The Master of Arts in Education with an emphasis in Educational Technology program at Lindenwood University will prepare you to assume roles of leadership in instructional technology settings in school, business, and industry.
What is Educational Technology?
Education Technology is a fairly new field that allows you to take leadership roles in schools, business, and industry that rely on instructional technology. When you work in this field, you’ll become an expert in software, hardware, integrated technology and multimedia, which will allow you to more effectively teach and train both kids and adults.
Most schools and colleges, as well as many businesses, are developing new educational and training initiatives incorporating new technology that is used to deliver information, including the Internet, laptops, SMART boards, tablets, media labs, technology labs and more.
The emphasis is in equipping you to leverage technology in order to facilitate instruction in a wide variety of settings. You will acquire technical and research skills involving equipment, software, web-based applications, current issues, trends, theories, and principles of instructional design.
After you graduate from the educational technology program, you will be able to design and develop sound instructional technology plans, including evaluating, budgeting and implementing initiatives in schools and companies. Additionally, as online virtual learning becomes more popular, when you hold this degree, you will be sought out by cyber schools, human resources areas and training departments.
Educational Technology Faculty at Lindenwood University
The educational technology faculty at Lindenwood University are degreed professionals with knowledge and experience in their field. They are easily accessible, which ensures you will get the attention you deserve as a Lindenwood University student.
How Do I Earn an Educational Technology Degree?
The educational technology degree offered by Lindenwood University consists of 37 credit hours broken into five core courses and seven core specialty courses, including a technology seminar, internship and capstone research project. All courses are available using our student portal. You just need a computer (and a printer is suggested), and you can earn a master’s degree that fits into your schedule. You can earn your degree remotely and according to schedules convenient to you. In addition, most of the courses are offered in an eight-week format, allowing you to complete the program at an accelerated pace; therefore, you can complete the program in less than two years while never taking more than two courses at a time.
What Can I Do with an Educational Technology Degree from Lindenwood University?
After earning your educational technology master’s degree from Lindenwood University, you will be qualified to work in public, private, charter and cyber schools for pre-K, elementary and secondary education. Graduates also work in institutions of higher learning, including technology schools, vocational schools, junior colleges and four-year universities. They also take leadership roles in training and development departments in companies and organizations.
Educational technology has several career options. The Occupational Outlook Handbook at the Bureau of Labor Statistics website is a great resource for you to consult for job outlooks and salary information.
For questions, please contact Dr. Kevin Winslow at (636) 949-4578.