Learn to lead the strategy and implementation of teaching and learning systems using emerging educational technologies with an online Master of Arts in Education and Human Development in Educational Technology Leadership from the George Washington University (GW).
Having pioneered distance-learning methods, GW continues to drive innovation in instructional technology and design. This innovative online educational technology degree program focuses on leadership, preparing you to advance human performance and learning in a variety of organizational settings, including education, business and government.
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 online degree program, you will be poised to successfully guide the future of learning and technology in your organization.
GW also offers online Graduate Certificates that enable students to develop a strong foundation in the field of Educational Technology, along with some advanced skills for design and development. Both the Master's and the Certificate students share the same courses.
If you choose to complete an ETL Graduate Certificate, all 18 credit hours may be transferred to the Education Technology Degree. Since application requirements are somewhat different, acceptance into a Graduate Certificate program does not guarantee acceptance in the Master of Education Technology Degree.
GW's online Master's in Educational Technology Leadership is a 36-credit hour master's degree and can be completed in as little as 2 years.
As a Master's of Educational Technology graduate, you will continue in your career with a thorough understanding of the latest theories and practices of educational technology, including:
The educational technology environment is expanding and diversifying the career opportunities for leaders who are in the technology field. By earning your Master of Arts in Education and Human Development in Educational Technology Leadership from the George Washington University (GW), you will position yourself to further your career in this growing field.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Services, training and development managers earned a median $95,400 annual salary in 2012, with jobs in the field expected to grow 11% by 2022.1 Instructional coordinators earned a median $60,050 in 2012, with jobs expected to grow 13% by 2022.2
The following resources will give you an idea of just a few places that a graduate of our program might go to seek new opportunities in the growing field of Educational Technology.
The links below provide salary information for careers in Educational Technology, Instructional Technology Careers and various other related fields.
1 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/training-and-development-managers.htm
2 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/education-training-and-library/instructional-coordinators.htm
In addition to our online Educational Technology Master's Degree program, we also offer online Graduate Certificates with a number of specializations within the field. Upon successful completion of a Graduate Certificate, students may apply to the Educational Technology Master’s program and transfer all credits earned. GW’s Educational Technology Graduate Certificates include:
The Graduate Certificate in E-Learning provides those who desire to deliver learning materials at a distance with the foundational knowledge and skills required to design, develop and implement effective materials for e-learning. Related job titles include director of e-learning, e-learning developer, e-learning specialist and web-based instructional designer.
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.
The Graduate Certificate in Integrating Technology into Education prepares students to apply, manage, and evaluate theories, standards, technologies, and techniques for integrating technology within their professional educational settings. Related job titles include instructional technology supervisor, school technology specialist and instructors who integrate technology in to their curriculum.
The Graduate Certificate in Leadership in Education Technology is ideal for those who are either already in leadership positions, but who lack formal instruction in educational technology, or who aspire to become leaders in an Educational Technology environment. Related job titles include technology specialist for a school, county, or district, director of instructional services and district-level educational technology coordinator.
o The Graduate Certificate in Multimedia Development provides students from varied professional backgrounds (e.g., educational, corporate, government, or e-learning settings) with comprehensive and foundational knowledge and skills required to design, develop, and evaluate multimedia materials for instructional purposes. Related job titles include website designer and developer, user interface designer and multimedia production designer.
The Graduate Certificate in Training and Educational Technology provides leaders from varied professional backgrounds (including the public and private sector organizations) with the skills to guide the integration of instructional technologies with traditional classroom training as well as e-learning. Related job titles include director of training, training manager and human resources training specialist.
The Certificates are each 18 credit hours in length and are very focused on one aspect of the field such as Instructional Design, E-learning or Multimedia Development. Whereas, the Master’s Degree is 36 credit hours in length and is much broader and extensive in nature. Should you wish to pursue a Graduate Certificate, you can transfer credit hours into the Master’s program. Since application requirements are somewhat different, acceptance into a Graduate Certificate does not guarantee acceptance into the Master’s Degree.
GSEHD alumnus Derek Walter (masters, educational technology leadership) had an article published in PC World titled 7 advanced Google Chrome tips and tweaks that save you time.
GSEHD alumna Sazara Johnson (master's, educational technology leadership) recently published an article in the journal Performance Improvement entitled A Call to Action: Gain a Seat at Decision Tables.
GSEHD alumna Julie Lindsay (master's, educational technology leadership) wrote an article for Educational Leadership entitled Online Collaboration—How to Start.
GSEHD alumna Julie Lindsay (ETL master's degree) was a keynote speaker for the K12 Online Conference 2016. She presented Global Narratives: Collaboration on the Edge. Her presentation addressed questions such as: What is online global collaboration? Is it a pedagogy? A curriculum? Who is doing it and how?
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