Marygrove College provides educators a means to improve their teaching skills. At the same time, they improve learning for their K-12 students through the use of educational technology. Graduates of the program will become leaders in using computers and integrating educational technology in the classrooms. They will also become technology experts in the school and school district. The M.Ed. program comprises 30 credit hours of graduate study in practice-oriented courses covering all aspects of integrating technology into the classroom. Upon completion of the 21 core credit hours, certified teachers in Michigan can obtain their NP endorsement. This endorsement is valid with or without the master’s degree. Courses are offered online.
The Educational Technology programs are designed to develop knowledge and skills in using the computer to enhance teaching, applying emerging technologies to the creation of educational media, participating in decision making about adopting educational technology applications, making presentations to various audiences using appropriate technologies and training and coaching others in the application of technology.
Students must meet all of the requirements specified in the “Graduate Admissions” section of this catalog. Applicants may or may not need to have a valid teaching certificate.
The Core Courses are required for the NP endorsement. The Core Courses, the electives and capstone are required for the M.Ed. in Educational Technology. Each course carries three hours of graduate credit.
Required Core Courses (21 credits)
EDT 640 Technology Tools for Teachers (3)
SED 573 Assistive Technologies in Special Education (3)
EDT 688 Issues in Educational Technology (3)
EDT 650 Distance Learning through Technology (3)
EDT 603 Computer Applications for Education (3)
EDT 613 Applied Instructional Technology (3)
EDT 23 Multimedia Integration (3)
Electives (6 credits)
EDT 518 Management in Computer Information Systems (3)
EDL 512 Organizational Theory & Change (3)
EDL 515 Executive Leadership & Decision Making (3)
EDL 529 Introduction to Management Leadership (3)
Capstone (Required for the M.Ed.) (3 credits)
EDT 665 Educational Research Seminar (3)
EDL 512: Organizational Theory and Change 3 credits
This course is designed to study organizational principles and organizational systems, theories and processes affecting leadership, and management of planned change. It will also focus on the roles and responsibilities of school leaders as they address a set of beguiling challenges that schools face today and are likely to face for the foreseeable futures. The main goal is to expand students’ perspectives on these organizational and curricular challenges, and thereby to assist them as potential leaders in forming enlightened approaches to address them. The course prepares students to assume responsibility for school administration with appropriate communication, management, supervision, respect and value of human diversity.
EDL 515: Executive Leadership and Decision Making 3 credits
This course will focus on the theories of leadership and their influence on educational systems. It will develop problem analysis and solution skills and ethical approaches to decision making. The role of decision-making and appropriate models for the executive will be stressed. The student will gain an understanding of and information needs of education decision-makers and how such needs can be met. The emphasis is on data driven decision-making and organizational learning.
EDT 518: Management in Computer Information Systems (Technology for Administrators) 3 credits
The course will provide students the opportunity to explore how administrators can use computer technology to promote, enhance, and support both administrative and instructional activities in K-12 education. Emphasis will be placed on how the integration of educational technology in the classroom can contribute to student achievement as well as the training and professional development of faculty.
EDL 529: Introduction to Management and Leadership 3 credits
The course is designed to analyze the components of educational and curriculum leadership necessary to improve instruction in K-12 education institutions. The focus is on the development of a personal and coherent vision of effective institutions including knowledge of alternative visions, the design of steps to achieve a vision, the knowledge and attitude needed to affect changes in programs. Students will be introduced to the concept of the “principal as change agent.” Issues facing educational leaders, with a focus on principals in K-12 education will be considered in the context of the educational administrator as the chief architect of school improvement and change.
EDT 640: Technology Tools for Teachers 3 credits
This course focuses on the integration of technology into lesson plans that support critical and higher order thinking, creative expression and problem solving skills. Emphasis is placed on a variety of technology tools and integration methods based on learning theory and teaching practice.
EDT 650: Distance Learning through Technology 3 credits
This course prepares school teachers to design and teach an online course in their subject area. This course explores design and delivery strategies of online courses. Online pedagogy, content, assessment, collaboration, management and human issues are investigated.
EDT 665: Educational Research Seminar 3 credits
This course provides for an in-depth study of basic techniques of research and educational reporting. This course also covers evaluation of current research and trends for implementing change.
EDT 688: Issues in Educational Technology 3 credits
This course explores educational technology issues related to classroom integration and appropriate resolution strategies. A constructivist, problem-based approach is used to place the issues in a natural, school context that forces students to think and demonstrate ways to best manage the use of technology in teaching and learning.
EDT 603: Computer Applications in Education 3 credits
Addresses the selection and implementation of educational software packages and utilization of Internet resources in the classroom. Involves student development of computer generated instructional materials for the classroom and other educational settings.
EDT 613: Applied Instructional Technology 3 credits
This course is designed to provide students with the understanding of the concepts and operations of educational technology including research findings, trends, history, and future implications of new and combined technologies. Students apply various instructional technology strategies in the design and development of units in their field of expertise to be used in the classroom.
EDT 623: Multimedia Integration 3 credits
Emphasis on the use of multimedia hardware and software to develop posters, transparencies, and PowerPoint presentations. The presentations integrate pictures, graphics, animation and sound. Students learn the concepts of multimedia such as design, and how to incorporate the Internet into their presentations.
SED 573: Assistive Technologies in Special Education 3 credits
SED 573 introduces the use of adaptive technology, methods for linking technology and instruction of students with special needs, techniques for selecting and utilizing computer based instructional programs, and methods for developing interactive instructional materials.