Master of Education in Classroom Technology

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The Master of Education in Classroom Technology program is an opportunity for teachers who want to earn a Master’s degree and learn to use technology to enhance their students’ learning. The program is focused on skills and content related to 21st century teaching and learning. In addition, graduates will be prepared to demonstrate leadership capabilities for local, state or national educational technology initiatives.

This program assumes that you are already a technology-integrating teacher, who models NETS-T standards. The program is designed to support your growth to a NETS-TF (technology facilitator) level.

Students may apply for the Computer Technology Endorsement from the Ohio Department of Education after completing the 16 hours of coursework identified for this credential. In addition, students completing the identified EDFI courses (6300, 6400, and 6960) will receive the K-12 Online Teaching and Learning Certificate.

This is a sample of a course sequence for a cohort that starts in Fall semester. The first 6 courses are those for the Computer Technology Endorsement Certificate.

COMPUTER ENDORSEMENT (16 credit hours)

Duration: 12 weeks | Credit Hours: 3
In this introductory course, students will explore technology integration strategies and tools appropriate for use in the 21st Century classroom as well as develop an understanding of technology operations and concepts, plan, design, and model effective learning environments and multiple experiences supported by technology.

Duration: 12 weeks | Credit Hours: 3
This course will provide an introduction to methods and models of using the Internet effectively in the classroom. Numerous educational topics involving the Internet will be explored including: research, web tools, information technologies, website validity, multimedia on the web, inquire-based activities, open source options, media literacy, and ethics.

Duration: 6 weeks | Credit Hours: 3
This course is designed as an introduction to leadership principles and practices for technology integration professionals working within an educational environment. (EDTL 6310 & EDTL 6360, prerequisites)

Duration: 6 weeks | Credit Hours: 3
Introduction to dynamic media including the creation of dynamic-media based materials for presentation purposes and student interactive use, as well as an introduction to instructional design principles. (EDTL 6310 & EDTL 6360, prerequisites)

Duration: 6 weeks | Credit Hours: 3
This course is an exploration of school technology problems and dilemmas along with strategies and methods to solve technology issues and obstacles. Real technology troubleshooting will be experienced. (EDTL 6310 & EDTL 6360, prerequisites)

Duration: 12 weeks | Credit Hours: 1
Consideration of current topics in classroom technology, for example: classroom technology and science education, equity and classroom technology, classroom technology and adaptive devices, and constructivism and classroom technology. Content will vary by offering.

BEGIN MASTERS WORK (18 additional credit hours)

Duration: 12 weeks | Credit Hours: 3
This course will engage participants in an action/research project to explore best practices of technology integration.

Duration: 12 weeks | Credit Hours: 3
Examines and promotes the lifelong information literacy skills of locating, evaluating and effectively using information resources and instructional models to create quality standards-based PS-12 research assignments.

Duration: 6 weeks | Credit Hours: 3
Using dynamic media to promote higher order thinking skills in an engaging student environment. (EDTL 6330, prerequisite)

Duration: 6 weeks | Credit Hours: 3
Identification and evaluation of research problems, research designs, use of library resources, data gathering, and writing research reports.

Duration: 6 weeks | Credit Hours: 3
This course is designed to assist K-12 teachers in developing the knowledge and skills necessary to  deliver their course curriculum in various digital forms for e-learning.  Another goal of the course is to help teachers apply and evaluate the effectiveness of digital tools used to promote student learning in online and blended educational environments.

Duration: 12 weeks | Credit Hours: 3
This course is an investigation of relevant topics and readings in technology and education. Preparation and presentation of a piece of research in technology and education will be explored.

Send your Letter of Interest to Allison Goedde via e-mail at agoedde@bgsu.edu. The letter should include:

  1. Specification of the cohort to which you are applying, such as “online Summer 2013".

  2. One to three paragraphs describing your experience with technology, and particularly technology in the classroom.

  3. One to three paragraphs describing what interests you about earning a master’s degree in classroom technology. (Why are you applying for this program?)

Start the Application: http://choose.bgsu.edu/apply/online/?graduate

*Be sure to indicate that you are requesting a program/degree from the College of Education and Human Development, and that you are requesting the Classroom Technology Program or the Computer Technology Endorsement Certificate.

Have (2) two official transcripts from each college you have attended sent to the Graduate College (Official transcripts from BGSU courses do not have to be requested.) Transcripts should be sent directly from each higher education institution you have attended.

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Send (3) three letters of reference to Allison Goedde via e-mail at agoedde@bgsu.edu. At your option, reference forms (pdf) may be used in place of, or in addition to, letters.

Have results sent to the BGSU Graduate College. Fully detailed Graduate Record Examination (GRE) information is available at the GRE web site or read more about our GRE requirements. The Graduate Coordinator will send you more information on taking the Wayfind Assessment once you have processed the rest of your application materials.