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Master of Education in Digital Learning and Teaching


The online program in Digital Learning and Teaching is designed for teachers or other educational professionals who are interested in learning more about integrating the use of computers and other technologies into teaching and learning. Graduates of the program work as classroom teachers, school-level or system-level instructional technology specialists, curriculum developers, or in private industry. Students with a North Carolina teaching license are eligible to receive the 077 Technology Specialist add-on licensure upon completion of the program. Please visit the department web site for current admission requirements and curriculum information.

An online M.S. degree is also offered.

This program was formerly titled Master of Education in Instructional Technology.

Michael A. Evans,
Associate Professor and Digital Learning and Teaching Program Coordinator
Phone: 919-513-8582
Delivery Method: Web-based/Online
Admissions Web Page

Career prospects
(What can I do with this program of study?)

Graduates work as classroom teachers, school or system level instructional technology specialists, curriculum developers, or in private industry. For individuals interested in receiving graduate teaching licensure as Coordinator/Director of Technology (NC 077) in K-12 settings, courses in the program incorporate the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Standards and Indicators for the Master of Instructional Technology Degree/Coordinator/Director of Technology License (077) which are aligned with the Technology Leadership (TL) Advanced Program Standards as developed by ISTE and adopted by NCATE. Graduates of the program also qualify for advanced licensure in a teaching field.

(What will I learn?)

The Master of Education degree requires 30 credit hours, including 3 credit hours each in Category I (Curriculum, Professional Development and Leadership), Category II (Knowledge of Learners and Teaching) and Category III (Methodological Inquiry); 18 credits hours in Instructional Technology; and 3 credit hours of electives.

Estimated Total Credit Hours Required: 30

Admissions requirements
(Is this the program for me? How do I apply?)

An application to the M.Ed. Digital Learning and Teaching program requires the following:

  • two official copies of all undergraduate and graduate transcripts, including non-degree studies (NDS) at NC State;
  • a minimum 3.0 GPA on all undergraduate work for unconditional admission (we may conditionally accept applicants falling slightly below this standard given professional experience or other high quality application materials);
  • three letters of reference; and a statement of 500-800 words describing the applicant's professional goals to be accomplished through advanced study.


Plan of study
(How much time will it take?)

Students must complete all requirements for the Master's degree within six calendar years, beginning with the date the student commences courses carrying graduate credit applicable to the degree program.

Registration information
(When can I start?)

Go to the Graduate School Admissions Web site to apply for admission to the master's program. Or, to register for courses as a non-degree student, click on "Apply & Enroll." Courses are offered online in Fall, Spring and Summer.

Estimated Tuition and Fees
(How much will it cost?)

Tuition Level: Graduate (View more information about tuition)
Fees: Graduate ASG, Graduate Ed/Tech
Resident: $12,224.10
Non-resident: $26,774.10


The teacher education program at North Carolina State University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

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