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Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Instructional Technology

2016-2017 Graduate Catalog
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Program Description

The Master of Education (M.Ed.), Instructional Technology, degree supports advanced educators in integrating current and emerging technologies through valid instructional design models. Aligned with local and national standards, the M.Ed. program in Instructional Technology provides K-20 educators with advanced knowledge, skills, and dispositions in the use of instructional technology and design in a variety of teaching and learning contexts. Applicants enter the program after completion of the bachelor’s degree and complete a minimum of 36 semester credit hours for the M,Ed. It is recommended that students pursuing the Master of Education degree in Instructional Technology have professional experience in an educational context. The program is designed for the part-time student, taking 6 credits a semester, beginning in a summer term. Students are strongly encouraged to apply early in the preceding spring for entry into the program during the summer term.

Admissions

A. Admission Criteria

Applicant must meet all criteria for admission to the Graduate School (application available online). In addition, the following should be submitted to the Med-IT program coordinator to complete the application process:

  • Letter of interest to the Med-IT program coordinator
  • One letter of recommendation from an instructor or a professional in the field
  • GRE or MAT scores if the Graduate School computed GPA is less than 3.50
  • Participation in an interview with program area faculty via in-person, or video conferencing

B. Notification of Admission

  1. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance or rejection via a letter from the ISU Office of Graduate Studies.
  2. Applicants for admission to the Master's Program in Instructional Technology will also be notified of their acceptance or rejection via a letter from the College of Education - Graduate Department of Organizational Learning and Performance. The acceptance notice will include a package of informational materials, as well as an advisor assignment.

Program of Study

Students should begin their coursework in the fall semester. It is recommended students register for two courses per semester in order to complete the degree i a timely manner. Candidates should establish a Plan of Study with their advisor prior to registering for classes. It is important to work closely with the advisor to assure a smooth progression from start to completion of the Med-IT degree.

General Requirements (30 credits)

Core Professional Studies (9 credits)

  • EDUC - 6601 Research and Writing 3 cr
  • EDUC - 6602 Theories of Learning 3 cr
  • EDUC - 6610 Applied Educational Statistics 3 cr

Educational Pedagogy (9 credits)

  • EDLT - 6621 Issues and Trends in Instructional Technology 3 cr
  • EDUC - 6622 Educational Assessment and Evaluation 3 cr
  • EDLT - 5555 Fundamentals of Instructional Design 3 cr

Technology Content (12 credits)

  • EDLT - 6639 Delivering Instruction in Electronic Formats 3cr
  • EDLT - 6626 Instructional Technology and Staff Development 3 cr
    • or EDLT - 6656 Fundamentals of Multimedia Development in Education 3 cr
  • EDLT - 6651 Field Project or Case Study in Education 3 cr
Online Teaching Endorsement

The Online Teaching (OT) Endorsement focuses on the preK-12 educator in acquiring the techniques for integration of multiple types of technologies into the online curriculum. State of Idaho certified educators complete five graduate courses and an online internship, all of which align with Idaho Online Teaching Standards and National Standards for Quality Online Teaching by iNACOL (International Association for K-12 Online Learning.)

The skills, knowledge, and products developed through the OT Endorsement are readily transferable to both the educational world and business/industry. Five of the six OT courses are contained in the master of Education in Instructional Technology degree. Those who attain the OT Endorsement, if accepted into the MEd in IT, can transfer these courses, plus the internship, into this program fulfilling 21 of the 30 credit degree requirement.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet all criteria for admission to the Graduate School (application available online). In addition, the following should be submitted to the OTE coordinator to complete the application process:

  • Letter of interest to the OT Endorsement coordinator
  • One letter of recommendation from an instructor or a professional in the field
  • GRE or MAT scores if the Graduate School computed GPA is less than 3.50
  • Participation in an interview with program area faculty via in-person, or video conferencing
General Requirements (21 credits)

Students should begin their coursework in the fall semester. It is recommended students register for two courses per semester in order to complete the endorsement in a timely manner. Candidates should establish a Plan of Study with their advisor prior to registering for classes. It is important to work closely with the advisor to assure a smooth progression from start to completion of the OT Endorsement.

Seniors who are Education majors and are in residence at ISU may register for courses listed with the 55xx numbers (up to six graduate credits) in the OT Endorsement in the semester during which the bachelor's degree will be attained.

Technology content (15 credits)

  • EDLT 5555 - Fundamentals of Instructional Design 3 cr
  • EDLT 6621 - Issues and Trends in Instructional Technology 3 cr
  • EDUC 6622 - Educational Assessment and Evaluation 3 cr
  • EDLT 6656 - Fundamentals of Multimedia Development in Education 3 cr
  • EDLT 6639 - Delivering Instruction in Electronic Formats 3 cr
Internship (6 credits)

Candidates for the Online Teaching Endorsement must fulfill a six-credit internship in an online setting during the last semester of study. Placement is established with the candidate's advisor in coordination with an appropriate K-12 educational institution.

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