Your Career in Educational Technology
Jobs and Careers in Educational Technology
The field of educational technology is very broad and includes many different types of jobs. Some of the job titles are:
- Instructional Designer/Developer
- Educational or Instructional Technologist
- Educational or Instructional Technology Project Manager
- Director of Learning
- Curriculum Integration Specialist
- Learning and Development Analyst or Manager
- Education Software Designer/Developer
- Instructional Program Manager
Salaries are as varied as job titles. The background, experience, and education of the individual and type, size, and location of the job all impact salaries. According to the eLearning Guild, the average annual salary of a person in the United States who works in e-learning is $78,723. Payscale.com lists the average annual salary for an instructional designer or developer at approximately $45,000.
A recent job posting for a director of educational technology and information systems offered a salary of $100,000 to $105,000 a year. The position required a bachelor's of science degree. A master's degree in instructional technology, a teaching certificate, and teaching experience were preferred.
Technology is an essential tool for preparing young people with the education and skills they need to succeed in this century. Educational technology is a dynamic and growing field, with varied opportunities for people who are interested in technology and committed to the future of education.
Preparation for Jobs in Educational Technology
Master's degree programs in educational technology leadership prepare individuals for leadership roles in applying technologies to improve teaching and learning. Graduates typically assume educational technology leadership and teaching positions in K-12 schools, higher education institutions, profit and nonprofit organizations, and government agencies.
Various colleges and universities offer graduate certificates in specific areas of educational technology. A graduate certificate in e-learning, for example, teaches participants how to develop materials for e-learning. A graduate certificate in integrating technology teaches teachers how to effectively integrate educational technologies into their classrooms. A general certificate in educational technology teaches how to use a range of technologies, infuse technology into the classroom, and become a better teacher through technology.
To meet the needs of working professionals, colleges and universities offer programs in various formats, including classroom, online, and hybrid formats, as well as evening, weekend, and summer classes.
Schools Offering Educational Technology Courses:
- B.S. in Early Childhood
- Undergraduate in Early Childhood
- Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Administration
- Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education*
- BS in Early Childhood
- A.S. - Early Childhood Education