Master of Education Degree Requirements (M.Ed.)

Instructional Technology Concentration 

(A minimum of 30 credits)

Foundation Courses

  • ED 502 Foundations of Curriculum
  • ED 510 Interpreting Educational Research

Core Requirements

  • ED 565* Introduction to Instructional Technology
  • ED 566* Web-Based Information Literacy
  • ED 567* Instructional Design for Educational Technology

*Required prerequisites for all specializations


Specialization in Digital Literacy 

(12 credits)

  • ED 568A Digital Tools for Data Driven Decision Making
  • ED 568B Web-Based Resources for Teaching and Learning
  • ED 568C Using Technology in the Design of Global Collaborations
  • ED 566D Assistive Technology
      OR One course selected from the Digital Design specialization

Specialization in Digital Design

(12 credits)

  • ED 569A Designing Collaborative Internet Activities for Today's Classroom                        
  • ED 569B Technology Leadership I
  • ED 569C Technology Leadership II
  • ED 569D Multimedia Design for Interdisciplinary Teaching

Specialization in General Technology

  • Combination of four choices from Digital Literacy and Digital Design
  • One Elective chosen with the adviser

Culminating Activity

(3 credits)

  • ED 570 Methods for Using Instructional Technology (formerly ED 525)

NOTE: The Instructional Technology Master’s degree and certificates do not lead to PA state certification as an Instructional Technology Specialist. For information about PDE approved Instructional Technology Specialist programs go to

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