Learning matters.

The Master of Arts in Education: Educational Technology concentration helps you develop the knowledge and skills necessary for success in working with and leading students with technology resources.

Outcomes

Graduate studies in education with a specialization in educational technology prepare you with the latest technologies to help your students thrive. Earn your master's degree and experience the opportunity to:

  • Be equipped for online instruction.
  • Integrate technology into your classroom.
  • Support your team of teachers with your specialization.

Degree Program Requirements

A Master of Arts in Education in educational technology requires 35 credit hours, which includes 12 credit hours of vocationally-focused concentration classes. This full-time program is approximately 78 weeks long.

Concentration Courses: 12 credit hours, 28 weeks

  • EDU-541: Issues in Technology—3 credit hours, 7 weeks
  • EDU-521: Instructional Design, Assessment and Evaluation—3 credit hours, 7 weeks
  • EDU-525: Designing Multimedia—3 credit hours, 7 weeks
  • EDU-527: Teaching in an Online Environment—3 credit hours, 7 weeks

Core Courses: 23 credit hours, 50 weeks

  • EDU-511: Issues in Education—3 credit hours, 7 weeks
  • EDU-573: Technology—3 credit hours, 7 weeks
  • EDU-522: Curriculum, Assessment and Instructional Theory—3 credit hours, 7 weeks
  • EDU-553: Research—3 credit hours, 7 weeks
  • EDU-593: Master's Project A—2 credit hours, 4 weeks
  • EDU-566: Reading Diagnostic Tools and Remediation—3 credit hours, 7 weeks
  • EDU-524: Community Building and Educational Leadership—3 credit hours, 7 weeks
  • EDU-595: Master's Project B—3 credit hours, 4 weeks

Course Descriptions

The course descriptions below preview the content you can expect to learn through the Master of Arts in Education program with the educational technology concentration. For information about our academic policies and graduation requirements, see the PGS Graduate Academic Catalog.

EDU-511: Issues in Education

An overview of the philosophy of education. The course introduces the Christ-centered worldview as it relates to education within the context of educational leadership, global issues, diversity and choice, technology, learning disabilities, literacy, curriculum, etc. Specific emphasis is placed on how issues impact decision making at the administrative and classroom levels.

EDU-573: Technology

An emphasis on providing a conceptual framework for technology and a means of using technology as a tool in the educational setting. Administrators and teachers find ways to become leaders in the use of technology within the school. Instruction is given in the areas of using technology to facilitate inquiry-based learning, finding and developing resources, using computers in the classroom, and exploring ways to use the Internet as an instructional tool.

EDU-522: Curriculum, Assessment and Instructional Theory

A review of current professional organization and governmental curriculum standards. The course also provides guidance in developing objectives, assessments and strategies in working with a variety of student populations in the inclusive classroom.

EDU-553: Research

A review of current best practice methods as indicated by meta-research. The course reviews data related to student achievement (local and beyond) and provides direction on how to use teacher/administrator-developed data to improve student learning. Finally, it provides a framework to use data as a basis for professional reflection.

EDU-593: Master's Project A

An identification of an area of need in the educational system that the student would like to create and develop a solution to through a master's project in EDU-595. The master's project is generally done in the area of educational leadership, curriculum development and assessment, school management, or educational technology dependent on MAED concentration. In EDU-593, students propose a master's project and complete a literature review. Prerequisite: EDU-553.

EDU-566: Reading Diagnostic Tools and Remediation

An introduction to diagnostic tools and remediation strategies within the context of the differentiated instruction model. The course incorporates instruction in the following areas: interest inventories, English language learning, visual and auditory discrimination tools, language expression and processing screening, phonemics, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, comprehension, spelling, writing and writing assessment tools and best practice instructional strategies in all areas of literacy.

EDU-524: Community Building and Educational Leadership

An investigation of institutional structures (including technology), managing and creating change, administrative/teacher cooperation, teacher/teacher cooperation and community involvement. Ways to help teachers and administrators remain successful, such as stress management and conflict management, are explored.

EDU-595: Master's Project B

A continuation of the EDU-593 master's project that fills an area of need in the educational system. Throughout the program, the student continues to refine and develop their proposal, adding useful resources in order to complete the project. The master's project is generally done in the area of educational leadership, curriculum development and assessment, school management, or educational technology depending on MAED concentration. Prerequisite: EDU-593.

EDU-541: Issues in Technology

An overview of the philosophy of technology as it is used in education. Issues such as current educational technology research, security, privacy, copyright and other issues that affect educators using technology are explored within the context of a Christ-centered worldview. Students will also examine state and national technology standards as well as explore emerging hardware and web-based technology.

EDU-542: Instructional Design, Assessment and Evaluation

An overview of instructional design (ID) as a systematic approach to creating course content based on learning theory and specific learning goals. The course will focus on the study an design of effective curricula-integrated digital tools and lessons for classroom, online and blended delivery. Assessment of student, teacher and building-wide use of technology will also be addressed. Special attention will be paid to evaluating student technology products as well as national and state standards.

EDU-545: Designing Multimedia

An exploration of the creation of multimedia presentations using authoring software, audio and video production software, and video-conferencing tools. Focusing on multimedia software, specific attention is paid to best practices in multimedia design as it is applicable to teaching, professional development and other forms of training.

EDU-544: Teaching in an Online Environment

An introduction to the concept and philosophy behind online teaching, in which students learn how to design and deliver sustainable online and blended experiences for their students.