Educational Technology and Learning Sciences: MEdDepartment: Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences Department
College: Emma Eccles Jones College of Education & Human Services
The MEd degree is primarily focused toward teachers, staff, and administrators who want to increase their understanding of the role of technology and its appropriate implementation in the teaching and learning process. The program helps students evaluate, integrate, and implement various forms of technology and instructional design skills into their current teaching or administrative assignments. Completing the MEd program does not qualify the student for a Utah teaching license. The MEd is a master’s level degree.
Specialization (a specialization is not required)
- Information Technology and School Library Media Administration (MEd) - Gain the skills and credentials to become an administrator in a school library media center.
The Emma Eccles Jones College of Education & Human Services may charge differential tuition for this program. Differential tuition is an added cost per credit for courses in the program. See the last page in the USU Tuition & Fee schedule for more information.
Students who graduate with the MEd are qualified for careers in education:
- Traditional classroom teacher (with additional licensure)
- School or district technology coordinator
- Content/curriculum developers in educational businesses
With an MED, students are also qualified for the same career paths as the MA and MS students:
- Faculty support at an academic institution
- Traditional classroom teacher (with additional education and licensure)
- Entrepreneur (instructional design firm, etc.)
- In-house corporate trainer
- Instructional designer (In-house corporation, military, etc.)
- Corporate chief educator
- Government sub-contractor for the military
- Human resources (it is recommended that students take electives in the school of business)
- Chief learning officer
- Designer for informal learning environments (museums, nature facilities, etc.)
- Project manager
- Multimedia specialist
- Technical writer
- E-learning specialist (distance learning, digital classroom designer, etc.)
- Educational or curriculum software consultant
- Independent consultant (contracting jobs from organizations)
- Graphic designer
- Information systems programmer
- Simulation and games design specialist
- Mobile app developer
Many other possibilities are open to people with ITLS degrees depending on the student’s undergraduate degree and interests. Graduates will gain the technical skills and knowledge to succeed in a wide variety of fields and with companies and organizations across the spectrum.
Select degrees and programs are not available at all Utah State University locations. Please contact a Statewide Campuses advisor to verify program availability.
Online classes are not available to USU F-1 and J-1 sponsored students. International students sponsored by USU on a F-1 visa can study at Logan or Price campus and must register for face-to-face classes. International students sponsored by USU on a J-1 visa can study at Logan campus and must register for face-to-face classes.