Use technology to improve teaching

David Ceule

Educational Specialist '17

David is a high school teacher who wanted to further his career. The University of Missouri’s Technology in Schools degree prepared David for the ever-evolving intersection of technology and education.

Quick facts

  • Program type: Educational specialist degree
  • Academic home: College of Education | School of Information Science and Learning Technologies
  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission
  • Delivery mode: 100 percent online
  • Credit hours: 30
  • Estimated program cost: $13,001.10*

*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, course choices at Mizzou and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.

Get the degree you deserve

The online educational specialist degree in technology in schools from MU will help you use innovative and effective technology to improve your teaching and your students’ learning. If you want practical experience using technology as an effective classroom tool, this may be the degree for you.

Career prospects

Employment growth
Median salary

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Instructional Coordinators

This degree has potential benefits for

  • High school teachers
  • Middle school teachers
  • Elementary school teachers
  • Instructional coordinators

Note This program does not lead to initial teacher certification.

Program structure and topics

Delivery of this program is 100 percent online: no campus visits are required. However, you may choose to enroll in electives that require face-to-face meetings on campus.

Courses are offered in 4-week (in summer) and 8-week formats, allowing you to earn your degree in just one year.

Course work covers

  • Building strategies that advance teaching and learning with technology
  • Using technology to support teaching and learning
  • Planning, managing and integrating technology in an educational setting
  • Promoting the effective use of technology throughout the curriculum

In-state tuition rates

As a distance learner in a University of Missouri graduate program, you qualify for in-state tuition rates, regardless of where you live.

Ask us about this program

This program is administered by the School of Information Science and Learning Technologies. SISLT is a proud member of the iSchools consortium, an international coalition of leading information schools.