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Online Master of Education (MEd) in Teaching and Technology

New media skills for new learning environments

Technology and media are driving a revolution in learning, teaching and training in both the traditional classroom and the corporate learning center. Technology encourages a new way of learning that fosters cooperation, collaboration, problem solving and higher order thinking skills that are valuable throughout life. The William Woods University Master of Education in Teaching and Technology degree will prepare you to stay at the leading edge of this trend and use your learning to enhance the learning of others, wherever you choose to apply it.

And, unlike many other advanced education degrees, no bachelors in education is required.

The (M.Ed.) degree includes courses about education, research and technology that support enhanced teaching methods through the use of technology. It combines the academic excellence and student-centered culture of William Woods University with the convenience and affordability of a nationally-recognized online education program. You’ll be using the latest online educational tools, and you’ll be collaborating with like-minded peers. Expect to form networking and mentoring relationships that will have value long after you complete the degree.

Your Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree at work

If you work in a school district, it will enhance your instructional skills with the potential to advance you to a position as an instructional technology coordinator or instructional technology coach. As a business trainer or multimedia specialist, you will find these skills invaluable in meeting sales training, professional development and other corporate learning goals. The learning you gain will enable you to research and evaluate new tools, design materials and programs that incorporate them, and assess their effectiveness.

William Woods is the largest certifier of school leaders in Missouri

606 # of our graduates who are now principals and assistant principals
157 # of our graduates who are now school district administrators
90 # of our graduates who are now school superintendents


Courses you may take

EDU 520 - Research Design - 3.00

This course is designed for all emphasis majors in the M.Ed. It emphasizes knowledge of various issues and simple statistical procedures used in educational research and program evaluation. Equal emphasis is given to qualitative and quantitative techniques. Experimental, quasi-experimental and non-experimental designs will be used that include historical, naturalistic study and/or ethnography. Processes to determine and use basic statistical data through computations will also be introduced. May be repeated with different areas of focus (administration, curriculum and instruction, teaching and technology, athletic administration, STEM).

EDU 543 - Teaching and Learning in the New Digital Landscape - 3.00

This is an overview course to set the stage for the Teaching and Technology Master’s program of study. This course is designed to introduce practitioners to 21st Century learners and the implications for the teaching/learning environment. Participants will investigate the skill sets that are needed for today’s learners, apply technology integration frameworks, assess the potential use of mobile technologies in learning environments, design and implement personal/professional learning networks, investigate emerging technologies, and develop the skills necessary to become Google Certified Educators Level 1

EDU 558 - Digital Tools for Academic Programs - 3.00

This course is designed to equip the student with a robust arsenal of digital tools and instructional techniques that can be used to enhance learning outcomes in your classroom or training environment. Rather than a collection of short assignments, this course is comprised of a series of extended projects that are intended to serve as resources for the classroom. The weekly actions and activities will culminate into meaningful resources for students to use in their school or training environment as well as prepare the student to take the Google Certified Educator Level 2 exam. Prerequisite: EDU543

EDU 559 - Current Issues in Teaching and Learning - 3.00

This course is designed to provide educators and non-educators with a broad understanding and better perspective of current and emerging issues that are faced by educators, trainers, and their learning institutions. The course will focus on issues related to curriculum, instruction, assessment, technology in education/training, innovation, and the big ideas on the horizon that could impact learning institutions. This course seeks to expand and enlighten the practitioner’s outlook, thought process, understanding, and repertoire of knowledge, attitudes, skills, and strategies when faced with a variety of issues that impact out learning environments.

EDU 561 - Instructional Design With Technology - 3.00

This course is designed to provide educators/trainers with a survey of various systems/models of instructional design with a focus on the integration of eLearning and technology as a component of the design process. Development of an instructional Design Plan will include reflecting on Instructional Design Models, conducting a needs analysis, designing instruction around goals and objectives, and defining instructional methods and strategies enhanced with technology to guide the teaching/learning process.

EDU 563 - Applied Instructional Theories and Strategies Using Technology - 3.00

This course is designed to provide educators with strategies that can be applied to the learning environment. A key component of the course will be a focus on how to integrate technology into a variety of instructional strategies. Students will review recent research on effective instruction and explore instructional strategies that are designed to enhance instructional effectiveness. The course will review a number of research-based instructional elements that are related to improved instructional outcomes and students will learn to implement instructional strategies with technology to address each of these elements. Students will broaden their instructional skills and learn to deliver the most appropriate instructional strategies for specific circumstances.

EDU 571 - Integration of Multimedia Production and Curriculum - 3.00

This course is designed to provide educators, trainers, and professional developers with experience utilizing various multimedia tools to enhance curriculum and support instructional improvement. Students will learn to integrate a variety of effective media types (still photos, graphics, audio, video, and text) as they create instructional videos, informational videos, and eBooks. Students will also investigate essential issues surrounding the use of multimedia in the learning environment.

EDU 589 - Teaching and Technology Capstone Project - 6.00

The capstone is the culminating experience for students in the master’s degree in Teaching and Technology. The capstone provides students with the opportunity to apply and integrate key concepts from each course in their program of study. Candidates will develop an eBook with supporting materials. The supporting materials will be archived using an online or cloud-based storage environment. The eBook will require students to demonstrate proficiency in each of the major content areas within the MED T&T Program. In addition, students will reflect upon their coursework and experience through regular, comprehensive, reflective postings and responses tied to NBPTS National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and ISTE-S Standards. This is a 16-week capstone course.

EDU 590 - Appraisal Of Student Learning - 3.00

This course is designed to acquaint learners with the complex issues related to assessment and to provide first-hand experience in the development of high-quality assessments, including the incorporation of a variety of technology tools in the assessment process. The course will investigate the purposes and application of assessment; the relationship between instructional outcomes and assessment; the development and implementation process for various types of assessments; the collection, analysis, and use of assessment data; as well as various scoring and grading methodologies. Participants will investigate the uses and limitations formative assessment, summative assessment, and diagnostic assessment.



  • Completed application
  • Official transcripts (2.5 GPA or higher) mailed from the college/univeristy of which you graduated
  • This degree aligns with the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards and National Education Technology Standards. Teachers currently certified in the enhancing Missouri’s Instructional Networked Teaching (eMINTS) program may apply for up to nine hours of credential learning credit based on their level of certification.

Your digital classroom. Available anywhere.

William Woods online graduate education programs are available to students across the country. In Missouri, our students come from Fulton, Columbia, Jefferson City, St. Louis, Kansas City, Moberly, Springfield, Ozark, Cape Girardeau, Rolla and many more locations. Beyond Missouri, our online graduates hail from California, Illinois, Kansas, Washington, Arkansas and other states.

Our graduate education programs are available online and are ranked among the best online programs in Missouri by US News and World Report.

One more thing

As you may know, the state of Missouri is a pioneer in the field of research in technology, learning and teaching. As you study for this degree, you’ll be applying in the classroom tomorrow what you learn online tonight.

Admissions Information

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