C & I Educational Technology (M.A.)

Program Overview

The M.A. Curriculum & Instruction, Educational Technology program is a fully online program designed for students seeking opportunities in instructional design, instructional technology, educational media, and applied research in learning settings (e.g., PK-12, higher education, museums and libraries, and other training environments).

Our reputation in Southwest Florida is exceptional, having forged deep ties within our community. This has earned us a 90%-plus graduate employment rate among C&I graduates - one of the highest in the state. We are also one of the most affordable master's programs in Florida, delivering unmatched value for graduates who are prepared for careers as instructional designers, instructional technologists, instructional coordinators, learning development specialists, educational media specialists, digital leaders, and directors of instructional media. These careers are found in elementary and secondary schools; colleges, universities, and professional schools; local, state, and federal governments; educational support services; and libraries and museums.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, careers for graduates of this program are expected to grow faster than the national average through the year 2029. The state of Florida is the fifth largest employer in the country for careers in this field.

 

Fully Online

This fully online degree program can be completed in 24 months by taking two courses in fall, spring, and summer semesters. Students may start the program in any semester.

Career Paths

Preparation for positions as an instructional designer, curriculum specialist, curriculum coordinator, digital leader, instructional technologist, educational media specialist, and Learning Management System (LMS) specialist (i.e., Canvas, Blackboard, or Google Education).
Advantages for Districts/Schools
  • Improved student learning in hybrid or virtual learning environments.
  • Targeted teacher competencies based on current need and appropriate standards.
  • Cost savings on professional development.
Advantages for Teachers
  • Potential for graduate degree stipend or position stipend (depending on school district).
  • Demonstrate competencies through coursework and optional earned digital badges in instructional design, best practices in online teaching and learning, and educational media.
Advantages for Industry
  • Demonstrate competencies with coursework and micro credentials as online course designer generalists, Instructional designers, and/or instructional technologist in industries such as museums, for profit and non-profit educational firms, banks, health care, etc.
  • Gain foundational skills in preparation for admission into our Ed.D. with a concentration in Learning Design & Innovation.

 

  • Accreditation

  • Admissions Information

  • Program Requirements

  • Course Descriptions

  • Course Schedule

  • Learning Outcomes

  • Tuition, Fees, and Financial Assistance

 

Contact Us

 

Dr. Keiana Desmore

Assistant Dean

College of Education

kdesmore@fgcu.edu

Lauren Willison

Director of Community Engagement, Recruitment, Communication

College of Education

lwillison@fgcu.edu

239-745-4320

 

 

Getting Started

Please visit the Office of Graduate Studies or contact Graduate Studies at 239-590-7988 or graduate@fgcu.edu for an application for admission and additional information about the application process. Satisfaction of minimum University and program requirements does not guarantee admission to a graduate program. Applicants should check with the program for the most up to date admission requirements prior to commencing the application process.