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Online Master of Arts in Education - Educational Technology

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The online master of arts in education with a specialization in educational technology degree is designed to prepare leaders and practitioners in cutting-edge areas including technology integration, digital transformation, technology-enabled academic innovation, online education, training, and professional development. These in-demand skills can be applied to many professional settings, including K-12 schools, higher education institutions, business, healthcare, the military, and government.

Save Time and Money - With Prior Learning Assessment (PLA), earn up to 9 credit hours for Quality Matters' "Teaching Online Certificate (TOC)" or "Master Reviewer Certificate (MRC)". You can also earn up to 6 credit hours for the LSU Online Learning Experience Design Microcred®.

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Earn up to 9 credit hours with Quality Matters' Teaching Online Certificate (TOC) or Master Reviewer Certificate (MRC).

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LSU’s online education technology program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related. Today, LSU is the flagship institution of Louisiana and is one of only 30 universities nationwide holding land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant status.


Versatility in the field

Professionals with career goals such as instructional designer, educational technologist, e-learning specialist, online program manager, or training and development manager will also benefit from this program by learning the in-demand skills needed to excel their career.

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Earn a degree on your time

Earning the online master of arts in education with a specialization in technology degree allows students to complete their coursework while balancing work, family, and other responsibilities.

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When you join LSU Online, you join a family that makes sure that your needs are met. You will have a dedicated Learner Concierge assigned to you from your application process all the way through to your graduation to support you in any way as a student. We help you along the way so that you can focus on performance in your classes.

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No GRE required

Submitting a GRE exam score is not required for admission.

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You may be able to find savings and earn credit from previous work or training, or as demonstrated by your industry certifications, through Prior Learning Assessment. Learn more.

Total credit hours per program: 36 credit hours

Cost per credit hour: $459

Total cost with fees: $16,524

Cost per credit hour and fees are subject to change. Exact fees may vary by program. Please consult an Enrollment Concierge for the final program cost.

Course Listings
  • ELRC 7500: Technology Leadership in Education | Credit Hours: 3
  • ELRC 7503: Instructional Design | Credit Hours: 3
  • ELRC 7502: Principles of Distance Education | Credit Hours: 3
  • ELRC 7505: Design and Development of Multimedia Instructional Units | Credit Hours: 3
  • ELRC 7535: Advanced Telecommunications and Electronic Learning | Credit Hours: 3
  • ELRC 7550: Theory and Research in Educational Technology | Credit Hours: 3
  • ELRC 4507: Computer Technology in Education | Credit Hours: 3
  • ELRC 4249: Understanding and Applying Research | Credit Hours: 3
  • ELRC 7240: Critical Analysis of Current Research in Educational Media | Credit Hours: 3
  • ELRC 7420: Administration of Technology Programs | Credit Hours: 3
  • ELRC 7525: Professional Development for K-12: Technology Integration | Credit Hours: 3
  • ELRC 7516: Practicum in Educational Media | Credit Hours: 3
Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited U.S. institution or the equivalent from a foreign institution*
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 3.00 on all undergraduate work (or in the final 60 credit hours) and for any graduate work already completed for regular admission.  GPA between 2.75-3.0 can be reviewed for a probationary admission. 
  • Resume or CV
  • 3 letters of recommendation – professional
    • The recommender should be able to highlight the applicant’s character, work ethic, and professionalism
    • Written on letterhead and signed if possible.
  • No GRE Required. 
  • Upload unofficial transcripts of all Undergraduate, Graduate or Post Baccalaureate course work in the application if available (Can review on unofficial transcripts).
  • Personal Statement
    • Used to evaluate your writing style - no requirement in length, but edit for spelling and grammar. The statement of purpose should introduce you to our Admissions Committee, explain why you are choosing LSU, and how joining the Educational Technology program is important to you personally and professionally.
Louisiana Teaching Certificate Add-On Endorsements

In addition to the MA in Education degree, coursework enables certified teachers to meet the criteria for three add-on endorsements in Louisiana. The Louisiana Department of Education (LA DoE) recognizes three add-on endorsements from the field of Educational Technology: Online Instructor, Technology Facilitator, and Technology Leader. Credits earned as students work their way through the program will make them eligible for these add-on endorsements upon degree completion.

Online Instructor Endorsement (6 hrs credit): LA Doe requires ELRC 7502 and 7550

Technology Facilitator Endorsement (9 hrs credit): LA DoE requires ELRC 4535, 7500, and 7505

Technology Leader Endorsement (21 hrs credit): LA DoE requires ELRC 4535, 7500, 7505, 7240, 7525, and 7535

Why choose LSU?

The passion and excellence that LSU stands for have earned the school a coveted "Tier One" spot in U.S. News & World Report's “Best Colleges.” As the state’s flagship university, LSU has been preparing students for rewarding careers for nearly 150 years. Today, LSU is equally proud of its strides to make education more accessible through innovative online degree programs that are every bit as rigorous as its on-campus programs

Through the dedication of an exceptional faculty and staff, LSU is one of only 30 universities in the United States designated as a land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant institution. In addition, LSU is the only public top-tier university—and the only university in Louisiana—to receive the honor of being placed in the "very high research activity" category by the Carnegie Foundation.

The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation. The disclosure for the Master of Arts in Education with a specialization in educational technology can be found here.

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