Master of Education in Instructional Technology

Career Paths

Career opportunities in Instructional Technology and preK-12 education are constantly evolving. All graduates of the Master of Education program will have strengthened their teaching and leadership skills, particularly in relation to technology integration. In addition, and depending on their backgrounds, graduates may find positions such as:

  • Teacher leader in a school, related to technology integration. Such leadership could either be informal, as in an expert teacher who assists others, or formal, as in a position of technology integration specialist or staff developer.
  • Staff Developer or Technology Integration Specialist at the district or state level
  • Member of a Technology Planning Committee, Curriculum Committee, or Grant Writing Team at the school or district level
  • Developer of multimedia for education and training
  • Online distance education teacher for virtual K-12 schools

Graduates who wish to become K-12 teachers in the public schools and who do not yet have state licensure to teach may need to pursue an initial teacher certification program, based on state or national requirements.


UMUC has formed an educational alliance with the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).  As part of this alliance, UMUC offers special sections of the first four courses  in the program (those required for the Certificate in Instructional Technology Integration) tailored specifically to teaching world languages.  More information is available at or from UMUC Corporate Learning Solutions at 855-CLS-5300 or

Dual Degrees

Enhance your credentials! Graduates of the MEd program can elect to pursue a dual degree in the following area

Master of Education / Master of Distance Education and E-learning (MEd/MDE)

Students must complete all requirements for the Master of Education before beginning Master of Distance Education and E-learning.

Required Courses

UCSP 615 Orientation to Graduate Studies at UMUC (0), to be taken within the first 6 credits of study

  • OMDE 601 Foundations of Distance Education and E-learning (3)
  • OMDE 603 Technology in Distance Education and E-learning (3)
  • OMDE 610 Teaching and Learning in Online Distance Education (3)
  • OMDE 606 Costs and Economics of Distance Education and E-learning (3)
  • OMDE 608 Learner Support in Distance Education and Training (3)
  • DETT 621 Online Learning and Development in the Workplace (3)

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Master of Education

Dual Degree Options

With just a few additional courses, you can enhance the power of your MEd by pursuing a second degree in the following area:

  • Master of Distance Education and E-learning

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