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Master of Education in Digital Learning and Leading online


This 100% online program meets the needs of today's technology-infused teaching environment. This program will give you the confidence and skills to competently create interactive, learner-centered environments that use instructional technology to engage and motivate students.

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Program Overview

Lamar University's M.Ed. in Digital Learning and Leading can prepare you to create meaningful change in education. This online program is designed to develop both your digital knowledge and your leadership abilities and give you tools, skills and knowledge to empower those in your educational community to step outside their comfort zone and into the digital future.

icon $9,900* Total Program Cost
icon As few as 18 months Program Duration
icon 36 Credit Hours
icon $9,900* Total Program Cost
icon As few as 18 months Program Duration
icon 36 Credit Hours

Lamar University's College of Education and Human Development is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

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In this program, you will:

  • Gain an understanding of how to address the organizational resistance often associated with innovation
  • Learn how to quantify and assess learning within the digital environment
  • Build an e-portfolio of applied learnings that demonstrates your skill in innovative uses of digital resources

Program Advantages:

  • No teaching certification required to enter the program
  • Ideal for those currently working in a professional capacity in Pre-K through 12 education setting, but also well-suited to educators outside the traditional school setting
  • Opportunity to earn your Certified Digital Educator credential after completing the first 6 hours
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For nearly a century, Lamar University has been committed to offering a high quality education that is also accessible to students at all levels of financial need.

$9,900 Total program cost. Price includes distance learning fee.

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Total program cost depends upon transfer hours and program advisement relevant to program requirements. For more information, contact a Lamar University enrollment specialist contact a Lamar University enrollment specialist.

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.


Lamar University's online Master of Education in Digital Learning and Leading offers multiple opportunities per year to enter your program. So once you're ready to start, you won't have wait long!

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5-Week Courses Program Start Date Application Deadline Payment Due Last Class Day
Spring I 2020 1/21/2020 12/12/2019 1/16/2020 2/24/2020
Spring II 2020 3/2/2020 2/3/2020 2/27/2020 4/6/2020
Spring III 2020 4/13/2020 3/13/2020 4/9/2020 5/18/2020
Summer I 2020 6/1/2020 5/4/2020 5/28/2020 7/6/2020
Summer II 2020 7/13/2020 5/25/2020 7/9/2020 8/14/2020

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Lamar University's online programs have specific requirements that applicants must meet to enroll. Please review the admission guidelines carefully. For specific questions or more details, view our admission FAQs.


Online Application

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


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.

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University Admission Requirements

  • Online Application & Fee: Complete online application and pay a one-time application fee of $25.
  • Transcripts: Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended*
  • 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.
  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

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.

Out of state students should check with their state department of education to determine if there are specific state requirements needed.

Send all required documents to:

Lamar University Online Admissions
PO Box 10017
Beaumont, TX 77710


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*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 or college 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.

For students considering an academic program that leads to professional licensure in a state outside of Texas, such as Clinical Mental Health Counseling, School Counseling, Educational Diagnostician, Principal Certificate or Superintendent Certificate, please contact applicable licensure board(s) in any state you may want to pursue licensure prior to beginning the academic program in order to determine whether the program meets licensure requirements. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm program eligibility for licensure in any state outside of Texas.


Students are required to complete 36 hours of coursework as outlined in the following degree plan. Courses are 5 weeks long and can be taken on a pay-by-the-course basis. 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.

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EDLD 5302: Concepts of Educational Technology

Duration: 5 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

The Concepts of Educational Technology emphasizes how Information and Communication Technology (ICT) can enhance the teaching and learning experience and enable students to acquire 21st century skills. (Microsoft TWT and MCE Exam).

EDLD 5303: Applying Educational Technology: Portfolio

Duration: 5 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Evidence-based uses of educational technology in PK-12 schools. Emphasis on production of instructional materials using technologies, strengths and limitations of educational technology, articulation of personal philosophy of uses of technology in PK-12 and demonstrating evidences of technology in teaching and learning.

EDLD 5304: Leading Organizational Change

Duration: 5 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Explore current leadership theories and practices for leading digital and change in school systems. By becoming self-differentiated peer-leaders, professional educators learn to address the resistance to change that occurs when launching innovative digital educational improvement initiatives in North American educational culture.

EDLD 5305: Disruptive Innovation in Education

Duration: 5 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Success in leading technological change in your learning environment is directly related to how well you and your organization are prepared. By embracing technological innovations as opportunities rather than challenges, students can proactively use those changes as catalysts to enhance their institution’s or district’s learning environments.

EDLD 5313: Creating Significant Learning Environments

Duration: 5 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Explore the theories of constructivist epistemology used to create student-centered learning environments. By applying constructivist techniques, students create active and engaging learning environments that utilize technology, increase motivation for learning, and engage the learner.

EDLD 5314: Digital Learning in Local and Global Contexts**

Duration: 5 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Provides opportunities to explore benefits of Information Communication Technologies (ICT) used in education and some of the best approaches in which innovative ICT practices have been used in education in local and global contexts.

EDLD 5315: Assessing Digital Learning and Instruction**

Duration: 5 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Overcome the common misperception that abstract concepts such as learning are immeasurable. Using practical measurement solutions, professional educators learn to quantify and assess student-learning in digital learning environments.

EDLD 5316: Digital Citizenship

Duration: 5 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

This course examines the critical elements of digital citizenship; surveys contemporary legal issues; and explores rules, regulations, copyright, fair use, and intellectual property issues. Students will interact with multiple learning communities and build/strengthen their personal learning environments through a collection of resources, reflection and engagement, and creation of professional materials. The intended audience for this course is school administrators, prospective school administrators, IT personnel, practicing teacher, and other professionals who are interested in learning about digital citizenship, ethical and legal issues.

EDLD 5317: Resources for Digital Environments

Duration: 5 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

This course focuses on ongoing discussion and analysis of existing digital learning resources of many types (e.g., learning management systems, games, simulations, micro worlds, social media networks). As new digital resources are developed, digital leaders need to be able to understand and evaluate their practicality and value for educational use. This course allows students to explore new and changing technologies, applications and approaches.

EDLD 5318: Instructional Design in Online Learning **

Duration: 5 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Learn the basics of creating effective instructional design for online courses using the “Understand by Design” framework. This course is a study of the principles of instruction design where designing instructional systems, processes in learning and instruction, delivery systems and evaluating instruction are considered.

EDLD 5320: Synthesis of Digital Learning and Leadership/Capstone

Duration: 5 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

The purpose of the synthesis course is to provide students with the opportunity to synthesize the knowledge, skills and values gained from the program and field experiences. The course will strive to expand students’ ability to master new content, think critically, and develop life-long learning skills across the disciplines.

*Price includes distance learning fee.

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