Welcome and thank you for your interest in the Educational Technology program at the University of Toledo. The Educational Technology Program at the University of Toledo was established to prepare Educational Technology professionals at the certificate, masters (M.Ed.) and doctoral (Ph.D.) levels and is designed to meet the needs of those desiring to become specialists in the field of educational technology. The Area of Educational Technology at The University of Toledo is an academic degree area with faculty members in the department of Curriculum and Instruction. The area provides courses and degree work in a variety of educational technologies with emphases in graduate teacher education, instructional design, multimedia and web design, using the internet in the classroom, developing computer-based and web-based instruction, designing instruction for diverse learner populations, and technology management for P-12 education.
The Masters and PH.D. programs prepare practitioners for leadership roles as public school and college level educators and those desiring to work in training positions in business and industry. Both program levels include a solid foundation in research, curriculum, and teaching skills with an emphasis instructional design and educational technology.
Technological advances in educational media and computing have made possible new approaches to technology integration into the curriculum and have transformed the learning/teaching environments. Coping with a changing society, the information explosion, and the advancement of technology requires a systematic examination of curriculum strategies and content as well as the manner in which they are presented. To be successful, new strategies of instruction based on emerging technological support systems must be developed. The Area of Educational Technology is committed to providing courses, seminars, workshops and degrees that develop these capabilities and qualities in students. However, if you are planning to teach in P-12 schools, you must have teaching licensure in a specific subject area or discipline.
Virtual Educator Certificate Program
Twelve (12) Semester Credit Hours
The Online Virtual Educator Certificate program is designed for teachers, media/technology specialists, and other educational professionals to teach in a virtual school environment. The program requires completion of four (12 semester hours) of graduate courses. All courses are offered online (distance learning). Twelve credit hours earned by a non-degree seeking graduate certificate course credit may be applied toward the M.Ed. degree program. This certificate will provide candidates with greater opportunities to be hired for virtual teaching positions.
Candidates in the program acquire the pedagogical skills and knowledge needed for teaching in a virtual school. These include an essential foundation in Educational Technology, which is the ability to design instruction and select strategies and media to meet the needs of diverse learners in an online environment. Candidates in this certificate program will be immersed in the learning process both as an online student and as an online teacher providing valuable experiences in understanding the needs and changing roles that exist as part of an online learning environment. Candidates will examine the application of learning theories and best practices in the design of instruction and be introduced to a variety of new and exciting technologies that can enhance teaching and learning in an online learning environment.
Program of Study
Complete 6 semester hours of required course work.
- ETPT 5000 Introduction to Educational Technology (3)
Introduces the field of Educational Technology, and its relevant competencies. Examines current trends in Educational Technology.
- ETPT 5100 - Instructional Systems Design Principles (3)
An introduction to various ISD models and approaches for designing effective systems of instruction. Students will begin to acquire experience in the actual analysis, design, development and evaluation of instruction.
Complete 6 semester hours from the following three elective courses:
- ETPT 6150 Designing Instruction for Diverse Learner Populations (3)
Focuses on the instructional designer’s role in assessing and addressing such differences as performance environment, culture, ethnicity, physical attributes, age/experience, and socio-economic factors to maximize learning in an online teaching environment.
- ETPT 6510 Teaching and Learning at a Distance (3)
Investigates distance learners, learning theories, management, and evaluation of distance learning systems for education and training.
- EDP 5120 - Alternative Approaches to Discipline
Reviews a variety of models, constructs and methodologies for addressing behavior and discipline problems, especially within school and family settings. Emphases are placed on individual and group approaches to discipline.
Prospective Students: Admission Guidelines
The application process for the Virtual Educator Certificate Program is entirely completed online. The following are minimum application requirements for admission consideration to the Certificate Program in Educational Technology. The University of Toledo application requirements and other relevant information are available at the Graduate Studies website and should be able to answer all of your application-related questions. Using the links to the College of Graduate Studies, an applicant can apply to the program by completing paper forms or by submitting an application online. Follow the links below to learn more about admissions and how to begin the application process:
Candidates admitted to the program must have the following:
- A baccalaureate degree from an accredited four-year institution. However, if you are planning to teach in P-12 schools, you must have a teaching licensure in a specific subject area or discipline.
- An overall grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.7 or higher on a 4.0 scale in all undergraduate work.
- Two recommendation letters concerning the prospective Virtual Educator, may come from such sources as the undergraduate major adviser, current employer, school principal or others who are knowledgeable about the applicant’s ability to engage in graduate work in the desired program.
- All graduate degree-seeking students who wish to obtain the Virtual Educator Certificate must apply for admission to the Virtual Educator Certificate program prior to graduation.
If you have any difficulty selecting the appropriate application or finding information related to financial support for international students, please contact the College of Graduate Studies at 419.530.4723 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Educational Technology Online Master’s Program
Thirty (30) Semester Credit Hours
The program is intended for students interested in working as instructional designers/developers or media specialist in school districts, colleges, and universities. The program also helps graduates for work in industry as instructional designers, online course developers, and consultant’s in-academic/non-academic environments.
The Master’s (M.Ed.) program in educational Technology consists of a minimum of ten (10) courses, thirty (30) credit hours. Students must take twelve (12) hours core college required courses. They also must take 18 credit hours in (their specific program area) Educational Technology. The entire degree program is offered online via the Internet (Web). The breakdown of these courses is provided below.
College Core Requirements (12 Hours): Students must complete one course from each of the following four areas:
a. Educational Psychology (Select one course with advisor as available online)
- EDP 5110 - Basic Educational Psychology
- EDP 5120 - Alternative Approaches to Discipline
- EDP 5210 - Child Behavior and Development
- EDP 5220 - Adolescent Behavior and Development
- EDP 5230 - Adult Development
- EDP 5310 - Issues and Innovations in Learning & Instruction
- EDP 5320 - Instructional PsychologyEDP 5330 - Behavior Management
b. Research Foundations (Select one course with advisor as available online)
- RESM 5110 - Quantitative Methods I
- RESM 5210 - Educational Testing And Grading
- RESM 5310 - Educational Research
- RESM 5330 - Qualitative Research Methods I
c. Social Foundations (Select one course with advisor as available online)
- TSOC 5100 - Group Processes in Education
- TSOC 5110 - Modern Educational Controversies
- TSOC 5200 - Sociological Foundations of Education
- TSOC 5210 - Multicultural Non-Sexist Education
- TSOC 5230 - Intergroup and Intercultural Education
- TSOC 5300 - Philosophy and Education
- TSOC 5500 - History of Schooling and Teaching in the U.S.
d. Curriculum: Educational Technology
- ETPT 5100 - Instructional Systems Design Principles
Educational Technology Specialization Required Courses (12 hours)
- ETPT 5000 - Introduction to Educational Technology
- ETPT 5210 - Introduction to multimedia & Web Design
- ETPT 6300 - Technology Management in K-16 Education
- ETPT 6900 - Master’s Seminar in ETPT
Educational Technology Electives (Select two courses (6 hours) with advisor as available online)
- ETPT 5270 - Instructional Video Production
- ETPT 5550 - Using the Internet in the Classroom
- ETPT 5950 - Workshop in ETPT
- ETPT 5980 - Special Topics in ETPT
- ETPT 5990 - Independent Study in ETPT
- ETPT 6150 - Designing Instruction for Diverse Learners
- ETPT 6230 - Developing Web-Based Instruction
- ETPT 6510 - Teaching and Learning at a Distance
- ETPT 6810 - Research and Theory in ETPT
Prospective Students: Admission Guidelines
The application process for Master’s Degree Program in Educational Technology is completed completely online. The University of Toledo application requirements and other relevant information are available at the Graduate Studies website and should be able to answer all of your application-related questions. Please open the College of Graduate Studies links and there are two ways to apply to the program: by paper form or online. Follow the links below to learn more about admissions and to begin the application process:
Admissions Criteria: Click Here for specific admission criteria.
If you have any difficulty selecting the appropriate application and also financial support for international students related issues, please contact the College of Graduate Studies at 419.530.4723 or email email@example.com
The Ph.D. Program in Curriculum and Instruction consists of a minimum of sixty (60) semester credit hours. Students must successfully complete twelve (12) hours of coursework in research tools. They also must successfully complete six (6) hours of Professional Seminars. The major and minor consists of thirty three (33) hours of coursework that might include courses in general Curriculum and Instruction, in their specific program area, and in cognate areas in other departments within or the college of Education or other UT Colleges as approved by the student's program committee. Students must successfully complete nine (9) credit hours of dissertation research to complete their doctoral program. The doctoral program is designed to help students develop rigorous scholarship and expertise in a specific field in order to facilitate their dissertation writing and future professional work.
The doctoral program will consists of 60 semester credit hours as follows:
- Professional Seminars 6 hours
- Research Tools 12 hours
- Interdisciplinary area of concentration 33 hours
- Dissertation research 9 hours
Please also note that due to the advancement of the Internet,
Admission is on a rolling basis with no deadline requirements to submit your application for admission for fall or spring semesters. However, you must submit your application as soon as possible so that the doctoral admission committee has time to review your application before the beginning of your intended semester of admission. All graduate students interested in the doctoral program in C&I must meet the admission requirements of the College of Graduate Studies, the Judith Herb College of Education, and the Ph.D. Program in which they wish to study. Application is made to the College of Graduate Studies of The University of Toledo. The admission requirements are as follows:
- A complete Application for College of Graduate Studies Admission
- A 3.2 cumulative grade point average in all graduate work
- An autobiographical sketch that describes why the applicant wishes to pursue the selected doctoral program. This sketch should also include information on previous study, educational experience, professional accomplishments, immediate and future professional goals, a proposed time schedule for completing the degree, and any other information that the applicant believes is relevant for admission into the desired program.
- Evidence of research and writing ability. Such evidence may include a master’s thesis, proctored writing sample, a written research report, one or more reprints of publications, a paper presented to a professional society, or similar evidence of competence in this respect.
- Two (2) copies of any and all official graduate transcripts, including credits and degrees earned,
- Acceptable GRE-Verbal and GRE-Quantitative scores, as determined by the department or concentration. For example, the recommended Graduate Record Examination (GRE) for the Educational Technology program is as follows:
GRE is not required for applicants with master’s degree GPA of 3.5 or higher.
If under 3.5 GPA, acceptable GRE scores are:
- 144 Verbal
- 144 Quantitative
- 3.5 Analytical Writing
International Students (English Proficiency) TOEFL Score:
- 550 (paper)
- 213 (computer)
- 80 (internet)
- Three (3) letters of reference describing the applicant’s potential for successfully completing a doctoral program, and
- A non-refundable application fee (check or money order payable to The University of Toledo).
Please contact University of Toledo, College of Graduate Studies concerning issues related to the admission criteria and financial support for international students related issues at http://gradschool.utoledo.edu/ or (419) 530-4723.
In addition, please see also link for the doctoral degree program requirements at
Again, thank you and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at (419) 530-7979 or e-mail me at Berhane.Teclehaimanot@utoledo.edu
Berhane Teclehaimanot, Ph.D.
Professor & Program Coordinator of Educational Technology