Education Studies, EdM: Education Informatics Focus Area

The education informatics focus area is for you if you are interested in studying how information can be used to inform our knowledge of learning and education. You will develop the understanding and skills necessary to become leaders in applying information to address the needs of formal and informal learners. Our program prepares you to organize, analyze and disseminate information to facilitate educational and organizational objectives, as well as how to improve people's use of information.

Why the Education Informatics Focus Area?

This focus area is unique because it integrates expertise from our Department of Learning and Instruction, as well as our Department of Information Science.

As a student in this focus area, you will:

  • discover how to improve the ways that people use information
  • learn how to organize, analyze and disseminate information to facilitate educational and organizational objectives
  • study the pedagogy of information use

In addition, you can work with your academic advisors to create an individualized program of study within this focus area, based on your specific interests and needs.

Program Overview

Degree granted Master of Education (EdM)
Credits required for completion 32
Time to completion 3 to 6 full-time semesters
Course delivery On campus and online hybrid
Career Opportunities

Optional focus areas include:

  • Faculty and researchers of Education, Library and Information Sciences, and other fields related to the Learning Sciences
  • District Coaches and Administrators in K-12 schools
  • Informal Education Designers and Instructors
  • Policy Makers and Analysts in Government and Non-Governmental Agencies
  • Educational Technology Developers
  • Institutional Assessment Specialists
Application deadline Priority Deadlines
Fall: Feb. 1, then rolling
Spring: Nov. 1, then rolling