Masters Degree in Educational Technology

August 08, 2017

Earn Your USCA Degree Online!

Are you interested in integrating technology into your instruction? Would you like the flexibility of a high-quality, online program? If so, you should consider applying to the program for the M. Ed. in Educational Technology. The program is a joint program offered by USC Columbia and USC Aiken and it is entirely web-based (online). You can find out more about the program (which is a total of 36 hours) and courses by visiting the web site at:

Students in the program are from all over the state of South Carolina and the region.  Many are educators from K-12 and higher education, and others work in industry as instructional designers or related fields.

You may enroll in one or two courses prior to applying to the program if you wish to try them out. Also, by taking four specific courses, you can become qualified to teach in the SC Virtual School Program.

Application via Aiken campus is available at

Those students who enter the program through Aiken campus receive a laptop computer for use while in the program!

If you are interested in enrolling in the program or just wish for more information, contact Dr. Tom Smyth (


Foundational Core Courses (6 hours)

EDRM 700 – Introduction to Research inEducation

EDET 709 – Applications of Learning Principles

Design Courses (15 hours)

EDET 603 – Design and Development Tools I

EDET 703 – Design and Development Tools II

EDET 722 – Instructional Design and Assessment

EDET 755 – Design and Evaluation of Information Access and Delivery

EDET 793 – Advanced Instructional Design and Development

Technology Core Courses (12 hours)

EDET 650 – Internship in Educational Technology

EDET 735 – Technological Applications for Diverse Populations

EDET 746 – Management of Technology Resources

EDET 780 – Seminar in Educational Technology

Electives (3 hours chosen from the following courses)

EDET 652 – Design and Evaluation of Games and Simulations

EDTE 731 – Integration of Technology and Instruction 

SLIS 706 – Introduction to Information Technologies

TSTM 790 – Advanced Study in Technology Support/Training Management

USC Aiken, a comprehensive university in the University of South Carolina system, offers undergraduate and master’s degrees to more than 3,500 students in 50 programs of study. USC Aiken is ranked the #1 public regional college in the South by U.S. News & World Report’s guide "America’s Best Colleges." The 2017 distinction marks USC Aiken’s 19th consecutive ranking among the top three in this category and its 12th time in first place.