Technology in schools: Online master’s degree
Master of science in learning technologies and design with an emphasis in technology in schools (MS)
Delivery of this program is 100 percent online: no campus visits are required.
Successful completion of the program requires 30 credit hours from the courses listed below.
Courses are 3 credit hours each, unless stated otherwise. The University reserves the right to change or cancel courses as needed.
Required courses (15 credit hours)
|IS_LT 7378 Electronic Portfolio Development|
|IS_LT 9417 Action Research|
|IS_LT 9450 Introduction to Research in ISLT|
|IS_LT 9467 Technology to Enhance Learning|
|IS_LT 9471 Instructional Systems Design|
Electives (15 credit hours)
Choose your electives in consultation with your adviser. See also the SISLT Learning Technologies Course Rotation. MyZou is the official source of course information. Please visit MyZou to enroll in a course.
Prior to acceptance into the program, you may enroll as a post-baccalaureate (formerly nondegree-seeking) student in up to 9 credit hours. Enrollment does not guarantee acceptance. Learn more about nondegree-seeking university student admissions.
The program culminates in a web-based portfolio in which you will demonstrate mastery of the program competencies. The portfolio serves as the comprehensive exam at the end of the program of study. There is a course (IS_LT 7368) to facilitate your portfolio development.
How to apply
Fulfill the admission requirements:
- Completed bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
- Minimum GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate education.
- If English is not your native language, please submit a TOEFL score of at least 80 (internet-based test) or an IELTS score of at least 6.5.
- GRE scores are not required.
Mark your calendar
This program accepts rolling admissions, so you can apply at any time. We recommend you submit your application six weeks before the beginning of the term in which you wish to start your course work.
|To start classes in||Apply by||Course work begins|
|Fall, first 8-week session||Mid-July||Late August|
|Fall, second 8-week session||Early September||Mid-October|
|Spring, first 8-week session||Early December||Mid-January|
|Spring, second 8-week session||Late February||Early April|
|Summer, first 4-week session||Mid-April||Early June|
|Summer, second 4-week session||Mid-June||Early July|
Gather your papers
Applying will be easier and faster if you gather these required documents beforehand:
- Transcripts of all previous college or university education. Upload unofficial transcripts in your online application. If you are accepted, you will be asked to provide official transcripts.
- Two official letters of recommendation. In the online application, you will need to supply names and contact details of two people who can attest to your professional competence, academic preparation and potential for graduate work. Graduate Studies will contact your references with instructions regarding the letters.
- Statement of purpose.
- Résumé or CV.
- TOEFL or IELTS score reports for applicants whose native language is not English.
Complete the online application
Carefully follow the instructions on the application site.
- Upload the above documents in the online application
- Degree/Delivery: Masters- Distance (Online/Remote Site/etc.)
- Academic Program: Learning Technologies and Design/Technology in Schools-Distance (MS)
- TOEFL or IELTS scores: Institution Code 6875 (if applicable)