Educational Technology (MET)


Effective 1 June 2016 through 31 May 2017

Please see the Graduate Catalog Archives for PDF versions of past catalogs.

This program offered by School of Education

Program Description

The Master of Educational Technology (MET) degree enables professional educators and corporate trainers to develop multiple literacies and to foster creative thinking using technologies. Candidates learn how to develop learner-centered and content-centered projects and assessments. Candidates in this program acquire the 21st century learning skills to creatively apply, assess, and reflect on technologies and media in formal and informal learning environments. Candidates view technology and media as vehicles for learning, communication, and collaboration.

This program is offered online, at the St. Louis home campus and at select U.S campuses. Please see the Campus Locations section of this catalog for a list of campuses where this program is offered.

Themes of the Master of Educational Technology Degree Program

Candidates who pursue the master of educational technology (MET) degree explore technology and multimedia including print, graphics, sound, video, and the web. The degree is aligned to ISTE NETS-T standards:

  • Practicing, supporting and fostering student learning and creativity through technologies
  • Enhancing student learning experiences and assessments with digital age tools and processes
  • Modeling authentic digital age work and learning practices through collaboration, professional development, and leadership in professional learning communities
  • Practicing and modeling digital citizenship and responsibility with colleagues and with students
  • Engaging in professional growth and leadership.

Learning Outcomes

Students completing the MET degree program will be able to:

  • Model ethical uses and applications of digital media in educational and work settings. (NETS.T 2008.4)
  • Demonstrate effective uses of technology and multimedia (audio, video, text, images, interactive media, etc) for student learning and teacher reflection, professional growth and productivity. (NETS.T 2008.2; NETS.T 2008.5)
  • Demonstrate effective uses of technology and multimedia (audio, video, text, images, interactive media, etc) for collaborative learning and the development of professional learning communities. (NETS.T 2008.3)
  • Design, develop, implement, and evaluate technology-embedded learning experiences for students that enhance content mastery, creative thinking, critical thinking, and global citizenship. (NETS.T 2008.1)

Program Curriculum

Students pursuing the master of educational technology (MET) are required to complete 33 credit hours in the curriculum.  

 All majors take the following courses:

Design & Ethics Core Courses (8 hours)

  • EDTC 5460 Curriculum Design Technology (3 hours)
  • EDTC 5465 Instructional Design (2 hours)
  • EDTC 5900 Technology Ethics & Society (3 hours)

Technology Core Courses (11 hours):

  • EDTC 5040 Graphic Design for Educators (2 hours)
  • EDTC 5070 Desktop Publishing for Educators (2 hours)
  • EDTC 5290 Digital Video for Educators (3 hours)
    or EDTC 5295 Advanced Digital Video (3 hours)
  • EDTC 5550 Web Page Authoring and Design I (2 hours)
  • EDTC 5555 Web Page Authoring and Design II (2 hours)

Electives (12 hours)

  • At least 6 credit hours must be in EDTC, other than EDTC 5210 and EDTC 5410

Capstone (2 hours)
(Both courses are required)

  • EDTC 5995 Final Program Survey(0 hours)
  • EDTC 5996 Content Performance Portfolio
    This course includes a formal review of the student’s portfolio of documented competencies or other faculty-approved methods of documenting established competencies. (2 hours)

Polices & Procedures

The student should consult the Academic Policies and Procedures section of the catalog for Webster University policies regarding course attendance; conduct; grades; academic warning, probation, and dismissal; transcripts; and diploma. Procedures for registration and drop, add, and withdrawal from a course are outlined in the Enrollment section of this catalog.


Students who are interested in applying to this degree program should also see the Admission Section of this catalog for general requirements.

Admission Requirements

  • Receipt of official transcripts from a baccalaureate-granting institution.
  • Undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • Essay: Why are you interested in a MET in Educational Technology?

Send all admission materials to:

Office of Admission
Webster University
470 East Lockwood Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63119

Completed application files will be reviewed by the Coordinator of Educational Technology.

Advancement to Candidacy

Upon completing 9 credit hours within the MET and prior to the completion of 21 hours in the MET, all degree-seeking students are required to be advanced to candidacy. For specific details please see your advisor.