University of Texas System

UT Online Consortium (UTOC)

Master of Education in Educational Technology

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Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Education in Educational Technology

Format: Online

Program Description:

The Online MEd in Educational Technology offered by the University of Texas at Brownsville (UTB) is a 36-credit program designed to prepare persons in K-12, higher education, corporate, and military settings to develop the skills and knowledge necessary for the classrooms of tomorrow. Graduates of this program will have a much better understanding of the uses of technology and how they can be applied in instructional/training settings. The program focuses on the theory, research and applications related to the field of educational technology and is intended to help individuals; use instructional technology (computers, telecommunications and related technologies) as resources for the delivery of instruction; serve as facilitators or directors of instructional technology in educational settings and/or be developers of instructional programs and materials for new technologies; and design instructional materials in a variety of media. In addition to earning an MEd in Educational Technology, students working in K-12 environments also have the opportunity to complete the Master Technology Teacher (MTT) program and test for the MTT Certificate. The program requires completion of four MTT elective courses offered as an option in the degree program. An E-Learning Certificate is also available for individuals working in higher education or e-learning industries. *Note: The GRE is no longer a requirement for admission to this program. The MEd in Educational Technology program was ranked 39th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report in Online Graduate Education Programs in the category of Student Services and Technology. Read the press release for more information. GetEducated.com ranks the MEd in Educational Technology program #15 on its Best Buy list in the category of Most Affordable Online Masters in Education. DEGREE PLAN To earn a Master of Education in Educational Technology from UTB, students must complete 36 credits according to the following degree plan: Curriculum and Instruction: 6 credits EDCI 6300 Foundations of Research in Education EDCI 6304 Learning and Cognition Educational Technology: 18 credits EDTC 6320 Instructional Technology EDTC 6321 Instructional Design EDTC 6323 Multimedia/Hypermedia EDTC 6325 Educational Telecommunications EDTC 6329 Selected Topics in Educational Technology EDTC 6332 Practicum in Educational Technology Electives: 12 credits Students will select 12 credits of electives based upon their professional needs and academic interests (e.g., 12 credits in a specific content area such as reading, mathematics, science) or desire to earn the Master Technology Teacher (MTT) or E-Learning Certificate. For further information, contact an academic advisor. Students selecting the thesis option will take EDCI 7300 and EDCI 7301 in lieu of six credits of coursework with approval of the graduate advisor. EDCI 6301 Instructional Technology in Teaching EDCI 6336 Problems in Education: International Technology Issues EDCI 6390 Research Methods in Education EDTC 6340 Applications of Advanced Technologies in the PK-12 Classroom EDTC 6341 Student-Centered Learning Using Technology EDTC 6342 Technology Leadership EDTC 6343 Master Teacher of Technology Practicum EDTC 6351 Web-Based Multimedia in Instruction EDTC 6358 Theory and Practice of e-Learning DEGREE OPTIONS The MEd in Educational Technology is a 36-credit program. Students must complete the 24-credit core courses plus 12 credits of electives. With Faculty Advisor approval, students can customize their Program of Study to meet their specific needs. We offer the following options: Traditional This program of study allows students to select 12 credits of electives in a specific content area such as educational technology, reading, mathematics, or science. E-Learning Certificate This program of study allows students interested in teaching online in higher education or at e-learning industries the opportunity to earn an E-Learning Certificate. Master Technology Teacher Certificate This program of study offers candidates the opportunity to earn the Master Technology Teacher (MTT) Certification. E-Learning/Master Technology Teacher Certificates This program of study allows you to earn the E-Learning and Master Technology Teacher (MTT) Certifications without having to take additional coursework beyond the 36 credits. Thesis This program of study is for students who are interested in research or intend to pursue a doctoral degree in the future.

Accreditation:

SACS - Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; NCATE - The MEd in Educational Technology program has been nationally recognized by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education through their Specialized Professional Association.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 36

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $353 in-state; $743 out-of-state

Classification: Higher Education Institution (Not Carnegie Classified)

Locale: Large City

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