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Educational Technology

Graduate Advisor
Dr. David Byrum
Education Building, Room 3056

Advisor Support
Dr. Douglas Holschuh
Education Building, Room 4053

Department of Curriculum and Instruction
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The program is based on the current International Society for Technology in Education’s (ISTE) standards for teaching with technology. This program also has been approved by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) for course work leading to the Master Teacher of Technology certificate exam.

Degree Certification Hours Thesis Option Minor Option
M.Ed. EC-12 Master Technology 39 Non-Thesis Cognate – Educational Technology required

Professional Certification Exam
You will be eligible to take the Texas Education Agency master technology teacher certificate exam upon successful completion of specific program requirements.

Online Availability
Part of this program may be offered online. If you are not a Texas resident and will not relocate, please visit the Office of Distance and Extended Learning. International students, please visit the International Office regarding additional considerations in taking online courses.

Deadlines U.S. Citizen International
Fall June 15* June 1
Spring October 15 October 1
Summer I April 15 March 15
Summer II June 1 No Admission

*The deadline for the Fall 2018 term has been extended to August 1, 2018.

Application Deadline
This program has a flexible deadline.

Funding Information
The deadlines to apply for certain types of funding may be earlier than the deadline above. Read additional information about departmental funding opportunities below.

Decision Timeline
This program reviews applications on a rolling basis.

Application 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.

ApplyTexas Application

  • completed online ApplyTexas application

  Review important information about the ApplyTexas application.

Application Fee(s)

  • $40 nonrefundable application fee
  • $50 nonrefundable international credential fee (if applicable)
  • $55 nonrefundable Texas Education Agency technology fee (if offered admission)

  Effective Fall 2019 and beyond

  • $55 nonrefundable Texas Education Agency technology fee (if offered admission to the master's + professional certification program)
    and either
  • $55 nonrefundable application fee
  • $90 nonrefundable application fee for applications with international credentials

  Review important information about application fee(s).

Transcripts & GPA

  • baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited university
  • a copy of an official transcript from each four-year institution where course credit was granted
  • minimum 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 Scores

  • GRE scores not required


  • statement of purpose (approximately 500 words) describing your background and career goals including:
    • your background in teaching and education
    • your experience with using/integrating technology in the classroom
    • how your goals tie into the mission of the educational technology graduate program
    • what you hope to achieve by completing the program

  Review important information about documents, including the submission instructions for using the Graduate Admissions Document Upload tool (GADU). You will have access to GADU after you submit your ApplyTexas application and activate your Texas State NetID.

TOEFL Scores

Applicants are required to submit TOEFL scores that meet the minimum program requirements below unless they have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited U.S. institution.

  • official TOEFL iBT scores with minimum individual scores of
    • 22 listening
    • 22 reading
    • 24 speaking
    • 21 writing

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

  Review important information about official test scores.

Additional Information

  Funding Information
To apply for a graduate instructional assistantship, send a letter of interest and current resume to the chair of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction prior to March 15 for the positions for the fall semester.