Prospective Ed Tech Students

At UF, we understand that every prospective ed tech student has unique preferences and needs. That’s why we offer a range of programs and certificates designed to accommodate in-person and online learners. Whether you prefer traditional classroom settings or the flexibility of online education, we have options to suit your schedule and learning style.

Explore our programs and certificates today and take the first step towards a fulfilling career in this rapidly evolving field.

On-Campus Ph.D.

Doctorate Program

This program is ideal for prospective ed tech students who embrace scholarship to address important societal problems and desire to create and disseminate new knowledge via collaboration between and among disciplines.

Graduates of this program are college and university faculty, researchers in educational organizations and leaders in centers and institutes.

Entry: TBD
Requirements: Masters degree in relevant field
Typical Course Load: 9 credits per semester
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-time (part-time is possible but not ideal)
Application Deadline: See dates published by the college
Program Completion: 4-5 years

Online Ed.D.

Doctorate Program

This program is ideal for professionals aiming to apply theory and research related to educational technology to improve educational environments. These prospective students want to engage in an online community of inquiry while remaining in their professional roles.

Graduates of this program are researching professionals and leaders in K-12, post-secondary, business, industry and not-for-profit environments.

Entry: Fall of even years
Requirements: Master’s degree in relevant field
Typical Course Load: 9-12 credits per semester
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-time and part-time available
Application Deadline: See dates published by the college
Program Completion: 3-4 years

On-Campus M.ED.

Master’s Program

This program is ideal for prospective ed tech students who want to learn how to integrate theory, research and practice to improve learning experiences in formal and informal settings in an on-campus setting.

Graduates of this program are instructional designers, e-learning specialists, development experts and leaders in professional learning and technology support.

Entry: Any semester
Requirements: Undergraduate degree
Typical Course Load: 6-9 credits per semester
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-time or Part-time
Average Class Size: 15-30
Application Deadline: See dates published by the college
Program Completion: 2 years (full-time) 

Online M.Ed.

Master’s Program

This program is ideal for students who embrace scholarship to address important societal problems and who desire to create and disseminate new knowledge via collaboration between and among disciplines.

Graduates of this program are college and university faculty, researchers in educational organizations and leaders in centers and institutes.

Entry: Any semester
Requirements: Undergraduate degree
Typical Course Load: 6-9 credits per semester
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-time or Part-time
Average Class Size: 15-30
Application Deadline: See dates published by the college
Program Completion: 2 years (full-time) 

Online Ed.S.

Specialist Program

This program is ideal for practicing teachers, technology specialists and others within K-12 contexts. These prospective ed tech students want to use technology as a tool to modify, extend, or enhance their curriculum, take leadership roles related to technology implementation and to critically analyze and evaluate technology implementation efforts in local contexts.

Graduates of this program are leaders at classroom, school, and district levels and leaders in educational technology organizations and companies.

Entry: Any semester
Requirements: Master’s degree
Typical Course Load: 6-9 credits per semester
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-time or Part-time
Average Class Size: 15-30
Application Deadline: College online deadlines
Program Completion: 2 years (full-time) 

Online Certificate

Graduate Certificate

This certificate is ideal for students who want to integrate educational technology into their coursework for other graduate programs.

Certificates offer opportunities to develop expertise in specific areas within educational technology. Certificates can be earned by non-degree seeking students and can also be added to degree programs as additional credentials. 

Entry: Any semester
Requirements: Undergraduate degree
Typical Course Load: Not applicable
Full-Time/Part-Time: Not applicable
Average Class Size: Not applicable
Application Deadline: College online deadlines
Program Completion: 1-4 semesters 

Educational technology minor

Undergraduate Program

This program is designed for future professionals who are seeking a career in educational institutions, or in business, corporate or industry settings. Possible employment opportunities include but are not limited to: media specialist, instructional designer, technology trainer, media or web developer, or eLearning consultant.

At the completion of the minor, students will have created a web portfolio showcasing their mastery in designing, developing and utilizing a variety of interactive multimedia products and technology to enhance learning effectiveness.

Entry: Any semester
Requirements: Not Applicable
Course requirements: 5 courses
Full-Time/Part-Time: Not Applicable
Average Class Size: Not Applicable
Program Completion: ~4 semesters

Educational Technology Specialization

Bachelor of Arts in Educational Technology

The educational technology specialization, offered within our Education Sciences major, is designed to establish a background understanding of and to help cultivate the skills needed to succeed in one of the most in-demand fields in the 21st century.

From instructional design and multimedia to virtual and augmented reality learning environments, we have carefully crafted a sequence of courses to engage you in a mindful academic journey leading to a successful professional career.

Entry: Any semester
Requirements: Not applicable
Course Requirements: 7 courses
Full-Time/Part-Time: Not applicable
Average Class Size: Not applicable
Program Completion: ~2 years 

ONLINE EdTech 4+1

Combination Bachelor’s and Master’s degree

If you are seeking an expedient and cost-effective educational investment that allows you to obtain both a bachelor’s and master’s degree, the EdTech 4+1 program offers an exceptional opportunity. This innovative program is designed to propel your career forward by providing a unique arrangement of courses that enable you to graduate within a five-year period with marketable skills and experiences.

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