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General Educational Technology Specialization Master of Science in Education Innovation and Technology

School of Education

Imagine. Inspire. Transform.

Today’s young learners are digital natives who are fluent in technology. With Capella's online master's in education innovation and technology, education technology degree, you’ll learn to effectively adapt your teaching strategies to integrate technology and meet students where they are. This degree is designed to help you enhance lesson plans with technology and personalize learning experiences for students, while giving them a voice in their own learning outcome. You’ll gain the knowledge and experience needed to lead colleagues in technology integration and promote innovation in K-12 classrooms.

At a Glance

  • Online
  • 4 core courses
  • 3 specialization courses 
  • Capstone

Classes Start August 5th

Ready to get started? We’re ready for you. Chat with an enrollment counselor or apply now to take the first step on the journey toward your future.

$50 application fee (waived w/promo SUMMER)

What you’ll learn

Harness technology

Integrate technology into the foundational parts of teaching to develop content, pedagogy, and meaningful assessment.

Empower your students

Create opportunities for student voice, choice, and learning ownership.

Personalize learning

Leverage technology and multimedia tools to provide personalized learning experiences that engage and empower students. 

Make data-driven decisions

Use qualitative and quantitative data to make decisions about instructional design and delivery. 

Reach every student every day

Apply formative and summative assessments to improve instruction to meet the needs of all learners.

Embrace the power of technology

Engage with other professionals to improve your and their technology instruction practices.   

Program features

Our program offers additional benefits you might be interested in.

Professional development plan

Focus on achieving your goals and staying on track by creating a professional development plan in your first course. 

Free professional development

Earn clock hours for free and apply that learning to earn graduate credit that you could apply toward your master's degree.

Personalize your program

Whether you’re a novice or expert in instructional technology, you can customize courses to expand your skills and experience.

Professional Development Courses

Capella offers free professional development courses to help you add innovative instructional strategies and technology to your course plans. You can earn professional development hours—and earn credit for that learning, which you can apply toward a master’s degree from Capella.*

*To apply free professional development courses to a degree program, students must apply for graduate credit through an additional project. Fee applies.

Cost & learning format

Online education isn’t one-size-fits-all. We know you’re busy—you need a learning experience tailored to your life, not the other way around. Capella has learning and tuition formats to suit you, however you learn. 

Our original learning format offers extra structure for those who want it. We'll set the schedule, you meet the deadlines. 

  • Based on the quarter system; 1-3 courses per 10-week quarter
  • 1 semester credit = 1.5 quarter credits
  • Weekly assignments and courseroom discussions
  • Pay for what you take, price varies by courseload or term
$15,470$19,565* MAX TRANSFER CREDITS–TYPICAL TRANSFER CREDITS
$455 per credit, 46 total quarter credits, 12 max transfer credits

*This is only an estimate, using general program pricing, and it does not include fees (including application and resource kit fees).  Your price may be higher or lower depending on your specialization, transfer credits, and tuition discounts. If transfer credits are allowed in this offering, the prices above show what you would pay if you brought in the average number of transfer credits and the price if you brought in the maximum allowed transfer credits.  

Get the details

Speak with an enrollment counselor to get a personalized cost estimate for what you can expect to pay.

Ways to save

At Capella, we believe your education is an investment in your future. It’s also an investment within your grasp. Your goals are achievable—there are more ways to save than you might think. 

Transfer credits

We can accept many transfer credits from regionally accredited schools.

Grants

There are a variety of need-based federal grants available to help pay for tuition and costs.

Federal work study

Part-time jobs sponsored by the U.S. government are available to help you reduce loan debt.

Accredited & recognized

Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Accreditation and recognitions provide the assurance we meet standards for quality of faculty, curriculum, learner services, and fiscal stability. See all of our accreditations and recognitions

Sample courses

Our master's in education innovation and technology, technology curriculum focuses on educational technology skills in areas like differentiated instruction, formative assessment, and the universal design for learning.

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EDT5125
Integrating Technology to Enhance Learning

In this course, learners investigate the ways in which teachers integrate technology to create personalized learning opportunities that engage, motivate, and empower students. Learners analyze educational theories and strategies that support personalized instruction. Learners also evaluate a variety of educational technology tools that support the personalization of instruction through effective digital integration to increase student achievement and engagement. In order to meet the diverse needs of all students, learners will plan and implement personalized instruction in their own learning environment. This course requires access to an educational setting, students or learners, and/or classroom practitioners.

4 quarter credits
EDT5122
Digital Citizenship and Technology Applications

In this course, learners evaluate the ways that students and teachers become responsible digital citizens. Learners apply best practices for responsibly accessing, evaluating, and using online resources and social media, and analyze the nine elements of digital citizenship, cyber-ethics, cyber-safety, and cyber-bullying. In addition, learners evaluate ways that teachers align their lessons, objectives, and outcomes to a variety of standards for teaching and learning. Learners also explore structures and systems that can be implemented to manage a variety of devices and instructional time in a 1:1 environment. Finally, learners institute routines to increase student achievement and motivation to learn, selecting and creating a secure digital learning environment for students.

4 quarter credits
EDT5140
Personalized Learning: Instruction and Assessment

This course focuses on personalizing instruction in a blended environment to leverage student engagement, motivation, and achievement. Learners evaluate the application of connectivism, constructivist instructional design, problem-based/projectbased learning, and Understanding by Design as well as research-based strategies intended to increase personalization and collaboration in the classroom. Finally, learners evaluate and design formative and summative assessments and analyze the data gathered from these assessments to guide improvement in personalized learning. This course requires access to an educational setting, students or learners, and/or classroom practitioners.

4 quarter credits
EDT5132
Authentic Assessments and the Data-Driven Classroom

In this course, learners analyze authentic assessment as an evaluation process that includes multiple forms of performance that reflect student learning, achievement, and motivation in real-world contexts. Learners develop a variety of authentic assessment techniques, including performance assessments, portfolios, and self-assessments and collect, summarize, analyze, and apply assessment data. The course also emphasizes techniques for organizing and participating in grade-level or school-wide collaborative teams.

4 quarter credits

Faculty & support

You’re never going it alone at Capella. Our dedicated faculty and support teams are waiting to guide, help, and advise you through every step of your educational journey.

Enrollment counselors

These experts will set you up for success. They’ll help you find the right degree and program, and answer all your questions about Capella.

Advisors

Advisors know the details of your program. Got questions about courses? Instructors? Resources? Advisors have answers.

Faculty

Our courses are taught by distinguished faculty members who hold top credentials and have hands-on expertise in their fields. They know what you need to know today.

Writing support

Sharpen your writing skills with our free tutoring services and other resources.

Relevant blog posts

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5 Non-Teaching Careers in K-12 Education

Technology use and integration in education is growing, with many career options in and outside the classroom.

Move forward in your career

Here are just some of the career options you could explore with a master's in education innovation and technology, education technology degree. 

Related job titles to explore*

  • Assessment coordinator
  • Learning specialist/coach
  • Content management specialist
  • Instructional coach
  • Instructional technology coach
  • Professional development specialist
  • Teacher-technology integrator
  • Online curriculum writer
  • Education consultant
  • Learning support specialist
  • K-12 teacher
  • K-12 lead teacher

Related employment settings to explore

  • Education specific professional development companies
  • Academic publishing company
  • Charter school
  • K-12 public schools
  • K-12 private schools
  • K-12 virtual schools
  • School district
  • Learning center
  • State department
  • Education testing company
  • Education learning centers

*These are examples intended to serve as a general guide. Some positions may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure, certifications, and/or other designations along with a degree. Because many factors determine what position an individual may attain, Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific job title, a promotion, salary increase, or other career outcome. We encourage you to research requirements for your job target and career goals.

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