Master of Science, Educational Technology

Applications Closed for Fall 2024 - Open For Fall 2025 after October 1st


Masters Program Overview

The MS in Educational Technology is designed for educators and e-learning developers with a focus on integrating current technologies into educational curricula. The emphasis on integrating technologies in both K-16 and business settings is a strength of the program, along with the focus in each course on 21st Century skills demanded by the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the New Generation Science Standards (NGSS), e.g., collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, and communication.

The program includes instruction in the foundations of educational technology, instructional design theories, computer applications, using technology for assessment, multimedia instruction, web-based instruction, distance education, and designing and producing educational software and materials. Students in this program gain knowledge in emerging technologies, instructional design, e-learning development, learning theories, multimedia production, and collaborative production. Students also gain a deep understanding of adapting to the demands of the ever-changing nature of technologies.

Career Opportunities

Graduates will be active in school districts, county offices of education, community colleges, the field of instructional design, and the high-tech industry. The positions that our graduates take include educational technologist, instructional designer, curriculum specialist, community college instructor, district technology director, and technology trainer. Finally, graduates will be able to teach more effectively using educational technologies in the classroom.

Program Information

  • Fall Admission
  • Hayward & Concord Campuses
  • 30 unit program
  • Classes M-TH (Hybrid)
  • No Summer Session
  • Students will be accepted into the program based on a qualification evaluation and/or an interview by a committee where they demonstrate their:
    • Technology competence
    • Knowledge and application of  the Internet and tablet devices
    • Experience with Web-based instruction
    • Basic knowledge of digital technologies and HTML
    • Advanced proficiency in one platform (e.g. Macintosh, Windows, UNIX)


Core Courses (16 units)

  • EDUI610 - The Web as an Interactive Educational Tool
  • EDUI620 - Theory and Design of E-Learning
  • EDUI630 - Math, Science, and Technology
  • EDUI640 - Research in Educational Technology

Please note: Our course is EDUI, not EDUL.

Elective Courses (10 units)

  • EDUI650 - Mobile Application Development
  • EDUI660 - Digital Graphics
  • EDUI670 - Principles of Instructional Design
  • EDUI680 - Current Technologies
  • EDUI690 - Independent Study (needs instructor permission)
  • EDUI695 - Educational Technology Internship

Elective units must be approved by the program coordinator.

Capstone Requirement

  • EDUI693 - Master's Project

Program Coordinator

Please Email to Schedule and Appointment


  1. Submit Application for Change of Graduate Objective (online)
  2. Department Application and Requirements (click the "Apply" button below)
  1. University Application
  2. Department Application and Requirements (click the "Apply" button below)
  • 9 semester (13 quarter units) from a graduate level or completed credential program from an accredited university.
  • Continuing Education/Extension units from other universities cannot be transferred into the MS program.
  • Any transfer units must be approved by the program coordinator.

Transfer units cannot be older than 7 years at term of graduation.


Since the pandemic, the Educational Technology Master Program has shifted entirely to an online format.

Consequently, the program does not meet the new federal immigration regulations issued in May 2023, which mandate that international students must complete at least 50% of their courses in a face-to-face format. 

Therefore, the program will no longer accept International Applications.