Lead Faculty: Dr. Everett George Beckwith
The Master of Science in Educational and Instructional Technology is designed for students who want to participate in the paradigm changes that technology is precipitating in both education and training, as human learning moves from print and classroom-based instruction to digital media. The history and effectiveness of change processes and the role of technology in human learning are key components to the program.
Graduates will be prepared to enter education careers such as K-12 technology coordination, site administration, home school and virtual school instruction, and online instruction in higher education. Graduates will be prepared for the rapidly growing employment opportunities available to people skilled in applying emerging information and telecommunication technologies to solving instructional problems. These graduates will be capable of applying their knowledge and skills to any situation in which digital technologies hold the potential for improving instruction – especially business, industry, and governmental agencies. This program emphasizes practical applications by offering extensive technical training in a variety of software. The program culminates with a final technology project that applies the theory and practice of educational and instructional technology.
Program Technical Requirements
Students are expected to possess a computer or to have access to a campus with a computer lab. Given the nature of educational and instructional technology, the off campus computer should have a high speed internet connection (T1 or DSL) and have at least 1.6 GHz of processing speed with 512 MB RAM. In addition students should have access to MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Internet Explorer), as well as Adobe Dreamweaver 8. Additional software may be required depending on courses selected. Finally, students must also have access to a computer headset with microphone for Adobe Connect for synchronous video enabled, web-based conferences.
(10 courses; 45 quarter units)
To obtain a Master of Science in Educational and Instructional Technology students must complete 45quarter units of graduate work. Where appropriate, students can transfer a maximum of 4.5- quarter units of graduate work completed at another regionally accredited institution to meet stated requirements in the program if the units were not used toward a conferred degree. Students should refer to the section on graduate admission requirements for specific information regarding application and evaluation.
This program is available online.