Master of Arts in Technology Education

Ball State's long-established Master of Arts degree in Technology Education that was offered face-to-face for decades has been offered 100 percent online since 2002.  The program is convenient, flexible, and affordable for current technology education teachers who want to take a single graduate course or earn a degree without leaving their homes.  Look at the courses in the Program of Study and consult the Course Schedule.  The mission of the Master of Arts in Technology Education program is "to prepare graduates who possess theoretical and practical understanding of technological content, pedagogy, and research to effectively implement and improve Technology 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.

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The master of arts in technology education is designed to meet the needs of current technology teachers or for those who have previously completed a bachelor's degree in technology education.  Courses are focused on:

  • Technology education and the changing nature of the field
  • Instruction
  • Curriculum
  • Research
  • 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.

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 only required 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 Email at 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

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.