Department of Educational Studies, Research and Technology

Master of Education Specialization in Educational Technology

Ed Tech

pdf Master of Educational Technology Instructions and curriculum_v6

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Course Sequence

  • ETE 455/555 Instructional Design (3 credits)
  • ETE 571 Technological Change and Schools (3 credits)
  • ETE 690 Designing Online Instruction (3 credits)
  • ETE 572 Advancements in Educational Technology (3 credits) (6W1)
  • ETE 573 Innovation: Projects in Educational Technology (3 credits) (pre-requisite: ETE 570)
  • ETE 691 eLearning Tools and Techniques (3 credits) (pre-requisite: ETE 690)
  • ETE 570 Technology in Learning Environments (3 credits) (6W2)
  • ETE 595 Current Topics and Research in Educational Technology (3 credits) (6W2)
    (Emphasis is on generative Artificial Intelligence tools in education)

Admission - Master of Education

General requirements for admission to the Master's Degree in Educational Technology include:

1. A completed application form.

2. Official transcript from all colleges/universities where degrees were previously received.

3. Take the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and earn a score above the 50th percentile; students are exempt from these test requirements if:

- Baccalaureate degree is less than six years old at time of application AND undergraduate cumulative grade point average was at least 2.75 out of 4.00;

- OR Baccalaureate degree is six years old or older at the time of application and your cumulative grade point average was at least 3.00 out of 4.00;

- OR student completes the equivalent of 12 semester hours of Cleveland State University graduate course work (including EDB 601) and receive a grade of B or better in each course.

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Exit Requirements

Students who complete the course requirements for the Master’s Degree in Educational Technology have four exit options.

  • Portfolio (no credit)
  • Comprehensive Examination (no credit)
  • Project (one to six credits)
  • Thesis (one to six credits)

The portfolio is a comprehensive document based on technology artifacts submitted during specialization coursework and or/classroom-based technology integration artifacts created by the candidate. The portfolio artifacts are aligned with the ISTE Technology Coach standards. The portfolio option is the choice of most students.

Students are required to complete practicum hours in a K-12 or higher education or adult education setting.

Comprehensive Examination Option

The written comprehensive examination is prepared, administered, and evaluated by the student’s department. The examination is usually taken in the final semester of enrollment. Students must be registered during the semester in which they take the examination and must have filed an application for graduation (see the Application for Graduation section in this Catalog). When the student’s completed examination has been evaluated, the department chair certifies the results to the Associate Dean. Should the student’s comprehensive examination be judged unsatisfactory, the student is permitted to take a second examination. A third examination is not permitted.

Thesis or Project Option

M.Ed. candidates who do not take the comprehensive examination must complete either a project or a thesis as their culminating degree activity. Students must be registered for thesis/project credit each semester (excluding summer unless they are graduating) until the thesis or project is completed.

Thesis or Project Definitions

Thesis: The thesis must be a written, in-depth, scholarly investigation of a specific area related to the major emphasis of the student’s program of study. 2. Project: The project is usually a manuscript that documents the application of educational theory to practice and demonstrates capacity for evaluation and synthesis. In some instances, other media (e.g., film, videotape, program) may constitute the major product, but these must be accompanied by written documentation explaining the application, value, and limitations of the product. In all cases, a project must include references to related works and must be presented in a form consistent with educational research publications. Students considering the project or thesis options should speak to their advisor and then contact the Education Student Services Center [Julka Hall, Room 1401, telephone (216) 687-4625] to request Thesis or Project Option guidelines. Students also should request a copy of the Thesis and Dissertation Format Guidelines from the College of Graduate Studies [Keith Building, Room 1150, telephone (216) 687-9370].

Interested and prospective students can contact the program coordinator, Dr. Selma Koc at