Educational Technology (Online MEd)

Deepen your expertise in the integration of technology in the classroom.


Through the use of creative technology in the classroom, teachers can set themselves apart as innovators in our rapidly changing world. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, teachers around the world were forced to rethink their relationships with technology and to adapt to new platforms like Zoom, Google Classroom and Microsoft Classroom. Technical literacy, which has always been a powerful asset in any teacher’s toolkit, has stepped into the spotlight as a make-or-break skill for educators.

The fully online MEd in Educational Technology is a 30-credit degree program designed to deepen your expertise in the integration of technology into your classroom. Aligned with International Society for Technological Education (ISTE) standards, the curriculum is designed by leaders in the field with hundreds of years of collective classroom experience. Elective offerings are market-responsive and evolve with the fast-paced field of educational technology.

Program Format

  • Small, intimate cohort with amble opportunity for collaboration

  • Application-based, hands-on learning in project-based classes

  • Elective courses that allow students to tailor their study to their professional interests

  • Culminating capstone experience 

Graduates of this program should be able to

  • Integrate technology into the design of teaching and learning environments.

  • Feel comfortable with the use of a variety of digital tools in the classroom.

  • Gain and sustain student engagement through the use of innovative technologies.

  • Understand how to optimize educational technology to assess student achievement.

  • Identify educational technology tools to match unique student populations.

  • Shape a code of ethics within a tech-infused world.

  • Investigate topics relevant to their own teaching experiences through research, creativity, and technology.
     

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Curriculum

Program Requirements (30 credits)

 

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Required Courses

Required Courses: 21 credits

  • Designing 21st Century Learning Environments (3 credits)
  • Integrating Educational Technology Into Student Assessment (3 credits)
  • Differentiated Instruction Using Educational Technology (3 credits)
  • Ethics in Educational Technology (3 credits)
  • Research Methods (4.5 credits)
  • Capstone Project: Master of Education (4.5 credits)
Electives

Electives: 9 credits

  • Select 2 courses from the subject area of Educational Technology (6 credits)

  • Select one course from the following subjects: Educational Technology, Inclusion, Literacy or The Arts (3 Credits)

Faculty Spotlight

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Sarah Eckert

Director, Professional Institute for Educators + MEd Programs, School of Professional Studies
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Elana Betts

Certified school psychologist specializing in social emotional learning, disability awareness and social justice advocacy.
Headshot of Maria Geiger
Maria Geiger

Educational technology expert in blended and flipped learning, digital communication, and media and web tools integration.
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Matt Duvall

Collaborates with individuals in and out of academia and uses design-based principles to improve teaching and learning.

Student Spotlight

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Victoria Dagen

MEd '21

Educational Technology (Online MEd)
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Kristina Roehr

MEd '21

Educational Technology (Online MEd)

Alumni Spotlight

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Jeanmarie Braddock

MEd '20

Educational Technology (Online MEd)
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Shannon Luciani

MEd '18

Educational Technology (Online MEd)

If you have any questions or want to be reminded when the application opens, please contact pie@uarts.edu.


1.   Online application

Submit a completed online application. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and are accepted up until two weeks prior to the beginning of the term in fall and summer.   

2.   Application fee

Include a nonrefundable application fee of $60, to be paid by check, money order or credit card. The fee must be payable in U.S. currency and all checks must be drawn on U.S. banks. 

3.   Official transcripts

Official transcripts, including secure eTranscripts, should be sent electronically to PIE by the Registrar's Office at the college(s) or school(s) involved to med@uarts.edu or in hard copy to

    Attn: Professional Institute for Educators
    University of the Arts
    320 South Broad St.
    Philadelphia, PA 19102

For transcripts from outside the United States, refer to the instructions in the transcript section for international students.

4.   Student statement 

Include a statement of your academic and professional goals. This statement should be approximately two pages long and address the questions: What are your personal and professional goals in applying to this program? In what ways do you hope that this program will help you grow as an educator?

5.   Résumé

Submit your résumé or CV, including your name; address; phone; email; colleges attended with degrees, dates conferred, employment history; professional experience; present employer; and names of references. Applicants should have one year of experience as a PK–12 educator.

6.   Letters of recommendation

Two current letters of recommendation, sent electronically to med@uarts.edu. We kindly request that recommenders use the MEd and Graduate Certificate Reference form

7.   International Consideration

International students should refer to our International Student Page. For transcripts from outside the United States, refer to the instructions in the transcript section for international students.


Note: Neither MEd programs nor graduate certificates lead to Pennsylvania Department of Education certification. These programs are designed for K–12 in-service teachers. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

University of the Arts is authorized by the commonwealth of Pennsylvania to grant degrees in the visual, performing and related arts, and is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Tuition & Financial Aid 

Costs for the online MEd programs include 

  • $20,250 tuition ($675/credit hour for 30 hours)

  • A $50 fee that covers course resources, including software

  • A $100 fee for in-person studio arts courses

  • A stable and fast internet connection, a computer camera and access to Microsoft (These resources are the student’s responsibility.)

Financial Aid

Some students may be eligible for financial aid. A minimum of 4.5 credit hours per semester is required for financial aid eligibility. Students are required to be constantly enrolled to be financial aideligible.  

Learn more about graduate student financial aid.

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