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Ruth S. Ammon School of Education

Educational Technology

Design, hack, critique and teach with the latest learning technology.

The MA in Educational Technology is a 32-credit program that prepares students for careers in formal and informal learning environments, including higher education, libraries, schools, and the private sector.

Educational Technology classroom discussion with Matt Curinga.

Why should I enroll in Adelphi’s MA in Educational Technology program?

  • Our holistic plan of study gives you the technical, pedagogical and theoretical knowledge needed to succeed in the workplace
  • We have an excellent job placement record among graduates of our program, who have successfully found careers in higher education, publishing, library services, and app development
  • We offer our courses in a flexible format, including traditional, blended and fully online courses
  • Our proximity to New York City gives us access to professionals in educational technology, who serve as guest speakers, supervisors and adjuncts in our courses

What will I study in the Educational Technology Program?

Our program offers a range of courses that expose you to the skills and concepts you need to succeed in and adapt to the fast-paced educational technology world. These include technical skills such as programming in python, javascript, HTML5, and CSS, multimedia editing, web design, and data mining; pedagogical concepts such as instructional design; and foundational knowledge such as the learning sciences, theories of knowledge, and research methods. We offer a variety of electives, including courses on video games and learning, social media, and mobile learning. We also offer a series of 1-credit special topic courses on cutting-edge technology such as 3D printing and assistive technology.

» View course requirements for the Non-Certification Track
Available as an accelerated program (can be completed in 14 months)

(Note: The Certification track is temporarily closed to new students)

Who are the Educational Technology faculty?

Matthew Curinga joined Adelphi in the Fall of 2010 to develop the graduate program in educational technology. He has drawn on his experience as a researcher, educator, and software engineer to create a program that helps students succeed in educational technology. His research considers the political implications encoded in the design of networked software systems.

Aaron Hung’s research interests include the study of social interaction in technology-mediated environments. He is author of The Work of Play, published by Peter Lang.

Elizabeth de Freitas’s research interests include narrative, cultural studies, discourse analysis, and mathematics education. She has published articles in Educational Studies in Mathematics, The International Journal of Education and the Arts, Teaching Education, Language and Literacy, Gender and Education, The Journal of the Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies, and The Canadian Journal of Education.

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What are the expected costs?

To find specific tuition and financial aid details please visit Adelphi’s Tuition site.

How do I apply to The MA in Educational Technology?

Our competitive application process considers prior professional and academic experience, as well as the fit with the program. You will need to submit:

  • Graduate application
  • Personal statement: Please describe your goals in pursuing graduate study in educational technology, in a focused essay (minimum of 300 words). You may choose to reflect on some of these questions:
    • What are some meaningful experiences with digital technology and media from your past?
    • What specific expertise and interests do you bring to the program?
    • For better or worse, how do you see digital technology affecting learning now and in the near future?
    • Academic transcripts (you must at least have completed an undergraduate degree, in any major, before enrolling)
  • Two letters of reference
  • A current resume or CV
  • TOEFL exam: International students only

Candidates are encouraged to apply by filling out the online application. Applications are considered on a rolling basis, we typically respond to applicants within 1-2 weeks of receiving their complete application. We encourage full-time students, but have room for some part-time students. We admit students on a rolling basis and do not require the GRE. Local, national, and international applicants are welcome.

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Ruth S. Ammon School of Education
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