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Master of Education in Educational Technology

Cleveland State University's Master of Education in Educational Technology specialization is for educators who wish to develop and enhance their ability to use computers and related informational technologies in a regular classroom setting. Students explore the use of a variety of hardware and software in the K-12 setting, including the use of distance education technologies (both Web-based and video).

For students certified or licensed as classroom teachers in Ohio, this program also grants the Ohio computer/technology teaching endorsement.

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College of Education & Human Services
Phone: 216.687.4577

Admission Requirements

  • Application Form
  • Application Fee
  • Undergraduate Transcripts
  • For all programs that do not lead to a teaching license through the Ohio Department of Education, candidates must have a score at the 50th percentile on the Miller Analogies Test or on the Verbal and Quantitative sections of Graduate Record Examination. However, a student applying for any program except Counseling is exempt from this requirement if:
    • The baccalaureate degree is less than six years old at the time of application AND the undergraduate cumulative grade-point average is at least 2.75; OR
    • The baccalaureate degree is more than six years old at the time of application AND the undergraduate cumulative grade-point average is at least 3.0; OR
    • The student has completed twelve or more semester credits of Cleveland State graduate course work (including EDB 601  or HPR 601 ) AND received a grade of B- or better in EDB 601  or HPR 601  with a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.0 and grades of B or better in the other courses.
  • To be admitted to a teaching licensure program in the College of Education and Human Services as a graduate student, all candidates must satisfy the following requirements:
    • Test requirement.  Candidates must receive acceptable scores within the past six years on one of the following content knowledge tests, demonstrating performance in approximately the top 50% of the national distribution:
      • ACT: math 20, reading 20, English 20
      • SAT:  math 510, reading 500, writing 490
      • Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (CASE):  math 150, reading 156, writing 162
      • GRE:  quantitative 152, verbal 151, writing 3.5
      • Miller Analogies Test: 50th percentile rank for total group
    • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better. 
      • Candidates admitted as a non-degree graduate student must earn a GPA of 3.0 or above after completing 12 graduate credit hours, including EDB 601, and satisfying all other licensure program admissions to be admitted into a licensure program.
    • Proficiency in math and English at the college level.
      • Grade of B- or better in a college level math and college level English class.   (Candidates for the Chinese language teaching licensure are required to satisfy the program's TOEFL admission requirements in lieu of this requirement.)
    • Background check. 
      • All prospective licensure candidates must pay for an initial BCI/FBI check at the time of their initial visit to the Education Student Services Center (except for MUST and international students, who are required to have a BCI/FBI check prior to starting their first field experience).  Throughout their licensure program, candidates are required to pay for and complete additional BCI/FBI fingerprinting checks to ensure that a valid report is always on file with the Office of Field Services as required for field placement. Prospective candidates with criminal records indicating convicted offenses considered by the Ohio Department of Education to be "absolute bars" to licensure will be denied acceptance to the college and any registration permissions for subsequent semesters will be revoked.  Prospective candidates with criminal records indicating convicted offenses eligible for rehabilitation will be referred to the Ohio Department of Education Office of Professional Conduct to determine whether they will be able to obtain a teaching license.
    • Post-baccalaureate and graduate candidates who complete all academic content courses prior to CSU professional course work (e.g. adolescent/young adult or middle grades licensure areas) must take and pass the relevant Ohio Assessments for Educators content knowledge assessment prior to admission.  Candidates who need to take content courses at Cleveland State are allowed to take content knowledge assessments prior to student teaching.

-International students are required to have met at least one of the following English language proficiency requirements:

  • TOEFL iBT (Internet-Based): 78 (including at least 20 in reading, 21 in listening, 17 in writing, and 20 in speaking)
  • TOEFL PBT (Paper-Based): 550
  • IELTS: 6.0 and at least 5.0 in each section
  • PTE (Pearson’s Test of English): 50
  • iTEP: 5.0

Admission Deadlines

All applications must be submitted and complete on the following application deadline dates:

  • Domestic Students
    • Rolling
  • International Students
    • Fall Semester - July 21st
    • Spring Semester - December 10th
    • Summer Semester - April 14th


  • EDB 601 - Educational Research

  • Select one of the following courses:

    • EDB 604 - Social Issues & Education

    • EDB 606 - Philosophy of Education

    • EDB 608 - School & Society In The American Past

    • EDB 609 - Comparative & International Education

  • Select one of the following courses:

    • EDC 501 - Child Development

    • EDB 620 - Psychology of the Adolescent Learner

    • EDB 628 - Psychology of Learning & Instruction

  • ETE 455/ETE 555 - Instructional Design 


  • ETE 570 - Technology in Learning Environments
  • ETE 572 - Advancements in Educational Technology
  • ETE 573 - Innovation: Projects in Educational Technology
  • Select three of the following courses:

    • ETE 571 - Technological Change in Schools
    • ETE 690 - Designing Online Instruction
    • ETE 691 - eLearning Tools and Techniques
    • ETE 595 - Current Topics & Research in Educational Technology

Select one of the following options:

  • Porfolio Assessment (0 credits) (included in ETE 573)
  • Comprehensive exam (register for EDB 691 if no other course taken; 0 credits)
  • EDB 698 - Project (1-4 credits)
  • EDB 699 - Thesis (1-4 credits)
Did You Know?

About 63 percent of K–12 teachers use technology in the classroom daily.

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Career Outcomes

  • This specialization helps teachers to better incorporate technology and computers in a classroom setting, giving them further credentials for their careers. 
  • Certified or licensed teachers in Ohio will receive the Ohio computer/technology teaching endorsement.
  • These are some of the local institutions hiring CSU grads: Cleveland Metropolitan School District, Cleveland Heights School District, Mentor Public School District, Madison Community Schools, The Goddard School, and Westside Community School of the Arts.