Master of Arts in Educational and Instructional Technology


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Admissions requirements

  • Bachelor's degree with GPA of 3.0 or higher preferred.
  • Resume or curriculum vita.
  • Written statement (1000 words) describing your technology and computer skills and background, career goals and educational philosophy as it relates to educational and instructional technology.
  • Education history and transcripts.
  • English language proficiency scores (international applicants).
  • More details

Student TEstimonial

  • "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."Monique Colizzi, Business and Risk Management Instructor
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Program overview

This program is offered online and hybrid.

WMU’s Master of Arts in Educational and Instructional Technology is designed for individuals seeking to become technology leaders and trainers in corporations, K-12 education, higher education, nonprofits and other organizations. This program is offered entirely or primarily online. The degree will prepare you for leadership roles in the support and training of others in learning organizations.

We also offer a certificate program

Upcoming information sessions:

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

December 11, 12pm

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
  • Program Flexibility
  • Course Customization
  • Practical and Applied Knowledge
  • Expert Faculty and Instructors
  • Students are encouraged to pursue additional educational opportunities through one of our many excellent study abroad programs.
  • We are the only institution in the U.S. that includes an optional co-curricular designation known as the WMU Signature. Pathways include: Teaching & Student Success, Leadership, Health & Wellbeing, Diversity, Inclusion, Equity & Justice, and more! 

Who should apply?

People interested in becoming a technology leader and trainer in their field. Find admissions details here.

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:

  • Curriculum coordinator
  • Curriculum instruction director
  • Educational and Instructional Technology coordinator
  • Instructional system specialist

Curriculum (30 total hours)

Major Core (required 12 hours) – these are foundational courses for the field of EDT

  • EDT 5410 - Foundations of Instructional Technology
  • EDT 6420 - Instructional Design
  • EDLD 6650 - Principles and Practices of Adult Learning
  • EDT 6440 - Instructional Technology Tools & Development

Minor Core (6 hours) – choose from these courses to shape your program to fit your needs

  • EDT 6430 - Fundamentals of Online Learning
  • EDT 6450 - Technical and Operational Issues
  • EDT 6490 - Instructional Technology Leadership
  • EDLD 6020 - Educational Leadership, Systems and Change
  • OCL 6430 - Group Dynamics and Team Development in an Age of Globalization
  • OCL 6440 - Large Scale Change and Organization Design

Electives (6 hours)

  • Select courses related to your career goals and approved by an academic advisor. Electives may be at the 5000 or 6000 level.
  • You may choose online or traditional courses, or a combination of both.
  • You may choose EDT or Organizational Change Leadership (OCL) courses or courses from outside these programs with permission from your advisor.

Research Course (3 hours)

  • EDLD 6300, EMR 5400, or an equivalent course with permission from your advisor.
  • There are both online and traditional courses available to fulfill this requirement.

Capstone Project (3 hours)

  • EDT 7100 (with permission from advisor)

Graduate resources

For information on cost and funding, graduate student resources, and other programs visit the CEHD virtual resources page.



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Dr. Brian Horvitz, Program Coordinator