Dr. Odin Jurkowski
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Warrensburg, MO 64093
Dr. Odin Jurkowski, Chair
The MS in Educational Technology is designed to help you integrate technology into your teaching, to engage and motivate students, to differentiate instruction, and reach higher level learning. Founded in 1998 the MS builds upon your prior educational coursework and will support your growth as an educator.
Master of Science in Educational Technology
(30 hrs minimum)
*Curriculum changes are implemented for each new academic year. If you are in an older catalog it may look slightly different. Additionally, if you find that you would rather follow the current program instead of an older version we can substitute classes as needed. Contact your advisor if you are interested.
The first class to take is INST 5100. At the end of the program you'll take INST 5500 and INST 6930 (in your final semester or as close as possible). Other than that, you can take courses in any order. The degree is entirely online assuming you choose online electives. The required INST courses are only offered online. Students can complete the degree entirely from a distance. Create your program of study using this Google Sheet.
Student Learning Outcomes
The graduate with a Master of Science in Educational Technology degree 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.
Acceptance into the program requires:
one of the following: a 2.75 or higher cumulative GPA or a GPA of 3.0 on the last 60 undergraduate hours.
Applicants who do not meet one of the above must work with the graduate coordinator to design a program and must complete the first 12 hours of that program with a minimum GPA of 3.5 to be accepted. A Bachelor of Science in Education is recommended though not required. Students without a background in Education or Educational Technology will want to work with their advisor to select the most beneficial electives. Students may also be interested in electives in their own content areas.
Note: The MS in Educational Technology does not include teacher certification. Educational technology is not a teacher certification area for k-12 education. Current k-12 teachers may utilize this program to gain credit hours or graduate degree for movement on career ladders, to enhance what they are doing in the classroom. However, if your intent is to teach in a k-12 setting and you do not have teacher certification please talk to our certification office to look at options and additional course work that would be required.
Contact the Graduate School to apply.