Program Overview

Embark on your journey towards a master’s in educational technology online at the University of Florida. Our M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction, with an emphasis on educational technology, equips students with the skills and knowledge necessary for thriving careers as instructional designers, digital learning experts, online learning specialists and more.

The program is structured to provide a comprehensive understanding of educational technology while offering flexibility and convenience through online delivery.

The GRE is not a requirement for admission.

Program Highlights

In our program, you’ll access a robust course of study tailored to bolster your understanding of curriculum development and instruction as well as educational technology. You’ll delve into fundamental learning concepts, gaining insights into effective teaching methodologies while exploring cutting-edge trends and practices in ed tech. This approach provides our students with the skills to integrate technology seamlessly into various learning environments. 

Additionally, you’ll have the flexibility to tailor your learning journey by selecting elective courses aligned with your career aspirations. Classes in this program are taught by the same distinguished UF faculty who teach on-campus courses, ensuring high-quality instruction and mentoring, resulting in a rewarding educational experience.

Features of the UF Master’s in Educational Technology Online

This program allows students the flexibility to complete their degree in just two years by taking two courses per session. However, you can tailor your schedule to match your preferred pace. This adaptable approach ensures that you can balance your academic commitments with other responsibilities effectively. Through online delivery, you’ll have the opportunity to engage with peers from diverse backgrounds, fostering global connections and valuable networking opportunities that enrich your learning experience. Additionally, you can choose to pursue a graduate certificate alongside your degree, further enhancing your expertise in specialized areas of educational technology. 

As you near the culmination of your program, you’ll participate in EME 7938: Seminar in Educational Media, where you’ll undertake a project demonstrating technology’s impact on learning outcomes. Throughout this process, you’ll receive guidance and feedback from instructors and peers, culminating in an asynchronous online presentation that showcases your achievements and intellectual contributions to the field.

Forward Thinkers Wanted

We tailor our program for students who are passionate about addressing societal challenges through scholarship and collaboration. Graduates emerge as leaders in educational organizations, equipped to drive innovation and disseminate new knowledge across disciplines.

Experience the transformative potential of educational technology and propel your career forward with our comprehensive master’s in educational technology online. 

Online M.Ed. Curriculum

The following courses are required to complete the online M.Ed. program.

On-Campus M.Ed. Required Courses

Educational Technology Concentration (12 hours):

  • EME 5054: Foundations of Educational Technology
  • EME 6609: Instructional Design
  • EME 6208: Designing Integrated Media Environments I
  • EME 6066: Issues and Trends in Educational Technology Research

Other Required Courses (9 hours):

  • EME 5404: Instructional Computing II: Media Ecologies and Open Education
  • EME 6458: Distance Teaching and Learning OR EME 6059: Blended Learning Environments
  • EME 6651: Learning Analytics Concepts and Techniques

Electives (12 hours/4 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
  • EME 6074: Mobile Technologies in Education
  • EME 6637: Managing and Analyzing Multimodal Data

Culminating Experience (3 hours):

  • EME 7938: Seminar in Educational Media

Recommended Course Sequence

Year 1

  • EME 5054: Foundations of Educational Technology
  • EME 6208: Designing Integrated Media Environments I


  • EME 6609: Instructional Design
  • EME 6931: Learning Analytics Concepts and Techniques


  • EME 5404: Instructional Computing II
  • EME 6066: Issues and Trends in Ed. Tech. Research

Year 2

  • Elective
  • Elective


  • EME 7938: Seminar in Educational Media
  • EME 6458 or EME 6059: Distance Teaching and Learning OR Blended Learning Environments


  • Elective
  • Elective

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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 online M.Ed. 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)