Educational and Instructional Technology

Master of Arts (M.A.)

Program details

Credits required: 30

Location Type   
Online Online

Industry highlights

Employment in education is expected to grow 15 percent through 2020Bureau of Labor Statistics

Student stories

  • Monique Colizzi
      Working in a solely virtual environment through WMU allowed me to collaborate with a variety of individuals, forced me to problem solve, meet deadlines and creatively master and execute ideas that would eventually aid in my success. I chose WMU because of its reputation and the end product they would create. I began my studies the fall of 2008, and have since been recognized nationally for my abilities to engage, grow and prepare students. I have been inspired to say the least, and will continue to work hard, all with thanks to this program.   Monique Colizzi, Business and risk management instructor for Ingram School District, 2018 alumna

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The technology of tomorrow is here

Technology offers an array of tools that can be powerfully used to design, create and deliver curriculum and training. Our online M.A. in educational and instructional technology aims to sharpen the skills of people seeking to become educational and instructional technology leaders within educational, nonprofit and corporate settings. The program's coursework will challenge you as you develop the knowledge and skills you need to solve learning problems using innovative strategies and cutting edge tools.

Why educational and instructional technology at Western Michigan University

This 30-credit-hour master's degree is available entirely online. Some courses are also available on our main campus. Through the program, students will:

  • Provide leadership regarding educational policy.
  • Practice for the use of various forms of educational and instructional technology.
  • Integrate technology into the teaching, learning and organizational aspects of both companies and schools.

Who should apply

The M.A. program is designed for professionals who seek to integrate educational and instructional technology into K-12, higher education, and organizational settings. This master's degree does not lead to initial teacher certification.

Career opportunities

The Educational and Instructional Technology program options are designed to lead to a career in educational and instructional technology by helping to prepare you for jobs such as:

  • Career technical supervisor
  • Chief learning officer
  • Chief technology officer
  • Corporate trainer
  • Corporate training support specialists
  • Curriculum coordinator
  • Curriculum instruction director
  • Educational and Instructional Technology coordinator
  • Instructional system specialist

Employer tuition reimbursement

If your employer has a tuition reimbursement program, find out about WMU’s deferment program for employer paid tuition.

"Best bang for the buck"

Washington Monthly placed WMU on a list of national universities that offer "the best bang for the buck." WMU came in at No. 50 based on the economic value students receive per dollar.