The Masters of Arts in Curriculum and Educational Technology is a completely online, 30-credit program designed for educators seeking to integrate technology into K12 curriculum and other instructional contexts where learning and teaching occur. This program can be taken entirely online. Graduates are prepared to become leaders within their instructional contexts through coursework and experiences that focus on development of a conceptual framework in which technology is an embedded aspect of the teaching and learning process and curriculum development strengthens instructional practice. The program prepares graduates to develop curriculum and utilize technology to meet learning needs of students and to critically examine technology’s ever-changing presence within schools and society.

Two specialization tracks are available: curriculum or educational technology. The master of arts in curriculum and educational technology is a unique program that emphasizes technology integration within learning and teaching contexts. All students in the program take 21 credits of courses common to both areas. Students choose a track that best suits their career interests.

Certificate and License Options

If you are interested, you can complete the MA in Curriculum and Educational Technology while also obtaining a Computer Education License (CEL) add-on or Certificate in Computer Education. There are no additional courses, you just need to be strategic in your planning.

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Course Requirements

The masters of arts in curriculum and educational technology is a 30-credit program with two specialization tracks: curriculum or educational technology. 

For a full list of required courses for each available track, see the course catalog.

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Required Course (3 Credits)

  • EDCU 601 Principles and Procedures of Curriculum Development (3 credits)

Educational Technology Core (6 Credits)

  • EDTE 650 Curriculum Integration of Learning Technology (3 credits)
  • EDTE 670 Technology Policy and Pedagogy (3 credits)

Program Evaluation (3 Credits)

  • EDST 671 Evaluation of Educational Programs (3 credits)

Research (3 Credits)

  • EDST 676 Research on the Impact of Student Learning (3 credits)

Elective (3 Credits)

Choose one course from the list below:

  • EDCU 610 The Elementary School Curriculum (3 credits)
  • EDCU 620 The Secondary School Curriculum (3 credits)
  • EDCU 630 The Junior High and Middle School Curriculum (3 credits)
  • EDCU 640 The Alternative School Curricula (3 credits)

Educational Foundations (3 Credits)

Choose one course from the list below:

  • EDFO 620 Social, Historical, and Philosophical Foundations of Education (3 credits)
  • EDFO 631 Philosophy of Education (3 credits)
  • EDFO 641 History of American Education (3 credits)
  • EDFO 651 Educational Sociology (3 credits)

Specialization Tracks 

In addition to the core courses, you must choose one of two tracks:

Select courses that were not taken in the educational technology core above.

  • EDTE 652 Multimedia Web Design and Development for Education (3 credits)
  • EDTE 585 School Information Infrastructures (3 credits)  
  • EDTE 660 Instructional Design and Technology (3 credits)
  • EDTE 665 Children, Technology, and Digital Literacy (3 credits)
  • EDTE 675 Distance Education and Distributed Learning Technology (3 credits)  
  • EDTE 685 Information Systems for Instruction and Assessment (3 credits)  
  • SPCE 631 Computer Technology and the Learner with Special Needs (1–9)
  • EDRD 545 Using Computers in Reading Instruction (3 credits)
  • MATH 631 Technology for Mathematics Teachers (3 credits)

Select courses that were not taken in the curriculum core above.

  • EDCU 610 The Elementary School Curriculum (3 credits)
  • EDCU 620 The Secondary School Curriculum (3 credits)
  • EDCU 630 The Junior High and Middle School Curriculum (3 credits)
  • EDCU 640 Alternative School Curricula (3 credits)
  • EDCU 673 Evaluation of Educational Materials (3 credits)
  • EDCU 675 Evaluation of Educational Personnel to Strengthen Curriculum (3 credits)   
  • EDST 680 Staff Development to Strengthen Curriculum (3 credits)
  • EDCU 690 Problems in Curriculum (3 credits) 

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Important Update for Summer 2020

We have extended the application deadline to May 3 for anyone planning to start this program Summer 2020.

Students from Other States

Ball State is authorized to accept online students from all U.S. states. However, certain states have regulations regarding licensing programs in nursing and education. Learn more about state authorizations for non-Indiana students.

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