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Master of Education in Educational Technology Leadership online

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This online degree program is designed to prepare educators to proficiently use technology and serve as leaders in integrating technology into the classroom.

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Program Overview

Ranked as a top affordable online graduate education program by both U.S. News & World Report and GetEducated.com, Lamar University's M.Ed. in Educational Technology Leadership online program trains teachers in how people learn and how to best design instructional systems and materials that facilitate learning through technology. Educational technology leaders around the nation are viewed as important problem solvers.

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 construct a foundation of leadership through fundamental leadership theories and define your own purpose of leadership. As you learn how to build communities that support learning for all students, you will also learn strategies and best practices for using technology to promote learning and positively impact student achievement.

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Tuition

Our goal is for our students to earn a high-quality degree that will help them improve their career and income, without taking on large financial debt.

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$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.

Calendar

The M.Ed. in Educational Technology Leadership online program offers multiple start dates and is ideal for students who seek to balance jobs, families, education and social lives.

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5-Week Courses Program Start Date Application Deadline Payment Due Last Class Day
Fall III 2018 11/19/2018 10/22/2018 11/12/2018 12/21/2018
Spring I 2019 1/22/2019 12/20/2018 1/17/2019 2/25/2019
Spring II 2019 3/4/2019 2/4/2019 2/28/2019 4/8/2019
Spring III 2019 4/15/2019 3/14/2019 4/11/2019 5/20/2019

M.Ed. in Educational Technology Leadership Course Schedule(.pdf)

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Admissions

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.

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Online Application

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

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Teaching Certificate

Submit documentation of your valid, state-issued teaching certificate. Applicants must have at least two years of teaching experience.

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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*
  • Teaching Certificate: Students must have a valid state-issued teaching certificate upon enrolling in the program.
  • Teaching Experience: Applicants must have at least two years of teaching experience.
  • 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.

Department of Educational Leadership Admission Requirements

The Department of Educational Leadership requires the following for admission to the department program. These requirements will be solicited from you at the time your Apply Texas application is uploaded to the Lamar University data system. You can determine right now if your place of employment is approved by TEA.

  • Teaching Certificate: Valid teaching certificate.** This does not include a probationary or permit issued certificate.
  • Teaching Experience: Two years teaching experience
  • Employment: Employed on a TEA-approved public or private school campus.*** To determine if your school is TEA approved, please use the following links: public school or private school.
  • Personal essay
  • Reference: Reference from your principal

Out-of-state applicants must determine whether the program will meet their state credentialing requirements by contacting their state’s Dept. of Education.

**Please note that out of state students may not be required to meet this criteria.

***Not applicable to out of state students unless taking the TExES Principal Exam.

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

*All applicants must submit official, sealed transcripts from each institution attended to the Admissions Office. All degrees must be from a regionally accredited institution.

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.

Courses

Students are required to complete 36 hours of coursework as outlined in the degree plan. The Internship course (EDLD 5397) is the capstone course and requires that all other courses are successfully completed to enroll. Courses are offered on a rotational basis and not all courses are offered each session. EDLD 5306 and the EDLD 5397 are offered every session.

The Texas Education Agency requires students in online programs who live and work out of state and who plan to apply for Texas Principal Certification to undergo review of teaching credentials by the Texas Education Agency. The cost to the candidate for this service is $180.00.

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

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AASC 3102: Narrative for Prior Experiential and Technical Credit

Duration: 8 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 1

Students are guided in the development of an outcome-based learning narrative which allows them the opportunity to translate knowledge and skills obtained through life and work experiences into academic credit.

EDLD 5301: Research

Duration: 5 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Introduction to skills and techniques necessary for inferential and descriptive research in education and counseling. Emphasis on planning, designing, and methodology leading to a research proposal.

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 5311: Fundamentals of Leadership and Technology

Duration: 5 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

This course provides students the opportunity to construct a foundation of leadership through fundamental theories of leadership. Students define their own purpose of leadership and begin to develop the basic skills required to build communities that support learning for all students. Special emphasis is given to leadership as relationships between and among people and systems.

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 5326: School Community Relations

Duration: 5 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

This course provides a foundation for developing relationships with stakeholders within the school community; students, faculty, parents, and the community at large for the expressed goal of supporting student learning. A fundamental purpose of the course is to understand and implement strategies to develop essential partnerships between schools and the larger community to foster student learning and achievement.

EDLD 5333: Leadership for Accountability

Duration: 5 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

This course concentrates on both short and long-range district and campus planning. Students will examine the state accountability system; disaggregate data, and use data and resources to improve instruction and the curriculum. An emphasis will be placed on problem solving techniques and facilitation skills of effective school leaders.

EDLD 5344: School Law

Duration: 5 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

This course provides teachers a foundation to understand the legal, ethical, and policy dimensions of education. Special emphasis is given to the interpretation of case law, Texas Education Code, and federal and state statutes.

EDLD 5345: Human Resource Management

Duration: 5 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

This course focuses on building the human resources to support the learning and instructional mission of the school and the attainment of school goals. Topics include: ethical considerations in interactions with others, district policy and its relationship to personnel, confidentiality, employment and personnel law, contract renewal and non-renewal, teacher development, and an understanding of motivational theories and its application within the school environment.

EDLD 5397: Internship for Supervision

Duration: 5 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Designed to give the prospective supervisor job-related experience under the joint supervision of a school district supervisor and faculty of Lamar University.

EDLD 5398: Internship in Principal

Duration: 5 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Designed to give the prospective principal job-related experience under the joint supervision of a school administrator and faculty of Lamar University. Management issues include: operations resources, facilities, and safety. Study of the instructional and administrative proficiencies necessary for effective schools. Should be the last course taken. May be repeated once for credit.

*Price includes distance learning fee.

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