Program Overview

Western Michigan University offers a Master of Arts degree in Educational Technology for certified educators interested in developing understanding of the array of tools that teachers can utilize to supplement educational curricula. The program is geared towards teachers with intermediate technology competencies who want to move into technological development roles. In order to do that, students should develop their teaching ability, learning ability, and understand the organizational issues involved in technological development in the classroom. Through the program, students should develop their ability to utilize leadership in developing educational policy, develop their ability to utilize various forms of educational technology, and work to integrate technology into the classroom. Students interested in joining the program should possess a bachelor’s degree and a teaching certificate.

Students will learn about technology through 33 credit hours as part of the curriculum and its application and utilization in the classroom for improving learning. Those classes include concepts and models of learning and teaching, computers in the classroom and the curriculum, and supervision of teaching and learning in educational technology.

Successful graduates should be able to exhibit the ability to design or adapt relevant learning experiences that incorporate digital tools and resources to promote student learning and creativity, to develop technologically enriched learning environments that enable all students to pursue their individual curiosities and become active participants in setting their own educational goals, managing their own learning, and assessing their own progress, and to model and facilitate effective use of current and emerging digital tools to locate, analyze, educate, and use information resources to support research and learning.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    Requirements

    Students require a bachelor's degree and a teaching certificate

    School Overview

    Western Michigan University is a four year public research university that is located on a suburban campus in Kalamazoo, Michigan. WMU was founded in 1903. WMU works to reflect a globally engaged, dynamic university that combines the resources of a national research university with the personal attention and support that are typically found at a small college, which gives students an advantage in graduate school, the workplace and life. WMU is a research university that is learner-centered and builds intellectual inquiry and discovery into its academic programs in a manner that fosters knowledge and innovation, and turns wisdom into action. WMU provides leadership in teaching, learning, research and service, and has a commitment to enhancing the future of those living around the world.

    Students at Western Michigan University can choose a comprehensive range of degrees and certificates from the following colleges and schools:

    • College of Arts and Sciences
    • College of Aviation
    • Haworth College of Business
    • College of Education and Human Development
    • College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
    • College of Fine Arts
    • College of Health and Human Services
    • Lee Honors College
    • Graduate College
    • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
    • Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine

    Western Michigan University integrates distance education coursework and programs, adding greater flexibility and convenience for students. Students taking courses online continue to have access to student resources offered on-campus.

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