The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Center for Online Learning and Teaching Technology Office of the Deputy Provost

Master of Education in Educational Technology

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The M. Ed. Online program in Educational Technology is a 36 hour Thesis or Non-Thesis Program designed to prepare persons in the K-12, higher education, corporate, and military settings to develop the skills and knowledge necessary for the classrooms of tomorrow.

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About the Program

  • Complete in as few as 36 months
  • 27 required courses credit hours + 9 specific content credit hours (reading, math, science)
  • $589.43 per credit hour

Graduates of this program will have a much better understanding of the uses of technology and how it can be integrated and applied in a classroom or campus setting.

The program focuses on the theory, research and applications related to the field of educational technology and are intended to help educators:

  • use instructional technology (computers, telecommunications and related technologies) as resources for the delivery of instruction
  • serve as facilitators or directors of instructional technology in educational settings and/or be developers of instructional programs and materials for new technologies
  • design instructional materials in a variety of media


Required Courses (27)

EDFR 6300: Research Methods in Education
EDTC 6320: Instructional Technology
EDTC 6321: Instructional Design
EDTC 6323: Multimedia/Hypermedia
EDTC 6325: Educational Communications
EDTC 6329: Selected Topics in Educational Technology
EDTC 6332: Practicum in Educational Technology
EDFR 6388: Introduction to Historical and Sociocultural Foundations of Education
EDFR 6302/EPSY 6304: Foundations of Learning, Cognition and Human Development

Electives (9)

Capstone Requirement
Graduate E‐Portfolio

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The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley has specific deadline requirements that you must meet in order to enroll.


Fall Spring Summer I
Application Deadline April 15 October 1 March 1

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Tuition and Financial Aid

UT Rio Grande Valley's 100% online programs offer affordable tuition, and financial aid is available for those who qualify.

Tuition Breakdown

  • $21,219.48* Total program cost
  • $589.43 Per credit hour
  • $1,254.29 Per 3-credit course

*Tuition and fee rates shown above are proposed rates for the 2015-2016 academic year. We estimate that tuition and fees will total no more than the rates shown above; however, rates are subject to change. Approved tuition and fee rates for UTRGV should be available prior to the fee payment deadline.

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Financial Aid

UTRGV is an equal opportunity institution in the administration of its financial aid programs. In keeping with this policy, financial aid is extended to students without regard to race, creed, sex, national origin, veteran status, religion, age or disability.

Additional Fees

  • Application Fee: $50
  • Graduation Fee: $32

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If you have questions about how to apply to UTRGV, call us at 956-882-6552 or 956-665-3661 or email

Evidence of academic achievement and potential for advanced study and research is required for graduate admission.

The criterion for unconditional admission for master’s degree in educational technology is:

• Undergraduate GPA of 3.0, or over 3.0 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate study

• Applicants who’s undergraduate GPA in the last 60 credit hours is less than 3.0 must submit official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores above 150 Verbal, 141 Quantitative, and 4.0 Analytical

• Curriculum Vita or Resume

Non-degree seekers are allowed to take up to four courses once the applications are fully processed.

Applicants who do not meet the above criteria may be considered for Conditional admission. Up to 10 percent of total applicants can be admitted Conditional, with the approval of the college dean.

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Program Contact

Program Director: Dr. Rene Corbeil
Phone: (956)882-7540