Educational Technology (MA)
The world is changing, and you think education should be changing, too. Not just by using more technology, but by finding better ways of teaching and learning. You want to not only know about this change, you want to be part of it. In short, you want to be part of a community of educational innovators.
- 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. Students will gain meaningful, practical grounding in tools and concepts related to the use of technology in educational settings.
- 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.
- In the Educational Technology program, you will focus on the enactment of innovative projects within learning environments, create individualized educational technology projects, and join a long-term network of innovative educators.
- 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 4-day 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.
- 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. This includes Innovation in Education Gatherings at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor campus.
- Students and alumni of the Educational Technology program are automatically part of the Institute for Innovation in Education, an incubator of ideas, projects, and partnerships at the intersection of technology and learning.
Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Facts & Figures
Financial Aid: No
International Financial Aid: No
Classification: Master's College or University I
Locale: Midsize City
Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999