Combine Learning and Technology to Prepare Future Generations
Learn how to create a more welcoming and innovative space in the classroom with a degree in education and technology.
Discover how you can make the classroom a more welcoming and creative space. Offered fully online, our flexible program teaches you the latest technological trends in education. Learn to integrate technology into the elementary, middle school, high school or college classroom. While here, you'll investigate how technology supports teaching and develop strategic plans for integrating technology. Our comprehensive program prepares you for a wide range of careers. From the classrooms to libraries to technology directors' offices, you'll be ready to address the ever-changing needs of our students.
SEE YOURSELF SUCCEED WITH A DEGREE IN Educational Technology
Education is what we’re known for. Join the ranks of our graduates who have gone on to become successful teachers, principals, superintendents and school counselors.
Located in the Frank Young Education North building, our Mentor Center provides the information and support you need to reach your career goals.
Enjoy the opportunity to learn from home with guidance and mentorship from world-class faculty who are respected researchers in their fields.
Stand out to employers by creating an e-portfolio and learning technology program plan. No matter where you go, we’ll help you get there.
What you will learn
A master’s degree in educational technology will offers the opportunity to:
- Learn to create digital learning experiences, such as games and simulations
- Implement the latest research practices in technology integration
- Apply teaching methods that foster critical thinking and complex problem-solving skills
- Develop an electronic portfolio showcasing your philosophy, informed decision-making, communication skills and digital learning designs
Whether teaching in the PreK-16 classroom or working in a school or college educational technology office, our program prepares you for a wide range of careers.
Career Possibilities and Current Median Salaries
US DOL Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2018
I enjoy the diversity of the student body. I like that we have students from so many different walks of life and belief systems.
I am a professional nerd. Tell me the information you seek and I will find it.
The university community is very much present, and the opportunities are pretty endless.
The internship experience provides the foundation employers are often looking for. Although not required for your degree, internships are an important part of your educational experience. These are just a few of the companies that partner with Career Development to offer internship opportunities for educational technology students at A&M-Commerce.
Explore the culture and structure of the maker movement and how it can be implemented in existing schools. Participate in several aspects of making through prototyping with electronics, microcontrollers and some simple computer programming on the Arduino.
You will approach games and simulations as learning technologies, including defining qualities and characteristics, as well as theories of learning and play. Emphasis is placed on processes for designing and selecting appropriate games and simulations based on analysis of instructional needs.
You will become familiar with the process for developing and implementing a strategic plan for technology integration in educational settings. Emphasis is placed on developing a mission, vision, and priority goals for technology integration that align with school/institution strategic plans.
Our master's degree in educational technology is designed for current educators and working professionals. At A&M-Commerce, you can complete your degree in as little as a year. Choose any four electives to customize your program.
Graduate Program Cost
Tuition and fees for graduate students taking nine credit hours are $3,669 for Texas residents and $7,341 for non-residents.
- ETEC 524: Intro to Ed Tech
- ETEC 527: Web 2.0 Tools
- ETEC 528 or ETEC 591
- OLT 595: Research Methods
- ETEC 526: Games and Simulations
- ETEC 568 or ETEC 593
- ETEC 562: Apply Instructional Tech
- ETEC 594: Inquiry-based Methods
- ETEC 579: Implementation of Tech Programs
- ETEC 596: Capstone
Applications are accepted throughout the year.
Note: This program is not available to international students.
Your Path to Becoming a Lion
Step 1. Submit Application
- Select “Create a new graduate school admissions application.”
- Select “Texas A&M University-Commerce (Commerce)” as your “Target University.”
- Select “Educational Technology, MS” or “Educational Technology, MED” as your “Major”
- Pay the $50 application fee.
Wait to receive an application confirmation email before proceeding to the next step.
- After you submit your application, the Graduate School will send a confirmation email within two business days to the personal email account you used for ApplyTexas.
After you submit your application, you may be granted provisional status, which means you can enroll in one semester of courses. You will not be eligible for financial aid until you submit all of your documents and are accepted into the program.
Step 2. Submit Documents
Submit the following documents after you receive an application confirmation email.
- Upload your documents at myLeo > Apps > Check Admissions Application Status & Test Scores or email your documents to [email protected], unless otherwise specified below.
Contact your previous institution(s) and request that they send your official transcripts to [email protected].
- We recommend that you request transcripts for all of your academic work.
All international transcripts must be evaluated and the evaluation submitted to the Graduate School.
We accepts evaluations sent directly from the following Agencies.
- If a normal evaluation is submitted, official original transcripts with all marksheets will still need to be submitted.
- If a WES ICAP or equivalent is submitted, we will not need the official transcripts to be submitted separately.
If your institution is unable to submit a digital copy, hard copies may be mailed to:
Texas A&M University-Commerce
Attn: Graduate School
PO Box 3011
Commerce, Texas 75429-3011
Statement of Goals
Describe your preparation for graduate work and your academic interests and goals in no more than 500 words.
Resume or CV
Submit a resume or curriculum vitae (CV) which includes your academic and professional history and achievements.
You do not need to submit GRE scores if you have:
- a completed bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university with a 3.0 GPA overall or higher
- a completed master’s degree from a regionally accredited university with a 3.0 GPA overall or higher
- Current Texas Teacher or Principal Certificate
- Request that your GRE®scores be sent to Texas A&M University-Commerce (6188) when you register for the test. If you have already taken the GRE®, you can order additional score reports.
Look for application updates in myLeo > Apps > Check Application Status
- Once an admission decision has been made, you will receive an email to your student email account at myLeo > Apps > Leomail.
Step 3. Apply for Financial Assistance
- Apply for scholarships and graduate assistantships once you are admitted.
- Apply for financial aid by submitting a FAFSA and sending it to school code 003565.
- Contact your financial aid advisor with any questions.
Step 4. Register for Classes
Once registration opens and you are eligible to enroll, your graduate enrollment specialist is here to help you complete registration.
- View your degree plan in DegreeWorks.
- View the Schedule of Classes.
- To register for classes, go to myLeo > Student Resources > Registration Menu.
Contact your graduate enrollment specialist if you have any questions regarding your degree plan and registration.
Frequently Asked Questions
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- Department of Higher Education and Learning Technology