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The M.Ed. program in Educational Technology is a comprehensive offering of eight required courses, five of which form the Educational Technology Core, and no fewer than 5 (five) courses from a wide selection of departmental electives. The selection of the electives is to be made from EdTech list, and be always based on students’ orientation and career plans within the broad field of educational technology. Graduates of the program have found professional positions in which development of instructional strategies is sought to be performed in a systematic way. Such positions may be in formal educational settings, in industrial or commercial enterprises, or in governmental or private entities (such as public health or social agencies) which engage in training activities of their personnel or clients.

The M.Ed. program in Educational Technology involves a broad view of technologies applicable to educational and instructional situations. Thus, the program does not emphasize mechanical or electronic devices, which are often equated with technology, but deals with larger issues of systematic application of knowledge to such practical tasks as planning, designing, implementing, and evaluating different strategies for an effective and efficient teaching/learning process. When such a view is espoused, the "devices" become an integral part of the various strategies.

The graduate program requires a minimum of 39 semester credit hours, with eight required and five elective ETEC courses.


The department has set the following objectives for its graduate students:

  1. Advanced knowledge of major instructional models and their technological applications and of aspects of educational technology related to learning;
  1. Knowledge of the existing body of research in the field and its meaning, influence, and practical applicability to new technological applications in the teaching and learning process; and the capability of planning and executing research and evaluation studies of technology applications;
  1. Thorough knowledge of the principles and processes of the systems approach as applied to instructional and learning situations;
  1. Ability to plan appropriate applications of technology for specific instructional situations, select or design and develop materials and strategies, and evaluate objectively such applications;
  1. Proficiency in the techniques involved in developing instructional materials in various formats;
  1. Capability of planning and designing new media or learning facilities and modifying existing ones, and knowledge of the management techniques needed in their operation;
  1. Interpersonal and communication skills required to carry out professional activities; and
  1. Development of a positive professional attitude through active involvement in appropriate professional organizations and community services.

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- - Last Updated on March 6th, 2002