Preparing for a digital world: Familiarize yourself with educational Technology with a Master’s in online teaching

An Online Teaching degree will prepare you to design instruction and lead classrooms using best practices and innovative technology. 

Educational and corporate leaders seek instructional designers who manage content and improve learning across virtual environments. This graduate program will provide you with the hands-on experience you’ll need to succeed, equipping you to design, develop and implement instructional material in any medium. 

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Credits required:

30 credits

Cost per credit:


Time to degree: 

As few as 12 months


On campus or online

Curriculum for Master of Education in Online Teaching

In the four-course Online Teaching curriculum, you will get real-world training as you learn how to develop and design online content, examine curricular options, structure an online experience that meets the needs of the learner and develop appropriate assessment techniques for online learning. The capstone course focuses on implementation of technology and  application of instructional design.

Quick facts

  • Upgrade your professional credentials
  • Take classes at night or online in an 8-week format
  • Complete your degree in 1 year or 2 years
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Certificate option

Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching

This program is available as a graduate certificate which leads to an endorsement from PDE for already licensed teachers.

Career opportunities for MEd in Online Teaching

With the MEd in Online Teaching, you’ll be prepared for a career in education or industry. Job titles include business development manager, instructional consultant, IT and computer training manager, learning coordinator, learning services manager, learning systems analyst, and learning technologist. 

A teaching degree can also prepare you for roles in educational administration, curriculum development, and school policy and advocacy.

Admission requirements and application process

You can apply for free online, and must submit the following materials:

  • Official transcripts from all degree-granting institutions you have attended
  • Personal essay that describes your academic objectives
  • Current resume or curriculum vitae
  • Two letters of recommendation that address your leadership potential and ability to succeed in graduate-level work


Start terms:

Fall, Spring & Summer

An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred; however, provisional admission is also possible if you do not meet all of the admission criteria but exhibit a strong possibility of academic success.

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