Students enrolled in the Educational Technology Leadership program must complete:
- Four core courses required for the Curriculum & Instruction degree
- Four concentration courses
- Two Research courses
MEd in Curriculum & Instruction - Core Courses
EDGR 502 (3)
Developing Character Through the Curriculum
This course will provide teachers with the resources and skills necessary to integrate character themes and character development into their school curriculum. It provides a forum in which to discuss and develop one's own moral perspectives on the basis of generally accepted criteria.
EDGR 535 (3)
Theories of Teaching and Learning
This course is designed to provide leaders with the latest psychological research about learning and guide them in exploring ways to directly apply these precepts to their current work setting. Topics will include cognitive science, learning theory, and relevant teaching theories that utilize this information. The course will fuse the latest biological and psychological understanding of how the brain learns so candidates can harness this knowledge and apply it directly to learning situations.
EDGR 595 (3)
Community of Learners
Relationships constructed on trust are critical for an efficient, collegial, collaborative workplace. This course challenges candidates to confront the tremendous diversity in their current environment and develop strategies to build community in the midst of the social, ethnic, economic and alternative lifestyle differences that permeate today's 21st century workplace. In sum, this course stresses the critical importance of creating community in the workplace and illustrates how that community, once established, can generate an efficient, supportive, and positive work place.
EDGR 602 (3)
Contemporary Educational Thought
Candidates identify, review, and analyze major trends and issues impacting the contemporary state and national educational scenes. Each class session provides students with an opportunity to evaluate the advantages and liabilities of current educational reforms and issues from the perspective of prevailing educational research as well as from their own personal beliefs and current work environment. Candidates will also consider how they can impact and influence change in their own workplace.
*This course is offered in a seminar format online, which consists of three one-week (1 credit) courses that are taken throughout the program.
MEd in Curriculum & Instruction - Educational Technology Leadership
EDCI 567 (3)
Contemplating a Mindset for Educational Technology
This course is designed to provide candidates with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively integrate technology into the K-12 classroom. In addition, attention is given to the importance of using technology to meet the needs of modern learners.
EDCI 568 (3)
Current and Emerging Trends in Educational Technology
This course will provide candidates with the opportunity to expand on their knowledge of and practice with current and emerging educational technology within the K-12 classroom.
EDCI 569 (3)
Research in Educational Technology
This course is designed to prepare candidates to implement and support educators as they select current research-based best practices in educational technology and incorporate those practices into their educational practice.
EDCI 570 (3)
Project-Based Learning with Educational Technology
This course is designed to offer candidates the opportunity to demonstrate their ability to develop a real-world educational technology project while integrating their prior knowledge.
Research Course 1
EDGR 601 (3)
This course provides students with the basic competencies necessary to understand and evaluate the research of others, and to plan their own research with a minimum of assistance. This course includes the basics of both qualitative and quantitative research.
Research Course 2
The Master of Education culminates with one of three additional research courses:
Any of the above options provide candidates with an understanding of the role of research in the field of education as a tool to solve problems and as a way to improve student learning.