Master's in Educational Technology Leadership
Chart the Course for Learning, Leading and Technology
In today’s world, technology plays a key and important role in effectively
teaching and designing educational materials for learners of all ages across every learning environment (school systems, corporate training, government, etc.). The Educational Technology Leadership (ETL) program leads the way in preparing teachers, trainers, instructional designers, leaders and others to design and implement technology-enhanced learning.
As a pioneer of distance-learning methods, our innovative online educational technology degree program provides the flexibility of learning cutting-end curriculum from world-class faculty at the convenience of your location.
Accessible & Accredited
The Educational Technology Leadership programs, accredited by the Middle States Commission of Higher Education, are offered fully online, making this program available to you wherever you are in the world.
Tradition of Excellence
As one of the first distance education and online programs in the field, the GW Master’s in Education Technology Leadership program is celebrating 30+ years in leading cutting edge developments in instructional technology and design.
GW is dedicated to the improvement of teaching and learning through strategic partnerships and the application of new educational technologies.
Even as an online student, a GW education is unlike any other. Take advantage of our unique location in the heart of our nation’s capital and benefit from the University’s extraordinary access to leading national and international organizations.
Our ETL program has a leadership emphasis with innovative curriculum, providing you with a leading edge education to prepare you for a career across diverse industries. You’ll gain real-world experience through applied projects, readying you to go beyond the role of technician, and become a manager and leader who is able to make important learning decisions.
Master of Arts in Education and Human Development in the Field of Educational Technology Leadership
Spring, Summer, Fall
- Our Mission
The Master's in Educational Technology Leadership provides students with leadership skills that allow alumni to successfully improve human performance and learning through technology. The curriculum is focused on teaching skills that will promote:
- The design, development, and delivery of truly effective learning experiences.
- The development of leaders in the global expansion of educational technology and distance education.
- An emphasis on practical technology applications in corporate, governmental, and educational settings.
- The effective management and leadership of projects, teams, and learning organizations.
The following requirements must be fulfilled: 36 credits, including 24 credits in required courses and 12 credits in elective courses.
Course List Code Title Required EDUC 6368 Leadership and Education EDUC 6401 Foundations in Educational Technology EDUC 6402 Trends and Issues in Educational Technology EDUC 6403 Educational Hardware Systems EDUC 6404 Managing Computer Applications EDUC 6405 Developing Multimedia Materials EDUC 6406 Instructional Design EDUC 6114 Introduction to Quantitative Research or EDUC 6116 Introduction to Educational Statistics Elective Four of the following: EDUC 6371 Education Policy EDUC 6421 Critical Issues in Distance Education EDUC 6422 Instructional Needs Assessment and Analysis EDUC 6425 Developing Effective Training with Technology EDUC 6426 Computer Interface Design for Learning EDUC 6427 Advanced Instructional Design EDUC 6428 Developing Digital Professional Portfolios
- Program Outcomes
As a Master's of Educational Technology Leadership graduate, you will:
- Lead your organization with a broad view of technologies and the results they can achieve.
- Solve complex challenges using systematic evidence-based approaches.
- Manage teams and projects that achieve meaningful results.
- Design solutions that leverage today's - and tomorrow's - technologies.
Graduate Certificates Offered
The Graduate Certificate in ETL is ideal for those who are already in a leadership position but lack formal instruction in ed tech, or those who aspire to become leaders in an ed tech environment. Related job titles include technology specialist for a school, county, or district, director of instructional services and district-level educational technology coordinator.
The Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design prepares students to apply the theories, principles, models, tools, and techniques of systematic instructional design in diverse organizational settings. Related job titles include instructional designer, curriculum developer and technical writer.
GSEHD’s Office of Admissions invites you to apply for a spot in our program. Please review the following admission and financial information.
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To be considered for admission, applicants must submit the online application form as well as the following required supporting documents. There is no application fee.
Prerequisite: Bachelor's Degree
Statement of Purpose
One Letter of Recommendation (preferably from a faculty member or professional supervisor)
Transcripts from all previously attended colleges or universities
*Additional application requirements may exist for international applicants.
For more information on any of these requirements, please visit our Admissions FAQs page.
Applications are now being accepted for Summer and Fall 2023. We encourage you to apply as early as possible.
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|Round 1 Deadline||Sept 15||Dec 15|
|Round 2 Deadline||Nov 1||Jan 16|
|Round 3 Deadline||Dec 15||March 1|
|Round 4 Deadline||N/A||May 1|
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Master’s in Education and Human Development, Educational Technology Leadership
With a curriculum that is founded on the latest research-based approaches to education, technology and leadership, this program will equip you with the necessary skills to navigate the rapidly changing global environment of jobs in educational technology. As a graduate of the Educational Technology Leadership online degree program, you will be poised to successfully guide the future of learning and technology in your organization.
- ETL Career Opportunities
Training and Development Manager
Professionals in this position examine training and educational programs available to their company’s employees. Once they’ve chosen the most beneficial options, they are responsible for planning and executing the programs to ensure all employees have the proper knowledge to succeed in their careers.
These professionals develop effective curriculums and teaching materials to be utilized by educators and principles in elementary, middle and high schools. Their roles often involve analyzing data to determine the effectiveness of academic programs and materials.
Additional Career Opportunities
- Curriculum developer
- Director or manager of e-learning, training or instructional services
- Educational technology specialist for a school, county or district
- E-learning developer or specialist
- HR training specialist
- Instructional designer
- Instructional technology supervisor
- Potential Employment Settings
- K-12 Schools and Districts
- Colleges and Universities
- Non-profit Organizations
- Government Agencies
- Military/Armed Forces