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Calling All Educators! Instructional Technology w/ Specialization in Educational Technologies- SIUE

Updated: Oct 25, 2023




Welcome to the MSED in Instructional Technology with Specialization in Educational Technologies (ET) at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE)!


About The Program

The Educational Technology program prepares students for a variety of instructional development and technology-related positions in education. The program enables teachers and other school personnel to plan, implement and evaluate technology-based instruction and learning activities in P-12 settings. This specialization places a particular focus on leveraging technology to enhance the learning environment. As you complete this specialization, you simultaneously can earn the post-baccalaureate certificate (PBC) in emerging technologies. The program is outlined on the Educational Technologies specialization page. In addition, the Educational Technology program has been ranked #14 nationally by OnlineMastersDegrees.org.


Students must complete an admission application and a graduation application for the PBC if wishing to have the additional PBC credential awarded on the transcript. The MSED in Instructional Technology with an emphasis in Educational Technologies requires completion of the 30 credit hours and is 100% online.


Admitted students are required to be advised virtually by faculty advisor before registration each semester. Graduates are expected to be technology leaders and/or technology coordinators in schools or school districts.


Competencies That Students Will Gain:

  • Demonstrate Breadth and Depth of Knowledge in the Discipline. That is, to access and evaluate the literature, and to connect the history, concepts, and values of the field related to professional practice in educational settings.

  • Effectively Communicate Knowledge in the Discipline. That is, to envision, design, develop, and design an instructional project and to be able to write a clear, thorough, and analytical project documentation.

  • Demonstrate an Ability for Analytical Thinking in the Discipline. That is, to understand and exhibit the professional standards for responsible conduct of employing appropriate techniques and processes throughout design project lifecycles in the discipline.

  • Exhibit the Best Practices, Values, and Ethics of the Profession. That is, to understand and exhibit the professional standards for responsible conduct of employing appropriate techniques and processes throughout design project lifecycles in the discipline.

  • Apply Knowledge of the Discipline. That is, to demonstrate understanding and application of theories and/or concepts that inform design practices.


Target Audience

Teachers and other school personnel in P-12 settings


Delivery Mode

  • The delivery mode for the Educational Technologies Graduate Program is 100% online (asynchronous, fully online in which all requirements are completed without coming to campus).

  • Each course is delivered in 8 weeks in spring and fall, but in shorter sessions in summer.

  • Each Spring has Spring 1 in the first 8 weeks and Spring 2 in the second 8 weeks.

  • Each Fall has Fall 1 in the first 8 weeks and Fall 2 in the second 8 weeks.

SIUE Required Courses for the Educational Technologies Master’s Degree (30 credit-hours)

The MSEd in Instructional Technologies with an emphasis in Educational Technologies requires completion of the below 30 credit hours:

  • EPFR 501 - Research Methods

  • IT 435 - Producing Instructional Materials

  • IT 481 - Computers in Education: Theories and Practice

  • IT 500 - Major Concepts in Instructional Technology

  • IT 550 - Emerging Technologies in Education

  • IT 560 - Leadership in Educational Technology

  • IT 561 - Designing Digital Materials

  • IT 562 - Social Media for Teachers

  • IT 563 - Games and Simulations

  • IT 598 - Final Project

Application Deadlines for Graduate Students

No application deadline. It is rolling admission. The program accepts students on a rolling basis from January to December every year.


Academic Calendar

Spring and Summer 2024:

Spring 1, 2024 starts on Jan. 8

Spring 2, 2024 starts on March 11

Summer 2024 starts on May 6th, involving 3-week or 5-week courses.

Apply

Click here to apply/view admission requirements.


Contact

Dr. Yuliang Liu, PhD

Educational Technologies Program Director

E-mail: yliu@siue.edu

Phone: (618) 650-3277










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