Technology in Education Graduate Degrees

M.Ed. or C.A.S. in Technology in Education

National Louis University’s graduate program in Technology in Education (TIE) prepares graduates to effectively integrate technology across the curriculum, as well as support the effective use of it by other educators. Teachers with an Illinois Professional Educator License (PEL) may take the program to attain their Technology Specialist Endorsement.

Consider getting your master's degree in technology education at National Louis University (NLU) if you:

  • Are interested in increasing your role as a professional in the area of educational technology
  • Want to use and model research-based best practices in the integration of technology in the P-12 curriculum
  • Are looking for Technology Specialist Endorsement
  • Would like to mentor and provide technical assistance to K-12 teachers in their planning and implementation of technology in the classroom
  • Aspire to practice collaborative inquiry with students and professionals to assess and improve technology in the learning environment

Technology in Education Graduate Degree Options:

Master of Education (M.Ed.): The M.Ed. in Technology in Education degree is designed for licensed professional teachers seeking advanced preparation for higher levels of professional competence in the classroom.

Certificate of Advanced Study (C.A.S.): The C.A.S. in Technology in Education is designed for those seeking to add a new career dimension to his or her current professional competencies. Applicants for the C.A.S. must have a master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution and, if required by the program, a valid teaching license. Click here to view program disclosure information.

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Why NLU for an Education Technology Degree

NLU has a long-standing reputation for its education and teacher training programs, and is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Since 1886, we’ve trained thousands of educators and continue to graduate the majority of Illinois’ Golden Apple Award winners — one of the most prestigious teacher honors in the state.

NLU is continually adapting its Technology in Education curriculum to stay current with changes in technology and better prepare teachers for the 21st century classroom. The Technology in Education faculty is regularly engaged in collaborative relationships with local schools to expand integration of technology and achievement of technology standards.

The education technology degree program is offered in two formats: a traditional on-campus program with once a week class or a 20 month program online model.

What You Will Learn

  • How to transform your classroom using mobile devices and online resources
  • How to manage 1:1 and mobile device enriched learning environments
  • How to extend learning outside of the classroom
  • How to use technology to support Common Core Standards
  • How to assess the effectiveness of technology in the classroom

The education technology degree program prepares graduates so they can effectively integrate technology across the curriculum, as well as support the effective use of it by other educators. Graduates of the Technology in Education master’s program may apply for the Technology Specialist Endorsement.

Career Outlook

The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that between 2008 and 2018 the number of instructional coordinators, including those who specialize in technology, will grow by 23 percent. Technology specialists and instructional coordinators find ways to use technology to enhance student learning and monitor the introduction of new technology into a school’s curriculum.

Prepare for the TAP at NLU

Want to enroll in an educator-preparation program at NLU? If so, NLU offers various options to help you get ready for the ILTS Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP). This includes three-week courses that feature a personalized learning plan and are designed to develop competencies necessary to pass the TAP. Register today!

Technology in Education Graduate Admission Requirements

All applicants must meet NLU's general admission requirements as well as additional requirements specific to this program. Refer to the appropriate application checklist available online at

Get more information today about enrolling at NLU. Connect with an Enrollment Specialist.

Please note: The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) may change the state licensure and endorsement requirements at any time and without prior notice. Teacher candidates will be bound by the requirements in place when applying for licensure, not by the licensure requirements in place when beginning their program. That is, the state may specify that a new regulation is immediately applicable to all candidates with no provisions made for candidates who began their work on licensure under different regulations.


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