Educational Technology

Degree Granted
Degree Level
Brooklyn, Garden City, Online

Prepare to meet the rising demand for remote learning with the skills needed for a successful career in educational tech.

Why Earn an MA in Educational Technology?

You can play an important role going forward by gaining valuable technical skills such as programming in Python, JavaScript, HTML5 and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), multimedia editing, web design and data mining. In studying educational technology, you’ll learn about instructional design, the learning sciences, mobile learning, educational game design and research methods. Prepare for a variety of career opportunities, such as: media creation for universities, app development, library services, IT support, educational technology specialist and instructional design for K–12 schools.

Why Earn Your MA in Educational Technology at Adelphi?

  • Benefit from the proximity to New York City, with access to a wealth of technology experts and opportunities.
  • Take advantage of the flexibility to study anywhere and anytime with our fully online master’s option.
  • Gain a greater understanding of new technologies through a state-of-the-art curriculum that prioritizes learning the high-demand competencies of this growing field through hands-on experience.
STEM Designated Badge
This program is STEM-designated offering specialized training in high-demand fields and eligible international students can extend their OPT to 36 months.
90%* * based on Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2022
of our master’s graduates say that Adelphi University increased their understanding of the roles and responsibilities of professionals in their field
based on Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2022

The educational technology program at Adelphi allowed me to get hands-on experience from my instructor and their network of professionals in the industry. It provided me with skills that I continuously use in my current work as an academic technologist.

Kai Williams, MA ’17 MA in Educational Technology

Non-Certification Track

The non-certification track is a 32-credit program that can be taken fully online and prepares students for careers in educational technology both within K–12 schools as well as in other formal and informal learning environments, including libraries, higher education and the private sector.

Students are admitted on a rolling basis and the GRE is not required. All international students are required to take the TOEFL.

Exceptional Hands-On Learning

At Adelphi, we believe hands-on experience is key to setting our students up for future career success. In the educational technology capstone course, you will build on the skills acquired in prior coursework and apply them toward a semester-long multimedia project. You will work with your fellow students to vote for a unique theme that reflects a contemporary social concern and do additional research to build an informational or persuasive element to your final project. Past students have used this project as an opportunity to test their skills, gaining first-hand experience building interactive websites, creating videos, documentaries or mobile apps and creating entire experiences through augmented reality and gallery displays.

Additional hands-on experience can also be gained through various internships offered through the program, including an instructional design internship for outstanding educational technology students funded by the Adelphi Faculty Center for Professional Excellence (FCPE).

Instructional design interns working with the Adelphi Faculty Center for Professional Excellence.

Program Info

Application Requirements

Applicants for this program must meet the following application requirements:

  • Online application
  • Personal statement
  • Official transcripts from all prior institutions and proof of bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year institution
  • Two letters of reference
  • A current résumé or CV

Additional Requirements

A personal statement describing your goals in pursuing graduate study in educational technology, in a focused essay (minimum of 300 words). You may choose to reflect on some of these questions:

  1. What are some meaningful experiences with digital technology and media from your past?
  2. What specific expertise and interests do you bring to the program?
  3. For better or worse, how do you see digital technology affecting learning now and in the near future?

In addition to the requirements above, non-native-speaking international students must submit results from their TOEFL exam.

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