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Master of Education in Educational Technology Leadership online

The Master of Education in Educational Technology Leadership (ETL) 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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PLUS: $1,000 in tuition savings on any LU online program Learn More >>

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36 credit hours
$275 per credit hour*

Ranked as a top affordable online graduate education program by both U.S. News & World Report and, Lamar University's M.Ed. in 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.

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.

For students considering Clinical Mental Health Counseling, School Counseling, Educational Diagnostician, Principal Certificate or Superintendent Certificate, or any other academic program that leads to professional licensure in a state outside of Texas, please contact the applicable licensure board(s) in the state you 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.

*Price includes distance learning fee.

Online 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.

EDLD 5301 Research

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.

Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
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 5311 Fundamentals of Leadership and Technology

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.

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 5326 School Community Relations

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.

Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
EDLD 5333 Leadership for Accountability

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.

Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
EDLD 5344 School Law

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.

Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
EDLD 5345 Human Resource Management

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.

Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
EDLD 5397 Internship for Supervision

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

Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
EDLD 5398 Internship in Principal

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.

Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3


Lamar University's online Master of Education in Educational Technology 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.

Teaching Certificate

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

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.