Master of Education in Applied Digital Learning Online

Equip yourself with the tools you need to create innovative digital learning environments and lead organizational change. This flexible online M.Ed. features an updated curriculum and reduced credit hour requirements to keep pace with the needs of today's students.

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Program Overview

Discover LU’s 100% online M.Ed. in Applied Digital Learning

Lamar Online Degree Tuition Cost
Total Program Cost
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12 months
Program Duration
Degree Credit Hours Required
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Earning your Master of Education in Applied Digital Learning online from Lamar University will prepare you to meet the demand for transformative, forward-thinking educational leaders in virtually all industries. Designed for working educators, corporate trainers and other professionals, this project-based program develops your skills with engaging, hands-on learning experiences and opportunities to successfully identify, build, implement and measure innovative digital strategy in your organization.

100% online coursework provides a collaborative community in which you will explore disruptive innovation in education, resources for digital environments, instructional design in online learning, and more. As a student, you will complete and apply an educational technology portfolio to share your plans, initiatives and research. With 8-week courses and five start dates a year, you can earn your master’s in as few as 12 months—and apply what you learn right away.

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Learn more about our affordable tuition

The following is the tuition breakdown for students pursuing a Master of Education in Applied Digital Learning online. Our tuition is affordable and can be paid by the course.

$9,735 Total program cost. Price includes distance learning fee.

Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice due to action by the Board of Regents or the Texas State Legislature.

In addition to the textbook, some courses may require ancillary course materials that may range up to $150 each. Use of additional resources is at the discretion of each professor.

Financial Aid

Ready to get started on your degree program online but need help finding ways to fund your education? We can help you discover student financing sources that include grants, loans and other payment options. Learn more about financial aid here.


Important dates you need to know for our online program

Our Master of Education in Applied Digital Learning online program features multiple start dates to accommodate your busy schedule. Find the start date that works best for you and apply before the application deadline associated with it.

Upcoming Start Dates:

Apply by:12/21/22
Start Class:1/17/23

8 week courses Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Payment Due Last Class Day
Fall 2 10/19/2022 09/28/2022 10/05/2022 10/10/2022 12/06/2022
Spring I 01/17/2023 12/21/2022 01/03/2023 01/09/2023 03/07/2023
Spring II 03/08/2023 02/15/2023 02/22/2023 02/27/2023 05/02/2023

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Find your fit with Lamar University’s online applied digital learning program

The Master of Education in Applied Digital Learning online program has specific requirements that applicants must meet to enroll. Please read the admission guidelines to ensure you qualify.

Online Application

Submit your application and one-time $25 application fee online.

Official Transcripts

Proof of Employment

Applicant should be employed in a position such as PK-12, higher education or corporate training.

Minimum 2.5 Undergraduate GPA

Applicants with a GPA below 2.5 in the institutional bachelor's will not be admitted.

University Admission Requirements

  • Online Application & Fee: University requirements will be assessed by the online application through There is a one-time application fee of $25.
  • Transcripts: Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended*
  • Conferred degree GPAs will be used for admission purposes. Applicants with a GPA below 2.5 in the conferred bachelor’s degree will be denied admission. Applicants with a conferred master’s degree with a 3.0 GPA and above will be accepted.

  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Valid applicant needs to be employed in a position such as PK-12, higher education or corporate training, where they can implement course content and develop portfolio artifacts.

Waivers of any experience or certification requirements will be initiated by Lamar University Admissions staff as necessary in instances where they may not apply, such as applications from states that do not require certification for licensure.

Send all required documents to:

Lamar University Online Admissions
PO Box 10017
Beaumont, TX 77710


Submit electronically to [email protected]

*All applicants must submit official, sealed transcripts from each institution attended to the Admissions Office. All degrees must be from a regionally accredited institution. Lamar University Office of Admissions will no longer require community college transcripts for graduate applicants. Official transcripts from all other institutions will be required. However, if a department or program wishes to review a community college transcript for decision purposes, the department or program may directly request the applicant to submit the official community college transcript(s) to the Office of Admissions for processing.


The topics you’ll study in our online M.Ed. in Applied Digital Learning curriculum

Students are required to complete 30 hours of coursework as outlined in the M.Ed. in Applied Digital Learning online degree plan. Courses are offered on a rotational basis and not all courses are offered each session. 

Note: Lamar University Graduate Education Programs do not permit students to take coursework for transient credit.

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
By focusing on the learning as the first priority, the learning will drive the selection, implementation, and application of technology within the learning environment. This focus allows technology to be put into its proper place where it enhances learning as opposed to a directive tool that can potentially limit learning.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Learners will complete an ePortfolio where they consolidate all their program course work and share their innovation plans and related initiatives, strategies, and research. The choice of the ePortfolio platform is up to the learner but all work must be prepared and submitted electronically.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
By using current leadership theories and practices and by becoming self-differentiated peer-leaders, professional educators will learn to address the resistance to change that occurs when launching innovative digital educational improvement initiatives.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Success in leading technological change in your learning environment is directly related to how well you and your organizations are prepared. By embracing technological innovations as opportunities rather than challenges, learners can proactively use those changes as catalysts to enhance their institution or district’s learning environments. Requires a grade of a B or higher to proceed or must retake course.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Explore the theories of constructivist epistemology used to create student-centered learning environments. By applying constructivist techniques, learners create active and engaging learning environments that utilize technology to enhance learning, increase motivation for learning, and engage the learner.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Overcome the common misconception that abstract concepts such as learning are immeasurable. Using practical measurement solutions, learners will quantify and assess learning in digital learning environments.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Most professional development uses a traditional information transfer model that results in limited learning. To move from this passive Sit and Get model to an active Go and Show model of professional learning, learners will use the key principles of effective professional learning to improve their learning environment.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
With the constant addition and enhancement of technology, there can be an overwhelming selection of resources to choose from. By exploring the efficacy of digital resources and identifying, analyzing, and sharing the benefits of those resources, learners can avoid using technology as the quick fix in their learning environment.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Online and blended learning requires much more than simply moving content into a digital environment. Effective online and blended learning uses intentional design strategies to ensure that technology is used to enhance learning rather than control the learning and activities.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Learners will synthesize their knowledge, skills, beliefs, and values gained through their digital learning experiences and present a comprehensive plan on how they developed into digital learners and leaders that can identify and promote innovation, create significant digital learning environments, and lead organizational change.

*Price includes distance learning fee.

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