Instructional Design Certificate (Fully Online)This fully online program is for anyone developing and/or teaching an online course. Learn the latest developments in instructional design for online education and employ a variety of multimedia technology tools to design, create and evaluate engaging learning experiences.
ADDIE Instructional Design Certificate Program (Fully Online)This fully online program is designed for individuals interested in learning more about the ADDIE model. The purpose of this course is to provide trainers/teachers with the fundamental skills in instructional design needed to develop successful training events.
This list includes the 12 best fully online educational technology master degree programs based primarily on a survey of more than 50 industry experts.
Generally, these programs are designed to meet the needs of professionals who seek to utilize new instructional technologies, tools and methodologies in their educational settings. Completing a masters degree in educational technology can result in good job offerings. You may be employed in a variety of fields:
- As instructional designers, curriculum developers, online course builders, media specialists, e-learning specialists etc in higher education
- As technology administrators, technology specialists, technology coordinators, technology integration specialists etc in K-12 schools and in other industries such as military, healthcare etc.
It is predicted that education jobs will grow 24 percent by 2020.
Schools and degrees (fully online):
These programs are offered completely online, meaning they are delivered entirely via the Internet. It is common that a majority of students can complete these program while working in 2-3 years. Please note that costs below may not include the cost of textbooks and fees which are subject to change.
The Pennsylvania State University:
Master of Education in Learning, Design, and Technology (website)
Credits Required: 30 – Tuition Per Credit: $821 (it is the same for both in-state and out-of-state students)
Texas A&M University:
Online Masters in Educational Technology (website)
There are 12 courses required. Resident Tuition – per 3 credit hour course: $1571.55; Non-Resident Tuition – per 3 credit hour course: $2,631.01
Michigan State University:
Master’s in Educational Technology (MAET) – Online (website)
Credits Required: 30 – Tuition Per Credit:$798
(Tuition is the same for in-state and out-of-state students)
Online Master of Science in Education in Learning Design and Technology (website)
Total program cost:
In-State: $11,479.05 – Out-Of-State: $22,070.40
M.S. Ed. in Instructional Systems Technology (website)
Credits Required: 36 – Tuition Per Credit: In State: $489.85; Out-Of-State: $574.02
University of Illinois – Urbana / Champaign:
Technology Specialist (website)
Credits Required: 32 – Tuition Per Credit: $459 (it is the same for both in-state and out-of-state students)
University of Florida:
Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Educational Technology (website)
Credits Required: 36 – Tuition Per Credit: In State: $448.73; Out-Of-State: $690.21
George Washington University:
The Educational Technology Leadership (ETL) master degree (website)
Tuition rate: $2400 per course and there are 12 courses
Arizona State University:
Educational Technology (MEd) (website)
Credits Required: 32 – Tuition Per Credit: $565 (it is the same for both in-state and out-of-state students)
University of Arkansas:
Online Master of Education in Educational Technology (website)
Credits Required: 34 – Tuition Per Credit: $$409.94 (it is the same for both in-state and out-of-state students)
University of Missouri
Technology in Schools: Online Master’s Degree or Educational Specialist (website)
Total cost of the program’s tuition is $12,225. The program is 30-credit hours at $407.50 per credit hour. Tuition is the same for resident and nonresident students.
University of Tennessee
Online Instructional Technology master’s degree (website)
Credits Required: 33 – in-state students: $615; out-of-state students: $1,626