School or district technology staff. Teacher with high level of technology integration.
Chenfeng Zhang, PhD
Associate Professor and Educational Technology Program Director
The Master of Education in Educational Technology online degree provides educators – teachers, professionals, and administrators alike – with technology instruction and practical ability to keep up with changes and make choices among an ever-expanding array of instructional design and technology resources in all aspects of teaching and administration in today’s schools. It is one of our most popular online degree programs. Our educational technology graduate program is a center of excellence in the preparation of educators. The M.Ed. in Educational Technology degree is fully online. Graduates will become leaders in using computers and integrating educational technology in the classrooms to create a vibrant learning environment. Our program prepares students be technology experts in the school and school district. During the course of graduate study, students will develop knowledge and skills necessary to:
The Master’s degree in educational technology program comprises 30 credit hours of graduate study in practice-oriented courses covering all aspects of integrating technology into the classroom. Completing all coursework for the M.Ed. in Educational Technology, students are eligible to receive a State of Michigan Educational Technology Endorsement (NP). A program option permits completion of 21 hours of the required courses for the State of Michigan NP Technology Endorsement without the degree.
EDT 640 Technology Tools for Teachers (3). 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.
SED 573 Assistive Technologies in Special Education (3). 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 methods.
EDT 688 Issues in Educational Technology (3). 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 650 Distance Learning through Technology (3). 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 603 Computer Applications for Education (3). 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). 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). 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.
EDT 518 Management in Computer Information Systems (3). 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 512 Organizational Theory & Change (3). 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.
EDL 515 Executive Leadership & Decision Making (3). This course will focus on ethical and moral virtues of the school principal in the decision making process. It will develop a problem analysis and ethical approaches to decision making process.
EDL 529 Introduction to Management Leadership (3). 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.
EDU 602 Introduction to Educational Research (3). This course examines the principles and procedures for studying and conducting educational research. The course introduces basic vocabulary, concepts, and methods of educational research. Students learn to analyze educational research, plan and conduct their own research studies, and report research findings accurately, with emphasis on application of research principles.
EDT/EDU 665 Educational Research Seminar (3). This course provides the opportunity to examine various types of educational research models and research related activities while creating a terminal thesis.