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Master of Arts in Educational Media and Technology

We also offer a Graduate Certificate in Educational Media and Technology.

Program Theme
The mission of this program is to prepare professionals who are capable of facilitating student learning in a variety of settings. The program is designed to provide students with both the knowledge base and the application skills that are required to use technology effectively in education. Focusing on the design, development, utilization, management and evaluation of instructional systems moves us toward achieving this mission. Students who complete the educational technology program will be able to:

  1. Provide a rationale for using technology in the educational process;
  2. Identify contributions of major leaders in the field of educational media technology and instructional theory, and the effect that each leader has had on the field;
  3. Assess current trends in the area of educational media technology and relate the trends to past events and future implications;
  4. Integrate technology into instructional programs;
  5. Teach the operation and various uses of educational technology in instruction;
  6. Act as consultants/facilitators in educational media technology;
  7. Design and develop instructional products to meet specified needs; and
  8. Evaluate the effectiveness of instructional materials and systems.

Admission Criteria:

See the Teacher Education department page  for specific admission requirements.

To gain approval to proceed with exit requirements, each student must:

  1. Complete 18 hours of Educational Media and Technology core courses with an overall GPA of 3.0;
  2. Pass their initial writing assessment;
  3. Demonstrate their ability to use technology to achieve student learning.

Department Information:

Teacher Education - College of Education

Martha Kinney-Sedgwick, Ph.D.
Department Head

313 Porter Bldg
(734) 487-3260

Department Website


The curricular requirements include a minimum of 30 graduate-level hours, to be distributed among the following:

Required Foundation Courses: 6 hours

One course from the following:

  • EDPS 602 - Adult Development and Learning 3 hrs
  • EDPS 603 - Principles of Learning in Education 3 hrs

One course from the following:

  • EDPS 667 - Principles of Educational Research 3 hrs
  • EDPS 677 - Methods in Quantitative Research 3 hrs
  • EDPS 687 - Qualitative/Interpretive Research 3 hrs

Required EDMT Courses: 23 hours

  • EDMT 602 - Technology and Student-Centered Learning 3 hrs
  • EDMT 603 - Facilitating Teaching in Technology Enhanced Learning Environments 3 hrs
  • EDMT 623 - Instructional Design and Development of Multimedia Instructional Materials 3 hrs
  • EDMT 627 - Advanced Technical Issues in Educational Technology 3 hrs
  • EDMT 628 - The Design and Use of Online Resources for Education 3 hrs
  • EDMT 632 - Advanced Productivity Tools in Teaching and Learning 2 hrs
  • EDMT 653 - Issues and Emerging Educational Technologies 3 hrs
  • EDMT 695 - Seminar 3 hrs

Restricted Electives: 1-3 hours

  • CURR 654 - Multicultural Teaching and Learning 3 hrs
  • CURR 655 - Curriculum Foundations 3 hrs
  • EDMT 590 - Special Topics 1 hr
  • EDMT 597 - Independent Study 1 hrs
  • SOFD 572 - The History of American Schooling and Literacy 3 hrs
  • SOFD 580 - Sociology of Education 2 hrs

Program Total: 30-32 hours

Extended Program:

This graduate program is available at an EMU off-campus location. For a list of locations, please click here .