Educational Technology: Curriculum and Instruction

Program Overview

The MA in Education Technology: Curriculum and Instruction prepares face-to-face teachers in public and private schools to integrate technology with curriculum, instruction, assessment, and foundations of education. The program is constructed for teachers who teach in a traditional face-to-face classroom and/or a 1:1 environment, and desire to develop theoretical and practical understandings of educational technologies within curricular, instructional, and assessment frameworks. In addition, coursework addresses differentiating instruction using technology, the use of adaptive/assistive tech for all students (with emphasis on students with special needs), building learning communities, using social media effectively, and researching applied learning to their own classrooms. The program is aligned to ISTE-Teaching standards and National Board of Professional Teaching standards.

Program Objectives

This program provides candidates with coursework aimed at mastering the following:

  • Understand and apply education theory as it relates to contemporary computer-based instructional practices.
  • Deliberate and choose appropriate pedagogical strategies using technology to enhance instruction and improve learning outcomes.
  • Recognize, develop, and use image-rich technology tools and curriculum to enhance instruction.
  • Differentiate instruction using adaptive/assistive technology.
  • Use student achievement data to evaluate instructional practices in a data-driven decision making environment.
  • Synthesize technology in professional settings to build learning communities.
  • Promote and model digital citizenship and responsibility.
  • Recognize, evaluate, and apply trends in educational technology.

Areas of Study

Course Title Hours
EDT 6210 Theoretical, Ethical, and Practical Foundations of Educational Technology 3
EDT XXXX Educational Technology Trends in the Classroom 3
EDT 6010 Integrating Technology across the Curriculum 3
OTES 6500 Instructional Design for Digital Learning 3
EDT 6XXX Assistive Technology: Principles and Practice 3
EDT 6040 Visual Literacy in the Classroom 3
EDT 6050 Technology for Effective Decision-Making in Teaching & Learning 3
EDT 6030 Using Technology to Build Learning Communities 3
RES 6600 Research in Education 3
EDT XXXX Capstone in Education Technology: Curriculum and Instruction 3
  Total Credit Hours: 30

NOTE: This is only an introduction of the program. You are responsible to review the Graduate Catalog for program details.