Program Director: Dr. Jon Clausen

The Masters of Arts in Curriculum and Educational Technology is a 30-hour program designed for educators seeking to integrate technology into K 12 curriculum and other instructional contexts where teaching and learning occur. The program is also designed for educators who seek to direct curricular design, implementation, and evaluation in K12 education.

Graduates are prepared to become leaders within their instructional contexts through coursework and experiences that focus on development of a conceptual frame work in which technology is an embedded aspect of the teaching and learning process. The program prepares graduates to utilize technology to meet learning needs of students and to critically examine technology’s ever-changing presence within schools and society.

Paths of Study

There are two degree paths for those seeking the Masters of Arts in Curriculum and Educational Technology. All candidates within the degree program take a core 21 credit hours followed by 9 additional credit hours in their area of concentration (Curriculum or Educational Technology).

Core courses prepare candidates with a foundation in each area within the degree program and also include courses in educational foundations and research. Courses within concentration areas provide candidates with additional expertise in the fields of Curriculum or Educational Technology.  Many courses have both online and on campus options.

Plan of Study for Master of Arts in Curriculum and Educational Technology (30 credit hrs):

Required Core Courses (9 credits):

 EDCU 601 - Principles and Procedures of Curriculum Development         3 hrs (required) 
 EDTE 650 - Curriculum Integration of Leaning Technology      3 hrs (required) 
 EDTE 670 - Technology Policy and Pedagogy  3 hrs (required) 

One Program Evaluation Course (3 credits):

EDST 671-Evaluation of Educational Programs                                          3 hrs (required) 

One Research Methodology Course (3 credits):

EDST 676 - Research in Secondary Education                                          3 hrs (required) 

One Educational Foundations Elective Course from the list below (3 credits):

EDFO 620 - Social, Historical, and Philosophical Foundations of Education       3 hrs          
EDFO 631 - Philosophy of Education  3 hrs
EDFO 641 - History of American Education  3 hrs

EDFO 651 - Educational Sociology

 3 hrs

One Curriculum Elective Course from the list below (3 credits):

EDCU 610 -The Elementary School Curriculum                                                  3 hrs          
EDCU 620 -The Secondary School Curriculum 3 hrs
EDCU 630 -The Junior High and Middle School Curriculum  3 hrs
EDCU 640 -The Alternative School Curricula 3 hrs

In addition to the core courses, students must choose from one of two, 9-hour tracks 

Educational Technology Track (9 hrs) 

 EDTE 652 - Multimedia Web Design and Development for Education                3 hrs          
 EDTE 585 - School Information Infrastructures  3 hrs
 EDTE 660 - Instructional Design and Technology  3 hrs
 EDTE 665 - Children, Technology, and Digital Literacy  3 hrs
 EDTE 675 - Distance Education and Distributed Learning Technology  3 hrs
 EDTE 685 - Educational Informatics and Technology Leadership  3 hrs
 SPCE 631 - Computer Technology and the Learner with Special Needs 3  3 hrs
EDRD 545 - Using Computers in Reading Instruction  3 hrs
 MATH 631 - Technology for Mathematics Teachers  3 hrs

Curriculum Track (9 hrs)

 EDCU 610 - The Elementary School Curriculum                                                 3 hrs          
 EDCU 620 - The Secondary School Curriculum  3 hrs
 EDCU 630 - The Junior High and Middle School Curriculum  3 hrs
 EDCU 655 - Program Option  3 hrs
 EDCU 673 - Evaluation of Educational Materials   3 hrs
 EDCU 675 - Evaluation of Educational Personnel to Strengthen Curriculum   3 hrs
 EDCU 680 - Stf Dvlp Cururriculum  3 hrs
 EDCU 690 - Problems in Curriculum  3 hrs

What is a sample plan of study?

These sample plan of study tables represent three possible configurations of courses in the 30 hour program. Each student will develop their own individual Plan of Study after meeting with the advisor or Program Director. The curriculum is designed to be completed in 1 - 2 years, depending on course of study.  Students can take courses either full or part-time, and many courses are offered after 5 PM, and in the summer semester, to accommodate working professionals.

Option 1 - Curriculum Track


Spring   Summer
 Year 1  EDCU 601     EDSE 676     EDTE 550, EDCU 610, EDFO 651    
 Year 2  EDCU 620 EDCU 675 EDTE 670, EDCU 671, EDCU 630


Option 2 - Technology Track  Fall Spring Summer
Year 1 EDTE 550, EDCU 601    EDTE 670, EDPS 640     EDCU 671, EDTE665
Year 2 EDTE 660, EDCU 610 EDTE 675, EDFO 641


Option 3 - Technology Track  Fall Spring Summer
Year 1 EDCU 601 EDPS 640 EDTE 550, EDCU 671, EDTE 665
Year 2 EDTE 660 EDTE 675 EDTE 670, EDCU 610, EDFO 641

Students from Other States

If you live in a state other than Indiana, this information regarding state regulatory authorizations for distance programs might impact whether you can take courses from Ball State. 

Want More Information?

Feel free to contact the department with your questions.  If you are interested in applying to the program, applications can be made through the Graduate School.

Not the right fit? Please take a look at the PhD in Educational Studies and the Graduate Computer Education Certificate.