Online Master of Education Degree with an E-Learning – Technology Education Concentration Video
The eLearning and Technology program is designed for K-12 teachers who recognize the sense of urgency and the high demand for effective, transformative online teachers in K-12 education. Distance (online) education is also a viable educational alternative that can prevent students from dropping out of high school as a result of failure in their often large, impersonal high schools. According to a recent U.S. Department of Education finding, 30 percent of the nation’s high school students are not graduating – 7,000 each school day or 1.2 million each year. The U.S. Department of Education proposes that education should be made “safe and relevant” and has included “high quality online learning programs” as part of this solution.
Program Objectives for the Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction: eLearning / Technology
In addition to meeting the objectives for all Concordia’s M.Ed. programs, successful candidates in the M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction: eLearning and Technology, will demonstrate:
- Expertise in the utilization of new methods of authentic assessment and strategies as tools to evaluate student learning progress.
- The ability to modify instructional plans and promote alternative goals and strategies when necessary, particularly in relation to assessment results.
- Effective instructional skills in planning, implementing, and assessing instruction in settings that include diverse cultural populations and special needs students.
All courses are based on ISTE (International Society for Technology Education), iNACOL (International Association for K-12 Online Learning) recommendations, and the National Standards of Quality for Online Courses.
eLearning and Technology Courses
In addition to the four core courses that lay the foundation for a degree in Curriculum and Instruction, students enrolled in the eLearning/Technology Education program must also take the following specialized courses:
- How to create and foster an online community of practice
- Ways to establish clear expectations
- The importance of tone and feedback as it relates to student motivation
- Methods to enhance online communication
- Strategies for managing time, work, and students
- Ways to address diverse learners
- Tools for grading and assessment (formative and summative)
- Approaches to encourage reflection and higher order (critical) thinking skills
- The need for ongoing professional development and collaboration with colleagues
The Master of Education culminates with two courses: either EDGR 698-Action Research (3), or EDGR 699-Thesis (3). Either option provides 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.
Action Research is the capstone project for the Master of Education program. During this five-week course, candidates will complete final edits of the Literature Review, obtain appropriate permissions, implement Action Research, collect and analyze data from the Action Research implementation, and complete the Action Research Documentation Form.
The Thesis offers the graduate student the opportunity to investigate, in depth, a topic in the field of education. The student, working with his or her educational research instructor, will explore relevant literature and present a Thesis following the procedure established by the College of Education.
Getting Your Master’s Degree Online
The Master’s in eLearning / Technology is fully online. This online format uses cutting edge curriculum delivered on easy to use online learning technology to provide students with a challenging educational experience. Each online course is 5 weeks in length.
Ready to enroll? Speak with an enrollment specialist: 1 (877) 251-4405 OR start your application here.