Master’s Accelerator

The Master's degree in Educational Technology supports a wide range of career opportunities at various institutions, including: PK-12 school districts, community colleges, universities, governmental agencies, and/or workforce training. Within these organizations, the graduate program supports careers in the integration, design, and administration of learning technology.  

Depending on your career aspirations, you will develop a demonstrated understanding of content and skills that are aligned with universally-recognized standards, including: the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) Standards and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Standards.  

Benefits of the program include:


  • Program Reputation  The KU School of Education was recently ranked 15th in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report’s Best Public Education Schools.
  • Professional Network – KU has established itself as a national leader in developing highly regarded eLearning tools and resources that serve millions of users every week. 
  • Hands-On Design & Development – Various research and development centers offer unique opportunities for students to engage in the design and development of educational technology.

Accelerator Admission Details

  Direct MAP Advanced MAP
GPA 3.0 3.0
IELTS 6.5 (no part score below 6.0) 6.0 (no part score below 5.5)
TOEFL IBT 84 (no part below 23 except speaking) 70 (no part below 19 except speaking)
GRE Required No No
Program Start Date Spring or Fall Spring or Fall

Qualifying undergraduate degrees:

All four-year bachelor’s degrees.

Sample MAP Coursework

  • Understanding Research in Education (closed course)
  • Integration of Learning Technology
  • Instructional Media Development

Progression Details

Once students successfully complete their MAP curriculum and meet the progression requirements for their degree, students progress into their master’s degree. They will bring 6 or 9 credits with them that count towards the total number of credits required for their degree. Students will pay KU’s standard cost per credit hour for the duration of their degree. The average graduate student will take 9-12 credits per semester, based on workload, course availability, and number of credits needed. Direct MAP students are enrolled in their degree program from the start and do not need to meet any requirements to progress.

  Direct MAP Advanced MAP
Credits Earned Towards Degree 9 6
Progression Requirements Maintain status Graduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
No grade lower than a B
Total credits required for degree:
36