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The Master of Science in Educational Technology offered through Minnesota State University-Mankato is an online degree that responds to the needs of P-12 education, business, and industry with instruction for the digital environment. Special emphasis areas include technology integration in the classroom, instructional design for education, leadership for technology, and instruction for distance learning. Graduates of the program will be able to advance their careers in education as leaders in technology; they can also potentially find employment in schools that offer technologist positions. The courses are aligned with the standards of the International Society for Technology in Education and the Board of Teaching.
The program requires 34 credit hours and includes introductory and research courses on topics such as technology, research methodology, and scholarly writing. Courses are taught by trained faculty using the Quality Matters approach to online training. Students can also select seven elective courses that allow them to focus on their specific interests and career goals. Students are required to complete a research paper, project, thesis, or manuscript as their capstone.
Those who complete this program will have a number of advantages within the education field. They will be able to use interactive multimedia to enhance student interactions, customize courses to meet the needs of their students, and integrate learning and technology as a response to diversity and the learning environment. During the program, students must maintain a “B” or above average and must complete a minimum of 50 percent of the coursework at the 600 level (excluding thesis or APP credits).
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
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