Master of Arts in Educational Technology

Graduate study in educational technology at Loyola comprises a flexible, project-based curriculum that allows you to tailor your course of study as you make choices about how to apply new skills to your own work environment. The variety of choices that form the core of the educational technology program, combined with an intensely practical, hands-on method of study, ensure that your unique professional needs are met. This individual approach invites students of all competency levels to pursue the degree, regardless of their level of skills.

While personal and professional enrichment is a primary goal of the educational technology program, Loyola places equal emphasis on how to best serve the school and school system where you are employed. By offering a comprehensive course of study that blends practical applications with ethical, philosophical, and theoretical perspectives, Loyola is growing the ranks of qualified technology leaders to support schools in and around Maryland. With a Loyola degree in educational technology, you gain knowledge and expertise in all areas designed to support the technological infrastructure of your school. Whether planning for technology, implementing technology in the curriculum, or administering a technology program, you'll learn skills and information that are crucial to the future health and growth of technology in education.

Program Format

Loyola's graduate programs in education offer students numerous program offerings to suit the varying needs of full-time working professionals as well as individuals who want to pursue their degree on the fastest track possible. The educational technology program may be taken part-time (to be completed in 2-5 years). Part-time offers a self-paced opportunity to complete requirements over a longer period of time with courses delivered at times of the day that are convenient to full-time work schedules.

Program Requirements

The Master of Arts (M.A.) degree requires 39 credits. The degree requires a nine-credit departmental core, a 24-credit technology core, and a 6-credit culminating thesis.

Departmental Core:
  • ED 600: Foundations of Educational Research -OR- ED 670: Teacher Research and Inquiry
  • ED 608: Educational Innovations
  • AD 662: Leadership, Supervision and Professional Development
Technology Core:
  • ET 605: Introduction to Educational Technology
  • ET 610: Curricular Applications of Technology
  • ET 620: Multimedia Design in the Classroom
  • ET 630: Digital Communication in the Classroom
  • ET 631: Distance Education
  • ET 641 Universal Design for Learning with Technology Integration
  • ET 680: The Role of the Technology Leader
  • ET 690: Educational Technology Seminar
Culminating Project:
  • ET 699: Thesis Seminar