MA, Educational Technology: Leadership

Study Format Online, On Campus, Hybrid
Program Length 30 credits*, 24 months


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Program Overview

The MA, Educational Technology: Leadership program is for teachers seeking a career path towards becoming a technology specialist, technology director, or technology coach. The program prepares teacher-leaders with the competencies required to improve the quality and effectiveness of instructional programs at a classroom, departmental, school, or district level. These competencies include skills to develop technology-enhanced learning experiences, assess their impact, and design appropriate professional development. The MA program’s content is aligned with national educational technology standards and performance indicators as set forth by International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE-C, 2012). Graduate students in this program who are also licensed teachers, will qualify for the Technology Specialist Endorsement for the State of Illinois by entitlement upon successful completion of the program.

Program Objectives

This program provides candidates with coursework aimed at mastering the following:

  • Develop a vision for the comprehensive integration of technology within an educational setting.
  • Demonstrate professional knowledge, skills, and dispositions in content, pedagogical, and technological areas.
  • Utilize professional development approaches for faculty through the lens of adult learning and leadership theory, as they relate to the socio-technical implications of contemporary, online instructional practices.
  • Deliberate and choose appropriate pedagogical strategies using technology to enhance instruction and improve learning outcomes.
  • Recognize, develop, and use image-rich technology tools and curriculum to enhance instruction.
  • Synthesize technology-enhanced practices in professional settings to build learning communities.
  • Evaluate the impact of instructional practices through precise program evaluation techniques in a data-driven decision-making environment.
  • Troubleshoot technical hardware and software issues in common educational settings.
  • Recognize and evaluate trends in educational technology.

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Concordia University Chicago’s online Master of Arts in Educational Technology program is ranked seventh in the U.S. by Concordia University Chicago is the only university in Illinois and one of the few in the Midwest to receive an ranking in this area of study.

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