Feb 20, 2024
The M.Ed. in Educational Technology program prepares educators and other professionals to serve as technology leaders. Specifically, students will explore and evaluate current digital tools, develop pedagogical skills, and devise strategies to support learning through technology, including blended learning techniques. Students will also explore how to provide professional development and technical assistance to their adult colleagues. Coursework applies to both the K-12 classroom and other educational environments. This program is not designed to meet licensure or endorsement requirements.
- Practice professional skills and abilities in integrating technology in educational environments to facilitate experiences addressing the diverse needs of all learners. (VI)
- Justify the selection of experiences and assessment options using theories, standards, and frameworks which engage learners through the implementation of research-based instructional strategies appropriate for digital delivery. (II)
- Demonstrate mastery of evidenced-based concepts and principles by designing, developing, and implementing technology-rich programs which model best practices in teaching, learning, and assessment. (I)
- Demonstrate leadership capacity, including the effective utilization of resources, to conduct and apply research, promoting continuous improvement at the organizational or program level to establish a culture of learning for diverse learners. (VII)
- Model safe and healthy, legal, and ethical uses of digital information while effectively demonstrating approaches to civic and global accountability. (V)
- Investigate problems critical to the field which apply analytical inquiry, a range of resources, and diverse perspectives to assess elements of complexity to determine potential solutions. (III)
- Enhance leadership capacity and shared governance through the articulation of ways to establish, enhance, and expand virtual, collaborative communities, developing partnerships in diverse settings through effective communication. (IV, VII)
Focus of Study Options
Digital Learning and Teaching
The Focus of Study in Digital Learning and Teaching prepares candidates to serve as technology leaders and emphasizes new ways of thinking about technology and integration in the classroom. Candidates will acquire the knowledge and skills to support learning through the use of technology, and to provide professional development and technical assistance to educators. There will be an emphasis on how to design learning environments supported by technology, integrate technology into curriculum to maximize student learning, and student/teacher roles in the classroom.
In this Focus of Study in Educational Technology attention is given to the broader elements needed for an effective technology program including strategies to assess components, ways to design the virtual environment, and how to lead and guide the process when program change is required.
Course List (34 Semester Credits)
Digital Learning and Teaching/Technology Courses (19 Semester Credits)
Education and Teaching Core Courses (3 Semester Credits)
Research Courses (3 Semester Credits)
Choose a Three-Course Focus of Study (9 Semester Credits)
Digital Learning and Teaching
Any three courses selected from above.
- This program is neither designed nor approved (as of the publication date of this Catalog) to prepare students for licensure, certification, or endorsement in any state.
- Check availability in your state on the Programs by State section of the ACE website [http://www.ace.edu/admissions/programs-by-state].