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Educational Media and Technology

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:

  1. Provide a rationale for using technology in the educational process;
  2. 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;
  3. Assess current trends in the area of educational media technology and relate the trends to past events and future implications;
  4. Integrate technology into instructional programs;
  5. Teach the operation and various uses of educational technology in instruction;
  6. Act as consultants/facilitators in educational media technology;
  7. Design and develop instructional products to meet specified needs; and
  8. Evaluate the effectiveness of instructional materials and systems.

Admission Criteria:

  1. Meet the Graduate School admission requirements;
  2. Hold a 2.75 undergraduate GPA or 3.0 in the last half of the undergraduate work or 3.3 GPA in 12 hours or more of work at the graduate level or a minimum 50th percentile on the Graduate Record Examination writing. International students must have a minimum score of 550 on the TOEFL; 
  3. For Master of Arts in Early Childhood Education (ECE) , elementary education, middle level education, secondary education, curriculum and instruction, and for students in educational media and technology who are pursuing the NP endorsement: hold a valid teaching credential. For international students who do not intend to teach in the United States, this requirement can be waived. Teaching certification is NOT required for the programs Master of Arts in Educational Psychology (EPDL) Master of Arts in Social Foundations of Education (SFND) , or for students in Master of Arts in Educational Media and Technology (EDMT)  not pursuing the NP endorsement;
  4. Furnish an analysis of professional goals written by the candidate. This analysis should include a description of how the chosen degree program will help meeting the selected goals and how the candidate’s life experiences, accomplishments and interests will contribute to his or her success in the program; and
  5. Request and have submitted two letters of recommendation that address the candidate’s professional commitment, experience and potential. The transcripts, analysis of goals and letters of recommendation should give evidence of potential for graduate-level scholarship.

Exit Criteria:

To gain approval to proceed with exit requirements, each student must:

  1. Complete 18 hours of Educational Media and Technology core courses with an overall GPA of 3.0;
  2. Pass their initial writing assessment;
  3. Demonstrate their ability to use technology to achieve student learning.

Curriculum:

The curricular requirements include a minimum of 30 graduate-level hours, to be distributed among the following:

Master of Arts in Educational Media and Technology:

Required Foundation Courses: 6 hours

One course from the following:

  • EDPS 602 - Adult Development and Learning 3 hrs
  • EDPS 603 - Principles of Learning in Education 3 hrs

One course from the following:

  • EDPS 667 - Principles of Educational Research 3 hrs
  • EDPS 677 - Methods in Quantitative Research 3 hrs
  • EDPS 687 - Qualitative/Interpretive Research 3 hrs

Required EDMT Courses: 23 hours

  • EDMT 602 - Technology and Student-Centered Learning 3 hrs
  • EDMT 603 - Facilitating Teaching in Technology Enhanced Learning Environments 3 hrs
  • EDMT 623 - Instructional Design and Development of Multimedia Instructional Materials 3 hrs
  • EDMT 627 - Advanced Technical Issues in Educational Technology 3 hrs
  • EDMT 628 - The Design and Use of Online Resources for Education 3 hrs
  • EDMT 632 - Advanced Productivity Tools in Teaching and Learning 2 hrs
  • EDMT 653 - Issues and Emerging Educational Technologies 3 hrs
  • EDMT 695 - Seminar 3 hrs

Restricted Electives: 1-3 hours

  • CURR 654 - Multicultural Teaching and Learning 3 hrs
  • CURR 655 - Curriculum Foundations 3 hrs
  • EDMT 590 - Special Topics 1 hr
  • EDMT 597 - Independent Study 1 hrs
  • SOFD 572 - The History of American Schooling and Literacy 3 hrs
  • SOFD 580 - Sociology of Education 2 hrs

Program Total: 30-32 hours