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Master of Education in Educational Technology Leadership Online

This online degree program is designed to prepare educators to proficiently use technology and serve as leaders in integrating technology into the classroom. This online M.Ed. also provides preparation for the Texas state principal certification exam.

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Program Overview

Why our 100% online M.Ed. in Educational Technology Leadership stands out

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12 months
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Ranked as a top affordable online graduate education program by both U.S. News & World Report and, 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.

In this online master’s educational program, you will construct a foundation of leadership through fundamental 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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Our affordable program tuition includes fees

The following is the tuition breakdown for students pursuing Master of Education in Educational Technology Leadership. 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 are 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.


These are the important dates for our students

Our Master of Education in Educational Technology Leadership 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:10/24/22
Start Class:11/14/22

5 week courses Program Start Date Application Deadline Payment Due Last Class Day TEA Requirement Deadline Department Required Deadline
Fall 2 10/03/2022 09/12/2022 09/26/2022 11/06/2022 09/26/2022 09/17/2022
Fall 3 11/14/2022 10/24/2022 11/07/2022 12/18/2022 11/07/2022 10/29/2022
Spring I 01/17/2023 12/27/2022 01/09/2023 02/19/2023 01/04/2023 01/06/2023
Spring II 02/27/2023 02/06/2023 02/21/2023 04/02/2023 02/15/2023 02/17/2023
Spring III 04/10/2023 03/20/2023 04/03/2023 05/14/2023 03/29/2023 03/31/2023

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Know the requirements for the online M.Ed. in Educational Technology Leadership

The Master of Education in Educational Technology Leadership 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

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

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

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 programs. Instructions for the department application and reference will be e-mailed to you after your ApplyTexas application is processed. Instructions for submitting the other documents will be e-mailed separately if you are accepted to the program.

  • Department application with essay responses
  • Reference from a principal or assistant principal who has supervised you
  • Valid teaching certificate.** This does not include a probationary or permit issued certificate.
  • Two years teaching experience. Applicants seeking certification in Texas should request a service record with an authorized signature from their HR office.
  • Applicants seeking certification in Texas must conduct practicum/internship activities 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.

View information regarding licensure outside the state of Texas. Students who do not conduct practicum activities on an approved campus in Texas are not eligible to apply for certification in Texas or take the Texas principal certification exam/assessment.

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.

**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.


See the degree plan for our M.Ed. in Educational Technology Leadership online program

Students are required to complete 30 hours of coursework as outlined in the degree plan. The Internship course (EDLD 5398) 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 5302, 5303, and 5398 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.

View information regarding licensure outside the state of Texas.

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

Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A study of the relationships between and among human behavior, belief systems and administrative style.
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
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: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A study of short and long-range planning and problem solving techniques of effective school leaders. Special emphasis will be given to applications in an individual campus and the relationship to district planning processes.
Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course positions the school leader as the effective manager of the organization and its operations. Multiple topics are addressed such as safe and effective learning environments, student support services, school policies and procedures, discipline management, behavior intervention, and fiscal issues in school management.
Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Fundamentals of human relations and organizational behavior in developing programs of recruitment, selection, assignment, evaluation, promotion and termination of personnel.
Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Techniques of improving instruction through application of research on effective schools and models of instruction.
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: 15 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.

**4-course Rotation – only 2 required 

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