Department of Educational Technology & Literacy

Discover a range of graduate programs that inspire leaders to learn, design and create innovative and collaborative learning environments using emerging information and instructional technology grounded in research-based practices. Many of our programs are now offered completely online.

The Department of Educational Technology and Literacy’s innovative academic and research curriculum teaches students how to integrate technology into the curriculum, educational system or workplace to increase learning and productivity. The mission of the program is to:

  • model and promote active, learner-centered digital age teaching and learning approaches in pre-k through higher education learning environments
  • emphasize creating inquiry-based, collaborative, interactive online learning environments and model academically rigorous online courses and programs 
  • provide leadership and support for the enhancement of teaching and learning by focusing on pedagogy, evidence based practices and student success
  • retain and enhance the professional qualifications of students and faculty through developmental opportunities
  • research and evaluate existing and emerging technologies that allows students to integrate pedagogical practices into the workplace

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, designers and educators who believe in lifelong learning. Learn more reasons to study instructional technology.

What We Offer

  • Master’s program tracks in Instructional Design and Development, Educational Technology and School Library Media
  • Doctoral program in Instructional Technology with a variety of specialization options.
  • an in-depth understanding of the interconnectedness of educational technology with teaching and learning processes
  • engaged, accessible faculty recognized for research that combines education and instructional technology in dynamic, 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