Design for Computers (3) EME 6930: Web programming OR EME 6207: Web Design (3) EME 6457: Distance Learning (3)
Instructional Technology elective (3) EME 6613: Development of Technology-Based Instruction (3) Comprehensive Examination

Students can also complete one or more graduate certificates at the same time they are completing their M.Ed. coursework. Many of the M.Ed. courses simultaneously can count towards one or more graduate certificates, without requiring any additional coursework on the student's part. We recommend that M.Ed. examine each of the graduate certificate options when planning their program of study.

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