M.Ed. Concentration in Educational Technology (Online)

College of Education - Department of Education

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) with a concentration in Educational Technology emphasizes the integration of education technology instruction and training across learning environments. The program is designed for educators working in an instructional capacity: post-secondary instructors, including community college faculty members, and others. This degree program may also be appropriate for Pre-K to grade 12 teachers and other educators who are not interested in Instructional Technology licensure, though the program’s emphasis is not on the Pre-K-12 curriculum. The program focuses on instructional design as well as a student learning and assessment within the framework of current and emerging educational technologies. All courses are offered online.

Note: This program is not an approved program for education licensure in Massachusetts.

Program Outcomes:

  1. Design and deliver online, blended and/or face-to-face professional development programs, training modules, online courses, and other learning experiences that effectively integrate educational technology for instructors/facilitators and students/participants.
  2. Evaluate current and emerging web-based and other technologies to (a) identify potential uses and applications for teaching, learning, assessment and research; (b) identify and resolve accessibility issues, and (c) examine potential ethical issues and legal concerns.
  3. Incorporate the principles of adult learning theory, Universal Design of Learning (UDL) and other research-based, proven practices in the design and delivery of technology-infused online, blended and/or face-to-face learning experiences.


Program Requirements

The degree requires successful completion of ten (10) courses, which include three (3) core courses, six (6) concentration courses, and one  (1) elective. Successful completion of an online written comprehensive examination and the submission of an electronic portfolio to the program advisor two weeks prior to the comprehensive exam are required. The examination is taken in the last semester of study.

Education Core Courses (3)

  • EDUC 991 Philosophy of Education and Teaching Practice
  • EDUC 998 Language Development and Communication
  • EDUC 999 Research and Evaluation (recommended after completion of three Content/Concentration courses)

Concentration Courses (6)

  • INST 941 Internet for 21st Century Teaching and Learning
  • INST 943 Impact of Technology on Education

Choose One (1) Instructional Course:

  • EDUC 927 Advanced Teaching Strategies
  • EDUC 940 Adult Development and Learning

Choose Three (3) concentration Electives:

  • INST 951 Mathematics Instruction with Technology
  • INST 955 Discipline-Specific Topics in Instructional Technology
  • INST 968 Introduction to Assistive Technology
  • INST 954 Technology Infrastructure Management
  • INST 959 Systemic Change: Curriculum, Instructional Technology, and Professional Development
  • TESL 920 Technology in the Second Language Classroom

Electives Courses (1)

  • Select one (1) additional graduate course as an elective either from the list of concentration course above or with the approval from the program advisor a graduate-level content course from an academic discipline (art, English, history, geography, mathematics, world languages, etc.)

    Note: Any transfer course to fulfill the Required Open Elective will only be considered during the application process.


Admission Requirements

The applicant must:

  • Complete the online graduate admission application
  • Submit the $50.00 application fee
  • Have earned a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Have a minimum undergraduate quality point average of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale.
  • Provide two letters of recommendation submitted on the Framingham State University Letter of Recommendation form and sent directly to the University’s Graduate Admissions office by the recommender. One letter must be from an employer or supervisor, and the other must be from a faculty member who has taught the candidate at collegiate level if the candidate attended classes in the last five years;
  • Submit a typed, 300-word personal statement discussing their motivation for seeking a master’s degree in view of prior formal education, current job responsibilities, and career plans;
  • Have formal access to a classroom, corporate training environment or other learning environment.

Application Deadline

Applicants are accepted on a rolling basis for the fall and spring semester. Completed application should be on file by July 1st for fall and December 1st for spring. Applications received after this date cannot be guaranteed timely matriculation. The Admissions Committee will begin review of an application only upon receipt of official copies of all required documents.


Effective as of the 2019-2020 Graduate Catalog