Educational Media & Technology

Please Note: This program is on a moratorium for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 academic years. We are not accepting new students into the program at this time.

The program in Educational Media & Technology (EM&T) prepares graduates for a variety of professional careers through a carefully blended curriculum of core courses, electives, and field experiences.

Graduates enjoy a variety of professional careers. In pre-k-12, alumni have careers as teachers, technology directors and instructional technologists. In higher education, alumni have careers as professors, researchers, instructional designers and as faculty resource specialists. In adult learning and training in areas such as publishing, health related fields, and business, graduates have careers as instructional designers, online and other technology-based resource developers, and training managers. In all of the domains we serve, graduates are responsible for managing the human and technology-based resources necessary to support and improve education and training with technology.

The master’s program is comprehensive through its core courses, yet it allows for specialization through elective courses selected in conjunction with your advisor. Elective courses allow students to focus in any of three main areas: pre-K-12 education, higher education, and adult learning and training.

The EM&T program courses are offered on-campus, online, and a variety of hybrid or blended formats. Students learn in technology-enhanced environments as they learn to design, develop, and evaluate technology-based resources for education and training.

In addition to our EM&T courses, Boston University, the rich resources of the Boston area, and our extensive alumni network of professional alumni allow us to offer many attractive opportunities for students to gain experience through practica, internships, and independent study.

You may meet requirements to earn a teaching license after successful completion of specific coursework that may be in addition to coursework required for the EdM program and field experience. A determination of what would be required can be made with your advisor. If you already have a valid teaching license, a selection of courses from the program may be used to gain an additional licensure as Instructional Technology Specialist (ITS).

Program Fast Facts

  • Program Requirements: To view a listing of program requirements and coursework information, please visit the Boston University Bulletin for the EdM in Educational Media and Technology.
  • Program Duration: One academic year to three semesters. Duration for part-time students vary.
  • Start Term: For the best course sequence and availability you are encouraged to begin in the fall. However, you may begin the program in the summer or spring semester as well.
  • Licensure: The licensure sequence includes master’s degree requirements as well as foundations of education and student teaching.
  • Related Programs: 16-Credit Certificate in Instructional Technology
  • Faculty Contact Information: Professor David Whittier, |, 617-353-3181
  • Graduate Admissions:, 617-353-4237

Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate students at the School of Education benefit from the community feel of a small school along with the resources of a large university. Our students are in the field in both urban and suburban schools as early as their first year at SED.

Graduate Students

Talented graduate students from around the world prepare to become teachers, counselors, administrators, and more in as little as one year at the School of Education. Our students engage in diverse aspects of education both in the classroom and the field.