Educational Technology 4+1:
Applied Design and Innovation for Learning

Program Overview

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 Ed Tech 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 five years with marketable skills and experiences.


Program Highlights

Market-Driven Design: The program was meticulously crafted based on comprehensive educational market analysis. It responds to the contemporary need for highly skilled experts who are passionate about exploring emerging technologies, instructional design, multimedia, and implementing innovative educational solutions.

Integrated Curriculum: The Ed Tech 4+1 program seamlessly integrates hands-on undergraduate learning experiences with advanced conceptual and theoretical frameworks and practical skills at the graduate level. This well-rounded approach ensures that you are prepared to address real-world challenges.

Accelerated Pathway: The Ed Tech 4+1 program streamlines your educational journey, allowing you to earn both degrees efficiently. By combining undergraduate and graduate coursework, you will be prepared for many careers such as instructional designer/coordinator, e-learning consultant, media developer or training director immediately after graduation.

Transferable Knowledge: By bridging Education Sciences and Educational Technology, the program strengthens your ability to apply transferable knowledge and skills. These competencies will empower you to make a meaningful impact in the field.

Expanded Professional Opportunities: As an Ed Tech 4+1 graduate you will gain professional skills applicable across various work environments. Whether it is corporate, government, health care, K-12 education, higher education, or the military, this program equips you for success.

Join Our Academic Community

We welcome all future undergraduates intrigued by the prospect of procuring a master’s degree in five years and/or current students majoring in Education Sciences who aspire to transcend their undergraduate learning experience to the next level—a master’s degree. As part of our close-knit academic community, you will have access to dedicated advisors, faculty, and resources. For more information about this combination degree, please reach out to Bojan Lazarevic, Ph.D., the program coordinator.

Program delivery and requirements

All courses are offered in an asynchronous online format via LMS Canvas which provides much-needed flexibility in completing the curriculum requirements. This delivery mode of instruction is optimally suited for students with a busy lifestyle and substantial commitments, such as full-time employment and/or parental responsibilities.

A minimum grade point average of 3.0 is mandatory. However, the GRE is not a requirement for admission to this combination program.

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