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College
College of Education, Health and Human Services
Department
School of Lifespan Development and Educational Sciences

405 White Hall
Tel: 330-672-2294
E-mail: oss@kent.edu
Web: www.ehhs.kent.edu/ldes

Description

The Master of Education in Instructional Technology includes two concentrations: Instructional Technology/General and Computer/Technology. A degree can be obtained in any of the two concentrations, or the endorsement/licensure can be obtained without the degree for fewer credit hours. These programs are available 100 percent online.

The Instructional Technology/General concentration is designed to prepare students to use a variety of technologies in school classrooms, in training facilities or in other instructional settings.

The Computer/Technology concentration is an endorsement program intended for teachers who plan to teach computer applications in the classroom or who want to assume technology coordinator positions in a school or at the district level. This endorsement can only be added to an existing teaching license and cannot be obtained independently as a separate licensure.

The dual degree Master of Education / Master of Library and Information Science for K-12 School Library Media Licensure leads to a multi-age licensure in school library media. This program is offered in cooperation with the College of Communication and Information and prepares students to work in all types of libraries, including school libraries, and confers initial teaching license. The program of study includes professional educational requirements, library sciences and instructional technology courses.

 

Admission Requirements

Official transcript(s), goal statement and two letters of recommendation. Admission into the Library–Media licensure program also requires an additional letter of recommendation, receipt of a Moral character form, and GRE if GPA is below 3.000 in highest completed degree. Note: for students with a GPA of 3.000 or greater, completion of a bachelor's degree is sufficient evidence of reading, writing and mathematics competency required for initial licensure.

Please refer to the university policy for graduate admission.

Graduation Requirements

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree requires a minimum of 34 semester hours of graduate coursework. The M.Ed. degree with Computer/Technology endorsement requires a minimum of 36 semester hours. The major must consist of 18 or more semester hours in the College of Education, Health, and Human Services. M.Ed. students have six years from the term of first enrollment to complete the degree.

Licensure Requirement (not required for graduation):
Candidates seeking Ohio licensure are required to pass specific assessments in order to apply for licensure. Students should consult their advisors for specific program requirements and refer to the See Ohio Department of Education-Educator Preparation website for more information on assessments specific to licensure type.

Thesis/ Dissertation

A thesis project can be chosen as part of the Masters Degree Program, in lieu of taking two courses (6 credit hours).  Students select a committee comprised of two faculty members to supervise their work on this project.

 

Accreditation

The Computing/Technology endorsement program has been fully accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
 

  • Instructional Technology/General concentration
  • Computer/Technology concentration
PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (19 credits)
Course Title Credits
EPSY 65524 Learning Theories 3
ITEC 67403

67442
Instructional Design (3)
or
Designing Online Courses (3)
3
  57411 Designing Visuals for Instruction 3
  57430 Computer Applications in Education 3
  67420 Researching Current Issues in Instructional Technology 3
  67438 Instructional Applications of the Internet 3
  67439 Portfolio Review 1
CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (15-17 credits)
Instructional Technology/General concentration (15)
Computer/Technology concentration (17)
MINIMUM TOTAL 34-36

Licensure Requirement (not required for graduation):
Candidates seeking Ohio licensure are required to pass specific assessments in order to apply for licensure. Students should consult their advisors for specific program requirements and refer to the See Ohio Department of Education-Educator Preparation website for more information on assessments specific to licensure type.

 

Instructional Technology/General concentration

CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (15 credits)
Course Title Credits
Choose from the following: 15
ITEC 50093 Variable Title Workshop in Educational Media* (1-4)  
  57400 Selection and Utilization of Educational Media (3)  
  57402 Organization and Administration of Educational Media Programs and Centers (3)  
  57413 Digital Video in Education (3)  
  57427 Technology and Learning (3)  
  67410 Simulation-Games in Education (3)  
  67417 Advanced Instructional Design (3)  
  67425 Managing Technological Change (3)  
  67426 Networking Basics for Educators (3)  
  67432 Designing Multimedia for Instruction (3)  
  67435 Virtual Reality (3)  
  67436 Distance Education (3)  
  67437 Web Development for Educators (3)  
  67442 Designing Online Courses (3)  
  67444 Teaching Online Courses (3)  
  67449 Research in Online Learning (3)  
  67492 Advanced Practicum and Internship in Instructional Technology (1-10)*  
  67496 Individual Investigation in Instructional Technology (1-10)  
  60199 Thesis I (2-6)  
  60299 Thesis II (2)  
MINIMUM SUBTOTAL 15


*Up to 4 credit hours of graduate level workshop may be used as electives.

 

Computer/Technology concentration

CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (17 credits)
Course Title Credits
ITEC 67425 Managing Technological Change 3
  67426 Networking Basics for Educators 3
  67432 Designing Multimedia for Instruction 3
  67436 Distance Education 3
  67437 Web Development for Educators 3
  67492 Advanced Practicum and Internship in Instructional Technology (1-10)* 2
MINIMUM SUBTOTAL 17