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Online Master of Education (MEd) in Teaching and Technology
Online technology and media are driving a revolution in learning … and teaching. The William Woods University Master of Education in (M.Ed.) Teaching & Technology will prepare you to stay at the leading edge of this trend and use your learning to enhance your classroom experience.
Technology encourages a new way of educating students that fosters cooperation, collaboration, problem solving and higher order thinking skills. The William Woods online Master of Education in Teaching & Technology emphasizes the importance of understanding and applying a variety teaching styles and methods in this evolving classroom environment.
The (M.Ed.) degree includes courses about education, research and technology that support enhanced teaching methods through the use of technology. It combines the academic excellence and student-centered culture of William Woods University with the convenience and affordability of a nationally-recognized online education program. You’ll be using the latest online educational tools, and you’ll be collaborating with like-minded peers. Expect to form networking and mentoring relationships that will have value long after you complete the degree.
Your Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree at work
The education technology program will enhance your instructional skills as a teacher with the potential to advance you to a position as an instructional technology coordinator or instructional technology coach. The learning you gain will enable you to research and evaluate new tools for your classroom, design curriculum and instruction that incorporate them, and assess their effectiveness.
You must have a 2.5 GPA in your undergraduate degree to be considered for admission.
This degree aligns with the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards and National Education Technology Standards. Teachers currently certified in the enhancing Missouri’s Instructional Networked Teaching (eMINTS) program may apply for up to nine hours of credential learning credit based on their level of certification.
This course is designed to provide educators and non-educators with a broad understanding and better perspective of current issues that are facing the educational community, i.e. students, teachers, schools, and our nation as a whole. The course will focus on a lively discourse and reflection of the many issues currently facing public education, school reform, and teacher education reform, etc. The course will serve as a platform for bridging the gap between goals, principles, theories, philosophies, and methodologies in the educational process and the real world of the classroom and teaching. By discussing educational issues, it is hoped to expand and enlighten the practitioner's outlook, thought processes, understanding, and repertoire of knowledge, attitudes, skills, and strategies when faced with those issues.
This course is designed for all emphasis majors in the M.Ed. It emphasizes knowledge of various issues and simple statistical procedures used in educational research and program evaluation. Equal emphasis is given to qualitative and quantitative techniques. Experimental, quasi-experimental and non-experimental designs will be used that include historical, naturalistic study and/or ethnography. Processes to determine and use basic statistical data through computations will also be introduced.
Teaching and Learning in the New Digital Landscape
This is an overview course to set the stage for the Teaching and Technology Master’s program of study. Through reading, reflective writing, and hands-on activities or practice, this course is designed to introduce practitioners to 21st Century learners, emerging technologies, personal/professional learning networks, and digital citizenship.
Software Applications for Academic Programs
Practical applications and software will be taught; including office suite, Web 2.0 tools, mobile applications, and the worldwide web to increase the efficiency and quality of normal academic tasks along with awareness of the current status of educational technologies for online collaboration, academic application, and basic telecommunication infrastructure. Students will be required to have Internet access and computer access with appropriate productivity tools on a personal computer to complete this online course.
Instructional Design with Technology
This course is design to provide educators a survey of various systems or models approach on instructional design and technology integration within the system or model. Specific application may include curriculum lesson integration, delivery methods, presentation methods, and some multimedia or web-based tools.
Applied Instructional Theories and Strategies Using Technology
Students review recent research on effective instruction and explore advanced classroom strategies and techniques designed to enhance their effectiveness in meeting the needs of diverse populations of learners. Examples include direct instruction, cooperative learning, dimensions of learning, creative problem solving, and applications of technology to thinking and learning. Students develop expert teaching skills and learn to diagnose and deliver the most appropriate instructional strategies for specific circumstances. Analysis of models and related research for the design and development of instructional programs is provided.
Integration of Multimedia Production and Curriculum
This course is designed to provide educators an experience on using various multimedia tools to produce relevant instructional resources for curriculum and discuss issues surrounding the multimedia and curriculum integration.
Teaching and Technology Capstone Project
The capstone is the culminating experience for students in the Master’s Degree in Teaching and Technology. The capstone provides students with the opportunity to apply and integrate key concepts from each course in their program of study. Candidates will develop a 9 week demonstration curriculum built around subject area standards and tied to appropriate common core state standards. The demonstration curriculum must be in an online format using a website or ILS and show evidence of integration of concepts and skills from the entire program of study. In addition, students will reflect upon their coursework and experience through regular comprehensive reflective postings and responses tied to NBPTS National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, ISTE-NETs-T, and the Conceptual Framework for Professional Education. This course will be completed during this six credit-hour (16 week) capstone course.
Appraisal of Student Learning
Focuses on aspects of assessment that most concern Missouri educators. Understanding of course content is developed through a variety of in-class and homework activities, discussion, facilitator presentation and related readings. The course covers the Missouri Assessment Program and its effect on Missouri schools; integrating performance assessment in daily classroom activities; selecting, interpreting and using standardized tests; developing quality classroom assessments; and preparing students to participate in districts' assessment programs.
One more thing
As you may know, the state of Missouri is a pioneer in the field of research in technology, learning and teaching. As you study for this degree, you’ll be applying in the classroom tomorrow what you learn online tonight.
Your digital classroom. Available anywhere.
William Woods online graduate programs are available to students across the country. From our main campus in Fulton, Missouri and beyond, our online graduates hail from California, Illinois, Kansas, Washington, Arkansas and many more.