Designed to develop technology leaders who are equipped to meet the digital needs of their schools or school system, the Master of Arts in Leadership in Teaching: Digital Technology Leadership specialization provides opportunities to build practical skills as well as theoretical perspectives on administering an effective and safe technology infrastructure, as well as planning for technology integration and guiding implementation.
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Curriculum (36 Credits)

Leadership Core

EDU-557     Leadership Seminar I (3)
EDU-560     Legal Issues for Teachers and Administrators (3)
EDU-563     Curriculum Development (3)
EDU-569     Supervision: Empowring Teachers (3)

Technology Core

EDU-XXX     Educational Leadership and Technology: Preparing School Administrators for the Digital Age (3)
EDU-665     Digital Game-Based Learning and Design (3)
EDU-543     Reading, Analyzing, and Interpreting Educational Research (3)
EDU-XXX     Technology Systems in Schools (3)
EDU-XXX     Instructional Tools for Digital Learning (3)
EDU-XXX     Practicum in Educational Technology Integration (first and last class f2f) (3)

Electives (Select two)

EDU-XXX      Teaching the Digital Generation in the Globalized Age (3)
EDU-XXX      The Online Learning Environment: Design and Implementation (3)
EDU-577      The Internet in Teaching and Learning (3)
EDU-676      Educational Applications of Multimedia (3)


Student Outcomes

As a student in this program, you will be able to:

  1. Create and implement a vision of technology integration in an educational setting
  2. Integrate technology to support instruction.
  3. Evaluate the effectiveness of technology resources for teaching and learning.
  4. Evaluate various theories and models of instructional design and virtual learning.
  5. Apply policies and procedures concerning acceptable use, security, and student data privacy for managing digital tools and services in a variety of instructional and administrative situations.
  6. Align learning objectives with formative and summative assessments in order to evaluate educational effectiveness.

Program Outcomes

At the completion of the program, you will be able to:

  1. Enhance career and professional development opportunities for employment pathways in the profession, e.g., classroom teachers, instructional leaders, technology officers, technology teachers, educational technology specialists, computer science teachers, principals, etc.
  2. Document an ability to evaluate a thorough lesson plan that addresses the needs of all students and which provides for both formative and summative measurable student outcomes.
  3. Design or adapt relevant learning experiences to incorporate digital and virtual tools and to facilitate such designs and adaptations.
  4. Apply current research on teaching, learning, and assessment utilizing technology, adult learning principles and national and state standards for high-quality professional development when planning digital environments and experiences.
  5. Apply evidence-based research to make informed decisions regarding specific technologies and systems.

What to Expect Studying at Notre Dame of Maryland University

With award-winning teacher certification programs nationally recognized by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, you can expect to benefit from small class sizes, expert faculty, and practical field experiences.

Flexible Class Schedules

Work with an advisor to develop a personalized program plan: 

  • Many courses available online.
  • Courses offered in the evenings at times convenient for working adults.
  • Occasional courses available on Saturdays.


Coursework in the Digital Technology Leadership program will prepare you for careers in modern-day education, training, and the educational technology field.

  • Classroom Teacher
  • Instructional Leader
  • Technology Officer
  • Technology Teacher
  • Educational Technology Specialist
  • Computer Science Teacher
  • Principal