Online M.Ed. in Instructional Technology

Online Master of Education in Instructional Technology

A collaborative degree between the University of Maine, the University of Maine Farmington, and the University of Southern Maine.

The University of Maine’s Master of Education in Instructional Technology is a 100% online program that prepares educators to create rich and meaningful learning experiences using the latest technology. Graduates of this program develop a depth of knowledge on designing innovative environments that support diverse needs, devise strategies to seamlessly integrate technology to inspire learning and increase learner achievement, and understand technology’s impact in an increasingly connected world.

Students not only gain expertise but also learn how to research and use new technology as it emerges to become leaders in implementing technology-enhanced learning experiences.

Online and Engaged

  • 100% online so you have the flexibility to learn when and where you want
  • Attend interactive live meetings, guest speakers, and demonstrations from anywhere
  • Courses use the latest in technology so you not only learn about effective instructional practices but experience them as a student
  • Smaller class sizes help you build relationships with our faculty and other students to build your professional learning network and be part of an active community of other passionate educators

Learning Outcomes

  • Learning Environments: How do educators leverage technology to create environments that support the development of diverse skills, and emphasize challenging learning experiences?
  • Teaching and Learning: How can technology enhance teaching and learning partnerships that support and promote innovative models of deeper learning?
  • Digital Citizenship: How can educators promote an understanding of the social, ethical, and legal issues and responsibilities related to a globally connected society?
  • Professional Practice: How can educators develop and model pedagogical and andragogical principles of learning to promote professional growth and practice in a globally connected society?
  • Leadership: How can educators align vision, implementation, and practice to foster learning enhanced by technology?

Students’ Experience Earning Their M.Ed. in Instructional Technology Online


With a variety of electives to choose from and a flexible course load, you’re in control of the way you earn your degree. You’ll work with an experienced advisor to select the courses and electives that best meet your goals.

Course Rotation Schedule

Core Courses

The following core courses are required (21 credits):

  • EDT 520: Digital Age Teaching and Learning Methods (3 credits)
  • EDT 531: Studio in Computing for Learning (3 credits)
  • EDT 540: Instructional Design and Project Management (3 credits)
  • EDT 559: Organizational Leadership for Educational Technology (3 credits)
  • EHD 510: Introduction to Educational Research (3 credits)
  • Technology for All Learners – choose one of the following:
    • SED 505: Universal Design for Learning and Curriculum Access – UMF (3 credits)
    • SED 519: Assistive Technology – UMF (3 credits)
    • SED 564: Universal Design for Learning in PreK-12 Classrooms – UMaine (3 credits)
    • SED 687: Technology for Learning and Communicating – USM (3 credits)
  • Capstone
    • EDT 657: Educational Practicum (3 credits)


Choose four electives (12 credits). Your advisor can also help you choose electives outside of the M.Ed. in Instructional Technology program. Some elective options are:

  • EDT 528: Designing Technology Systems to Optimize Learning (3 credits)
  • EDT 537: Introduction to Flipped, Blended, and Online Learning (3 credits)
  • EDT 541: Advanced Instructional Design (3 credits)
  • EDT 542: Supporting Technology Integration through Professional Development and Coaching (3 credits)
  • EDT 543: Practicum in Instructional Design (3 credits)
  • EDT 545: Legal, Ethical, and Security Issues in Educational Technology (3 credits)
  • EDT 560: Assessment in the 21st Century Classroom (3 credits)
  • EDT 561: Technology-Supported Inquiry-Based Teaching and Learning (3 credits)
  • EDT 562: Technology for Young Learners (3 credits)
  • EDT 580: Educational Technology Summer Institute (3 credits)
  • EDT 598: Special Topics (3 credits)


We have rolling admissions so you can apply and be accepted into the program at any time. However, the following dates are recommended:

  • Fall: July 15
  • Spring: December 1
  • Summer: April 15

We recommend speaking with an advisor about program requirements, the admissions process, and the best time to submit an application before applying to the program.


  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university
  • Undergraduate GPA of a 3.0 or higher (less than a 3.0 will be considered on a case-by-case basis)

Application Materials

The admission evaluation process begins once we’ve received all your application materials. Before you apply, please review the application instructions. When you’re ready to apply, please submit the following:

  • An online application
  • An essay describing your motivation for obtaining an M.Ed. in Instructional Technology
  • Resumé detailing your professional experience
  • Official academic transcripts

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Contact Us

Have questions about earning your M.Ed. in Instructional Technology online with UMaine? Contact Todd Cooley, UMaineOnline Advisor, at 207.581.3072 or at

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Technology’s role in communication and learning is growing. As it continues to expand, so does the need for professionals who can skillfully integrate technology into K-12 and higher education classrooms, museums, training for businesses and government organizations, and more. This program prepares you for careers such as:

  • Technology Integrator
  • Educational Technologist
  • Instructional Designer
  • Educational Technology Consultant
  • Corporate Training Designer
  • Online Learning Specialist

Students can apply earned course credit toward the Maine Department of Education 680 (Computer Teacher) endorsement through this program.

Notable Companies Employing Current Students and Alumni

  • The University of Vermont Medical School
  • Harvard Business School
  • The Jackson Lab
  • Maine School Districts 


Our collaborative model expands access to the best faculty from 3 campuses – the University of Maine, the University of Maine Farmington, and the University of Southern Maine. You’ll learn from faculty who are experienced in using technology to transform learning and are passionate about online education.

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