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Master Degree Comparison

This comparison chart provides an overview of benefits, requirements and content of our master’s degree programs. Review the materials below and call or write if you have any questions so we can discuss options for meeting your career goals.


Master of Science, Educational Technology (M.S.E.T.)

This is a research-oriented, theory-based degree program designed to prepare students for advanced studies, a doctoral degree, in educational technology.


Provides Expertise in:
  • Areas listed for the M.E.T.
  • Research
  • Scholarship



Benefits those seeking opportunities in:
  • Higher education
  • Educational foundations
  • Consulting
  • Academic technology management





Entrance Requirements
 
  • A minimum grade-point average of 3.0 (out of 4.0)
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is required. Preferred candidates will have scores in the 50th percentile or above for *each* section: Quantitative, Verbal, and Analytical.
  • A 500-word personal statement
  • Admission to the Graduate College

Curriculum (33 total credits)

  • Introduction to Educational Technology
  • The Internet for Educators
  • Instructional Design for Educators
  • Theoretical Foundations of Educational Technology
  • Evaluation for Educational Technologists
  • Research in Educational Technology
  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Thesis
  • 6 credits of specialization

Culminating Activity: (6 credits)
Students conduct and defend an approved research thesis. Allow a minimum of one year to complete the thesis process.

Note: M.S. students can also earn a graduate certificate, but they must take one extra course for a total of 36 credits to finish both programs.

Master of Educational Technology (M.E.T.)

This is a practitioner-oriented, application-based degree program designed to improve practice in teaching, training, and instructional design in traditional and online settings.

Provides Expertise in:

  • Technology tools in the classroom
  • Online teaching
  • E-learning design
  • School technology coordination

Benefits those seeking opportunities in:

  • Traditional schools: classroom teaching, faculty development specialists, district technology coordinators, and instructional designers.
  • Online schools: online teachers in K-12 virtual schools, directors, assistants, and curriculum coordinators, and instructional designers.
  • Higher education and vocational schools: online teachers, distance education content specialists, instructional designers.

Entrance Requirements

  • A minimum grade-point average of 3.0 (out of 4.0)
  • A 500-word personal statement
  • Admission to the Graduate College




Curriculum (33 total credits)
  • Introduction to Educational Technology
  • The Internet for Educators
  • Instructional Design for Educators
  • Theoretical Foundations of Educational Technology
  • Evaluation for Educational Technologists
  • Portfolio
  • 15 credits of specialization



Culminating Activity: (3 credits)
Students prepare and defend a comprehensive portfolio of their work in the program. Enrollment in a portfolio course is required during the final semester of the program.

NOTE: By their choice of electives, M.E.T. students may develop a specialization leading to a graduate certificate in (1) Technology integration, (2) Online teaching, or (3) School technology coordination.