Education and Technology, EdM

Our master's program in education and technology is for you if (1) you are in a school seeking to improve your technological and teaching knowledge, or (2) you have technology experience and wish to explore its application in educational contexts. Our program provides you with an understanding of how technology is applicable to the learning process, although the program does not lead to New York State classroom teaching certification.

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Why Education and Technology at UB?

The features of our program include:

  • creating learning environments that use emerging technologies to better serve students
  • customizing your coursework based on your area of interest
  • learning from shared experiences with your peers, professors and practitioners in the field
  • strengthening your teaching skills by obtaining a strong philosophical and pedagogical foundation

Program Overview

Academic credential granted Master of Education (EdM)
Credits required for completion 33
Time to completion 3 full-time semesters
Course delivery Online
Careers
  • Curriculum writers
  • Instructional designers
  • Instructors at college level
  • Online instructors
  • Onsite educational technology specialists 
  • Program developers and trainers in business
Application deadline Priority Deadlines
Fall: Feb. 1, then rolling
Spring: Nov. 1, then rolling

Program Coursework

Some of the courses listed below may only be offered on campus. Please check with your advisor before registering to confirm the course delivery mode. This course list is subject to change.

Required Courses (18 Credits)

Introduction Course (Choose One)

  • CEP 506 Introduction to Educational Technology
  • LAI 508 Educational Uses of the Internet
  • LAI 599 Technology and Curriculum Integration

Theoretical Issues/Frameworks (Choose Two)

  • LAI 573 Technology as a Social Practice
  • LAI 678 Digital Media in Education
  • LAI 671 Philosophy of Technology
  • LAI 648 Equity, Diversity & Epistemology Issue in Technology

Technology in Classrooms (Choose Two)

  • LAI 510 Technology in Childhood Mathematics Education
  • LAI 529 Computers (ICTS) in Early and Primary Education
  • LAI 532 Technology and Science Teaching
  • LAI 553 Technology in Secondary Mathematics Education
  • LAI 561 Technology and Music Education
  • LAI 590 Technologies and the Second Language Learner
  • LIS 568 Computer Applications in the School Library Media Center

Design and Development (Choose One)

  • LAI 678 Digital Media in Education
  • CSE 503 Computer Science I  for Non-Majors
  • CSE 504 Computer Science II for Non-Majors 

Area of Emphasis (12 Credits) (Choose One Area)

Content & Pedagogy in Technology Integration (Choose Four Courses)

  • LAI 529 Computers (ICTS) in Early and Primary Education
  • LAI 532 Technology and Science Teaching
  • LAI 536 Digital Composing as Literacy Learning
  • LAI 553 Technology in Secondary Mathematics Education
  • LAI 561 Technology and Music Education
  • LAI 590 Technologies and the Second Language Learner
  • LIS 568 Computer Applications in the School Library Media Center

Design, Development, & Technology (Choose Four Courses)

  • LAI 536 Digital Video composing as Learning Tool
  • CSE 503 Computer Science I  for Non-Majors
  • CSE 504 Computer Science II for Non-Majors CSE 507
  • DMS 537 New Media I
  • DMS 538 New Media II
  • DMS 546 Interface Design
  • IE 535 Human-Computer Interaction
  • LIS 506 Information Storage and Retrieval
  • LIS 561 Information Systems Analysis and Design
  • LIS 562 Networking Technologies
  • LIS 569 Database Management Systems

Online Education (Choose Four Courses)

  • LAI 632 Designing Course Content Using Digital Resources
  • LAI 647 Online Educational Research
  • ELP 537 Educational Technology, Policy, and Planning
  • CEP 560 Psychology of Learning and Instruction

Capstone (3 Credit Hours)

  • Master's Project

Faculty

Application Requirements

 
Submit your completed online application, which includes:
  • Application fee: A $50 non-refundable application fee, submitted electronically through UB's ePayment system.
  • Unofficial transcripts from all colleges attended. (UB transcripts are automatically submitted for current UB students and alumni.)
  • Contact information for at least two individuals who will each be asked to provide an electronic recommendation letter. 
  • Statement of educational and career goals

Former/Maiden Name: Please provide us with your former/maiden name if you have one. When requesting transcripts, please ask the sending institution to indicate your current name and former/maiden name.

Admission Decision: The admission decision will be communicated to you as soon as review is complete. The decision is based on a number of factors and is the result of a thorough and deliberate process. All decisions are final and cannot be appealed.

International Applicant Additional Requirements
  • Official original proof of degree
  • A copy of your passport biographical page
  • Official test scores for either the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) or PTE (Pearson Test of English) Academic. Test scores must be dated within two years of submitting your application
    • TOEFL minimum score is a 250 for a computer based test, 600 for a paper based test and 96 for the Internet based test. 
    • IELTS minimum score is 7.0 overall with no individual sub-score below 6.5. 
    • PTE minimum score is 55 overall with no individual sub-score below 50. 
  • Financial documentation – International graduate applicants must document their ability to pay for all costs incurred while studying in the U.S.
  • An official bank statement translated into U.S. dollars

All financial forms and supporting documentation with required signatures must be uploaded with your application, and must be dated within one year of your intended enrollment date.

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University Computing Standards

You are required to have daily access to a reliable broadband connection and a computer that meets university computing standards. You are also expected to have basic computer competency before beginning your coursework.