Education Technologies & Emerging Media

Graduate: Master's, Advanced Certificate Available online

School of Education & Human Services

Career opportunities in education technology are growing as fast as the technologies used in today’s schools. Teachers in this emerging field integrate many types of media into the classroom – from video to Chromebooks to tablets to Internet resources to whatever technological tool emerges next. Consider this program to further your education career. 

Program Description


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This program requires that you have teacher certification from a prior degree program. It leads to certification as an Educational Technology Specialist in the growing field of education technology.  Courses are taught during 8-week sessions, making it easy for working professionals to complete the program in a timely manner.

The program gives you the flexibility to choose between two graduate degrees and one certificate option:

Canisius Google Certified EducatorsOnline Education Technologies - Leads to New York State certification as an Educational Technology Specialist for already NYS certified teachers.  You will focus on the purposeful use of technology for teaching and learning with a major emphasis on the application of technologies for content literacy. 

Online Education Technologies – Does not lead to New York State certification.  Choose this degree if you wish to deliver online courses and programs both within a formal educational setting and in training environments outside of education. 

Both of these master's degree choices give you the opportunity to apply major projects and papers to your current work or desired professional goals.

Canisius Google Certified EducatorsOnline Education Technologies Advanced Certificate – Does not lead to New York State certification.  Enhances your instructional strategies if you teach in higher education, primary and secondary school, or work as a trainer outside of education. You can complete the course requirements in as little as 16 weeks.

How Do Online Classes Work? 

Many students wonder about the format and mechanics of online classes. Program director Ron Kotlik put together a video guide to show you exactly how online classes work:

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Canisius College's online graduate programs in education are recognized by U.S. News and World Report as among the best in the nation. The rankings are based on five general categories: student engagement, student services and technology, admissions selectivity, faculty credentials and training, and peer reputation. 

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View our webinar featuring information on Technology Tools for Common Core Close Reading of Text. This makes a perfect complement to those looking to learn more about Education Technology.

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