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Graduate Bulletin

Educational Psychology/Learning Technology, Ed.M.


Admission Requirements and Deadlines
Application Deadline:

Fall: May 1

Spring: November 1

Applications are processed on a rolling basis throughout the year. Every attempt will be made to review applications in a timely fashion submitted after deadline dates.

Letters of Reference:

Number Required: 2

From Whom: Anyone familiar with the applicant's academic competence may write letters of recommendation. In general, the most common source of these letters is college/university faculty members.

Coursework Required for Admission Consideration:


Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline:


Statement of Goals:

Applicants should indicate their goals and objectives for obtaining a master's degree. This statement is evaluated against the program's mission. A typical goal statement contains the following items: The student's reason for seeking a master's degree with a specific focus on the career to which the student aspires. The student's research interests. Academic and job-related experiences that are relevant to the program. A typical goal statement is 2 to 3 pages in length.

Standardized Test Scores:

The GRE is required. While no minimum score is specified, it is expected that the score will be at no less than the 50th percentile. The GRE must have been taken no longer than five years prior to application.

Minimum TOEFL score or range of scores needed to be accepted: 600 on the paper-based test or 250 on the computer-based test.


A resume is required.

Transfer Credit:

Courses may be transferred as long as they have been taken less than five years ago and are relevant to the program. The academic advisor makes the decision about the relevancy of the courses that the student desires to transfer. The maximum number of credits a student may transfer is 6.

Program Requirements

Campus Location:

Main Campus

Full-Time/Part-Time Status:

Students are able to complete the degree program through classes offered before and after 4:30 p.m.

General Program Requirements:

Number of Didactic Credits Required Beyond the Baccalaureate: 33

Required Courses:

EdPsy 500, EdPsy 541, EdPsy 638, EdPsy 639, EdPsy 708

Technology electives (3) include: EdPsy 501, EdPsy 502, EdPsy 503, EdPsy 504, EdPsy 505, EdPsy 506

Cognate electives (3) may be selected university-wide course offerings with approval of advisor.

Internship: Yes, an internship is required. Students are required to complete a practicum, which is taken near the end of their coursework. The Practicum is listed as one of the core courses and is included in the 33 hours of required coursework. The Practicum consists of one hundred hours of hands-on experience at a professional organization in line with the student's goals and objectives. The practicum experience is tailored to meet the unique education and career goals of each student. For example, K-12 teachers would serve an internship in an educational institution. Individuals interested in training would serve an internship in industry, medicine, or government. Apprenticeships could be served in current employment location.

Language Examination: No language examination is required.

Culminating Events:


Comprehensive Examination:

The comprehensive examination addresses the theoretical and practical issues: the how and the why of technology in service of learning.

Comprehensive Exam Subject - Students are asked questions that may focus on the following broad areas: (a) instructional design issues that include the psychology of the learner, cognitive processes, the teaching-learning process, instructional theories, human development, and individual differences; (b) application of technology topics that include clarification about the purposes and objectives of instruction, identification of various resources for facilitating learning, and operation and application of current and emergent technologies; and (c) management, consultation, problem solving issues, defining needs, monitoring progress, evaluating outcomes of instruction, legal and ethical issues, and managing and maintaining facilities.

Comprehensive Exam Complete - At the end of coursework.

Comprehensive Exam Write - Faculty members in the program prepare and grade the comprehensive examination.

Comprehensive Exam Grade - Faculty members separately grade each comprehensive examination using a scale of High Pass, Pass, Low Pass and Fail. All tests are graded anonymously.

Comprehensive Exam Pass - The scores from all faculty members are aggregated. Students receive the modal score. If there is a wide variation among the scores, the faculty will discuss the performance. All pass/fail decisions are made anonymously.

Comprehensive Exam Schedule - The comprehensive examination is given twice each year. The specific date for the exam will be provided to students when they apply to take the exam.

Program Contact Information:


Department Information:

Educational Psychology Program
1301 Cecil B. Moore Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19122-6091


Department Contacts:


Dr. Susan Miller


Program Coordinator:

Dr. Susan Miller


Graduate Chairperson:

Dr. Susan Miller



Dr. Joseph Rosenfeld


About the Program

The Instructional and Learning Technology (ILT) program is designed for individuals from a variety of backgrounds, including K-12 educators, and training professionals from higher education, business, industry, and government agencies. Students acquire (a) specialized technology competencies to enhance their teaching, (b) technical skills to support instructional uses of technology, and (c) knowledge to organize and manage instructional technology programs.

Time Limit for Degree Completion: 4 years

Campus Location:

Main Campus

Students are able to complete the degree program through classes offered before and after 4:30 p.m. Students are able to complete the degree program on a part-time basis (8 credit hours or less per semester).

Department Information:

Educational Psychology Program
1301 Cecil B. Moore Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19122-6091



The ILT program is one of the graduate programs in the College of Education at Temple. The College was ranked 15th in the nation in the most recent U.S. News & World Report ranking of graduate schools.


Not applicable.

Areas of Specialization:

Topics address in coursework experiences include: (a) instructional design, and theories of learning and instruction, (b) application of technology including current and emergent technologies, and (c) management, consultation and problem-solving.

Job Placement:

Graduates typically pursue careers in K-12 educational settings, as instructional technology specialists, as trainers in corporate, government or medical settings, or higher education.


Instructional and Learning Technology is a partner of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Technology Educational Consortium (MARTEC).

Interdisciplinary Study:

A cognate area is required (9 credit hours). The program is interdisciplinary in that students can select courses from: (a) programs within the same department (Psychological Studies in Education), (b) other departments within the College of Education, or (c) other Colleges and Schools throughout the University.

Study Abroad:



Not applicable.

Non-Degree Student Policy:

Students may take up to 9 credits prior to admission. In general, all of the program's courses are open to non-matriculated students.

Financing Opportunities

Availability of assistantships is limited at the master's level. Students who wish to apply for an assistantship should contact Dr. Susan Miller, Educational Psychology Program, College of Education, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122.

Other Financial Opportunities