Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Educational Technology

Program Overview

Are you interested in pursuing a fully online educational technology integration master's degree? If so, then please see the information for the Online M.Ed. program.

Educational Technology Integration. This program prepares educators at all levels to integrate technology into classroom settings. Program content includes the educational application of technology, including computers and the Internet, for a variety of professional and instructional purposes. Courses concentrate on theory and research in educational technology, pedagogical issues and curriculum integration, software and website evaluation, acquisition and use of instructional materials and media, social and ethical issues for technology use in K-12 settings, school and classroom adoption of technology, and web-based and online instructional development.

Note: Students must take a self-assessment before registering for any courses that lead towards a M.Ed. in Educational Technology with an emphasis in Educational Technology Integration. The technology self-assessment is designed to ensure that students who take graduate educational technology emphasis area courses have the knowledge and skill required to be successful in these classes.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for the Traditional Hybrid Educational Technology M.Ed. Program

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for the Online M.Ed. in Educational Technology Note: The online M.Ed. program was recognized as one of the Best Online Programs: Master’s in Education by BestColleges.com and has also been recognized as one of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Online Graduate Education Programs.

Program Faculty

  • Beomkyu Choi
  • Sean Lancaster
  • Mohammed Saleem
  • Andrew Topper

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Career Goals

Educational technology Integration is designed for educators and leaders who wish to integrate technology into teaching and learning, coordinate technology, manage technological resources, work in local or regional media centers, or explore the benefits of technology for instruction.


Program Objectives

Students who complete the program should be able to:

  1. use technology in their teaching and professional life,
  2. collaborate with others,
  3. select appropriate technology-based resources for instructional purposes,
  4. use technology for their own professional development,
  5. act as instructional leaders in their educational settings,
  6. understand the social, ethical, and human issues in the area of educational technology

The College of Education now offers graduate level courses online as part of the Educational Technology program. The courses are offered online using BlackBoard, a web-based learning environment, and are available for registration. The following reflects a planned schedule for online offerings.


Courses

Social Foundation Courses. Select One (3 credits):

  • EDF 671 Educational Policy and Practice
  • EDF 672 Social and Cultural Foundations of Education

Emphasis Area Courses (21 credits):

  • EDT 619 Curriculum Integration in Ed Technology
  • EDT 620 Evaluating & Applying Instructional Media
  • EDT 621 Topics in Educational Technology
  • EDT 626 Assessment/Evaluation with Ed Technology
  • EDT 629 Online Instructional Design/Development
  • EDT 634 Planning/Managing Educational Technology
  • EDT 635 Instructional Systems Design

Take elective (Candidates for the M.Ed. degree who do not have a teaching certificate) (3 credits)
                                                                                        OR
Practicum/Graduate Field Experience required for certified teachers only (Application required. Apply in advance. Advisor approval required.) (3 credits)

  • EDT 685 Educational Technology (P-12)

Research Foundation Course (Prerequisite to ED 693/695) (3 credits):

  • EDF 660 Educational Inquiry and Evaluation

Capstone (Application form required. Apply in advance. Advisor approval required) (3 credits) Select One:

  • EDT 693 Master's Project
  • EDT 695 Master's Thesis

Application deadlines (Thesis/Project):  February 15 for spring/summer, May 15 for fall,
September 15 for winter semester.

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Requirement (0 credits)

  • Epigeum RCR Training – Social and Behavioral Sciences

Course Descriptions

EDT 312 - Children and Technology Focused on the impact technology in its many forms is having on children, ages 2-12, including pre-school uses of technology, as well as incorporation of technology into instruction and assessment. Explores issues related to children’s participation in an increasingly digital society within the context of development, education and society. Offered fall and winter semester. Part of the Information, Innovation, and Technology Issue. Prerequisite: Junior standing. Credits: 3

EDT 370 - Technology in Education Introduction to technologies used in the classroom. Focus on integrating technologies into the curriculum for teaching and learning. Lab-based practical and hands-on learning is emphasized. Offered every semester. Prerequisites: EDI 330, 331, or EDS 332; EDF 310, and EDR 320 or EDR 321. All may be taken concurrently. Credits: 3

EDT 380 - Special Topics in Technology Independent supervised study on selected topics that are not dealt with in depth in other courses. Offered upon sufficient demand. Credits: 1 to 3

EDT 399 - Independent Study in Technology Independent supervised study on selected topics that are not dealt with in depth in other courses. Offered upon sufficient demand. Credits: 1 to 3

EDT 619 - Curricular Integration of Ed Technology Focusing on issues related to integrating educational technology into existing curricula, this course provides extensive experiences using the Internet and other resources for subject matter teaching and learning. Students will investigate learning theory and exemplary uses of technology in teaching and learning in educational settings. Credits: 3

EDT 620 - Evaluating and Applying Instructional Media This course focuses on the evaluation, selection, and use of instructional media and online instructional resources in classroom teaching and learning. Exposure to a variety of educational software applications, as well as resources on the Internet, with a focus on the processes and products of design, evaluation, and implementation of technology-based learning environments. Course offered fall semester. Credits: 3

EDT 621 - Topics in Educational Technologies Advanced study of the issues related to school-wide adoption of technology and the impact on teachers, administrators, and others involved in K-12 education. The course covers a broad range of topics, including theories of learning, ethical uses of technology, funding for technology, information literacy and ubiquitous computing. Offered winter semester. Prerequisite: 12 graduate credits. Credits: 3

EDT 626 - Assessment/Evaluation with Educational Technology The use of educational technology provides opportunities for new forms of assessment and evaluation for student learning. This course focuses on models of educational assessment, strategies for assessment of learning in technology-based environments, uses of technology to support diversity and assessment, and alternative forms of assessment made possible with technology supporting student needs. Course offered fall semester. Credits: 3

EDT 627 - Technology Integration for Secondary Teachers Focusing on issues related to integrating educational technology into secondary curricula, this course provides extensive experiences using the Internet and other resources for subject matter teaching and learning. Students will investigate exemplary uses of technology in teaching and learning in educational settings; learn how to develop and teach online courses; and support subject area learning with available technology. Credits: 3

EDT 628 - Digital Video for Instruction Explores the role of digital video, including video streaming, in teaching and learning. Examines research on educational applications of video, including multimedia, and provides opportunities for students to develop and integrate digital video products into teaching and learning activities. Offered fall semester. Credits: 3

EDT 629 - Online Instructional Design/Development This course is designed to provide educators with the ability to create instructional content on the Internet, paying attention to issues salient for instruction. These issues include theory and research in the area of Web-based instruction, online pedagogical design and development, Web design, and use of Web-based learning environments (like Blackboard). Offered winter semester. Credits: 3

EDT 634 - Planning/Managing Educational Technology Students will examine adoption and integration of educational technology from the standpoint of personnel, planning, and administration of equipment, infrastructure, software, and future developments. Drawing on the published literature on adoption and use of educational technology, and adoption of innovation models, the course addresses the issues related to planning for and managing these technologies in education settings. Credits: 3

EDT 635 - Instructional Systems Design Comprehensive examination of the process of instructional systems design, aimed at designing effective technology-mediated instruction following a systematic process and adopting a systemic perspective. Offered every semester. Credits: 3

EDT 636 - Assessment of Online/Blended Learning This course focuses on standards and benchmarks for quality online/ hybrid instruction, strategies for assessment of learning in Web-based learning environments, uses of digital media to support diversity and assessment, and evaluation of student learning. Offered every semester. Prerequisites: EDT 629, EDT 635, EDT 685. Credits: 3

EDT 680 - Special Topics in Technology Study of selected topics in education. Offered upon sufficient demand. Credits: 1 to 3

EDT 684 - Field Experience - Educational Technology Field-based experience designed to provide clinical experience for graduate students. Each field-based experience must be completed with approval by the appropriate faculty advisor. All practica will require participation in online seminar sessions. Offered fall and spring/summer semesters. Prerequisite: EDT 635. Credits: 3

EDT 685 - Practicum/Graduate Field Experience Field-based experience designed to provide supervised experience for teaching or administration majors. Each practicum shall meet the minimum requirements set forth by accrediting agencies and have the approval of appropriate program personnel. All practica will require participation in online seminars. Not to be used for initial certification. Offered all three semesters. Prerequisites: EDT 619, 620, 621, 626, 629, 634, and 635. Credits: 3

EDT 693 - Master’s Project The student identifies a problem, reviews literature, creates a product based on applicable literature, research or theory that addresses the problem, and develops a plan for implementation and evaluation. Offered every semester. Prerequisites: 27 credit hours; EDF 660; application required (application deadline: fall - 5/15; winter - 9/15; spring/summer - 2/15), and completion of the Responsible Conduct of Research Training within last three years. Credits: 3

EDT 695 - Master’s Thesis Involves either theoretical research or empirical research that identifies an issue or question, reviews literature, designs a study, gathers and analyzes data or evidence, and presents interpretations or conclusions. Offered every semester. Prerequisites: 27 credit hours; EDF 660; application required, and completion of the Responsible Conduct of Research Training within last three years. Credits: 3

EDT 696 - Continuation of Master’s Project or Thesis Research Continuation of work related to the master’s project or thesis phase of the graduate student’s program. Registration is required after all respective project or thesis credits are completed and the project or thesis is not completed. Work will be performed under the supervision of the project advisor or thesis committee chair. Offered every semester. Prerequisites: Completion of all required project or thesis credits and completion of the Responsible Conduct of Research Training within last three years. Credits: 1

EDT 699 - Independent Study in Educational Technology Individual study of a theoretical or applied problem in education. Offered each semester. Prerequisites: Consent of advisor and demonstrated ability to pursue special study or investigation proposed. Credits: 1 to 3


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Online M.Ed. in Educational Technology Integration Program

The online M.Ed. in Educational Technology Integration program is the first fully online program at Grand Valley State University. The program was recognized as one of the Best Online Programs: Master’s in Education by BestColleges.com and has also been recognized as one of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Online Graduate Education Programs. The online program supplements our hybrid (mixed face-to-face and online) program. Acceptance into the online program is dependent upon admission to the Graduate School and other College of Education requirements. The online Educational Technology program is designed for students who live outside of the Grand Rapids metro area. Students who reside within the Grand Rapids metro area should apply for the hybrid Ed Tech master's program.

Students who are accepted into the online Educational Technology program will pay in-state tuition regardless of the state or country where they reside.

Note: All students must take a self-assessment BEFORE registering for any courses that lead towards a M.Ed. in Educational Technology Integration. The technology self-assessment is designed to ensure that students who take graduate educational technology courses have the technical knowledge and skill required to be successful in this program.

Additional Information for the Online M.Ed. in Educational Technology Integration Program

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about the Online Only M.Ed. in Educational Technology

Program Information for the Online M.Ed. in Educational Technology Integration Program: Please note that the requirements for the online program are identical to those of the Hybrid program. The only difference for the online program is the course delivery and advising are completely online.



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