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The name of this degree program has recently changed from Instructional Systems — Educational Technology to Learning, Design, and Technology — Educational Technology.
Educational Technology Careers on the Rise
As the Internet and related technologies continue to evolve, businesses and school boards across the nation are turning to technology in the classroom to more effectively engage learners; enhance performance; and improve the quality of learning experiences. As a result, the demand continues to increase for education professionals who want to expand their skills in the integration of technology into their professional settings.
To help meet this rising demand, Penn State World Campus offers an online Master of Education in Learning, Design, and Technology — Educational Technology.
Let Penn State Help You Integrate, Evaluate, and Improve Technology in Your Classroom
Penn State World Campus has partnered with Penn State's College of Education to offer you the master's in learning, design, and technology — educational technology. This program is designed to improve the use of the Internet and technology in your professional setting, and to give you the skills and confidence to apply sound technology practices in a way that positively impacts the learning process.
Penn State's College of Education is regularly ranked among the nation's best graduate schools, according to U.S. News & World Report, and the online master's program is taught by the same nationally recognized faculty.
Choose the Online Graduate Program in Education Technology That Is Right for You
Penn State offers the Master of Education in Learning, Design, and Technology — Educational Technology and a Postbaccalaureate Certificate in Educational Technology Integration.
1. Master of Education in Learning, Design, and Technology — Educational Technology
This 33-credit program is intended for education professionals interested in learning how to design and implement technology-based learning experiences and solutions that can impact the learning process of their students or clients.
2. Postbaccalaureate Certificate in Educational Technology Integration
This 15-credit postbaccalaureate certificate best suits teachers and trainers interested in the hands-on aspects of technology integration in their professional settings. With proper planning from an instructional systems adviser in the College of Education, this certificate can fulfill almost half of your requirements for the master's degree, if you decide to apply and are accepted into the program.
Act 48 Approved
Penn State is an Act 48-approved provider for Pennsylvania educators, so the courses in both educational technology programs may count toward your professional development hours.
Who Should Apply?
The Master of Education in Learning, Design, and Technology — Educational Technology can help you develop and assess the impact of technology-based learning experiences. If you are an educator who is interested in designing, developing, and evaluating the impact of technology on learning, this program was designed for you. We recommend access to students (in your classroom, school, or organization) for implementation and evaluation of program projects, however adaptations are available for educational technology students who do not have direct access to instructional settings.
Please note that this program does not lead to initial teacher certification or the Pennsylvania Department of Education Instructional Technology Specialist Certificate. However, this program may help you to renew your teacher certification. Check with your state's Department of Education for exact requirements for recertification.
Career Opportunities for Graduates
As a graduate of this program, you may find career opportunities in such areas as teaching K–12, curriculum and instruction administration, continuing education/adult education, teaching at community colleges, working for academic departments in colleges or universities, instructional design, corporate training, or consulting.
Online Education at Penn State
Penn State has a history of 100+ years of distance education and more than a decade of experience in online learning. We create an online learning environment that offers you the same quality education our residential students experience in a face-to-face setting. Learn more about Penn State World Campus.