Educational and Instructional Technology

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Master of arts and graduate certificate programs

Program information

This program is offered in-person, online and hybrid.

Program highlights

Ranked No. 3 as Best Online Master's in Educational Technology in the nation for 2023 by, view the rankings
  • Program Flexibility
  • Course Customization
  • Practical and Applied Knowledge
  • Expert Faculty and Instructors

WMU’s Educational and Instructional Technology (EDT) master’s and graduate certificate programs will prepare you for exciting leadership roles in a variety of settings. Your coursework will challenge you as you develop the knowledge and skills you need to solve learning problems using innovative strategies and cutting edge tools. Both EDT programs can be completed entirely or mostly online.

Our graduate programs are designed for individuals seeking to become educational and instructional technology leaders in corporate, K-12 education, higher education and nonprofit settings. Courses are taught by passionate faculty and instructors who are innovative researchers and experienced practitioners. Our curriculum will prepare you for roles as instructional designers, corporate trainers, technology integration specialists, and learning and development managers, among others.

Upcoming information sessions:

Join us for a virtual information session to learn more about our excellent master's and certificate programs. 

March 20, 2023 at 6 p.m.

April 17, 2023 at 6 p.m.

Why Educational and Instructional Technology at Western Michigan University?

  • Ranked No. 3 as Best Online Master's in Educational Technology in the nation for 2023 by, view the rankings
  • Flexibility – all EDT courses are offered in an online format. Some electives are available on campus in classrooms. You can work with your advisor to design a program that is entirely online or that incorporates some classroom offerings.
  • Customization – you have the opportunity to choose courses that best fit your interests and professional needs. You have the opportunity to choose the Minor Core and Elective courses from within the EDT program or from other excellent WMU programs such as Organizational Change and Leadership.
  • Practical and Applied – EDT courses are largely project-based and give you opportunities to customize your assignments so you can focus them on your current or future professional challenges and interests.
  • Expertise – EDT faculty and instructors have many years of professional and educational experience in the field of educational and instructional technology. They keep current on the latest trends while remaining grounded in the leading theories that serve as the foundation for the field.

Current locations and formats

The EDT Master’s degree program requires 30 semester hours. The EDT Graduate Certificate program requires 18 semester hours. Courses for both are available online and at the main Kalamazoo campus.

Contact information

Dr. Brian S. Horvitz – Program Coordinator and Associate Professor

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 and assessment director
  • Curriculum coordinator
  • Curriculum director
  • Curriculum facilitator
  • Curriculum instruction director
  • Curriculum specialist
  • Educational and Instructional Technology coordinator
  • Instructional system specialist
  • Professional development director
  • School standards coach