Master of Arts in Education and Human Development,
in the area of Educational Technology Leadership &
Graduate Certificate Online Programs

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Innovating Educational Technology

The George Washington University is pleased to offer a Master’s Program and six Graduate Certificates in Educational Technology Leadership which are ideal for educators, principals, instructional designers, trainers, administrators and counselors seeking leadership roles in E-Learning, instructional design and curriculum development.

Educational Technology Leadership

This course of study is designed to prepare education professionals for career advancement through the application of educational technologies.

  • Gain expertise with the latest technological innovations used in corporations, government, higher education institutions, and K to 12 schools
  • Prepare for leadership roles in course development, course design and E-Learning
  • Upon successful completion, all 18 credits from each of the six Graduate Certificates in Educational Technology Leadership may be transferred to the Master’s Degree if you apply and are accepted to the ETL Master’s Degree Program.

Our online, distance learning programs in Educational Technology Leadership include:

  • Master of Arts in Education and Human Development, in the area of Educational Technology Leadership (ETL)
  • Graduate Certificate in E-Learning (ELC)
  • Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design (IDC)
  • Graduate Certificate in Multimedia Development (MDC)
  • Graduate Certificate in Training and Educational Technology (TETC)
  • Graduate Certificate in Leadership in Educational Technology (LETC)
  • Graduate Certificate in Integrating Technology into Education (ITEC)

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Why Should You Choose the Educational Technology Leadership Program?

Master of Arts in Education and Human Development, in the area of Educational Technology Leadership (ETL)

The Master of Arts Degree is an innovative program that prepares individuals for:

  • leadership roles in the field of educational technology and
  • improving teaching and learning through the application of educational technologies in a variety of settings (e.g., higher education institutions, corporations, organizations, associations, government and foundations).

The program was founded on three beliefs:

  1. Leadership skills and technological competence are fundamental to the appropriate and successful utilization of technologies in educational settings.
  2. Access to the requisite knowledge should be universal, despite the barriers of distance, personal physical limitations and lifestyle.
  3. Educational technologies focus on improving human performance and learning.

Graduate Certificate in E-Learning

The Graduate Certificate in E-learning provides students with the foundational knowledge and skills required to design, develop and implement effective materials for learning in the Digital Age. This program is ideal for individuals involved in online education, including instructors teaching at a distance, or those who would like to develop these skills. The program prepares students to apply the theories, principles, models, tools and techniques associated with e-learning in diverse organizational settings.

Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design

This 18-credit-hour online Graduate Certificate Program provides students from varied professional backgrounds with the knowledge and skills to lead all phases of an instructional design project. Coursework provides students with the skills to integrate technology effectively into their instruction. Graduates will demonstrate an ability to lead the design of effective instruction through proficient analysis, planning, design, development, evaluation and management.

Graduate Certificate in Multimedia Development

The Graduate Certificate in multimedia development program develops students’ ability to plan, design and evaluate multimedia materials used for instructional purposes. Graduates will demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of theories, principles, technologies and techniques that can be applied to the development of multimedia materials for a variety of audiences. Students will have the opportunity to create a portfolio that demonstrates and showcases their skills in multimedia development.

Graduate Certificate in Training and Educational Technology

Students from various professional backgrounds will be equipped with the knowledge and skills required to design and develop effective instruction for delivery in various learning formats. From the assessment of needs and the analysis of learning objectives to the rapid development of instructional materials and their evaluation, the 18-credit-hour online program prepares students to apply the techniques of instructional design and e-learning in diverse organizational settings for training purposes.

Graduate Certificate in Leadership in Educational Technology

Graduates of this 18-credit-hour Graduate Certificate program will be able to apply foundational leadership principles and theories to learning activities in their work place. Through engaging online coursework, students will learn to lead the use and implementation of educational technology effectively in a learning environment. The ideal candidates for this certificate will be those who aspire to become leaders in an educational technology environment, and those who are already in leadership positions but lack formal educational technology instruction.

Graduate Certificate in Integrating Technology into Education

This 18-credit-hour, online Graduate Certificate program provides students from diverse professional backgrounds the skills to apply, manage, and evaluate theories, standards, technologies and techniques for integrating technology within their professional educational settings. Graduates will develop the skills necessary to create a plan for managing the integration of technology in their own professional educational settings.

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Program Overview

Our online, distance learning programs in Educational Technology Leadership include a Master of Arts (MA) degree and six Graduate Certificate options. The Graduate Certificates are 18 credit hours each and focus on a specific aspect of the field such as Instructional Design, E-learning or Multimedia Development. In comparison, the Master of Arts degree is 36 credit hours in length and is much broader and extensive in nature.


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GW’s Educational Technology Leadership online programs are ideal for educators, principals, instructional designers, trainers, administrators and counselors seeking leadership roles in E-Learning, instructional design and curriculum development. Please complete the form to download the program brochure.