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Believe it or not, our alumni tell us that graduation day has a tendency to sneak up on you. Before you know it, you’ll have completed 30 hours of master's-level coursework. Time flies when you’re having fun seeking your own learning path, pursuing your career goals, and working with faculty and peers who sharpen your skills and know-how. Pictured above is one of our first cohort of graduates in 2014.

Educational Technology Leadership Concentration


The concentration in Educational Technology Leadership will prepare you for a variety of leadership career options within higher education, K-12, and industry, and will equip you to effectively facilitate technology innovation and change.

You will develop and apply appropriate strategies for your own context with regard to:

  • Providing visionary technology leadership;
  • Fostering a culture of innovation;
  • Promoting and guiding professional development programs; and
  • Evaluating and refining initiatives for systemic improvement.

Program Logistics

  • 30 Credit Hours
  • Fully Online
  • One course at a time, 7 week format
  • Finish in as little as 18 months
  • Affordable Tuition 

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Program Highlights

  • Innovative and carefully crafted online coursework
  • Preparation for a variety of leadership positions
  • Utilization of technology for innovation and change
  • Opportunities for real-world application of content and ideas

Coursework Highlights

Class Number Class Name
EDTC 5339 Leading Technology Innovation in Education
EDAD 5300 Foundations in Educational Leadership
EDAD 5301 Research in Educational Leadership
EDTC 5356 Social Media Use in Education
Rusty Maynard
The courses in this program have better prepared me for my role as the director of technology for Lago Vista ISD, overseeing the entire technology department for the district. They have provided valuable resources and allowed me to grow my PLN to a larger community of educators from all different fields.

Rusty Maynard, Alumnus

Facilities and Features

Immersive Learning Environments Lab

Immersive Learning Environments Lab

The ILE lab gives students the opportunity to partner with faculty to research the latest immersive technology for teaching and learning. It’s an innovative space for educators to examine “next generation” augmented and virtual reality tools to help fill the gap of research and to link practical application and features to established teaching and learning theory.

CORE Session

Core Grant

As part of a grant from the US Department of Education and in partnership with Jacksonville State University, Tarleton offers an annual professional development conference and technology training for teachers in rural areas. Additional funds from the President’s Circle allows us to offer a summer iKids Technology camp. All of our grant-funded initiatives are aimed at allowing us to be a part of transforming K-12 and higher education in our region through the use of innovative technology and teaching.

Study abroad trip

Study Abroad

Students in the department of Educational Leadership and Technology have exclusive access to graduate-level tailored study abroad opportunities like a 2019 trip to study education systems in the United Kingdom (Scotland and England), and a planned 2020 trip to Ireland to study innovation and design thinking.

Holly Collier
The learning experiences in my EDTC course work at Tarleton State prepared for numerous opportunities, including my current role as Director of Distance Learning for Trinity Valley Community College. I have led universities through Learning Management migrations and continue to develop professional development programs for faculty in higher education. The program provided me with pertinent experiences to build my knowledge about education, technology, and leadership. The program not only prepared me to be a leader in the field today, but prepared me for the future of instructional technology and design.

Holly Collier, Alumnus