The mission of this program is to prepare professionals who are capable of facilitating student learning in a variety of settings. The program is designed to provide students with both the knowledge base and the application skills that are required to use technology effectively in education. Focusing on the design, development, utilization, management and evaluation of instructional systems moves us toward achieving this mission. Students who complete the educational technology program will be able to:
Provide a rationale for using technology in the educational process;
Identify contributions of major leaders in the field of educational media technology and instructional theory, and the effect that each leader has had on the field;
Assess current trends in the area of educational media technology and relate the trends to past events and future implications;
Integrate technology into instructional programs;
Teach the operation and various uses of educational technology in instruction;
Act as consultants/facilitators in educational media technology;
Design and develop instructional products to meet specified needs; and
Evaluate the effectiveness of instructional materials and systems.
See the Teacher Education department page for specific admission requirements.
To gain approval to proceed with exit requirements, each student must:
Complete 18 hours of Educational Media and Technology core courses with an overall GPA of 3.0;
Pass their initial writing assessment;
Demonstrate their ability to use technology to achieve student learning.
The curricular requirements include a minimum of 30 graduate-level hours, to be distributed among the following: