Department of Educational Technology & Literacy

The Department of Educational Technology and Literacy offers an outstanding range of graduate programs that provide you with advanced professional development in the use of technology and digital media in teaching and learning.

Arnita McArthur

As the premier teacher education institution in Maryland, Towson University has an over 150-year-old tradition of preparing classroom teachers, education specialists and school leaders. The Department of Educational Technology and Literacy’s innovative academic and research curriculum will provide students with experiences as technology integration leaders.

Technology continues to grow and change at a rapid pace. Extensive professional development is required to integrate technology into the curriculum, educational system and workplace in dynamic ways that increase learning and productivity.

Our faculty members are recognized for their research and leadership, and have an extraordinary commitment to improving the field of education. Our graduates are successful change agents, leaders, presenters, writers, developers, designers and educators who believe in lifelong learning. Learn more reasons to study educational technology and literacy.

What We Offer

Our programs offer:

  • an in-depth understanding of the interconnectedness of educational technology with teaching and learning processes
  • on-campus and online course offerings via Blackboard and other digital platforms
  • state-of-the-art Educational Technology Center, Multimedia Lab and technology-rich classrooms
  • engaged, accessible faculty recognized for their research that combine education and instructional technology in dynamic and essential ways
  • experience in employing technology effectively in a variety of instructional environments to promote reform and enhance learning
  • professional and leadership development in the role of technology integration, including topics such as universal design for learning and the digital divide
  • teacher education programs accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the Maryland State Department of Education
  • instructional technology/school library media program that is CAEP/AASL (American Association of School Librarians) accredited.