Program Overview

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.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education


    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.

    School Overview

    Salem State University is a four-year, public institution located in Salem, Massachusetts, that was founded in 1854 as Salem Normal School. Because of a high demand for teachers, the school thrived and expanded to include liberal arts and professional programs. Salem State began enrolling men in 1898, and after many name changes over the years became Salem State University in 2010.

    SSU awards bachelor’s and master’s degrees along with undergraduate and graduate certificates and licensure programs from the following schools:

    • College of Arts & Sciences
    • College of Health & Human Services
    • Bertolon School of Business
    • School of Continuing & Professional Studies
    • School of Graduate Studies
    • School of Education

    Salem State offers fully-online degree programs and non-credit programs, as well as a variety of certificate programs and online courses.


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