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Educational Technology, MS

Teach in the 21st Century!

The entirely online MS in Educational Technology is designed to help you integrate technology into your teaching. It will help you with differentiated instruction, and you’ll engage and motivate your students and assist your students in obtaining higher-level learning. The MS degree builds upon your prior educational coursework and supports your growth as an educator, allowing you to:

  • Stay current with the fast pace of changing educational technology
  • Improve your teaching, whether it be a k-20 classroom, library, or in the military or corporate training
  • Become a leader in your school and be prepared to take on roles such as a technology coordinator or instructional coach

Using Technology to Learn

Entirely Online

Complete your degree from any location. Whether you live in Warrensburg, in Missouri, another state, or even another country, all of the program requirements can be completed from wherever you have an internet connection.

 

Student Learning Outcomes

As a graduate with a Master of Science in Educational Technology degree, you will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to:

  • Inspire and participate in the development and implementation of a shared vision for the comprehensive integration of technology to promote excellence and support transformational change throughout the instructional environment
  • Assist teachers in using technology effectively for assessing student learning, differentiating instruction, and providing rigorous, relevant, and engaging learning experiences for all students
  • Create and support effective digital-age learning environments to maximize the learning of all students
  • Conduct needs assessments, develop technology-related professional learning programs, and evaluate the impact on instructional practice and student learning
  • Model and promote digital citizenship
  • Demonstrate professional knowledge, skills, and dispositions in content, pedagogical, and technological areas as well as adult learning and leadership and are continuously deepening their knowledge and expertise

Entrance Requirements

Acceptance into the program requires an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution and one of the following: a 2.75 or higher cumulative undergraduate GPA or a GPA of 3.0 on the last 60 undergraduate hours.

Course Sequencing

The first class to take is INST 5100: Foundations of Educational Technology. At the end of the program you'll take INST 5500: Online Course Development, and in your final semester INST 6930: Internship in Educational Technology. Other than that, you can take most courses in any order. Contact your advisor for more information and advice.

Program Requirements

We believe that hands-on experience is ideal. At the end of the program, you will complete an internship at your own school or another location of your choice. This gives you the opportunity to tie together everything you learned throughout your courses with local experts and real life scenarios.

Throughout the program you’ll also collect assignments and activities that you’ll showcase in an online portfolio. By the time you graduate, you will have an end product that you can share with others as well as a way to make connections between accreditation standards and what you have learned.

Accreditations

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UCM is the longest continuously CAEP accredited public institution in Missouri

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Designated as one of the 50 Best Master’s in Educational Technology Degrees for 2017

Contact

Shantia Kerr Sims
Associate Professor
Lovinger 4111
Tel: 660-543-4795

 

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