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Master of Science in Education in Curriculum & Instruction – Teaching Technology Online

Position yourself at the forefront of integrating technology into the classroom while preparing to make an immediate impact on students' skills and comprehension.

01/04/21 Next Application Due Date
01/13/21 Next Class Start Date


In the MSEd. in Curriculum & Instruction – Teaching Technology online program, you will learn to develop relevant, technology-rich teaching strategies to engage and motivate K-12 students through practical, hands-on coursework.

$9,975 Total Tuition
As few as 12 months Program Duration
30 Credit Hours

Today, it's more important than ever for educators to have a thorough understanding of technology. This cutting-edge program gives you knowledge to stay ahead of the tech curve—whatever your current knowledge—along with the comprehension and confidence to successfully integrate various technologies into the K-12 classroom. You will develop relevant, technologically advanced teaching strategies to inspire students.

Northwest is renowned for exceptional education programs, and online courses are taught by the same respected faculty who teach on campus.

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Northwest Missouri State University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and is recognized by the Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education (DESE) and the Higher Learning Commission.

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  • Review, evaluate and implement current multimedia tools to improve training and learning
  • Enhance and facilitate training and learning through research-based instructional design
  • Evaluate and address technological implications affecting society and education
  • Develop and implement assessment strategies to analyze results for data-driven decision-making
  • Develop and demonstrate construction of a virtual online environment
  • Teach dual-credit courses in computer applications for high school students

Career opportunities include:

  • District Instructional Coach
  • Teacher Leader
  • Dual Credit High School Teacher
  • Community College Teacher
  • Corporate Trainer

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Tuition and Fees

Our MSEd. in Curriculum & Instruction — Teaching Technology online program offers affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition, which is the same for in-state and out-of-state students. All fees are included.

$332.50 Per Credit Hour
$9,975 Program Tuition

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Program Per Credit Hour Per Course Per Program
MSEd. in Curriculum & Instruction – Teaching Technology $332.50 $997.50 $9,975

Important Refund Information

1st day of class Last date for 100% refund for dropped course
2nd day of class Last date for 75% refund for dropped course
3rd day of class Last date for 50% refund for dropped course
4th day of class Last date for 25% refund for dropped course

Northwest Missouri State University is ranked #1 among the "Best Online Colleges in Missouri" by SR Education Group (2019).


Northwest online programs are delivered in an accelerated format ideal for working professionals, conveniently featuring multiple start dates each year.

01/04/21 Next Application Deadline
01/13/21 Start Classes

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Term Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Payment Due Last Class Day
Fall 2 10/19/20 10/05/20 10/09/20 10/12/20 10/14/20 12/11/20
Spring 1 01/13/21 01/04/21 01/05/21 01/06/21 01/08/21 03/05/21

Ready to take the next step toward earning your degree online from Northwest?


At Northwest, we've streamlined the admission process to help you get started quickly and easily. Please read the requirements for the MSEd. in Curriculum & Instruction – Teaching Technology online, including what additional materials you need and where you should send them. The requirements include:

Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
GPA of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale
Official transcripts from all institutions attended

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To apply for this program, you must meet these requirements:

  • Cumulative GPA of 2.75 on the undergraduate transcript OR an undergraduate overall GPA of 2.50 to 2.74 with a 3.0 GPA in the first eight semester hours of graduate study at Northwest in the major where admission is requested
  • Documentation of ONE of the following:
    • Valid teaching certificate or two years prior teaching with a valid teaching certificate
    • Successful completion of nationally normed educational performance assessment (MoPTA, EdTPA, etc.)
    • Successful completion of master's degree from a regionally accredited institution with at least a 2.75 GPA
    • Department analytical writing assessment that is evaluated using a writing scoring guide based on the modified CUNY scales with a score of 4.0 or higher
    • 3.5 or higher on the analytical writing measure of the GRE®
    • National Board Certification

If you are a non-Missouri student, you should determine whether this program fits the certification requirements for your state.

Official transcript(s) can be emailed to: To submit official documents by mail, send them to:

Graduate Records Specialist
Northwest Missouri State University
800 University Drive
Maryville, MO 64468-6001

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For the MSEd. in Curriculum & Instruction – Teaching Technology online, the curriculum is comprised of 10 courses (30 credit hours).

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Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course will focus on the development of skills related to finding, evaluating, analyzing, prioritizing and integrating data sources for the improvement of student learning. Students will retrieve data, develop an action plan for improvement, and create a project demonstrating proficiency in data literacy. 21 hours field experience.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Students who complete this course understand and demonstrate the capability to promote the success and well-being of each student by applying the knowledge, skills and commitments necessary for equitable protocols for student support, equitable access in a least restrictive environment, responsive practices for culturally responsive teaching and leadership, and a supportive school culture that ensures each student and family is treated fairly. 21 hours field experience.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course will begin with a review of current research on the role of quality feedback in the improvement of achievement and performance. Students will analyze student work and practice providing descriptive feedback. The role of performance feedback in the improvement of instructional practice will be reviewed and students will practice providing feedback through peer review. Finally, students will review literature on the development of effective goal setting resulting in the creation of goals that align with the feedback provided on student work and peer review.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course focuses on the leadership qualities necessary to create a digital culture in schools. Instructional leaders must focus on ways to connect and collaborate to achieve the hallmarks of 21st century learning. Students will explore a framework for digital leadership which will promote a culture that harnesses the power of technology within the school environment.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is designed to learn how classroom- or school-level action research can contribute to analysis of student learning and teacher instruction that best benefits students. During this course, candidates can expect to complete an action research project that will contribute to and inform their work as a leader in curriculum and instruction in their setting. Candidates will identify a classroom/school problem or question. Then, through a process of planning, acting, observing and reflecting, an action research topic will be identified, the research setting and participants will be described, a literature review will be conducted, action research questions identified, and a strategy will be implemented. The academic inquiry through action research will be completed during the candidate's capstone.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This capstone course is designed to complete the action research project, reflect on the impact and changes that result, and inform others about what has been learned. As a part of this course, students will complete the written assessment of competency mastery.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

An examination of standards, curriculum and assessment for the integration of technology in learning and training environments.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Selection, utilization and development of computer-based multimedia including video, audio, graphics, web-based content and presentation tools.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Examines the fundamental principles of instructional design as they apply to instruction, learning and instructional technology. Special emphasis on web-based instructional design and delivery.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course provides an in-depth study of building an online, collaborative learning environment. The focus will be on designing an effective, quality online course or instructional unit for successful learning. The course will explore various topics as they relate to online teaching and learning such as: online teaching methods and strategies, student engagement and motivation, interactive content, authentic assessments, collaborative communication and learning management systems.

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