M.Ed. or Ed.S. in School Technology Leadership

Program Overview

Our online degree programs in School Technology Leadership (30 credit hours) are designed to prepare educational leaders who can lead school systems into a digital, global future. By mixing a deep foundation in leadership for education reform with the best technological knowledge and tools available to schools, graduates of this program are prepared to take on the challenge of changing our industrial, analog schools into Information Age learning centers.

*Please Note: This degree program does not lead to State of Kentucky EPSB rank change.

Key Features

  • 100% online courses. No campus visits.
  • Globally-oriented program, students will interact with others from across the globe.
  • Can be completed in 2 years.
  • Students also obtain the Graduate Certificate in addition to the degree.
  • Based on the internationally-recognized NETS-A standards.
  • Students may take two elective courses.
  • All students qualify for in-state (Graduate Resident) tuition (currently around $525 per credit hour)


The program of study for this option has two essential elements: (1) core curriculum focused on school administration, and (2) program major emphasis area focused on school technology leadership.

Core Curriculum (18 credit hours)

All students admitted to the M.Ed. / Ed.S. option in School Technology Leadership must take the Department’s core curriculum for the M.Ed. program regardless of previous educational preparation, professional experience, or future career plans. This core curriculum includes the following courses:

  • EDL 600, Introduction to School Leadership and Administration (3 hours)
  • EDL 620, Leading Action Research for School Renewal I (3 hours)
  • EDL 621, Leading Action Research for School Renewal II (3 hours)
  • EDL 646, Leadership for Schools – Community Relations (3 hours)
  • EDL 650/EDL 663, Leadership for School Program Improvement (3 hours)
  • And one elective from (based on online availability)
    • EDC 543, Digital Game-Based Learning and Instruction (3 hours)
    • EDC 548, Instructional Technology Leadership (3 hours)
    • EDC 559, Knowledge Management and Technology (3 hours)
    • EDC 607, Instructional Design (3 hours)
    • EDS 648, Coordinating Assistive Technology Education Programs (3 hours)
    • EDP 614, Motivation and Learning (3 hours)

Program Major Emphasis (12 credit hours)

All students must take the four courses listed below that constitute the program major emphasis. These four courses, plus EDL 650 (listed above), are required for individuals seeking the Graduate Certificate in School Technology Leadership.

  • EDL 661, School Technology Leadership (3 hours)
  • EDL 662, Digital Age Learning and Technology Leadership (3 hours)
  • EDL 664, Technology Leadership for School Improvement (3 hours)
  • EDL 665, School Technology Leadership for Digital Citizenship (3 hours)


Graduate Certificate Option

Completing EDL 661, 662, 663/650, 664 & 665 can lead to awarding of a Graduate Certificate in School Technology Leadership in addition to the masters or education specialist degree.

Program Exit Requirements

  • Completion of all required and elective courses;
  • A cumulative grade point average of no less than 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; and
  • Submission of a written examination graded by a three-member committee composed of tenure-track faculty in the Department of Educational Leadership Studies or appropriate graduate faculty for other colleges.


Dr. John Nash, Program Chair
(859) 257-7845