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Master of Education in Digital Learning and Leading online

This 100% online M.Ed. in Digital Learning and Leading is a program that 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.

Limited Time Special Offer

PLUS: $1,000 in tuition savings on any LU online program Learn More >>

Limited Time Special Offer

PLUS: $1,000 in tuition savings on any LU online program Learn More >>

About the Program

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in as few as 18 months
36 credit hours
$275 per credit hour*

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.

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

Other program advantages include:

  • 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

*Price includes distance learning fee.

Online Courses

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.

M.Ed. Digital Learning and Leading course schedule (.pdf)

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

EDLD 5302 Concepts of Educational Technology

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).

Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
EDLD 5303 Applying Educational Technology Portfolio

Evidence-based uses of educational technology in Pre-K-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 Pre-K-12 and demonstrating evidences of technology in teaching and learning.

Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
EDLD 5304 Leading Organizational Change

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.

Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
EDLD 5305 Disruptive Innovation in Education

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.

Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
EDLD 5313 Creating Significant Learning Environments

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.

Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
EDLD 5314 Digital Learning in Local and Global Contexts

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.

Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
EDLD 5315 Assessing Digital Learning and Instruction

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.

Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
EDLD 5316 Digital Citizenship

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.

Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
EDLD 5317 Resources for Digital Environments

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.

Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
EDLD 5318 Instructional Design in Online Learning

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.

Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
EDLD 5388 Special Topics - Technology

Coming soon.

Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
EDLD 5320 Synthesis of Digital Learning and Leadership/Capstone

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.

Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3


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!

Upcoming Start Dates:

January 22, 2019

Apply by December 20, 2018

March 4, 2019

Apply by February 27, 2019

April 15, 2019

Apply by March 14, 2019

Tuition & Financial Aid

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.


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


Per Credit Hour. Price includes distance learning fee.

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 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.

* All applicants must submit official, sealed, transcripts from each institution attended to the Admissions Office. All degrees must be from a regionally accredited institution. Send transcripts to: Lamar University Online Admissions, P.O. Box 10017, Beaumont, Texas 77710
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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

Students with a GPA of 3.0 and higher are eligible for a GRE waiver.

Program-Specific Requirements

Verify the departmental and program-specific admission requirements for this program.