MEd in Educational Technology

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Program Overview

The Master of Education (MEd) in Educational Technology online program offered by the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) is a 36-credit program designed to prepare persons in K-12, higher education, corporate, and military settings to develop the skills and knowledge necessary for the classrooms and boardrooms of tomorrow. Graduates of this program will have a much better understanding of the uses of technology and how they can be applied in instructional/training settings.

The program focuses on the theory, research and applications related to the field of educational technology and is intended to help individuals;

  • use instructional technology (computers, telecommunications and related technologies) as resources for the delivery of instruction;
  • serve as facilitators or directors of instructional technology in educational settings and/or be developers of instructional programs and materials for new technologies; and
  • design instructional materials in a variety of media.

In addition to earning an MEd in Educational Technology, students also have the opportunity to earn a graduate certificate in E-Learning or Technology Leadership, or both.

Program Options

The MEd in Educational Technology is a 36-credit hour online program. Students must complete the 27-credit hours of required courses plus 9-credit hours of electives. With Faculty Advisor approval, students can customize their Program of Study to meet their specific needs. We offer the following options:

  • MEd in Educational Technology
    This program of study allows students to select 9-credit hours of electives in a specific content area such as educational technology, reading, mathematics, or science.
  • MEd + E-Learning Certificate
    This program of study allows students interested in teaching online in higher education or at e-learning industries the opportunity to earn an E-Learning Certificate.
  • MEd + Technology Leadership Certificate
    This program of study offers candidates the opportunity to earn the Technology Leadership in Education (TLE) Certificate.
  • MEd + E-Learning and Technology Leadership in Education Certificates

Refer to UTRGV's MEd Educational Technology program website for details regarding coursework.

Many MEd in Educational Technology, E-Learning and Technology Leadership Certification courses are open to cross-campus enrollment. Check with your academic advisor prior to registering for any of these courses to ensure that they apply toward your degree program.

To view MEd in Educational Technology, E-Learning and Technology Leadership Certification program courses currently open for cross-campus enrollment, go the Student Portal Course Schedule and select Educational Technology (MEd) from the Finish@UT Program menu, or search for a specific course name/number. UTRGV students should refer to the UTRGV Course Schedule and register directly through your home campus.

Getting Started

To participate in this program, students must apply and be accepted by UTRGV. Application deadlines, requirements and more can be found on the MEd Educational Technology program website.

*Note: The GRE is not a requirement for Educational Technology graduate program applicants with an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or above. 

Refer to the Student Support section of our website for additional information on cross-campus registration, course access and campus contacts.

Institution and Advisor

UT Rio Grande Valley

Degree Awarded: Master of Education in Educational Technology

Program Advisor:

Dr. Rene Corbeil, Associate Professor and Educational Technology Program Director
(956) 882-7540 |

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the time requirements for a course?

The online courses in this program will require approximately the same time as a traditionally offered course. Students should plan on committing approximately 10 hours per week. All courses will follow the regular semester schedule.

How much will it cost?

Estimated campus tuition and fees information can be found on the Tuition, Payments & Financial Aid page.

What types of courses can be used to fulfill the nine credits of electives in the degree plan?

Students can either take Educational Technology Online electives or they can transfer credits from other universities (graduate advisor approval required). Students can use these electives to customize their degrees to meet personal and professional goals. Electives can be in subject areas other than educational technology, such as English, math or science.

Can I get credit for technology training I have already completed?

The best way to answer this question is discuss the matter with your academic advisor. Some courses may be able to transfer over without difficulty while others may require special approval In order to be considered, the courses must be graduate level from an accredited institution.

Can courses from a previous Master's degree apply toward this degree?

You are allowed to transfer up to nine credits from an existing Masters degree into the Educational Technology Program with approval from your advisor. These courses must have been taken from an accredited university within the past seven years in order to be considered.