Students in the Educational Technology master's program may choose between the Developer Track and the Curriculum and Instruction Track

 

I. DEVELOPER TRACK

 

Online except for Innovation in Education Gatherings (Michigan and overseas). This track is appropriate for those wishing to design innovative tools, activities, and programs for learners of any kind.  Some technical work will be required, but extensive technical knowledge is not a prerequisite.  The focus is on creating meaningful learning experiences, with technology playing a supporting role.

 

Required core (18 credits)

* EDE 504 - Learning in the 21st Century

* EDT 510 - Foundations of Technology in Education

EDT 575- Introduction to Web Development or EDT 576 - Introduction to Mobile App Development (If both are taken, one will count as an elective)

* EDT 660 - Enactment of Educational Programs

* EDE 670 - Research Seminar

EDT 631 (one credit) - Online Project Collaboration Methods and Tools

EDT 632 - Professional seminar (1 credit per semester; must be taken at least twice)

 

Innovation in Education Gatherings (minimum 2 credits)

(EDT 630, attendance at a minimum of 2 gatherings for a minimum total of 2 credits required; additional credits may be used as electives)

Attend and reflect on public conference: 1 credit

Present at public conference: 1 credit

Project team work: 1-3 credits

 

Electives (minimum 13 credits)

* EDT 520 - Mentor Seminar for Educational Programs

EDT 525: Investigations in Open Education

* EDT 535 - Online Course Design

EDT 544 - Assistive Technology for Students with Special Needs

EDT 580 (Independent Study)

EDT 585 (Special Topics; may include “Designing for Engagement,” “Place-based Learning,” “Kids as Game Designers,” “Educational Game Design”)

* EDT 640 - Digital Media Production

EDT 641 - Technology: Focus on Literacy

EDT 650: Project Design and Fieldwork: 3-9 credits

EDT 699 - Leadership of Educational Programs

Additional credits of EDT 630 and/or EDT 632

Cognate elective (advisor approval required)

Thesis (optional)

 

Courses marked with an (*) are required for the NP endorsement.

 


 

II. CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION TRACK

 

All online.  This track is appropriate for those wishing to use technology in meaningful ways for learning, but with less of an emphasis on extended team project work and technical development.

 

Required core (18 credits)

* EDE 504 - Learning in the 21st Century

* EDT 510 - Foundations of Technology in Education

* EDT 520 - Mentor Seminar for Educational Programs

* EDT 640 - Digital Media Production

* EDT 660 - Classroom Enactment of Educational Programs

* EDE 670 - Research Seminar

 

Electives (minimum 15 credits)

EDT 521 - Tech Skills for Educators (up to 6 credits)

EDT 525 - Investigations in Open Education (may be taken twice)

EDT 630: Attendance at Institute Gatherings (advisor approval required)

* EDT 535 - Online Course Design

EDT 544 - Assistive Technology for Students with Special Needs

EDT 580 (independent study)

EDT 585 (Special Topics; may include “Designing for Engagement,” “Place-based Learning,” “Kids as Game Designers”)

EDT 641 - Technology: Focus on Literacy

EDT 650 - Project Design and Fieldwork:  3-9 credits

EDT 699 - Leadership of Educational Programs

Cognate elective (advisor approval required)

Thesis (optional)

 

Courses marked with an (*) are required for the NP endorsement.