Educational Technology (M.S.)


The online master of science in educational technology is an interdisciplinary program that prepares students to systematically design and develop instruction with optimal use of technology, and to implement, manage, and evaluate the total process of teaching and learning in order to bring the most effective, efficient, and appealing instruction to various teaching and training settings including kindergarten-12 schools, colleges and universities, government, business/industry, and the military.

  • The master of science in educational technology is a 33-credit-hour program.  The curriculum stresses development of media literacy skills in order to serve the needs of instruction and training in the 21st Century.
  • Students benefit from courses developed and taught by full-time faculty members who hold doctoral degrees and engage in research and scholarly publication.  Faculty have real word experience in both business and educational settings.
  • The program can be completed in 18 months of full-time study if the student follows the recommended sequence.  Students do have the option of extending the program should they choose a less aggressive schedule.
  • This online program is open to eligible students in the U.S. (including the District of Columbia and all U.S. territories). The program also is open to students in Canada (all provinces). The program is closed to students residing in countries other than the U.S. and Canada except for U.S. military and State Department personnel and their family members with APO/FPO addresses.

Note: In addition to this online program, the University offers the master of science in educational technology on the Indiana State University campus, located in Terre Haute, Indiana. Also offered is an online graduate certificate in instructional design.

Required Courses


Listed below are a few of the employment opportunities. Salary is dependent on experience, job sector, and position.

  • Instructional designers
  • E-learning specialists
  • Educational consultants
  • Training coordinator
  • Web or multimedia designer
  • Technology support specialist
  • Distance learning developer
  • Educational video producer
  • Technology director
  • Museum education specialist
  • Education software/games developer
  • Teacher/professor
  • Evaluation and assessment specialist
  • Human performance technologies manager

All education licensure programs and related school programs are accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education and the Indiana Department of Education.

Financial Aid & Assistance

Graduate students may be eligible for federal student loans if they are admitted into graduate degrees (or first-time teacher certification programs) and meet other eligibility requirements. Certificate programs are not eligible for financial aid. Private alternative loans can help students pay college expenses that may not be covered by federal loan programs or other financial aid. For more information, visit financial aid.

In addition, students may be eligible for payment plans and veterans benefits.

Further Information

For further information and assistance, contact:

College of Graduate and Professional Studies
Indiana State University
(812) 237-3005


The Graduate Catalog and Undergraduate Catalog of Indiana State University are the documents of authority for all students. The requirements given in the catalogs supersede information issued by any academic department, program, college, or school. The University reserves the right to change the requirements at any time.



College of Graduate and Professional Studies
Indiana State University
(812) 237-3005