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Online M.Ed.

We offer an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Educational Technology. All students are required to complete the Curriculum and Instruction Core and the Educational Technology Core. Students may then choose among several elective courses based on their career goals. Please note the Practicum in Ed. Media experience is taken at the end of the program and is only offered during the Spring sessions. Note this experience is 16 weeks (i.e. Spring 1 and 2).

Interested in a career as an instructional designer or educational technologist? This degree program is for you. We have carefully crafted a sequence of courses to engage you in the exciting and growing field of educational technology. In two years or less, you can earn your degree and joins the ranks of our Gator alumni who have been placed in leading educational organizations across the globe.

Students may complete the M.Ed. program in 2 years if taking 2 courses per semester. We offer 5 online sessions per year (Fall, Spring 1, Spring 2, Summer 1, Summer 2; Summer 1 and Summer 2 overlap during two weeks). Students may take more than 2 courses per session, however, students may move more slowly through the program and/or create their own program schedule using information about course availability.

Curriculum and Instruction Core (9 hours)
EME 5054: Foundations of Educational Technology
EME 6458: Distance Teaching and Learning
EME 6609: Instructional Design

Educational Technology Core (12 hours)
EME 5404: Instructional Computing II: Media Ecologies and Open Education
EME 6208: Designing Integrated Media Environments I
EME 6066: Issues and Trends in Educational Technology Research
EME 6059: Blended Learning Environments

Culminating Experience (3 Credits)
EME 6945: Practicum in Educational Media and Instructional Design

Educational Technology Electives (12 hours, select four courses)
EME 5207: Designing Technology-Rich Curricula
EME 5405: Internet in K-12 Instruction
EME 6156: Games and Simulations for Teaching and Learning
EME 6235: Managing Educational Projects
EME 6236: Distance Education Leadership and Management
EME 6606: Advanced Instructional Design

Recommended Course Sequence for M.Ed.

Course sequencing varies depending on whether you are admitted during an Odd or Even Year. Please see the Course Calendar if you wish to create your own sequence.

Year 1
Fall Semester
EME 5054: Foundations of Educational Technology
EME 6208: Designing Integrated Media Environments I

Spring Semester
EME 6609: Instructional Design
EME 6059: Blended Learning Environments

Summer Semester
EME 6458: Distance Teaching and Learning
EME 6606: Managing Educational Projects

Year 2
Fall Semester
EME 6156: Games and Simulations for Teaching and Learning
EME 5404: Instructional Computing II: Media Ecologies and Open Education

Spring Semester
EME 6066: Issues and Current Research in Educational Technology
EME 6945: Practicum in Educational Media and Instructional Design – Spring 1 and 2 (16 weeks)

Summer Semester
EME 5405: Internet in K-12 Instruction
EME 6236: Distance Education Leadership and Management

Download the M.Ed. program of study form (Effective December 2014)