Master - Education: Education Technology & E-Learning

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Are you a current educator interested in expanding your knowledge of educational and e-learning technologies for possible career enhancement or advancement purposes? If so, then Northcentral University's Master of Education in E-Learning program could help you develop the technical and leadership skills needed to pursue your professional goals. Read on for more information about this online master's degree program.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

After enrolling in Northcentral University's Master of Education in E-Learning program, you will have the opportunity to study introductory and advanced topics in online instructional design, curriculum development, learning theories, and program evaluation methods. Specialization courses address adult learning theories as applied to online instructional design, online course implementation methods, online communication technologies, and legal and ethical issues in online learning environments. In the capstone course, you will be expected to demonstrate your understanding of concepts and methods addressed in the curriculum through the completion of an extensive research project.

What Are the Prerequisites?

As an aspiring student of Northcentral University's Master of Education in E-Learning program, you must have already earned a bachelor's degree and possibly have experience in an academic setting. Knowledge of basic computer functions and strong communication and analytical skills are helpful.

What Are the Course Requirements?

Northcentral University requires you to complete a total of 30 credits to earn the Master of Education degree with a specialization in E-Learning. Fifteen of those credit hours will be from foundational courses, 12 credits should be from specialization courses, and three credits will be from a final research capstone course. Northcentral University allows you up to five years to satisfy all requirements of this program.

Courses for a Master of Education in E-Learning

Course NumberCourse Title
Required Courses
EDU 5000Foundations for Graduate Study in Education
ED 5040 Leadership for Learning Communities
ED 5041 Adult Learning Strategies to Improve Organizational Efficacy
ED 5042Intercultural Communication
ED 5044Technology and a Vision for the Future
Specialization Courses
Select four courses from the following:
EL 5006 Adult Learning Theories
EL 5007Ethics and Legal Issues
EL 5009Mobile Devices for Teaching and Learning
EL 5001Introduction to Principles and Practices in E-Learning
EL 5002Introduction to E-Learning Instructional Strategies
EL 5003Instructional Design Strategies
Capstone Course
ED 6002 Action Research Project Capstone

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

Once you have earned Northcentral University's Master of Education in E-Learning, you might explore directorial or executive opportunities in a variety of academic environments. You might design and assess online curricula, manage implementation processes, or oversee online faculty for public or private elementary, middle, or high schools or for colleges or universities. You might also seek employment with companies that design and develop online educational materials or with corporate training programs. Positions you could pursue include:

  • E-Learning Specialist
  • Online Curriculum Director
  • Educational Technology Director