Course Descriptions — Master of Arts in Educational Technology

EDU6210 Planning and Developing Instructional Media I            
3 semester hours
Topics include the design and development of educational media, photography, video production, computer presentations, and desktop publishing.
No prerequisites.

EDU6215 Planning and Developing Instructional Media II            
3 semester hours
Expands and enhances Media I course
Prerequisite: EDU6210.

EDU6220 Computer Applications in Education                
3 semester hours
Topics include integrating computer technology with common teaching/learning practices. The course reviews social, ethical and legal issues surrounding the responsible use of technology.
No prerequisites.

EDU6225 Assessment and Evaluation with Technology            
3 semester hours
Explores the role of technology in educational assessment, information and knowledge management, and methods for integrating technology into the assessment practice.  Students will study a wide range of software packages to determine strong and weak points and write evaluation reports.
No prerequisites.

EDU6230 Managing the Instructional Technology Program        
3 semester hours
Topics include configuring, managing, installing, maintaining and troubleshooting computer/technology systems.
No prerequisites.

EDU6235 Leading Staff Development in Educational Technology        
3 semester hours
This course emphasizes planning and policy issues including identification of resource needs, strategic planning, building sustainable educational technology plans, budget development, professional development programs, collaborative research, program evaluation and change strategies.
No prerequisites.

EDU6240 Distance Learning                        
3 semester hours
This course addresses the use of educational telecommunications systems, teleconferencing, digitized video, and compressed video to support research and instruction across the curriculum. It includes the study of distance education and issues related to instructional delivery, connectivity and distribution methods.
No prerequisites.

EDU6250 Issues and Trends in Instructional Design and Technology     
3 semester hours
This course explores critical challenges to the school environment resulting from the increased infusion of technology. The course prepares students to make and defend policy decisions and become conversant with current trends and issues in the field.
No prerequisites.

EDU6060 Scholarship Applied to Teaching                
3 semester hours
Review of the development of emerging best practice in American education. Emphasis will be given to presentation and implementation of strategies resulting from educational research.
Prerequisite: EDU6070.

EDU6070 Introduction to Action Research                
3 semester hours
This course is designed to launch individual and/or group investigation of school-related issues facing America's schools. Candidates will create a proposal of an investigated project for their research with applications to the school and complete an extensive literature review.
No prerequisites.

EDU6610 Educational Leadership                    
3 semester hours
This course describes the role of the educational leader in the school as one who creates a vision of an educationally better culture in the school and then plans and organizes times and resources to communicate this vision to teachers, students and parents.
No prerequisites.

EDU6630 Curriculum Development and Evaluation            
3 semester hours
This course will introduce the principles of curriculum and instruction with an emphasis on curriculum development and design, implementation and delivery, and organization and evaluation.
No prerequisites.