Secondary Education (Education Technology) (M.Ed.)

M.Ed. Secondary Education (Education Technology)

A collaboration between advanced skills, knowledge, and research in teaching and technology to prepare students for leadership roles in secondary communities.

Program Overview

This degree is designed for students seeking a master’s degree in secondary education with a focus on knowledge and skill development to become a campus-level technology specialist. Graduates of the program are capable of establishing and directing a computer lab, providing in-service training for campus faculty, and developing grant proposals. The 39-hour degree consists of 27 semester hours in the secondary education major and 12 hours in the composite minor.

Course Work

The 39-hour degree consists of 27 semester hours in the secondary education major and 12 hours in the composite minor. Majors courses include advanced curriculum and instructional training (15 hours) along with foundational coursework in educational technology (12 hours). A composite minor satisfies the remaining 12 hours of required coursework where electives may taken from across the department. This concentration is based on the current International Society for Technology in Education's (ISTE) standards for teaching with technology.

DegreeHours Thesis
39 hours
Non-Thesis Option

Online Availability

90-100% of these programs may be offered online, depending on students’ class selections. International students are encouraged to visit the International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) regarding additional considerations in taking online courses.

What Our Alumni Say

“The secondary education program has made a big impact on my career. The professors have helped me to grow professionally and have ensured that I am on the right path to become a successful educator. I now feel completely ready to meet all my future students’ diverse needs.”

— Jennifer Morrison, M.Ed. ’16

Program Details

Focusing on free and easily accessible technologies, this program prepares teachers for practical technology integration in secondary learning environments.

Program Mission

The mission of the Secondary Education Program is to prepare culturally responsive educators at an advanced level to meet the challenges of the 21st century by (a) enhancing instructional, leadership, inquiry, and collaborative expertise; (b) expanding knowledge, understanding, and application of current research; and (c) using technology to make advancements in the teaching-learning process.

Career Options

The program is designed for teachers who want to become leaders in instruction and technology on secondary school campuses, 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.

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. Secondary program faculty research includes models of professional and instructional development, teacher advocacy, pedagogical issues that address traumas associated with race, culture, gender and sexuality, and application of instructional theories to the classroom.

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 individuals.

Graduate Advisor
Dr. Jeffry King
Education Building (ED), Room 2124


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Application Deadlines

DeadlinesU.S. Citizen International
U.S. Citizen
February 1
February 1
U.S. Citizen
June 15 (Flexible)
June 1
U.S. Citizen
October 15 (Flexible)
October 1
Summer I
U.S. Citizen
April 15 (Flexible)
March 15
Summer II
U.S. Citizen
June 1 (Flexible)
No Admission

*This program’s deadline is flexible for those not requiring an F/J visa. A flexible deadline means applications received after the standard deadline may be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis with no guarantees for admission consideration.

Funding Information
Applications must be complete by the priority deadline to be considered for certain types of funding.

Decision Timeline
This program reviews applications on a rolling basis.

Admission 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.

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

    Review important information about application fees.

    • 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) (Effective Fall 2024: a 2.75 overall GPA or a 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

    • GRE not required

    Approved English Proficiency Exam Scores

    Applicants are required to submit an approved English proficiency exam score that meets 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
    • official Duolingo Scores required with a 110 overall
    • official TOEFL Essentials scores required with an 8.5 overall

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

    Review important information about official test scores.

    • Statement of purpose (one page) that answers the question:
      • What has motivated you to enter the teacher profession, become a dual-credit teacher, and/or want to earn your M.Ed.?

    Review important information about documents.

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