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MS in Education – Digital Age Learning & Educational Technology
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Application Requirements:
Online application form
$80.00 application fee
A 500-word essay discussing the reasons you wish to pursue a degree at Johns Hopkins University, focusing on your long-term goals and how your academic program will complement those goals. Discuss the strengths and weaknesses in your academic background, as well as any additional comments that will assist in evaluating your application materials.
Two Letters of Recommendation:
Applicants are required to submit two letters of recommendation from individuals best qualified to attest to your capacity for graduate work. We prefer that at least one of your references be an academic reference from a former instructor or faculty, though we realize that there are situations where this may not always be possible.
It is important that both letters of recommendation by individuals who know you well academically.

Former faculty members most commonly write letters of recommendation; however, other professionals who have supervised you in a job or internship aligned with the graduate program you are pursuing are appropriate sources. Letters written by peer work colleagues, family friends, community or political figures are not considered appropriate sources for letters of recommendation.
Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended

Students enrolled in the Master of Science in Education — Digital Age Learning and Educational Technology program may not simultaneously enroll in, nor are they eligible to earn, the Certificate in Graduate Leadership in Technology Integration. If you are interested in a certificate, you may want to consider the Leadership in Technology Integration certificate program.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees are subject to change for ensuing academic years and will be updated on the School of Education website accordingly.

Tuition and Fees Information

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What to Expect


Our program is committed to helping you develop the skills necessary to become thoughtful and intentional educators, leaders, and innovators in this field. We are equally committed to pushing you to think deeply about equity and social justice when making decisions about the design and implementation of technology-supported interventions, whether and how to use them, and the resources that are available to users.

The goals of the program are for students to:

  • Cultivate proactive leadership skills for developing a shared vision for educational technology among all education stakeholders
  • Create systemic plans aligned with a shared vision for school effectiveness and student learning through the infusion of information and communication technology (ICT) and digital learning resources
  • Develop robust and reliable access to current and emerging technologies and digital resources, with equity for all stakeholders
  • Engage in planning and assessment centered on the needs and abilities of students
  • Develop and review policies, financial plans, accountability measures, and incentive structures to support the use of ICT and other digital resources for learning
  • Integrate content standards and related digital curriculum resources that are aligned with and support digital age learning and work
  • Design online and blended learning environments that facilitate digital learning and support communities of inquiry

Student Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, we expect students will:

  • Lead their organization in the effective use of technology for digital learning
  • Establish leadership skills for supporting data-driven decision-making
  • Develop skills for advanced technologies — including online and blended learning, mobile learning, multimedia-based instruction, tools for instructional management and assessment, and the integration of technology in universal design for learning (UDL)
  • Engage in technology integration — applying evidence from cognitive science and the learning sciences, digital age skills, and a constructivist approach to teaching and learning, as well as the use of authentic assessment strategies, differentiated instruction, and appropriate technology tools to accommodate all learnersBuild leadership skills through mentoring, consulting, professional development, and systems change

What is digital age learning?

Digital age learning is the use of technology to facilitate and enhance the learning process.

Digital age learning refers to the use of technology and digital tools to enhance and transform the teaching and learning process. It involves integrating various digital resources, such as computers, tablets, online platforms, educational apps, and multimedia, to create interactive and personalized learning experiences for students.

Is a master’s in educational technology worth it?

Yes, a master's in digital age learning and educational technology can be worth it for students interested in integrating technology in educational settings.

A master’s degree in digital age learning and educational technology from the Johns Hopkins School of Education will equip you with advanced skills in instructional design, educational technology integration, and e-learning development, which are in high demand in modern educational institutions and organizations.

What can you do with a master's in educational technology?

You can pursue various career opportunities with a master's in digital age learning and educational technology.

As a graduate, you can work as an instructional designer, educational technology specialist, e-learning developer, technology integration coach, curriculum developer, online educator, or educational consultant. You can also find roles in educational software development, educational media production, and technology-related leadership positions in educational institutions.

How is learning changing in the digital age?

Learning is undergoing a significant transformation.

In the digital age, learning is undergoing significant transformation due to technological advancements. Online education, virtual classrooms, interactive learning platforms, and personalized learning experiences are becoming more prevalent. Today’s learners have greater access to information, collaborative tools, and flexible learning options, enabling more self-directed and customized learning journeys.

International Applicants

This program is delivered in a fully online format and does not offer F-1 or J-1 visa sponsorship for international students. International students interested in applying to a program at the Johns Hopkins School of Education must follow the same application process and submit the same general application materials as their peers, along with some additional requirements.

International Student Admissions

Please visit the International Student Admissions webpage for additional application requirements or information.

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