What Sets UM-Flint's Educational Technology (MA) Program Apart?
The program is flexible and relevant for current and future education professionals of all types such as teachers, instructional technologists, educational administrators, instructional designers in companies and non-profit organizations. Teaching certification is not required for admission, though Michigan teaching certificate holders can earn an NP (Teaching with Technology) endorsement with 21 credits, as part of the MA program or independently.
The program offers two tracks: (1) "Developer" for those who want to learn how to design innovative learning environments and activities, using existing and/or custom-built software, media mobile apps, and other technological tools, with a focus on practical uses in classrooms and other learning contexts; and (2) "Curriculum & Instruction" for those who want to focus on meaningful use of technology but not as much time on designing software or educational media.
All courses are offered online except for intensive "gatherings" held periodically in Michigan and around the world, which are focused on development and community-building. Attendance at a minimum of two gatherings is required for those in the Developer track; attendance is optional for those in the Curriculum & Instruction track.
The Educational Technology program empowers aspiring educational leaders to focus on the design of innovative educational projects within learning environments, and build a long-term network of creative educators. Students and alumni of the Educational Technology program automatically become part of our Institute for Innovation in Education: an incubator of ideas, projects, and partnerships at the intersection of technology and learning. Read more about the exciting Ed Tech innovation here.
Educational technology courses are taught by highly experienced professionals who bring real-world knowledge and experiences to their instruction. To help ensure your success in the program, our faculty experts make themselves available to you online as well as in person.
As part of the world-renowned University of Michigan system, UM-Flint can tap additional resources, expertise, and contacts at our sister campuses in Dearborn and Ann Arbor to assist our students, their research, and other initiatives.