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Educational Technology

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The program is based on the current International Society for Technology in Education’s (ISTE) standards for teaching with technology.

The online program combines excellence in teacher education with contemporary advances in technology and issues in the digital age.



 Contact The Graduate College for general questions about getting started with your application, funding your degree, and more.
If you have program-specific questions after reviewing the program details, we encourage you to contact the following:

Graduate Advisor
Dr. Douglas Holschuh
Education Building (ED), Room 3065

“The educational technology program at Texas State was the perfect marriage of technology and education. Through the influence of the faculty, I was able to develop instructionally designed programs that had end results, value to learners and were research-based implementations.”

— Monica Isabel Martinez, M.Ed. ’04, Director of Professional Development in Latin America and Southern U.S., Ed Tech Team

Course Work

The bulk of the 36-hour master of education degree consists of educational technology courses. Course topics include models of integration, management and implementation, instructional design, and issues in the field. The degree also requires a cognate with courses available in educational administration, curriculum and instruction, developmental education, adult education, and reading. The educational technology program is offered completely online although students can choose to take some classes in the cognate face-to-face if they desire. An internship opportunity is also available.

Degree Hours Thesis Option Minor Option
M.Ed. 36 Non-Thesis Cognate – Educational Technology required
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  Online Availability
This program is offered completely online. If you are not a Texas resident and will not relocate, please visit the Office of Distance and Extended Learning. International applicants will not be eligible to receive a Form I-20 or DS-2019 for an F-1 or J-1 visa from Texas State and may review the eligibility requirements of enrolling in online programs and contact the International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) with questions.

Focusing on free and easily accessible technologies, this program prepares teachers for practical technology integration in all grade levels and content areas.

Program Mission

The mission of the educational technology graduate program is to prepare professionals to use digital tools to investigate, evaluate, and improve methods of delivering instruction and assess learning. The program aims to advance the effective use of educational technology through supporting teacher leaders, promoting technology-enhanced curriculum, and exploring promising innovations that use emerging technologies.

Objectives of the program include:

  • technology facilitation
  • planning and designing learning and environments
  • teaching, learning, and curriculum
  • assessment and evaluation
  • productivity and professional practice
  • social, ethical, legal, and human issues
  • procedures, policies, planning, and budgeting for technology environments
  • leadership and vision

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Program Faculty

Educational technology faculty research includes K-12 technology integration, design and facilitation of online learning, strategies and principles of blended learning, online tools to support teaching and learning in a hybrid format, instructionally appropriate technology integration strategies within teacher education, digital technologies in makerspaces, and the role of reflective practice in teaching and learning. Faculty present their research at national and international conferences and publish books, book chapters, and peer-reviewed journal articles in top venues in their field.

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Career Options

The program is designed for teachers and professionals who want to become leaders in technology on school campuses and school districts or in corporate or institutional settings. Graduates will be prepared to teach web-based technology apps, use technology to support student learning, and provide professional development, mentoring, and basic technical and instructional assistance to others.

Application Process

Step 1

Review Requirements

Application Deadlines

Deadlines U.S. Citizen International
Fall June 15 June 1
Spring October 15 October 1
Summer I April 15 March 15
Summer II June 1 No Admission

Application Deadline
This program has a flexible deadline, which means applications received after the posted deadline may be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis, with no guarantees for admission consideration.

Funding Information
The deadlines to apply for certain types of funding may be earlier than the deadline above. Read additional information about departmental funding opportunities below.

Decision Timeline
This program reviews applications on a rolling basis.

Application Requirements

The items required for admission consideration are listed below. Additional information for applicants with international credentials can be found on our international web pages.


  Review important information about the online application.

Application Fee

  • $55 nonrefundable application fee
  • $90 nonrefundable application fee for applications with international credentials

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Transcripts & GPA

  • baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited university
  • a copy of an official transcript from each institution where course credit was granted
  • minimum 2.75 GPA in your last 60 hours of undergraduate course work (plus any completed graduate courses)

  Review important information about transcripts. Official transcripts, sent directly from your institution, will be required if admission is granted.

GRE Scores

  • GRE not required


  • statement of purpose (approximately 500 words) describing your background and career goals including:
    • your background in teaching and education
    • your experience with using/integrating technology in the classroom
    • how your goals tie into the mission of the educational technology graduate program
    • what you hope to achieve by completing the program

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Applicants are required to submit TOEFL, PTE, or IELTS scores that meet the minimum program requirements below unless they have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or the equivalent from a country on our exempt countries list.

  • official TOEFL iBT scores required with a 78 overall
  • official PTE scores required with a 52 overall
  • official IELTS (academic) scores required with a 6.5 overall and
    • minimum individual module scores of 6.0

  This program does not offer admission if the scores above are not met.

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Additional Information

  Funding Information
To apply for a graduate instructional assistantship, send a letter of interest and current resume to the chair of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction prior to March 15 for the positions for the fall semester.