Educational Technology Leadership (ETL) program offers both a Masters Degree
and Graduate Certificates. All
courses are offered at a distance and are delivered entirely via the
Internet. Students never need to come to
campus. The program is part of the Graduate
School of Education and Human Development at The George Washington University
in Washington, D.C.
Masters Degree and Certificate students share the same courses. The certificates are each 18 credit hours in
length and are very focused on one aspect of the field like Instructional
Design, E-learning or Multimedia Development.
Whereas, the Masters Degree is 36 credit hours in length and is much
broader and extensive in nature. To help support our students, all ETL Masters
Degree and Graduate Certificate students receive program specific
administrative and technical support.
you choose to complete an ETL Graduate Certificate, all 18 credit hours may be
transferred to the ETL Masters Degree.
Since application requirements are somewhat different, acceptance into a
Graduate Certificate does not guarantee acceptance into the Masters Degree.
The George Washington University does not distinguish between distance and face-to-face degrees. Therefore, the diploma or certificate you receive from the ETL program is comparable to those received from other face-to-face programs at the University.
Masters Degree program in Educational Technology Leadership is an innovative
program designed to prepare individuals for leadership roles in improving
teaching and learning through the application of educational technologies used
in K-12 schools, higher education institutions, corporations, organizations, associations,
governments and foundations.
program is founded on three beliefs: (1)
that leadership skills and technological competence are fundamental to the
appropriate and successful utilization of technologies in educational settings,
(2) that access to the requisite knowledge should be universal, despite the barriers
of distance, personal physical limitations and lifestyle and (3) that
educational technologies focus on improving human performance and learning.
Masters Degree Outcomes
of the Masters Degree are prepared to assume educational technology leadership
positions in K-12 schools, higher education institutions, corporations, organizations,
associations, government agencies and foundations. Many students apply their knowledge to
existing positions they occupy that have responsibilities for education or
training and can benefit from the utilization of instructional technologies.
mission of the ETL program is to serve current and future leaders in the U.S. and in the
international community by offering superior learning opportunities in educational
technologies and leadership; and engaging in scholarly activities to advance
knowledge and practice in the utilization of educational technologies. A degree from George Washington
University is highly
regarded both nationally and internationally.
The Masters Degree consists of 36 semester hours of graduate study. The 36 total credits are broken into the
following required and elective courses:
Required Courses - 27 credits:
EDUC 6114 - Introduction to Quantitative Research (3 credits)
EDUC 6368 - Leadership and Education (3 credits)
EDUC 6371 - Education Policy (3 credits)
EDUC 6401 - Applying Educational Media and Technology (3 credits)
EDUC 6402 - Computers in Education and Human Development (3 credits)
EDUC 6403 - Educational Hardware Systems (3 credits)
EDUC 6404 - Managing Computer Applications (3 credits)
EDUC 6405 - Developing Multimedia Materials (3 credits)
EDUC 6406 - Instructional Design (3 credits)
Elective Courses - 9 credits (choose 3 of the following courses):
EDUC 6421 - Critical Issues in Distance Education
EDUC 6422 - Instructional Needs Analysis (3 credits)
EDUC 6424 - Learning Technologies and Organizations (3 credits)
EDUC 6425 - Developing Effective Training with Technology (3 credits)
EDUC 6426 - Computer Interface Design for Learning
EDUC 6427 - Advanced Instructional Design (3 credits)
EDUC 6428 - Developing Digital Professional Portfolios (3
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