As highlighted by the past pandemic year, Educational Technology Leadership is a field of study where new and insightful professionals are needed. Nicholls State University is one of three Universities in the world that offers a Master’s degree program that leads to International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE) certification.

Furthermore, Nicholls State is the first University to gain this prestigious recognition on first submission. Graduates of this program gain invaluable insight on educational technology tools, professional development, and technology leadership. Come join in this rapidly growing field of innovators!

Completion of Med Coursework includes:

  • LA state add on certification ed tech facilitator
  • LA state add on certification ed tech leader
  • Nicholls State University certificate ed tech facilitator
  • Nicholls State University certificate ed tech leader
  • Ability to submit portfolio work to ISTE to become ISTE Certified Educator


The curriculum includes four foundation courses in two tracks: curriculum and leadership.

Foundation Courses:

EDFR 501: Educational Leadership

EDLE 508: Practices in School Leadership for School Improvement

Choose two of the following four foundational courses:

Curriculum focus:

EDCI 503: Seminar in K12 Curriculum Studies

EDFR 504: History and Philosophy of American Education

Leadership focus:

EDLE 507: Facilitating Best Practices to Improve Instruction

EDLE 535: Using Inquiry and Data to Lead Change

Advanced Concentration Courses:

EDTL 501: Design and Development of Multimedia Instruction

EDTL 503: Educational Telecommunication
and Distance Learning

EDTL 505: Technology Leadership in Schools

EDTL 506: Professional Development of Technology Integration

EDTL 507: Technology Planning and Administration

EDTL 509: Educational Technology Research,
Planning and Assessment

EDTL 511: Advanced Telecommunication and Distance Learning

EDTL 594: Capstone in Educational Technology Leadership

For more information contact:

Dr. Cynthia Vavasseur, Program Coordinator

“I had been in my position of Technology Integration Specialist for less than one year when the pandemic began. It almost felt like “trial-by-fire.” But I can honestly say that I was completely prepared to face it because of my training in the Nicholls EdTech Master’s program which is rooted in the ISTE standards for coaches, teachers, students, and administrators. It provided me with the experience, tools, and skills I needed to be a leader at my school and deliver training to teachers, students, and administrators to make the shift from in-person classrooms to a fully online environment.” – Emily Peavy ’19