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Master of Education in Technology in Education
Salem State University offers a Master of Education (M. Ed.) in Technology in Education, a program that teaches students how to integrate computer technology and teaching. Potential students can have various backgrounds and career goals. This program is ideal for licensed teachers who wish to add instructional technology to their certification. Also, unlicensed teachers can use this program to build up their technology skills as working professionals. Students have some flexibility in choosing electives in order to accommodate their career or productivity goals.
Courses focus primarily on foundational education areas and core technology. They offer a balance between theoretical concepts and hands-on technology skills. The curriculum follows the National Education Technology Studies standards as well as the International Society for Technology in Education standards. Students can choose from two different tracks. The Licensure track is for students pursuing a license through the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). For this track, candidates must already have initial certification in a DESE-approved K-12 subject. Upon graduation, students are eligible to apply to the DESE in order to add instructional technology certification to their existing certification. In contrast, the Master’s Degree Only track is for students who wish to work outside of the K-12 education area or not pursue licensure. There are no certification requirements for this.
Technology in Education uses various methods of technology as a resource for learning. The program teaches theory and practice to create, utilize, manage, implement, and evaluate learning resources. Many individuals use technology to learn and improve performance and promote education with appropriate technology programs and applications.
For the Licensure track, candidates must already have initial certification in a DESE-approved K-12 subject. For the Masters Only track, no DESE certification is needed.
Accreditation & Licensing
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
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