The MA in Education Technology: Curriculum and Instruction program prepares face-to-face teachers in public and private schools to integrate technology with curriculum, instruction, assessment, and foundations of education. The program is constructed for teachers who teach in a traditional face-to-face classroom and/or a 1:1 environment, and desire to develop theoretical and practical understandings of educational technologies within curricular, instructional, and assessment frameworks. In addition, coursework addresses differentiating instruction using technology, the use of adaptive/assistive tech for all students (with emphasis on students with special needs), building learning communities, using social media effectively, and researching applied learning to their own classrooms. The program is aligned to ISTE-Teaching standards and National Board of Professional Teaching Standards.
This program provides candidates with coursework aimed at mastering the following:
Understand and apply education theory as it relates to contemporary computer-based instructional practices.
Deliberate and choose appropriate pedagogical strategies using technology to enhance instruction and improve learning outcomes.
Recognize, develop, and use image-rich technology tools and curriculum to enhance instruction.
Differentiate instruction using adaptive/assistive technology.
Use student achievement data to evaluate instructional practices in a data-driven decision-making environment.
Synthesize technology in professional settings to build learning communities.
Promote and model digital citizenship and responsibility.
Recognize, evaluate, and apply trends in educational technology.