Educational Technology Training For What?
Recently, an occupational counselor requested information from
the Department for use in the development of a vocational rehabilitation
program for a prospective student. Educational Technology curriculum
would be a part of that vocational program. The information was
necessary in order to secure an approval for a particular student
whose cost of training was to be paid by a third party. Four specific
questions were raised.
Unusual as the request was, it nonetheless provided the department
chair with an opportunity to present the most up-to-date response
in a way that would be useful to any applicant.
- What types of positions does the Masters in Educational
Technology prepare the graduate for?
The positions for which the graduates of our program qualify are
listed under different headings, such as educational specialists,
instructional designers, educational software developers, training
specialists, and of course, classroom teachers.
- Who are the primary employers hiring graduates of the Educational
The primary employers are educational institutions, both public
and private, at all levels: K through 12, postsecondary (community
colleges and universities); also government and private agencies.
- What types of employers are there in the private sector hiring
graduates of the Educational Technology department?
Software companies, publishing companies, companies and agencies
with training and design departments
- What kind of projections does the Educational Technology department
have for the hiring of its graduates, in general?
Our projections are aligned with the general estimates of future
needs in educational areas - teaching, training, developing
materials (primarily software).
Additionally, the Department has compiled almost verbatim
responses by graduates of the program. These responses were
the first received from an on-going survey.
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