Master of Arts in Technology Education

Invest in yourself, for the good of your students.

It's time to invest in yourself, helping your students and your career. It's time for intellectual stimulation that makes a difference. Earn a quality master of arts degree that you will have for the rest of your life. Ball State University's master of arts in technology education is designed to meet the needs of current technology and engineering teachers or for those who have previously completed a bachelor's degree in technology education. 

Online. Flexible. Convenient. Meaningful.

The degree is 100 percent online, offering you the flexibility and convenience you need. You don't have to quit your job and move to campus, but instead you'll be able to apply what you learn immediately with the students you are teaching. And since there are other graduate students from across the nation, you'll build a network that can help you find solutions and opportunities, even after your graduation.

This degree is online, but it does require a meaningful commitment of time and effort, as does any decent graduate degree. Fortunately our professors, who are leaders and authors in the field and who have taught secondary school technology education themselves, will give you a lot of personal attention, helping you craft the learning to your own situation and to the needs of your school and your students.

Courses are focused on:

  • technology and engineering education and the changing nature of the field
  • more effective instruction
  • evaluating and developing curriculum for your school and district
  • research
  • usability and technology assessment
  • other areas

Many school districts increase a teacher's salary when they earn a master's degree or even after taking just a few classes. In some states, a master's degree is required for professional teacher certification.  This master's does not provide initial teacher licensure, but some of the courses may be used in pursuit of a teaching license. Those who have questions about teaching licenses should contact their state's or province's office of teacher licensure. Please note that this program is accredited through the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and through the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

Technology education is the curriculum that evolved out of industrial arts, and technology teachers work with high school, middle school, and elementary school students, providing hands-on experiences in areas such as computers, manufacturing processes, graphics, transportation systems, and pre-engineering.  The degree program should not be confused with a degree in educational technology, which looks at how technology is used to support learning. 

Affordable

Online education from Ball State allows you to enroll in the same courses with the same professors that you would if you came to campus, but the tuition rate is much lower, regardless of whether you are an in-state (Indiana resident) student or an out-of-state student.

Graduate assistantships

Most students complete this degree as part-time students without setting foot on our beautiful Muncie, Indiana, campus. But for those who want an on-campus, full-time graduate experience, we offer a limited number of on-campus graduate assistantships. These provide a waiver for a large portion of in-state or out-of-state tuition, along with a stipend. They require a graduate student to work for 20 hours per week in the fall and spring semesters, but the waiver of most of the tuition extends also to summer sessions when graduate assistants do not work. Typical assignments for graduate assistants are working with professors in technology education, graphic arts management, construction technology, computer technology, or career and technical education to assist them in conducting research. Graduate assistants are often coauthors on journal articles and copresenters at conferences. Some graduate assistantships instead involve teaching undergraduate courses

Apply for admission now.

To be admitted, applicants from U.S. must have an earned bachelor's degree in any area from a regionally accredited U.S. institution with an overall undergraduate grade point average of at least 2.75, or 3.00 in the latter half. (Those with GPAs between 2.50 and 2.74 may apply for probationary admission; the Graduate Record Examination is required only for probationary admission.) Students may transfer a maximum of 9 graduate credit hours into this program, subject to conditions and adviser approval. Those from outside the U.S. can visit International Admissions for more information. If you're interested, browse through our website for more information. Feel free to send us an e-mail at onlinetech@bsu.edu if you have any questions. When you are ready to apply, please submit your application package to the Ball State University Graduate School:

  1. Complete the application form.
  2. Pay the one-time $60 application fee
  3. Have all official undergraduate transcripts sent to:

Ball State Graduate School
2000 W. University Ave.
Muncie, IN  47306

Invest in yourself, for the good of your students.