Master's Degree & Certification

Instructional Technology (MEd)

The online master of education program in instructional technology prepares you for a rewarding career integrating technology into learning programs at the K–12, higher education, and professional training levels.

Program Overview

The online master of education (MEd) program in instructional technology prepares you for a rewarding career integrating technology into learning programs at the K–12, higher education, and professional training levels.

You’ll learn to harness the power of technology for face-to-face, hybrid, and online classes and training programs, leading to the ultimate goal of facilitating effective teaching and learning through technology.

Widener's Center for Education is proud of its 2016 NCATE accreditation and is prepared to meet the renewed rigor and relevance of excellence by seeking accreditation based on the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) 2023 standards. Eligible programs take steps to maintain gapless national accreditation for educator preparation. See CAEP standards and annual impact and outcome measures. 

Program Options

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All classes are held online—optimal for working professionals and busy people. You'll join fellow students in a professional learning environment that fosters community and the sharing of knowledge and prior work experience.

You can enroll full or part time and complete your degree on your own timetable—finishing in as little as one year with our accelerated option or spread out over a maximum of six years.

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Admissions Information

  • Complete the application form.
  • Copy of your Resume.
  • Personal Statement.
  • Have an official transcript sent from all previous graduate and undergraduate programs.
  • Submit two letters of recommendation from colleagues, supervisors, or college professors.
  • Complete a writing sample. Contact the Writing Center at 610-499-4332 to schedule an appointment. The writing sample can be waived if you have an acceptable undergraduate GPA.

You will have an admissions interview with a faculty advisor.

We have rolling admissions, so you may enter the program in any semester.

Program Highlights

In the master of education program in instructional technology, you’ll gain the skills and capabilities to harness the power of technology to educate students in K-12, higher education, and professional development programs.

A Highly Ranked Online Learning Community

Widener's online programs ranked 4th on a list of the best online colleges and universities in Pennsylvania based on program strength and affordability. As an online student, you will receive many support resources, including a personal student services coordinator, 24/7 tech support, financial aid advisors, and career services.

Exciting Opportunities

You will have opportunities to participate and engage in the field of emerging educational technologies while you develop skills to lead change in your school, district, or workplace.

Mentoring Relationships & Individualized Attention

Choosing Widener’s instructional technology program is an investment in you—your education, your career, and your future. You'll benefit from close mentoring relationships with your professors and advisors.

The Widener Reputation Advantage

The advantage of Widener's online program is that it culminates in a degree from a Pennsylvania university with an "on the ground" campus. This is important for your long-term advancement because many school boards do not recognize or value schools that operate solely online. 

Faculty

Our professors' leadership and research are shaping the instructional technology field. We use the same highly qualified instructors for our online and on-campus classes, all of whom have excellent reputations.

Richard E. Thurlow
Associate Professor

"My interests include brain development, literacy development, and applications of technology in research and instruction. My greatest excitement in teaching comes from the way that working with graduate students spills over to my teaching of undergraduates and vice versa."

Zora M. Wolfe
Associate Professor

"My philosophy for teaching graduate courses in educational leadership revolves around the importance of integrating theory and practice. I believe my courses need to be grounded in research and theory related to students' particular areas of study, and also provide opportunities for students to apply that research and theory to practice."

Xiaobao Li
Associate Professor

"I have authored or co-authored 15 publications in top-tier education journals and am honored to be a highly rated online professor of Widener students."

Your Inside Track to Success

Your Inside Track to Success

With an instructional technology degree, you will have the inside track to a rewarding career that adapts technology to optimize learning.

Recent Employers & Industry Connections

  • Bensalem School District
  • Chester and Delaware County Intermediate Units
  • Garnett Valley School District
  • Interboro School District
  • Ridley School District
  • School District of Philadelphia
  • Area Colleges and Universities

Outlook & Outcomes

Potential Careers

  • eLearning instructional designer
  • Instructional technology coordinator
  • Instructional technologist
  • Technology coach

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A visit, whether in person or online with a special online admissions guidance counselor, is the best way to get to know us. Schedule your visit today, and see all that Widener can offer you.

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Financial Aid

At Widener, opportunities for financial aid extend to graduate students. Discover how Widener can help make obtaining your degree possible.

Next steps to apply

We’re glad you made the decision to apply. All applications and supplemental materials are submitted through the online application system. There is a $35 application fee to apply to Widener.

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