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Master of Education in Instructional Technology
The Master of Education in Instructional Technology program at Utah State University is primarily designed for teachers and administrators who wish to enhance their understanding in the role of technology in education and its implementation in the teaching and learning process. Possible career opportunities upon graduation include positions in faculty support in academic settings, human resources, and traditional classroom teaching.
Students have the option of choosing from two distinct specializations: Educational Technology and Information Technology and School Library Media Administration (SLMA). The first option is intended for individuals who need preparation in applying technology tools in educational settings. The latter is for students interested in becoming administrators in a school library media center. The SLMA option includes all coursework and practicum necessary for gaining the Utah Library Media K-12 Endorsement.
There is also an option of a focus in Distance Learning. Students who earn the ME Degree with this focus and have a current Utah teaching license may be able to apply for a Distance Learning Endorsement from the Utah State Office of Education. The mission is to help graduates develop the ability to design and implement various distance technology and instructional design elements into current and future practice.
All students in this program are admitted as a cohort each fall. They move forward with the same group of peers, which fosters feedback and discussion. Each student is also required to attend a three-day orientation on the Logan campus at the beginning of the program.
To earn this Master's Degree, students must earn a total of 36 credit hours of coursework, including the development of a portfolio. This total is made up of three core courses and remaining credits come from courses in the student's chosen emphasis. Possible courses include Distance Education Tools, Information Access, and Foundations of ITLS.
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