Master of Education – Educational Technology
Learn the expertise needed to enhance teaching and learning in a modern world.
Do you want to increase your use of technology in the classroom? The Master of Education with a specialization in Educational Technology focuses on the role of technology in curriculum development.
Technology has become a central part of education and education theory, and this specialization aims to familiarize you with the latest advances in classroom technology as well as the research outlining the effective implementation of such technology in schools.
Enjoy Flexibility – 12 courses with start dates every 2 weeks
Choose Where You Learn – Online courses
Affordable Monthly Payments – Opt to pay $325 per month
Focus On Your Passion – Choose your Capstone
The Master in Education with a specialization in Educational Technology program develops innovative skills and helps you to adapt design principles and instructional approaches according to changing student needs, new technology, and emerging trends in technology. In this program, you will learn to use technology in a manner that best supports the goals of educators and the learning styles of students. This program is designed to benefit educators regardless of discipline.
This program is not designed as a teacher certification program, and different states and municipalities often have specific requirements concerning different degree programs. Depending on your goals for this program, please check with your local and state regulatory requirements for teacher certification.
This program is intended for students and experienced education professionals seeking an advanced degree.
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- Application – A completed application.
- Bachelor’s Degree Transcripts – Official transcript demonstrating a conferred bachelor’s degree from an institution that is accredited by a CHEA recognized accrediting body or an international equivalent with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 or greater.
- Military Documentation (Optional) – A copy of the most recent orders; or a copy of DD214 (This can be requested from the National Archives.)
- MED705 - Research on Effective Teaching
- MED710 - Multidisciplinary Foundations of Education
- MED730 - Curriculum Development, Implementation and Evaluation
- MED700 - Integrating Technologies Across the Curriculum
- MED725 - Classroom Environments and Management
- MED720 - The Instructional Role of Assessment
- MED740 - Ethics and Educational Law
- MED750 - Introduction to Online Learning and Internet Research
- MED751 - Instructional Design
- MED752 - Multimedia for Educators
- MED753 - The Wired School: Emerging Technologies
- Final Proctored Exam
- MED799 - Graduate Capstone
This course is a research-based course that requires students to survey the research literature on effective teaching and schools. Research in a particular area, on-site observations in a school setting, and post-observation and analysis of observed teaching and learning are examined and compared to what the literature reveals is ""best practices"".3 Credits
This course gives students an opportunity to study the dynamic and continuing impact of social, political, and economic forces on American education. Students are introduced to the historical evolution of the public schools to help them identify important social issues that can have an impact on the educational system. Students are required to complete a major research paper.3 Credits
The purpose of this course is to study the process of curriculum development from the planning stages to implementation and ultimately evaluation. This course examines the foundations of curriculum, the principles used in designing and applying curriculum, and the current educational, policy and social issues that impact the curriculum field.3 Credits
This course provides practical skills to meaningfully incorporate technology into the classroom in order to enhance students' understanding of the curriculum. Students create a portfolio; examine Internet resources and evaluate educational software.3 Credits
This course analyzes two current challenges requiring an emphasis in the importance of classroom management strategies. The first is the increasing number and levels of disruptive student behaviors occurring in the classroom. The second is the pressure of high stakes testing, which has resulted in lowered achievement scores, a decrease in student morale, and a lack of overall motivation to learn. This course examines effective classroom management techniques intended to address current challenges with the learning environment.3 Credits
The purpose of this course is to explore how accountability system standards, relevant, engaging curriculum, and valid assessments all fit together to increase student achievement. The process of interdisciplinary, standards-based instruction and assessment are discussed in depth.3 Credits
Ethics and Educational Law deals with the legal obligations and ethical responsibilities of educators. The course presents an overview of the general topics most commonly experienced by educators including student privacy, gender and disability law, constitutional rulings on prayer and religious expression, discipline, and reporting issues. The rights of teachers, students, and school administrators are discussed within the context of new Supreme Court Rulings.3 Credits
This course provides students with an opportunity to learn about online, teaching and learning, integration, and research issues. Students learn to use online content, develop critical thinking skills, and to formulate effective search strategies in order to research and document valuable and current resources. This course outlines how to exploit a variety of Internet- and Web-based discussion and information-sharing tools. Students discuss how to integrate best practices of content authentication and validation into research techniques. Throughout the course, students examine various strategies for locating, evaluating, citing, and applying information resources in the research process and for use in the classroom.3 Credits
The purpose of this course is to study the fundamental principles of instructional design, not just as a means of instructional delivery, but also as a system for diagnosing and remediating human performance problems. This course examines the foundations of instructional design, and focus on models that reflect the instructional design process.3 Credits
This course discusses the integration of multimedia with education. Students in this course acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for using multimedia to actively engage their students in learning, and create enthusiasm for class curriculum and instruction. This course presents the fundamental concepts and techniques required for working with multimedia, and solutions for common multimedia pitfalls. Students learn how to use current technology to combine multimedia elements for the effective delivery of educational content.3 Credits
This course provides an in-depth discussion of both the theories and application of technology in the classroom. Educational technology can enrich and enhance instructional experiences for both the teacher and the student. This course explains, on many levels, how educational technology can provide resources for teachers and students and opens the door to more comprehensive learning as well as extends the learning process. This course examines the latest hardware and software that is enabling new technologies in the classroom, but also explores the idea that the very structure of education needs to be examined in light of these new technological tools.3 Credits
The purpose of this capstone project allows students to develop an original, comprehensive research project on a topic of professional or personal interest. Students apply the knowledge and skills acquired in their courses to the work environment. Projects are intended to be of applied and pragmatic nature, producing valuable research outcomes and findings either in connection with the student’s organizational situation, or in the exploration of entrepreneurial opportunities.3 Credits