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Course Offerings

The M.Ed. in Educational Technology consists of 27 hours from core courses plus 9 hours of electives for a total of 36 hours. Students can select the 9 hours of electives based upon their professional needs and academic interests (e.g., Master Technology Teacher – MTT Certificate, e-Learning Certificate, or 9 hours in a specific content area such as reading, mathematics, science) with advisor approval.

Recommended Course Sequence

Earn an M.Ed. in Educational Technology with an e-Learning Certificate or a Master Technology Teacher (MTT) Certificate, or both. Here are the three certificate tracks:

Semester e-Learning
Master Technology
Teacher Certificate
e-Learning +
MTT Certificate
1 EDTC 6320
EPSY 6304
EDTC 6320
EPSY 6304
EDTC 6320
EPSY 6304
2 EDTC 6321
EDFR 6300
EDTC 6321
EDFR 6300
EDTC 6321
EDFR 6300
3 EDTC 6323
EDFR 6388
EDTC 6323
EDFR 6388
EDTC 6323
EDTC 6325
EDFR 6388
18 Hour Review.
Submit e-Portfolio to advisor for review.
4 EDTC 6325
EDTC 6329
EDTC 6340
EDTC 6341
EDTC 6340
EDTC 6341
5 EDTC 6358
EDTC 6342
EDTC 6343
EDTC 6342
EDTC 6343
6 Elective
EDTC 6332
EDTC 6325
EDTC 6332
EDTC 6358
EDTC 6332
36 Hour Review.
Submit e-Portfolio to Educational Technology Faculty for review.



Students must complete EDTC 6320, EDTC 6321, EDFR 6300, EPSY 6304 within the first 18 hours of the program.


The Program of Study (POS)

The Program of Study should be developed in consultation with the Faculty Advisor during the first semester of graduate work and must contain the following elements:

  • A brief narrative statement giving the overall objectives of the program and special certification desired.
  • Methods for achieving these objectives, i.e., courses listed in the degree plan, experiences, thesis and tentative research problems.
  • The proposed method and anticipated date of the final evaluation.

Click on the following links to download a Program of Study (POS) form for your chosen track:


Core Courses

EDTC 6320 – Educational Technology
EDTC 6321 – Instructional Design
EDTC 6323 – Multimedia/Hypermedia
EDTC 6325 – Educational Communications
EDTC 6329 – Selected Topics in Educational Technology
EDTC 6332 – Practicum in Educational Technology
EDFR 6300 – Foundations of Research in Education
EPSY 6304 – Foundations of Learning, Cognition, and Human Development
EDFR 6388 – Socio-Cultural Foundations of Education



EDCI 6301 – Instructional Technology in Teaching
EDCI 6336 – Problems in Education: International Technology Issues
EDCI 6390 – Research Methods in Education
EDTC 6340 – Applications of Advanced Technologies in the Pk-12 Classroom
EDTC 6341 – Student- Centered Learning Using Technology
EDTC 6342 – Technology Leadership
EDTC 6343 – Master Teacher of Technology Practicum*
EDTC 6351 – Web-Based Multimedia in Instruction
EDTC 6358 – Theory and Practice of e-Learning

Master Technology Teacher Certification Program

The Master Technology Teacher is a State Board of Educator Certification (SBEC) approved certificate. The certification program is designed to offer candidates the opportunity to further their studies and become technology mentors in their schools.

Created by 77th Texas Legislature, MTT certification ensures the availability of teachers with specialized training to work with other teachers and students to increase the use of technology in each classroom. Required courses for completing MTT program certification include (see descriptions above):

EDTC 6340 – Application of Advanced Technologies in the PK-12 Classroom
EDTC 6341 – Student-Centered Learning Using Technology
EDTC 6342 – Technology Leadership
EDTC 6343 – Practicum

Click on the following link to download the Master Technology Teacher Certificate Program of Study form.

Click here to learn more about this certificate program.


The 12-hour E-Learning Certificate Program targets e-learning practitioners seeking a graduate certificate and those who show interest in teaching/learning online initiatives in higher education or at e-learning industries.

The goal of the E-Learning Certificate program is to prepare student candidates to serve as effective online educators by advancing knowledge and skills in electronic learning, both conceptual and practical. With the advanced studies in the graduate program, these candidates are also able to meet changing job requirements in response to current trends in e-learning.

EDTC 6321 – Instructional Design
EDTC 6323 – Multimedia/Hypermedia
EDTC 6358 – Theory and Practice of e-Learning
ELECTIVE with an emphasis on e-learning production skills

Click on the following link to download the E-Learning Certificate Program of Study form.

Click here to learn more about this certificate program.

Course Descriptions


EDTC 6320 –  Instructional Technology

(UT Brownsville): This course provides a history and overview of the field of instructional technology. Demonstrations of technologies in different educational settings are explored. Practical and theoretical means for ascertaining the needs of learners, implementations of specific technologies to meet those needs, and assessment of effectiveness of those technologies in meeting learner's needs are presented. Lec. 3, Cr. 3.

EDTC 6321 –  Instructional Design

(UT Brownsville): This course uses an instructional systems design model to guide the student in systematically developing effective Instruction. Theoretical and practical issues in instructional systems design are examined. Other instructional design models are introduced. Lec. 3, Cr. 3.

EDTC 6323 – Multimedia/Hypermedia

(UT Brownsville): This course concentrates on the development and utilization of hypermedia and multimedia in education. Students are expected to demonstrate the ability to develop an interactive instruction by utilizing audiovisual technologies and computer-based/Web-based technologies in a meaningful, educational context. Lec. 3, Cr. 3.

EDTC 6325 – Educational Communications

(UT Brownsville): This course addresses the development of instruction for e-learning environments. Learners will use a research-based rationale for the selection and utilization of technologies for designing, developing, implementing, and evaluating instruction using an open source courseware management system. Learners will also explore the potential of 3-D virtual environments for instructional applications. Lec. 3, Cr. 3.

EDTC 6329 – Selected Topics in Educational Technology

(UT Brownsville): This course addresses the study of significant topics related to utilization of technology in educational settings. With approval by advisor, course may be repeated when topic varies. Lec. 3, Cr. 3.

EDTC 6332 – Internship in Educational Technology

(UT Brownsville): Practicum in Educational Technology (UT Brownsville): Guided observation and practice in the applications of technology to a specified educational setting are emphasized. Prerequisites: Must be within six hours of completion of program; approval of graduate advisor. Lec. 3, Cr. 3.

EDTC 6340 – Applications of Advanced Technologies in the PK-12 Classroom

(UT Brownsville): Course emphasizes the skills required of the Master Teacher of Technology certification including applications of: multimedia, web-based materials, desktop publishing, streaming media, and media currently used in scientifically based research of instructional technology applications in PK – 12 classrooms. Lec. 3, Cr. 3.


EDTC 6341 – Student Centered Learning Using Technology

(UT Brownsville): This course provides the Master Technology Teacher (MTT) with the skills and conceptual knowledge for instructional design and development of student-centered learning activities in the K—12 classroom. The course also addresses critical issues in this instructional design and development process, including effective modifications of instruction that uses advanced technologies for special needs students, and mentoring other faculty members. Lec. 3, Cr. 3.

EDTC 6342 – Technology Leadership

(UT Brownsville): Techniques, strategies, resources, and tools for designing, developing, implementing and evaluating critical aspects of leadership in instructional technology issues in K—12 schools and classrooms will be addressed. Lec. 3, Cr. 3.

EDTC 6343 – MTT Practicum

(UT Brownsville): This is the capstone experience for the Master Teacher of Technology certification. Students will combine skills and concepts to generate a comprehensive solution to a campus wide, or district wide instructional issue whose solution centers upon exemplary uses of instructional technologies. Lec. 3, Cr. 3.

EDTC 6351 – Web-Based Multimedia in Instruction

(UT Brownsville): This course provides a framework by which distance educators can infuse learner-centered principles into the design and development of multimedia for online education. In this course you will learn how to create, capture, prepare, and publish audio/video products using a variety of multimedia authoring tools. Lec. 3, Cr. 3.

EDCI 6301 – Instructional Technology in Teaching

(UT Brownsville): This introductory course is designed to provide students the opportunity to acquire skills, insight, and practice in selecting, using, producing, and managing instructional technology tools in the K-12 classroom. The course teaches teachers how to successfully integrate technology into all aspects of teaching and learning. Lec. 3, Cr. 3.

EDCI 6390 – Research Methods in Education

(UT Brownsville): This course will provide graduate students with opportunities to increase their competence as educational researchers through an in-depth dialogue and instruction of research paradigms and methodologies in education. It is designed to prepare students to plan a research study and write and defend a Master's Thesis Proposal. Lec. 3, Cr. 3.


Courses from our Partner Institutions


EDC 390T - Advanced Instructional System Design

(UT Austin): The course is designed to enable students to both understand and apply current strategies, trends, issues, and theoretical frameworks for the design and development of instructional systems. Students will work in teams to design and develop an instructional product for an authentic client such as a state agency, school system or subject matter expert. Throughout the design and development process, students will share their progress and problems and discuss instructional design theories and strategies with guest instructional design experts.

PMCH 6381 – Applied Research Methods

(UT Medical Branch Galveston): The student will be given the opportunity to demonstrate a knowledge of: (1) historical and policy issues and the basic approaches used in research; (2) whether a problem is amenable to investigation by formal research methods, (3) specific theoretical research models and techniques for analyzing and developing both quantitative and qualitative forms of research and evaluation studies; (4) specific methods and procedures for reviewing and assessing the research literature, and (5) designing his/her own research or evaluation study.

EDUC 6304 – Learning and Cognition (Advanced Educational Psychology)

(UT Permian Basin): This course has been designed to provide educators with the most up-to-date information concerning the teaching-learning process. This course will provide an opportunity for students to incrementally develop an educational theory and practice based on solid research and theoretical concepts. Students will be provided with a working knowledge of learning theory from various viewpoints, developmental influences, practical application and teaching methods. Students will also become familiar with approaches dealing with the management and motivation of students and measurement of individual differences.

EDC 385GA – Computer Supported Collaborative Learning

(UT Austin): This online course is designed to help you explore, use and develop your knowledge and skills on needs of learners, implementations of specific technologies to meet those needs, and assessment of effectiveness of those technologies in meeting learner's needs are presented.

EDC 385GB – Instructional Technology Planning and Management

(UT Austin): The course uses a problem-based approach to learning technology planning and management skills. Using authentic school data and situations, you and your team members will develop a comprehensive strategic technology plan. Although the context will be that of a public school, the planning strategies and processes will also apply to other educational and training settings.

IST 6373 – Special Topics: Evaluating Trends in Educational Technology

(UT San Antonio): This course provides an overview of evaluation approaches, techniques, tools, and philosophies as they apply to current and future applications of technology in educational environments. Students will develop skills in evaluating a variety of technologies, identify strategies for evaluation, and identify past and current trends in the use of technology to support learning.

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