*INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: In addition to the base program curriculum listed below, international students attending face-to-face classes on the CUC campus are required to take the Seminar in Higher Education, a 3-credit course.
This course is an introduction to the disciplined practice of integrating technology into teaching and learning. It provides an overview of current instructional technologies and theory-based design strategies for effectively using these technologies.
Planning, configuring, and maintaining computer/technology systems, including basic networks, for school laboratories, classroom clusters, and other appropriate instructional arrangements. Primary focus is on K-12 schools.
Examination and evaluation of the use of technologies in the design and building of learning communities and development of community-based outreach and engagement.
Pedagogical concepts and design strategies underlying the use of an image-rich curriculum to enhance instruction. Examination and evaluation of the use of visual technology tools and techniques to build visual literacy and meet learning objectives.
Examination of the decision-making process and the role of technology in supporting data-driven decision-making to enhance teaching and learning.
An overview of current and emerging innovative technologies in teaching and learning. Theories and skills necessary to design and implement professional learning opportunities in light of current and emerging teaching/learning/technology needs. An examination of an evaluative framework for assessing the effectiveness of technology interventions and programs.
Leadership theories and practices to improve professional practice and exhibit leadership in the community by promoting the use of digital resources to improve student learning.
Study of the theoretical, historical, contemporary, and ethical foundations of educational technology. Debates social and ethical issues surrounding integrated technologies as they are designed and implemented for an academic environment. Examines how technology is embedded within policies and practices in curriculum and instruction.
The focus of this course is on the understanding of educational research. Emphasis will be on the interpretation of research and the development of basic research skills for school improvement.
Capstone course in the educational technology program.
A master’s capstone is required for all master of arts candidates. This culminating project highlights the candidate’s mastery of content throughout his or her studies. Capstones are traditionally a summary of work demonstrating overall growth and specific understandings of the professional standards. The capstone serves as a performance-based evaluation and promotes reflective practice. It also demonstrates the professional’s proficiency in integrating technology and his or her ability to interpret theory into practice.