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  • Delivery: 100% online
  • Credits: 30
  • Ranked 12th in the nation by U.S. News
  • No GRE required for most students
  • Part-time and full-time options
  • Next Start date: January 8, 2024

The Master of Arts in Curriculum and Educational Technology is a completely online, 30-credit program designed for educators seeking to integrate technology into K-12 curriculum and other instructional contexts where learning and teaching occur. This program can be taken entirely online. Graduates are prepared to become leaders within their instructional contexts through course work and experiences that focus on development of a conceptual framework in which technology is an embedded aspect of the teaching and learning process and curriculum development strengthens instructional practice. The program prepares graduates to develop curriculum and utilize technology to meet learning needs of students and to critically examine technology’s ever-changing presence within schools and society. 

Two specialization tracks are available: curriculum or educational technology. The Master of Arts in Curriculum and Educational Technology is a unique program that emphasizes technology integration within learning and teaching contexts. All students in the program take 21 credits of courses common to both areas. Students choose a track that best suits their career interests.

Certificate Options

If you are interested, you can complete the MA in Curriculum and Educational Technology while also earning a Certificate in Computer Education, Certificate or Add-On License in Virtual and Distance Education, or Certificate in Curriculum Development and Leadership. There are no additional courses; you just need to be strategic in your planning.

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Contact Becky Druetzler, who can answer questions you have about our program.

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Ball State has joined the Federal Academic Alliance and is offering reduced tuition rates for all eligible, non-Indiana resident Federal Government Employees (civil servants), spouses, dependents, and retirees who enroll in online graduate-level programs and courses through Ball State’s Teachers College. Learn more.

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Course Requirements

The masters of arts in curriculum and educational technology is a 30-credit program with two specialization tracks: curriculum or educational technology. 

For a full list of required courses for each available track, see the course catalog.

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Required Course (3 Credits)

  • EDCU 601 Principles and Procedures of Curriculum Development (3 credits)

Educational Technology Core (6 Credits)

  • EDTE 650 Curriculum Integration of Learning Technology (3 credits)
  • EDTE 670 Technology Policy and Pedagogy (3 credits)

Program Evaluation (3 Credits)

  • EDST 671 Evaluation of Educational Programs (3 credits)

Research (3 Credits)

  • EDST 676 Research on the Impact of Student Learning (3 credits)

Elective (3 Credits)

Choose one course from the list below:

  • EDCU 610 The Elementary School Curriculum (3 credits)
  • EDCU 620 The Secondary School Curriculum (3 credits)
  • EDCU 630 The Junior High and Middle School Curriculum (3 credits)
  • EDCU 640 The Alternative School Curricula (3 credits)

Educational Foundations (3 Credits)

Choose one course from the list below:

  • EDFO 620 Social, Historical, and Philosophical Foundations of Education (3 credits)
  • EDFO 621 Education and Ethics (3 credits)
  • EDFO 631 Philosophy of Education (3 credits)
  • EDFO 641 History of American Education (3 credits)
  • EDFO 651 Educational Sociology (3 credits)

Specialization Tracks 

In addition to the core courses, you must choose one of two tracks:

Select courses that were not taken in the educational technology core above.

  • EDRD 545 Using Computers in Reading Instruction (3 credits)
  • EDRD 624 Integrating Technology in the Literacy Program (3 credits)
  • EDTE 585 School Information Infrastructures (3 credits)  
  • EDTE 660 Instructional Design and Technology (3 credits)
  • EDTE 665 Children, Technology, and Digital Literacy (3 credits)
  • EDTE 675 Distance, Flexible, and Blended Education (3 credits) 
  • EDTE 680 Advanced Projects in Digital Media (3 credits)
  • EDTE 685 Information Systems for Instruction and Assessment (3 credits) 
  • EDTE 690 Practicum in Educational Technology (2 to 4 credits)
  • EDTE 699 Independent Study in Educational Technology (1 to 4 credits)
  • MATH 631 Technology for Mathematics Teachers (3 credits)
  • SPCE 631 Computer Technology and the Learner with Special Needs (1–9)

Select courses that were not taken in the curriculum core above.

  • EDCU 610 The Elementary School Curriculum (3 credits)
  • EDCU 620 The Secondary School Curriculum (3 credits)
  • EDCU 630 The Junior High and Middle School Curriculum (3 credits)
  • EDCU 640 Alternative School Curricula (3 credits)
  • EDCU 665 Integrative STEM Education: Principles and Pedagogy (3 credits)
  • EDCU 673 Evaluation of Educational Materials (3 credits)
  • EDCU 675 Evaluation of Educational Personnel to Strengthen Curriculum (3 credits)   
  • EDST 680 Staff Development to Strengthen Curriculum (3 credits)

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Students from Other States

Ball State is authorized to accept online students from all U.S. states. However, certain states have regulations regarding licensing programs in nursing and education. Learn more about state authorizations for non-Indiana students.

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