Master's in Educational Leadership Careers
Become a Leader in Education
100% Online Coursework
Aligned to ISTE Standards
- 100% online coursework taught by expert educators
- No GRE/GMAT or application fee required for admission
- No GPA requirement for admission
- Complete two capstone courses to earn your degree
Make a more meaningful impact with a 100% online MEd in Educational Leadership with an Instructional Technology Specialization from Methodist University. In this program led by experts in education, you’ll develop a strong pedagogy for the intentional use of educational technology and build the skills to lead school improvements.
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High-Salary Careers in Instructional Technology
Technology Director1 $107,755 per year
Instructional Design Manager2 $82,909 per year
Multimedia Instructional Designer3 $72,054 per year
Instructional Designer4 $66,524 per year
From Master’s Degree to Meaningful Impact
In recent years, the education field has experienced increased demand for teacher leaders who are able to leverage technology in the classroom. By completing your 100% online MEd in Educational Leadership with an Instructional Technology Specialization from Methodist University, you’ll gain the relevant knowledge and skills necessary to fill this need and make a more meaningful impact in the field of education.
Supported by expert educators, you’ll study on your schedule through coursework that’s aligned to ISTE Standards for Educators and connect with your peers in our online learning environment. Graduate proficient in high-demand skills such as assessment, research, school improvement, leadership, online and blended learning, personalized learning, and more.
- The average salary for professionals who hold an MEd in Educational Leadership is $64,000 per year.5
- Employment of instructional coordinators, including distance learning coordinators, is expected to grow by 20,900 openings per year through 2031.6
- On average, educational consultants earn $68,655 per year.7
Program Outcomes and Skills Acquired
What You’ll Learn
As a result of the Master of Education in Educational Leadership with an Instructional Technology Specialization program, you will:
- Develop a strong pedagogy reflected in the intentional use of technology in the classroom.
- Collaborate with a personal learning network to improve practices within a classroom of diverse learners.
- Apply International Society for Technology Standards (ISTE) Standards for Educators and research to classroom practices.
- Reflect upon and improve the use of educational technology in a classroom.
- Design technology-based strategies and an environment to help accommodate the needs of every learner.
- Advocate for quality-based, integrated technology strategies in every classroom.
- Create and present a digital portfolio with 9-14 artifacts connected to ISTE Standards for Educators.
Skills You’ll Gain
- Differentiated Learning
- Digital Engagement Strategies
- Digital Citizenship
- Online and Blended Learning
- Personalized Learning
- School Evaluation
- School Improvement
- Using Technology for Assessment
- 21st Century Leadership
Instructional Technology Specialization
MU’s 100% online MEd in Educational Leadership features an Instructional Technology Specialization, which prepares students to intentionally integrate technology in education with techniques for assessment, engagement, differentiation, and more. This specialization is included in the 36 hours required to earn your master’s degree, so you’ll graduate prepared to pursue roles in both educational leadership and educational technology.
Ensuring Your Success Beyond Graduation
From the moment you become a student at Methodist University, you’ll have access to the support needed to obtain career readiness skills, internships, employment, and other career opportunities. And you can tap into a wide variety of career services long after you’ve graduated.
Here are just a few examples of what you can expect for career support as a student or alumnus. You can benefit from all of them remotely.
- “Average Technology Director Salary.” Payscale. Retrieved on December 19, 2022 from “https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Technology_Director/Salary.”
- “Average Instructional Design Manager Salary.” Payscale. Retrieved on December 15, 2022 from “https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Instructional_Design_Manager/Salary.”
- “Average Multimedia Instructional Designer Salary.” Payscale. Retrieved on December 15, 2022 from “https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Multimedia_Instructional_Designer/Salary.”
- “Average Instructional Designer Salary. Payscale. Retrieved on December 15, 2022 from “https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Instructional_Designer/Salary.”
- “Master of Education (MED), Educational Leadership Degree.” Payscale. Retrieved on December 15, 2022 from “https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Degree=Master_of_Education_(MEd)%2C_Educational_Leadership/Salary.”
- “Instructional Coordinators.” U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Retrieved on December 15, 2022 from “https://www.bls.gov/ooh/education-training-and-library/instructional-coordinators.htm#tab-6.”
- “Average Educational Consultant Hourly Pay.” Payscale. Retrieved on December 15, 2022 from “https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Educational_Consultant/Salary.”