Master of Education Program - Concentration in Teaching & Technology (T&T)

Concentration Requirements

The Master of Education in Teaching and Technology requires 32-36 hours of coursework, an action research report, and an oral defense of a comprehensive portfolio. The curriculum is structured around a set of core requirements that provide a broad foundation in education, research and technology. All options in this program require 14 hours of core courses.  Note: Multiple options require 18 credits of advanced coursework in the content area to qualify to teach college level coursework or dual credit. 

Core Required Courses
EDUC 610Research in Education3
EDUC 625Issues in School, Community, and Family3
or EDUC 621 School Law and Organizational Structure of Education
EDUC 640Supervision and Assessment of Teachers and Learners3
or EDUC 623 Personnel, Supervision and Staff Development
EDUC 657Exceptionality, Diversity, and Differences3
EDUC 698Capstone2
or EDUC 688 Leadership Capstone
Total Credits14

Student must select one of the options to complete the concentration in Teaching and Technology

Option 1: Teaching and Learning Courses

EDUC 635Technology for Learning3
EDUC 650Field Design and Implementation3
EDUC 675Teaching with 21st Century Tools3
EDUC 685Action Research in Education3
EDUC 689Research Application1
Elective Courses
Select six hours from the following:6
Supervision of Student Teachers
Learning Theory and Instructional Design
Design for Engineering
Invention and Innovation
Design, Technology, and Engineering for Elementary
Total Credits19

Option 2: Communication Courses

COMM 611Communication Theory3
COMM 630Instructional Communication and Technology3
COMM 645Media Uses and Effects3
COMM 650Advanced Interpersonal Communication3
COMM 655Advanced Intercultural Communication3
COMM 660Group Communication, Team Building, and Leadership3
EDUC 685Action Research in Education3
EDUC 689Research Application1
Total Credits22

Option 3: History Education Courses

HIST 610Thinking Historically: Skills and Sources3
HIST 630Democracy and Democratization3
HIST 640The World Wars3
HIST 650Readings in American History3
HIST 660Readings in World History3
HIST 672Modern Latin America3
EDUC 685Action Research in Education3
EDUC 689Research Application1
Total Credits22

Option 4: Health and Physical Education Courses

HPER 610Motor Learning3
HPER 620Current Literature in Health and Physical Education3
HPER 630Advanced Developmental Adapted Physical Education3
HPER 640Advanced Techniques in Teaching Health and Physical Education3
HPER 650Curriculum Development and Evaluation in Health and Physical Education3
HPER 660Leadership and Supervision in Health and Physical Education3
EDUC 685Action Research in Education3
EDUC 689Research Application1
Total Credits22

Option 5: Mathematics Education Courses

MATH 608History and Philosophy of Mathematics for Teachers3
MATH 613Precalculus for Teachers3
MATH 614Geometry for Teachers3
MATH 621Probability and Statistics for Teachers3
MATH 665Calculus for Teachers3
MATH 690Trends, Methods, and Technology in Mathematics Education3
or other MATH courses approved by Graduate Studies
EDUC 685Action Research in Education3
EDUC 689Research Application1
Total Credits22

Option 6: Teacher Leadership Courses

EDUC 620Leadership, Planning and Organizational Behavior3
EDUC 622Personal Communication and Ethics in Education3
EDUC 630Principles of Teaching and Learning in Secondary3
or EDUC 631 Principles of Teaching and Learning in Elementary
EDUC 635Technology for Learning3
EDUC 665Learning Theory and Instructional Design3
EDUC 685Action Research in Education3
Total Credits18

Option 7: Biology Education Courses

BIOL 611Botany3
BIOL 615Genetics3
BIOL 640Environmental Contaminants3
BIOL 641Cell Biology3
BIOL 647Aquatic Entomology3
BIOL 659Evolution3
EDUC 685Action Research in Education3
EDUC 689Research Application1
Total Credits22

Total Core 14 Hrs
Total Required 19-22 Hrs
Total Credits Needed to Graduate 32-36 Hrs

Course Rotation

Course Rotation for Teaching and Learning.
Course Rotation for Communications option.
Teaching and Technology (History Option) course rotation.
Course Rotation for Health and PE option.
Course Rotation for Math option.
Course rotation for Teacher Leadership option.
New Course rotation for Biology Option.

Core Values/Learning Outcomes

  1. Effective use of Instructional Technologies
  2. Expertise in Research, particularly Action Research
  3. Expertise in Assessment
  4. Supervisor/Leader/Coach
  5. Expertise in Curriculum/Instruction
  6. Diversity/Global Awareness

The program’s Core Values and National Board of Professional Teaching Standards lay the broad foundation for the overall program design. Specific objectives are then addressed in each course, based on its curriculum. At the course level, the required projects and activities provide a rich and diverse collection of opportunities for assessment of student knowledge and understanding by the professor.