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Program Overview

Built on a strong foundation of the psychological theories of learning, the Master of Arts in Educational Technology (MAET) program develops innovative, educational leaders who seek to transform teaching and learning. Graduates will be able to utilize technologies to support teaching and learning in a range of educational environments, and also develop deep understandings of how, when, and why to integrate technology to support learning processes. The MAET program offers flexible pathways (with online, summer hybrid, and summer overseas options) and award-winning courses that have been recognized by MSU's AT&T Awards for best practices in the use of technology to enhance teaching and learning.

We teach students how to think deeply about technology and to put that thought into practice. Students will discover how to think critically about learning, and establish practices to integrate current and future technologies into their profession.

Program Outcomes

In the MAET program, students:

  • Explore innovative ideas & technologies with pioneering educators
  • Create powerful solutions and artifacts for teaching & learning
  • Share with our global network of thought leaders as they lead in their local context

Career Outlook

Our students are primarily teachers, administrators, and other educational professionals at all stages of their professional careers. The MAET degree prepares students to be thought leaders in their professional contexts. Graduates of the MAET degree become confident, capable users of a wide range of technologies in educational settings and also develop deep theoretical understandings of how, when and why to integrate technologies to support learning processes.

Many of our graduates become Technology Integration Specialists in schools and/or at the school district level, Technology Directors, Technology Consultants, and advisors on educational technology issues in their schools and districts. Outside of the K-12 setting, graduates have obtained positions in higher education and the private sector as instructional designers, online program coordinators, and a variety of roles within the field of educational technology.



  • CEP 800 Psychology of Learning in School and Other Settings 3 Credits
  • CEP 807Proseminar in Educational Technology 3 Credits
  • CEP 822 Approaches to Educational Research 3 Credits
  • Course work 800-level21 Credits

Admissions and Requirements

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  1. A bachelor's degree

    Undergraduate degree from an accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 3.0

  2. 3.0 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale
  3. Previous work experience


  4. Taken the TOEFL

    (Only required if English is not your native language)

  5. A written personal statement

  6. 3 letters of recommendation

    From previous or current colleagues, mentors, or supervisors.

  7. Official transcripts from all previous schools

To apply to this program:

  1. Complete a university application (Program code: 6731)
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Key Dates

Rolling applications. Students can start the program in any semester. We recommend applications are submitted at least one month prior to the start of the semester to allow time for processing.

Tuition & Fees

In State Tuition

  • $26,925
  • Total

Out of State Tuition

  • $26,925
  • Total


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