Educational and Instructional Technology

Master of Arts (MA)

teacher using computer with young child

Program details

Credits required: 30-33

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Industry highlights

  • Employment in education is expected to grow 15 percent through 2020

Bureau of Labor Statistics

The technology of tomorrow is in today's classrooms

Technology is rapidly becoming more and more important in schools today. The prevalence of computers and the array of tools they offer teachers can make them a powerful part of the curriculum. The key is using the technology in the right ways.

WMU offers a primarily-online MA in educational and instructional technology that aims to sharpen the skills of people who deal with technology in schools or for school districts. The program is also geared toward individuals with intermediate technology competencies who want to move into school or district technology roles. The courses are focused on the teaching, learning and organizational issues that promote the effective use of information technology in schools.

Why educational and instructional technology at Western Michigan University

This master's degree from WMU is offered primarily online. Students can take between 15 and 33 credits online. Students in the program will learn the skills to be a flexible professional in an ever-changing job market. 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 schools.

Who should apply

Anyone with a bachelor's degree and a teaching certificate who wishes to pursue a career in both education and technology. The MA program is designed for educators in the field who seek to integrate educational and instructional technology into K-12, higher education, and organizational settings.

Career opportunities

This degree prepares teachers for educational and instructional technology leadership roles in school systems at the regional, district, building and classroom level.

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.