Ball State University’s well-established Master of Arts program in Technology Education serves the needs of practicing technology and engineering teachers, STEM teachers, and others who are interested in teaching about the content areas of technology. Some graduate students in this program teach secondary school courses in pre-engineering, Project Lead The Way, manufacturing, communications technology, drafting, design, energy systems, and wood technology, but others are not currently teachers.

This all-online master’s degree requires 30 graduate credits and can be completed 100% online without ever coming the beautiful Muncie, Indiana, campus. Those who do travel to Muncie and become on-campus students in this program are eligible to apply for graduate assistantships that greatly reduce tuition and fees costs, provide a stipend, and offer invaluable experiences in research and teaching. Our on-campus option is also useful for those seeking initial teacher licensure.

Graduate credits can be transferred in to this program, subject to a few conditions. All coursework must be completed within a six-year time frame. While most students do not elect a research option, this is available and especially appropriate to those who may eventually pursue doctoral studies.

As identified below, the 30 credits in this program include 15 credits (5 courses) from among our seven professional core, a required research methods class, and then an additional 12 credits (4 courses) of electives, subject to the advisor’s approval. Courses are offered in 16-week Fall and Spring semesters, and during the 5-week or 10-week Summer sessions.

Students who are not taking any on-campus courses pay much less to take a course that is online than they would if they took the same course on-campus. Online education also does not require commuting to the university, parking, meals on campus, and therefore can save the student even more money. However, some have remarked that on-campus graduate student experiences are richer than online education. It really depends on whether the graduate student wants to relocate for graduate studies, or if they instead have a job, home, and family that time them to their current location. Either way, Ball State is a great choice.

We are accredited through the Higher Learning Commission. Teachers in many states have used Ball State’s MA in Technology Education for continuing education requirements of their own state’s teaching license. If you have questions about the suitability of this degree to meet your particular needs regarding teacher licenses, please contact the representatives in your state’s office of teacher licensure.

The admissions requirement is to have earned a bachelor’s degree from a regionally-accredited US institution with an overall undergraduate GPA of at least a 2.75 (on a 4.00 scale), or with the latter half of the undergraduate GPA of at least 3.00. Those who have degrees from institutions outside the US are eligible and should contact us regarding eligibility and any special admissions requirements. Those who do not meet this GPA requirement but still have an undergraduate GPA of at least 2.50 may apply for probationary admissions, and these applicants only have to take the general Graduate Record Exam and achieve above the 33rd percentile in each of its three areas prior to admissions.

It’s time to invest in yourself, in your future, in your school, and in your family. Like other quality graduate education, the Master of Arts program in Technology Education at Ball State will be demanding, but the professors here work hard to provide meaningful and quality graduate education that is applicable in each student’s situation. If you have any questions, contact the Academic Advisor listed below.

Academic Advisor

Jim Flowers, PhD
M.A. in Technology Education Program Advisor

Course Requirements

You must take 30-credits for master's in technology education degree. All courses listed below are 3-credits each, unless otherwise indicated.

Professional Core (15 Credits)

Choose five courses:

  • TEDU 510 Technology: Use and Assessment
  • TEDU 635 Implementing Technology Education
  • TEDU 690 History and Philosophy of Technology Education
  • TEDU 691 Strategies and Materials for Teaching Technology Education
  • TEDU 694 Curriculum Development in Technology Education
  • TEDU 695 Curriculum Evaluation in Technical Education
  • TEDU 698 Seminar in Technology Education

Research Methods Requirements (3 Credits)

  • TEDU 699 Research in Technical Education (required) 

Directed Electives (to achieve at least 30 total credits)

Work with your advisor to select from many course offerings that span educational psychology, creativity, statistical methods, student organizations, and more. 

  • EDPS 641 Statistical Methods in Educational and Psychological Research (3 credits)

Optional Research Track (select one from the following)

  • CRPR 698 Creative Project
  • RES 697 Research Paper
  • THES 698 Thesis (1–6 credits)

Tentative Calendar of Graduate Courses

The following is a tentative schedule for a student pursuing a Masters in Educational Technology degree.

Summer 2018

  • TEDU 698 Seminar in Technology Education (Summer I)
  • TEDU 600 Special Topics: Integrated STEM Education (Summer II)

Fall 2018

  • TEDU 510 Technology: Use and Assessment
  • TEDU 691 Strategies and Materials for Teaching Technology Education
  • TMFG 585 Inquiries into 3D Prototyping (on-campus)

Spring 2019

  • TEDU 635 Implementing Technology Education
  • TEDU 694 Curriculum Development in Technology Education
  • TEDU 699 Research in Technical Education
  • TMFG 595 Research into Green Prototyping & Upcycling (on-campus)

Summer 2019

  • (to be determined)

Fall 2019

  • TEDU 690 History and Philosophy of Technology Education
  • TEDU 695 Curriculum Evaluation in Technical Education
  • TMFG 585 Inquiries into 3D Prototyping (on-campus)

Spring 2020

  • TEDU 510 Technology: Use and Assessment
  • TEDU 691 Strategies and Materials for Teaching Technology Education
  • TEDU 699 Research in Technical Education
  • TMFG 595 Research into Green Prototyping & Upcycling (on-campus)

Ready to Apply?

You will first want to check if you meet the admission requirements for the Ball State Graduate School. Then you may apply.

No GRE is required.

You may transfer a maximum of 9 graduate credits into this program, subject to conditions and advisor approval. 

Application

Admission to Ball State is selective, and we carefully evaluate all application on an individual basis. Applying for admission is easy. Use our convenient, comprehensive, and secure online application.

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Students from Other States

Ball State is authorized to accept online students from all U.S. states. However, certain states have regulations regarding licensing programs in nursing and education. Learn more about state authorizations for non-Indiana students.

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