The Master of Education in Technology in Education is designed for those interested in technology as a tool for teaching and learning in traditional and distance learning classrooms, particularly in K-12 education but applicable to higher education as well.
Candidates for a Master of Education in Technology in Education K-12 degree at DeSales University are required to complete 30 credits in addition to the four pre-requisite credits. Those seeking certification as Instructional Technology Specialist for K-12 may complete only those courses indicated as required for that certification. Courses required for certification may also be contained within the M.Ed. degree program.
The program focuses on instructional design, emerging technology, strategies for technology integration into the curriculum and the classroom as an instructional tool to address diverse learners and to extend learning beyond the classroom. Teachers and instructional technologists will be prepared to model and impart skills students will need to live and work in a technology-based global society.
Instructional Technology Specialist Certification is a non-teaching certification in Pennsylvania and requires a 12-week internship under a cooperating Instructional Technology Specialist and a University supervisor.
Courses in the program are offered online using a learning management system and web conference environment. Initial and final web conference meetings are scheduled for each class with other real-time web conference meetings scheduled as needed throughout the session. Class sessions are conducted asynchronously over a week-long period for twelve weeks (six weeks in summer session) and are instructor-led with schedule due dates for activity and assignment completion (not self-paced). Courses require use of headset with microphone for interaction in web conference environment and participation in a Distance Student Orientation prior to first online course. Information about the orientation will be provided to students registering in first online course each session.
Worried about taking courses - even an entire program - online?
Orientation: New graduate students are required to participate on an orientation offered each session either online or on two Saturdays in the first month of the session.
Orientation to Online Learning: Prior to the first online DSU course for an M.Ed. program , students are required to participate in the orientation to online learning.
Prerequisite Course | 3 credits - not counted in 30 credits for degree
- CE 500 Computer Tools for Educators | 3 credits (may be satisfied by portfolio of previous experience)
Core Courses | 9 credits
- ED 501 Educational Research | 3 credits
- ED 504 Philosophy and Ethics in Education | 3 credits
- ED 508 Law and Media | 3 credits
Major Courses |24 credits for certification or 18 credits for degree only
- CE 525 Software Collections** | 3 credits
- CE 530 Computers in the K-12** Curriculum
- CE 536 Networking & Microcomputer Systems** | 3 credits
- CE 550 Multimedia Classroom Applications** | 3 credits
- CE 553 Web Design for Educators** | 3 credits
- CE 555 Management of Technology Resources** | 3 credits
- CE 556 Distance Education & Emerging Technologies** | 3 credits
- CE 599 Instructional Technology Specialist Internship** | 3 credits
Capstone Course (3 credits) for Degree
- CE 600 Technology in Education Project
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ED 600 Critical Issues and Research Seminar
**Courses are required for ITSC certification.
Requirements vary for each concentration/certification.