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Educational and Instructional Technology


Educational and instructional technology programs prepare people to create and use technology in classrooms and educational materials.

Educational and instructional technology programs include topics such as:


Community colleges and other two-year schools offer associate degree programs in educational and instructional technology. An associate degree usually takes two years to complete. After earning an associate degree students can transfer to a college or university for further study.

Several colleges and universities offer a bachelor's degree in educational and instructional technology. A bachelor's degree usually takes four years of full-time study to complete.

Many universities offer graduate degrees in educational and instructional technology. A master's degree typically requires two years of study beyond a bachelor's degree. Doctoral (PhD) degree programs usually require two or more years of study beyond the master's degree.

See schools that offer this program.

Graduate Admissions

Admission to graduate programs is competitive. You need a bachelor's degree, good grades, and good test scores. There are no recommended majors for entry into this graduate program. However, you may want to major in a subject that relates to your job interests. For example, if you know you want to create computer programs for math courses, you should major in math.

Additional requirements at some schools include:

Typical Course Work

Graduate Program Courses

Graduate programs that lead to a master's degree may include courses in the following subjects:

In addition, a thesis and a portfolio of graduate work may be required.

Things to Know

Studying educational and instructional technology usually involves teaching experience. Some programs include teaching internships. However, other programs require that you have experience before applying for admission.

Some schools offer only a few courses in educational and instructional technology and not a concentration.


East Side Area

Washington State University - Pullman

King-Snohomish Area

Antioch University

Seattle Pacific University

University of Washington - Bothell

Statewide and Distance Learning

WGU Washington

Tri-Cities Area

Washington State University - Tri-Cities

West Side Area

Western Washington University