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The Master of Education in Applied Technology in Education program is designed for individuals who want to advance their knowledge and skills in current information and communication technologies. Candidates study research-based practices to acquire the knowledge, skills and experiences needed to transform and infuse technology into sophisticated learning environments. Candidates design a variety of instructional applications and develop learning environments that will enable students to learn in multiple formats such as traditional ways or in virtual spaces. Candidates acquire knowledge and skills for preparing students for global learning. The program addresses topics related to creativity and innovation, digital-age learning experiences and assessments, digital citizenship, and professional growth and leadership.
The standards and program competencies adopted for the Master of Education in Applied Technology in Education degree program are the National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers (NETS•T) issued by the International Society for Technology in Education (2008). The M.Ed. in Applied Technology in Education degree program is designed to enable candidates to demonstrate their knowledge and skills in the following program competency standards:
Upon program completion, graduates will:
Multiple assessments are used to determine candidate growth toward achievement of the knowledge and skills described in the Master of Education: Applied Technology in Education degree program competencies and the college-wide graduation competencies. Performance-based assessments are used to evaluate individual and collaborative projects, research endeavors, and assignments. Goals, learning outcomes and activities, external assignments, and assessment strategies are linked directly to program and graduation competencies as stated on each course syllabus. Other assessment strategies may include advising conferences and observations of candidate performance in virtual or authentic settings. A standards web- based presentation portfolio completed during the program will show the candidate's level of expertise in acquiring the knowledge, skills, and experiences described by the National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers (NETS•T).
Candidates are expected to satisfactorily complete all requirements associated with the M.Ed. in Applied Technology in Education degree program. The 33-credit degree program consists of 15 credit hours of technology courses and 18 credit hours of teaching and learning courses. All technology courses are offered in either a hybrid or online format. Technology courses (EDT prefixes) must be taken in a numerical sequence, beginning with EDT 6005 and ending with EDT 6045 . The program requires that candidates be working in an educational setting or a training center to complete the program competency assignments. There is a non-credit E-folio course requirement.
This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2012-2013 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2012 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.