Master of Science in Education, Online Teaching and Learning

Education-Online Teaching and Learning, MSEd OTL

The Master of Science in Education, Online Teaching and Learning program provides teachers, administrators, training developers, and community educators the knowledge and skills to design, teach, and lead online education and programs in institutions, businesses, and organizations. Focused on coursework that offers students advanced courses in assessment, diversity, decision-making, and technology aligned with practical learning applications, this unique program prepares graduates to be proficient instructors, designers, trainers, facilitators, and leaders in online education programs for K-12 and adult learners.

Program Objectives

BSU MSEd OTL program prepares students to contribute to the education profession as leaders. Upon completion of this program, students are prepared to:

  • Demonstrate theory-based and practical leadership in online education in K-12, higher education, corporations and other institutions.
  • Incorporate critical thinking, scholarly writing, research, and technology in practice.
  • Design and assess online curriculum, instruction, and programs related to student learning.
  • Direct educational operations related to online teaching and learning including virtual classroom management, assessment of student learning, and accountability with an emphasis on innovative technology-related procedures and practices.
  • Exhibit competency in professional practices including ethics, diversity, legal issues, and communication with all educational stakeholders.
  • Demonstrate professional communication skills in writing through organizing, thinking critically, and communicating ideas and information in documents and presentations.

Prerequisites for Major Courses

Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution.

The Master of Science in Education, online Teaching and Learning is designed to meet the needs of students with accredited baccalaureate degrees. Students may be classroom teachers, education administrators, business training development professionals or teachers seeking positions within administration.

Note: Courses in the MSEd OTL program are each eight-weeks in length, and students are normally scheduled for two courses concurrently.

Program Outline

To receive a Master of Science in Education, Online Teaching and Learning degree, students must earn 36 graduate semester credit hours. In the final semester of their program, students complete an action research project. No elective courses are offered in this program. Thirty of the program hours must be completed through BSU. Program requirements are as follows:

Master of Science in Education, Online Teaching and Learning Major Core Courses ( 36.0 credit hours )
Affirming Diversity 3.0 credit hours
Education Governance, Motivation and Ethical Decision Making 3.0 credit hours
Advanced Curriculum Design 3.0 credit hours
Advanced Educational Assessment and Evaluation 3.0 credit hours
The Law in Education 3.0 credit hours
Learning Theories Applied to Classroom Instruction and Management 3.0 credit hours
Issues and Trends in Health Education Programs 3.0 credit hours
Building Online Collaboration in Learning Environments 3.0 credit hours
Current Issues and Technologies for Online Education and Training 3.0 credit hours
Design and Delivery of Web Conferences and Webinars 3.0 credit hours
Decision Oriented Educational Research 3.0 credit hours
Action Research Project ( Capstone ) 3.0 credit hours


  • Dr. Brian Keintz, Chair–Chair of Graduate Programs in Education
  • Dr. Andrea Thompson
  • Dr. Ashlee Robertson
  • Dr. Diana Martin
  • Dr. Jan L. Saeger
  • Dr. Jessica Fuda-Daddio
  • Dr. Kelly Gatewood
  • Dr. Kelly Schwirzke
  • Dr. Manuel Rosa
  • Dr. Michelle Bridgewater
  • Dr. Richard Dietzel
  • Dr. Stephanie VanDeventer
  • Dr. Steve Roth
  • Dr. Sue Adragna
  • Dr. Terri Bubb
  • Dr. Theresa Rouse

An associate degree is typically completed in two years of full-time study, but may take longer for part-time students. These undergraduate programs can be found at community colleges, vocational schools, technical

Masters Degree are graduate-level programs that typically take two years of additional full-time study after completion of a bachelor’s degree Because most graduate students are already working professionals

To be considered for an honorary doctorate degree, there are specific criteria that individuals must meet, and there are a variety of  that they may be awarded. There are also many non-honorary doctorate

April 2024

Business Management