Loyola's Educational Technology graduate program is designed to help our students become educational technology leaders at the school and district levels by emphasizing a conscientious approach to technology that goes beyond the latest trends. Our comprehensive course of study blends practical applications of technology integration—whether developing, implementing, or administering technological resources or curriculum—with ethical, philosophical, and theoretical perspectives. In addition, students are provided with hands-on experience and opportunities to pursue educational technology research and scholarship, as well as strategies to improve pedagogy and instructional practice.
While personal and professional enrichment is a primary goal of the program, Loyola places equal emphasis on how to best serve the schools and school systems. The program ends with an individualized internship where graduate students apply their knowledge to help improve their own school or district.
Our unique M.Ed. program is nationally recognized by the International Society for Technology in Education. Graduates have gone on to become Board certified teachers, technology facilitators, online K-12 teachers, Board-certified academic technology coordinators, technology committee chairs, STEM teachers and coordinators, professional learning liaisons, mentor teachers, and even National Security Agency (NSA) employees.
NEW ONLINE FORMAT
Our 36-credit M.Ed. in Educational Technology program is now offered completely online in addition to our existing hybrid format. The online program is well-suited for currently practicing teachers or educational professionals interested in advancing their knowledge about educational technology and enhancing their instructional, technical, or pedagogical skills while gaining leadership experience in an entirely online format. The online program allows our students to receive the highest caliber education without leaving their families, jobs, and communities.
The completely online student-centered format combines self-paced learning with live class meetings using our web platform. Our program is designed to support the needs and interests of specialty teachers including language teachers, art and music teachers, and special educators, as well as K-12 classroom teachers.
The program offers many opportunities for networking and professional development, including local and national technology conference presentation opportunities, live screenings and webinars, and the opportunity to attend signature events. Our online degree graduates leave re-energized, with their teaching bolstered by new techniques and pedagogies rooted in the best practices of educational technology integration, their research skills grounded in theory and history, and their analytic skills sharpened. Add to that an expanded professional learning network and our graduates are equipped to be transformative educators and technology leaders.
- Engaging online or hybrid courses
- Internship completed in your own school setting
- Realistic focus on the good and bad of technology, and how to address both in the classroom
- Small classes and cohort-based approach
- Faculty who are experts in their field
- Engaged advisory board council
- Learn with a diverse range of teachers from public and private schools in a variety of specialty areas
This program is also offered through the cohorts to employees of local school systems at various off-campus locations. Visit our cohort website to get information about applying to the program.