Master of Arts (M.A.) in Educational Technology
Minimum Totals for Graduation: 33 hours
The Educational Technology master’s degree program prepares students to provide instruction utilizing new learning technologies. The technologies addressed in this program include multimedia, telecommunications, and distance learning. While meeting the needs of the classroom teacher, this program also prepares individuals for technology leadership roles.
Required Courses (12 hours) EDU 590/SPE 510 - Advanced Technology in Education 3(2-3) EDU 613/MLE 613 - Current Educational Issues 3(3-0) EDU 614 - Advanced Educational Psychology 3(3-0) EDU 662 - Applied Educational Measurement and Evaluation
The degree program requires a minimum of 18 hours of required core courses, 9 hours of elective courses, 3 hours of history/phi- losophy of education courses and 3 hours of research courses. All candidates for the MA must complete the Educational Technology Seminar, resulting in a terminal project. Educational Technology projects must demonstrate effective uses of technology in K-12 classroom settings.
Required Cognate Courses (18 hours) EDU 642 - Instructional Multimedia 3(3-0) EDU 643 - Instructional Design 3(3-0) EDU 653 - The Read/Write Web 33 (3-1) EDU 707 - Seminar: Issues in Educational Technology 3(3-0) EDU 708 - Distance Education 3(3-0) EDU 710 - Seminar: Terminal Project 3(3-0)
Admission Requirements, Retention & Termination Standards
In addition to the university’s general admission requirements, the student must either hold a valid K-12 teaching certificate or be employed in an educational capacity within their school, school district, community college, or profession. Regular admission in the program requires an undergraduate grade point average of at least 2.7 (on a 4-point scale). Students with a GPA below 2.5 will not be considered for admission for the graduate program in teacher education. A maximum of 9 hours taken before signing the master’s program may be counted on the program. Students must earn a B- or better in each graded course within the 9 hours taken.
Electives (3 hours)
Select from the following: CPS 590 - Computer Applications In Educational Administration
3(3-0) CPS 591 - Computer Application In Classroom Instruction 3(3-0) CPS 592 - Computer Science Content for Elementary Teachers
3(3-0) EDL 610 - Grants and Fund Procurement 3(3-0) EDU 506 - Principles and Techniques for Individualizing Instruction
3(3-0) EDU 566 - Independent Study in Elementary Education
1-6(Spec) EDU 709 - Innovative Uses of Technology 3(3-0)
Advisors for the master’s program are assigned only after the student has been regularly or conditionally admitted to the College of Graduate Studies and has selected an option.
(or courses selected in consultation with graduate advisor.) Total: 33 semester hours (minimum)