Master of Education in Educational Technology - Adult Learning and Training Emphasis

 This emphasis is designed for individuals who have already earned a bachelor’s degree and are working in organizations that will benefit from, or require, adult training. The goal is to help students develop expertise in adult learning theories and skills in integrating technologies in adult learning settings, such as Community Colleges, Non-Profit Organizations, Corporations, etc. 

Candidates in this program of study learn how to efficiently and effectively implement and integrate technologies to train or retool adults. To successfully complete this master’s program of study, candidates must demonstrate their understandings of content, pedagogy, and professional knowledge and skills through their performance in all program courses.

What Can I Do with a Master of Education in Adult Learning and Training?

Globalization demands new skills from everybody. Critical thinking, problem solving, communication, creativity, and innovation are skills that the US citizenry need to acquire to be able to compete in the global market. This program will provide the opportunity to acquire, update, and hone these skills to improve your marketability as an Adult Educator and/or Trainer.

Upon completion of the Educational Technology program, you will be equipped to plan and design learning environments using mobile learning, online and in-person instruction, organize, teach, and direct effective uses of technology in adult settings, and apply concepts, skills, and attitudes when using such technologies on the job.

Educational Technology Curriculum (ETC) graduate courses will be scheduled for two seven-week sessions per semester. You will be able to concentrate on only one or two classes at a time and complete them faster.

Degree requirements

For this 30-credit-hour plan, take the stated credit hours from each category below (*Highly recommended courses):

Educational foundations - one course (3 credits) from:

  • *CCHE 580 Community College
  • *CCHE 680 Higher Education in the US
  • EDF 500 Cultural Foundations of Education in the US
  • EDF 670 Philosophy of Education

Curriculum - one course (3 credits) from:

  • ECI 675 Principles of Curriculum Construction
  • *CTE 670 Adult Learners
  • CTE 592 Program and Curriculum Development
  • *CCHE 640 Curriculum Construction

Educational research - one course (3 credits) from:

  • EPS 525 Introduction to Statistics
  • CTE 691 Research in CTE
  • EDR 610 Introduction to Research
  • EDR 611 Action Research

Adult Education and Training - all courses (9 credits)

  • CCHE 590 Ed Tech in the College Classroom
  • CCHE 687 Professional Development Seminar
  • CCHE 688 College Teaching

Educational technology - all courses (12 credits) - Please note that ALL ETC courses are offered only in 7-week format

  • ETC 547 Theory and Strategies in Tech. Integration (pre-requisite for all ETC courses)
  • ETC 556 Context and Methods of Technology in Adult Education
  • ETC 645 Distributed Learning Delivery Systems
  • ETC 655 Creating Learning Environments

At least half of the courses you take must be at the 600 level or above.

Required materials

Find out what books, computer requirements, and other materials you will need during our programs.

Program of Study

Take a look at our programs of study. Your program of study will depend on the date you started:

For descriptions of specific classes, see the course catalog.

Petition to Transfer Credit

If you are planning to transfer credits from a previous institutions, please make sure that you read this pertinent information.

Fast Track

It is possible to complete the MEd Educational Technology quickly, so you can start applying your knowledge of technologies into learning environments after only a year. There are two seven-week sessions during the sixteen-week traditional semester.For those who prefer the faster track, you can take two courses each seven-week session, completing four courses per semester and finishing the entire master’s program in only one year.

One year fast track

Beginning in the Fall...
  • 1st seven-week session
    • ETC 547
    • CCHE 580 
  • 2nd seven-week session
    • ETC 556
    • CCHE 640 

    Spring 

    • 1st seven-week session
      • CTE 691 (16 weeks) 
      • ETC 645
    • 2nd seven-week session
      • CTE 691 continued (16 weeks) 
      • ETC 655
      • CCHE 687

      Summer I 

      • Five-week session
        • CCHE 688

      Summer II 

      • Five-week session
        • CCHE 590
      Beginning in the Spring...
      • 1st seven-week session
        • ETC 547
        • CCHE 580 
        • CTE 691 (16 weeks) 
      • 2nd seven-week session
        • ETC 556
        • CTE 691 continued (16 weeks)

      Summer I 

      • No courses

      Summer II 

      • Five-week session
        • CCHE 590
        • CTE 670

      Fall 

      • 1st seven-week session
        • CCHE 688
        • ETC 645
      • 2nd seven-week session
        • CCHE 687
        • ETC 655
      Beginning in the Summer...

      Summer I

      • Five-week session
        • ETC 547

      Summer II

      • Five-week session
        • CCHE 590

      Fall

      • 1st seven-week session
        • CCHE 688
        • CCHE 580
      • 2nd seven-week sesssion
        • ETC 556
        • CCHE 640

      Spring

      • 1st seven-week session
        • ETC 645
        • CTE 691 (16 weeks)
      • 2nd seven-week session
        • ETC 655
        • CCHE 687
        • CTE 691 continued (16 weeks)

      Academic Catalog

      For more information on this degree, please visit the Academic Catalog.