Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction – Instructional Technology

HBU Online Learning Program


About the Degree

The Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with specialization in Educational Technology program provides students with the tools and experience they need to utilize technology as a tool for teaching and learning. Students do not have to be technology experts to enter this program. Each course will provide the scaffolding for each student so that they are successful integrators and users of technology. Students in this program will progress through 21 hours of technology-related coursework. Each of the courses requires the student to create technology-rich lessons and units of instruction that can be applied directly to their classrooms. They will be challenged to become school leaders in the area of technology integration and curriculum innovation. Each student will create an electronic portfolio that will follow them throughout their 36-hour program which will include artifacts and projects from their coursework such as: stop-motion animation, web 2.0 tools, digital storytelling, podcasting, website building, and blogging.

Graduates from this program often move on to be instructional leaders on their campuses or in their school districts, but they are also equipped to be 21st-century teachers. For those with three years of teaching as a certified teacher at an accredited school, there is the additional possibility of earning the Master Technology Teacher certification.

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Admission Requirements

Official Transcripts – Official transcripts should be sent directly to The Online Graduate School from the college or university that awarded your bachelor’s degree.  Transcripts from any additional coursework since that time should also be submitted.  *If your degree-conferred transcript contains fewer than 100 hours of your undergraduate coursework, you will be required to submit all undergraduate transcripts.  Any post-baccalaureate or graduate level transcripts will also be required. **If you are applying for Initial Certification, you must submit all transcripts from every college or university you have attended.

Additional Transcripts – For students applying to be certified in a content area, you are required to submit all of your transcripts to The Online Graduate School.

Two (2) Recommendation Forms –  Download Recommendation Form. Recommenders should submit the completed forms directly to The Online Graduate School via email at Letters of recommendation should be from a principal or supervisor, parent of a taught student, or colleague. One must be from a campus or school district leader if applicant is a certified teacher. Forms from family members or friends will not be accepted. Recommendation forms must be sent in from the recommenders directly or they will be considered void. Applicants waive their right to view completed forms upon asking a reference to complete the form.

Résumé/CV and Service Record – Applicants must provide a current resume and an official school district, charter, or independent school service record.  Some specializations may require a specific length of work experience as shown on the service record.  Documents may be sent to The Online Graduate School at

Interview – An interview may be required as part of the admission process.

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