University of Texas—​Brownsville

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Distinguishing Characteristics

Graduate program(s)
Master of Education in Educational Technology
Distinguishing characteristics of online program (as submitted by school)

The M.Ed. in Educational Technology is offered 100% online through a variety of synchronous and asynchronous modes of communication. Synchronous sessions are optional and archived for later viewing for maximum flexibility. The College of Education is undergoing NCATE review for accreditation. On August 1, 2011, the M.Ed. in Educational Technology was nationally recognized by the AECT, the NCATE-designated Specialized Professional Association for Educational Technology programs.

School type Public
Grad programs NCATE accredited No
Grad programs TEAC accredited No
Terms Semester

Program Offerings

Advanced degree programs offered
Education Specialist N/A
Ph.D. N/A
Ed.D. N/A
Online master's in education degree programs 2
Concentrations offered
Education, General Student Counseling and Personnel Services
Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods
Curriculum and Instruction Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas
Educational Administration and Supervision Educational Psychology
Educational/Instructional Media Design
Categories of study offered to master's students
Teaching track N/A
Counseling/Psychology track Yes
Administration track Yes
Research/Policy track Yes

Course Offerings

Credit-granting courses 20


Instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 4 full-time; 3 part-time
Instructional faculty with Ph.D. or terminal degree 100% full-time; 100% part-time
Tenured or tenure-track faculty 4
Average experience teaching online courses 12 years
Program fully finances faculty training No
Tech staff supporting faculty 16 full-time; 5 part-time

Class Size

Average class size 15
Maximum class size 15

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online Yes
Can earn degree entirely abroad Yes
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations No
Group projects/simulations No
Exams No
Classes include campus-based students No
Collaboration among online and campus students No face-to-face students
Students enroll as online students No
Credits earned online equal earned on campus Yes
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus Minority
Same curricula for online and campus students All


One-year retention rates
One-year retention rates


Graduation rates
Graduation rates
Most frequent duration of time for new students to graduate 2.0 years
Program target time to graduate 2 years
Required time to earn degree N/A

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