Program Overview

The University of Florida offers a Master of Arts in Education (M.A.E.) with a specialized focus on educational technology, providing a comprehensive curriculum designed to equip students with the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in the field. This master’s in educational technology program requires 36 credits to complete and follows a hybrid format, with required campus-based courses complemented by online components. Students will complete 24 required core credits, 3 elective credits and 6 Thesis or Project in Lieu of Thesis credits.

The GRE is not a requirement for admission.

Program Highlights

The program provides students with a unique opportunity to delve deeper into their research interests through a 6-credit Thesis or Project in Lieu of Thesis, culminating in a written document and presentation to their committee. Additionally, students have the option to pursue additional courses and earn graduate certificates, enhancing their expertise in specific areas of educational technology.

Most full-time students are able to complete the program in two years.

Campus Engagement

Students in our master’s in educational technology program have the opportunity to engage directly with faculty and peers on campus. This collaborative learning environment fosters community and networking opportunities. Additionally, some courses in our department are exclusively offered on campus. 

Composite mentoring provides students with a well-rounded educational experience. As part of the program requirements, students will form a committee consisting of an advisor and one additional faculty member. These faculty members play a crucial role in guiding students through their academic journey, offering support and mentorship as they progress through the program.

Prepare for Your Future

Our master’s in educational technology program aims to equip students for careers as educational or instructional technologists in both public and private sectors. Graduates emerge with the expertise to integrate theory, research, and practice effectively, positioning them as instructional designers, e-learning specialists, and leaders in professional learning and technology support. They are prepared to drive innovation and enhance learning experiences across diverse educational settings, making meaningful contributions to both formal and informal education.

On-Campus MAE Curriculum

The following courses are required to complete the campus-based MAE program. Some courses are offered both online and face-to-face. MAE students should take the courses face-to-face when indicated below.

On-Campus MAE Required Courses

Educational Technology Concentration (12 hours):

  • EME 5054: Foundations of Educational Technology (online only)
  • EME 6609: Instructional Design (online only)
  • EME 6208: Designing Integrated Media Environments I (online only)
  • EME 6067: Emerging Learning Technologies (F2F)

Other Required Courses (15 hours):

  • EME 6606: Advanced Instructional Design (F2F)
  • EME 6066: Issues and Trends in Educational Technology Research (online)
  • EME 6209: Designing Integrated Media Environments II (F2F)
  • EME 6235: Managing Educational Projects (F2F)
  • EME 6602: Human-Computer Interaction and the Learner (F2F)
  • Electives (3 credits)

Educational Technology Project of Thesis (6 hours):

  • EDG 6971/EDG 6973: Thesis or Project

Recommended Course Sequence

Year 1
Fall

  • EME 6208: Designing Integrated Media Environments I
  • EDG 6931: Emerging Learning Technologies

Spring

  • EME 6609: Instructional Design
  • EME 6602: Human-Computer Interaction and the Learner (F2F)

Summer

  • EME 6066: Issues and Trends in Educational Technology Research
  • EME XXXX: Elective

 

Year 2
Fall

  • EME 5054: Foundations of Educational Technology
  • EME 6209: Designing Integrated Media Environments 2

Spring

  • EME 6235: Managing Educational Projects
  • EME 6606: Advanced Instructional Design

Summer

  • EDG 6971/ EDG 6973: Thesis or Project

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    Program Requirements

    • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited U.S. college or university, or a degree deemed equivalent by the University of Florida Office of Admissions.
    • A minimum grade point average of 3.0 upper-division (last 60 credits) undergraduate work.
    • An acceptable grade point average for previous graduate work.
    • The GRE is not required for admittance to the on-campus MAE program.

    Program Highlights

    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)

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