Advanced Graduate Programs in Educational Technology

This online handbook contains information about the advanced graduate programs in educational technology offered by the Department of Educational Technology at Boise State University.

The two advanced graduate programs offered include the Education Specialist (Ed.S.) in Educational Technology and the Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) in Educational Technology. The department also offers four graduate certificates and two masters degrees, the practioner-focused Master of Educational Technology (MET), and the more research-focused Master of Science in Educational Technology (MSET) program.

May 2016 Commencement Attendees (our first graduating class). Pictured (l to r): Dr. Ross Perkins (Faculty), Dr. Donna Ledford (Graduate), Dr. Yu-hui Ching (Faculty), Dr. Chris Haskell (Faculty), Dr. Patty McGinnis (Graduate), Dr. Brett Shelton (Faculty / Dept. Head), Dr. Kerry Rice (Faculty), Dr. Dwayne Ockel (Graduate), Dr. Kellie Taylor (Graduate). Photo courtesy of S. Ockel.


The Department of Educational Technology is a diverse network of education scholars, professionals, and candidates who:

    • Lead research and innovations in online teaching and learning,
    • Model, promote, manage, and evaluate digital-age teaching and learning resources in K-higher education environments,
    • Inspire creativity and expertise in digital media fluencies,
    • Design and develop imaginative learning environments ,
    • Empower learners to be evolving digital citizens who advocate cultural understanding and global responsibility ,
    • Promote and pattern participatory culture, professional practice, and lifelong learning , and
    • Forge connections between research, policy, and practice in educational technology.