Nov 28, 2022  
Graduate Catalog 2021-22 
    
Graduate Catalog 2021-22 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master of Arts in Educational and Instructional Technology (EITM)


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Advisors: Brian Horvitz
Room 3571 Sangren Hall

The Master of Arts in Educational and Instructional Technology is designed for individuals seeking to become technology leaders and trainers in corporations, K-12 education, higher education, nonprofits and other organizations. The degree will prepare you for leadership roles in the support and training of others in learning organizations.

As a totally online degree program, the Master of Arts in Educational and Instructional Technology allows students the flexibility to participate in and complete all of the coursework without having to commute. Students should be prepared to handle distance education instruction that often requires more independent work, self-direction, and the meeting of course deadlines outside of regular classroom meetings. Students will also need to have mastered basic computer communications systems, including e-mail, web browsing, and submission of assignments via file transfer procedures. An online application and additional information can be found at wmich.edu/leadership/academics/edtech/master/admissions.

Admission Requirements

In addition to meeting the requirements of the Graduate College, all applicants must possess a baccalaureate degree, provide a statement outlining technology skills and background, career goals, and educational philosophy (1,000 words). Admission decisions will be made by program faculty after review of admission materials. 

Program Requirements


Students will complete a planned program of study consisting of 30 credit hours of course work with an overall grade point average of 3.0 or better. The degree course work requires a 12-credit hour Major Core. The degree also requires a six-hour Minor Core that is approved by an academic advisor. Additionally, the degree requires six hours of electives that are related to the career goals of the student and approved by an academic advisor.

III. Electives (6 hours)


  • Select six hours of elective courses related to the career goals of the student and approved by an academic advisor. Elective may be at the 5000 or 6000 level.
  • Students may choose online or traditional courses, or a combination of both, to fulfill your technology minor elective core.
  • Students may choose EDT or OCL courses or courses from outside these programs with permission from your advisor.

IV. Research Course (3 hours)


Select one of the following courses or an equivalent course with permission from your advisor. There are both online and traditional courses available to fulfill this requirement.

V. Culminating Learning Activity (1 course)


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