Curriculum and Instruction

M.S. in Educational Technology


Welcome to the Educational Technology Master’s Degree Program information.

We are actively recruiting a new cohort to begin in Fall 2021. The cohort will graduate in May, 2023. We will accept up to 25 people in that cohort.

If you are seeking New York State professional certification in your initial certification, this master’s degree is aligned with all areas. If you are seeking certification as an educational technology specialist, you will need this degree, pass a NYS content specialty exam (CST 71), and verify that you have take the Child Abuse, Violence Prevention, and DASA workshops. You can obtain both NYS professional certification in your initial area and NYS educational technology certification with the degree.

You cannot get your first level, initial, certification in education as a public school teacher New York State via this program. If you come in with a degree in another field and no education background, we can’t offer you New York State teacher certification credentials. You may be able to take the program, if it meets your needs outside of NYS K-12 public education. If so, just speak with us and we’ll explain that to you.

At this moment, how we use technologies well in K-12 has special meaning. Educators want to engage learners, meet individual needs, make learning environments that are meaningful and supportive. The Educational Technology program is focused on that for you.

For details, please contact the Assistant Dean of the College of Education, Information, and Technology, Cary Epstein at Cary.Epstein@liu.edu 

Educational Technology, M.S. (Blended)

Open House/Interview Required. Each cohort is designed uniquely. Some are monthly on a Saturday morning in-person only. Others are late afternoon/early evening weekdays. All are usually blended with about half of each course online. All is clearly outlined at the Open House/Interview. Contact Assistant Dean Cary Epstein at cary.epstein@liu.edu for more information and to rsvp to an Open House/Interview.


Program Curriculum

Required Courses

EDT 908B

Assistive & Instructional Technologies for Individuals W/Disabilities: Current Research & Practices

3.00

EDI 776A

Culminating Experience: Issues, Challenges, and Opportunities for Applying Technologies in Learning

3.00

EDI 776B

Culminating Experiences: Actualizing Systemic Technology-Based Learning

3.00

Additional Educational Technology Courses

Seven (7) courses form the following graduate EDT or EDI Courses are selected by the program directors prior to creation of cohorts.  Course selection is made to best fit the needs of the cohort group being formed.

EDT 664

Foundations of Educational Technology: Learning Theories, Critical Thinking, and Technologies for Teaching and Learning

3.00

EDT 676

Understanding Developmentally Appropriate Educational Technologies for Improving Learning Communities and Learning Systems

3.00

EDT 686

Foundations of Educational Technology II:  Fundamentals of Educational Research in Technology-Enriched Leaning and Evaluation

3.00

EDT 736

Applying Educational Technologies for Building Learning Communities and Learning Systems

3.00

EDT 746

Outcomes Assessment for Educational Technologists

3.00

EDT 756

Understanding the Role of Educational Technologies in Changing School Cultures, Organizations and Communities

3.00

EDT 766

Designing And Evaluating Assessment Plans for Technology-Enriched Theoretically-Grounded Learning Environments

3.00

EDT 661

Transforming Communities of Practice: Applications, Technologies & Implementation

3.00

EDT 662

Transforming Communities of Practice: Technology-Rich Learning Environments

3.00

EDT 663

Technologies in the 21st Century: Applying Digital Media and Multimedia in Teaching and Learning

3.00

EDT 701B

Technology and Learning Conferencing

3.00

Credit and GPA Requirements

Minimum Total Credits: 30

Minimum Major GPA: 3.00


Courses

EDT 661 Transforming communities of practice: Technology-rich learning environments Education, public and private, at all levels of delivery is experiencing major changes directly related to the evolution and implementation of technology in teaching and learning practices. This course introduces concepts and principles for creating technology-rich learning environments.

Current practice and trends are explored as students identify and test available tools for delivering learning in diverse ways with, and around, information technologies. Students learn to build a foundation for using technology based learning theory, studying practice and trends that are successful, and using state and national standards. Creating electronic portfolios are developed as a process for documenting student performance. Students produce technology rich, standards based learning activities in collaborative and individual projects. The final project includes a documented rationale for using technology as a form of content delivery. The course utilizes a mix of face-to-face and online/virtual instruction and serves as a model for student work.

Credits: 3 On Occasion


EDT 662 Transforming communities of practice: Applications, technologies, & implementation 

Education, public and private, at all levels of delivery is experiencing major changes directly related to the evolution and implementation of technology in teaching and learning practices. This course provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to critically assess and selectively incorporate 21st century learning tools into new learning environments. The focus is on Web 2.0 tools, second-generation Internet tools, that offer increased interactivity allowing teachers and students to easily create, communicate, collaborate, and share information, projects, and ideas. The course is delivered in a blended format mixing traditional face-to-face and online, asynchronous, learning experiences.

Credits: 3 On Occasion

EDT 663 Technologies in the 21st century: Applying digital media and multimedia in teaching and learning

Education, public and private, at all levels of delivery is experiencing major changes directly related to the evolution and implementation of technology in teaching and learning practices. Digital media and multimedia provides teachers and students with powerful new ways of expressing, organizing, synthesizing, and evaluating ideas and information. This course provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to create and use digital media / multimedia for educational purposes. The course will focus on developing skills in digital imaging, audio, and video production; and in combining media in new ways to present information and tell stories. We will examine ways that school based multimedia projects provide students with the opportunity to work collaboratively, engage in multiple modalities of learning and reflective thinking, and use a constructivist approach to learning. Students will work individually and in collaboration on class assignments and projects. The course is delivered in a blended format mixing traditional face-to-face and online, asynchronous, learning experiences.

Credits: 3

Every Fall and Spring

EDT 676 Developmentally Appropriate Educational Technologies to Improve Learning Communities and Systems

This course examines systems thinking, organizational theory, and change theory for improving learning communities and learning systems. Through the course, learners apply these approaches to their own teaching, learning and technology development.

Education Technology majors only. Credits: 3

On Occasion

EDT 686 Found. of Ed. Tech. II: Fund. of Educational Research in Technology-Enriched Learning and Evaluation

This course, usually offered in conjunction with EDT 736, introduces educational research for the assessment of learning in technology-enriched, constructivist environments. Students learn to use appropriate educational technologies for synthesizing, generating, and evaluating knowledge. Constructivism and Applied Constructivist theories as models for developing technology-enriched learning systems are explored.

Education Technology majors only. Credits: 3

On Occasion

EDT 701B Technology and Learning Conferencing: Attending Professional Conferences

This course may be taken more than once. Each time it will have a new letter designation. For example, The National Educational Computing Conference (NECC) in 2003 might be EDT 701A Technology and Learning Conferencing: National Educational Computing Conference, Seattle, WA, June/July, 2003, while another conference in 2003, might be EDT 701B with its specifications. And so on.

 

This course creates an intensive learning experience for the student before, during, and after a major national conference with a strong focus on technology and learning. One dimension of the course is hearing renowned speakers, attending sessions, interacting directly with a broad base of presenters, interviewing exhibitors while exploring new technologies, and reading extensively in both peer-reviewed scholarly research papers and work on practical ideas for effective technologies used purposively in K-12 settings. Another is the work with the faculty mentor who provides a framework for planning, study, and initial research prior to the conference; team building with all taking the course; mentorship and discussions during the conference; and production including communications and presentation afterwards.

Outcomes include discussions online before, during, and after the conference, e-mails with people around the country who have presented, and after the conference a reflective paper and the construction of an interactive, multimedia website for others to view. Together, these constitute a personal portrait of substantive learning based around the conference, in which students evidence learning in the T.E.A.M. program frameworks and each of the three vertical threads (technology, professional growth and scholarship, content/action).

Education Technology majors only. Credits: 3

On Occasion

EDT 746 Outcomes Assessment for Educational Technologists

Students are introduced to the design and application of outcomes assessment in technology enriched learning environments. Moving from a rich theoretical and skills base, students begin to apply their knowledge to continue scholarly research that supports their personal or group focuses as they build greater understanding and apply learning in designing and evaluating model of learning systems in constructivist environments. This course emphasizes the critical importance of collaborative action and the value of working in teams.

Education Technology majors only. Credits: 3

On Occasion

EDT 756 The Role of Educational Technologies in Changing School Cultures, Organizations, and Communities

In this course, usually offered in conjunction with EDI 746, students begin to apply their knowledge to build learning communities and systems. Change models are explored, school organization and cultures analyzed, and models for future systems developed. Students (individually and in teams) design action-based teaching and learning models and participate in technology-enriched projects supporting educational outreach to schools, museums, and other learning communities.

Education Technology majors only. Credits: 3

On Occasion

EDT 776A Culminating Experience: Issues, Challenges, and Opportunities for Applying Technologies in Learning

In this course, students assess and diagnose opportunities for enhancing the effectiveness of learning systems through the selection, implementation, and ongoing evaluation of appropriate educational technologies. Students identify and address existing and potential impediments in conventional educational settings to the application of technologies for improving learning systems. Students also consider technology specific impacts and applications including digital plagiarism, digital divide, and copyright.

 

If 776, this is the final core course in the program. Students' capstone experience, begun in 766 is completed and presented in a professional online portfolio with evidence and reflection upon their learning through the entire program. The portfolio is presented to an audience of peers. If 776A, the packaging of this portfolio extends through the next course, 776B.

Education Technology majors only. Credits: 3

On Occasion


EDT 776B Culminating Experience: Actualizing Systemic Technology-Based Learning

This course serves as the culminating experience for the core of the program, if nine cores are designed for the team. Students are expected to finish developing personal and group learning systems, professionally present and support those systems to peers and mentors, and synthesize their experience in the program. Mentors review program contracts with students. The capstone experience, the online professional portfolio is completed in this semester and presented to an audience.

EDT 908B Assistive & Instructional Technologies for Individuals w/Disabilities: Current Research & Practice

Assistive and instructional technologies refer to the application of technology to meet the needs of students throughout special education. IEP teams are now required to consider Assistive Technology for all children in Special Education This summer institute is designed to bring some of the leading researchers, developers and practitioners in this emerging area to Long Island University. Topics include: overview of assistive technology, applications with students with learning disabilities, recent research and development in multimedia applications for at-risk and mildly disabled students, applications for students with physical and/or speech impairments, and integrating assistive technology within the IEP and into the classroom. Education Technology majors only.

Credits: 3 On Occasion


CONTACT

College of Education, Information, and Technology
post-educate@liu.edu