Certification; Endorsements, Master of Education in Educational Technology
The M.Ed. in educational technology is available to students in West Michigan as an online/in-person hybrid program or fully online to students outside of Kent, Ottawa, and Muskegon counties.
This program prepares educators at all levels to integrate technology into classroom settings. Program content includes the educational application of technology, including computers and the Internet, for a variety of professional and instructional purposes. Courses concentrate on theory and research in educational technology, pedagogical issues and curriculum integration, software and website evaluation, acquisition and use of instructional materials and media, social and ethical issues for technology use in K-12 settings, school and classroom adoption of technology, and web-based and online instructional development.
Career-oriented: The program creates opportunities for professional renewal and development of educators.
Flexibility: Evening, weekend, and summer classes make it easier for teachers and administrators to plan their schedules.
Convenience: In-person classes are offered at the convenient L.V. Eberhard Center and the Richard M. DeVos Center in downtown Grand Rapids. Outside of West Michigan, the program is available fully online.
Service: The College of Education Student Information and Services Center provides services for advising, program planning, field placement, and certification.
Each candidate for the M.Ed. degree must complete six semester hours in foundation courses in the following areas: research and evaluation and social foundations of education. In addition, the candidate must meet the requirements in the emphasis area of the program. A minimum of 33 semester hours is required.
Grand Valley State University’s College of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).