College of Education
Dean: Jacob Perea
Department of Instructional Technologies
Chair: Eugene Michaels
Advisers: Foreman, Michaels, Wilson
M.A. in Education: Concentration in Educational Technology
Program Scope and Career Outlook
The Department of Instructional Technologies offers the Master of Arts in Education with Concentration in Educational Technology and the Certificate in Training Systems Development (graduate). The program provides three areas of emphases for graduate study: instructional computing and multimedia development, training design and development, and instructional media design and production. In addition, the program offers a Supplementary Authorization in Instructional Computing for K-12 teachers who complete ten to twelve (10-12) units of course work in that area.
MASTER OF ARTS IN EDUCATION: CONCENTRATION IN EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY
Admission to Program
Applicants to the program must meet the university's requirements for all graduate majors. In addition, the department requires that applicants to the program schedule an interview, either in person or by telephone, with the department chair in order to review the applicant's interest and preparation in the field.
Courses for this program are listed in alphabetical sequence (consult Index for page reference).
Units EDT 700 Seminar: History and Theory of Instructional Technology 3 EDT 717 Seminar: Design-Based Instructional Technology 3 EDT 718 Seminar: Administration-Based Instructional Technology or EDT 722 Computer Authoring Systems inInstructional Design 3 ISED 797 Seminar in Educational Research 3 EDT 895 Field Study or EDT 898 Master's Thesis 3 Major Emphasis (see below) 9 Electives 6 Minimum total 30The minimal requirement for graduation is 30 units. Based on individual student needs, background, and interest, the department may require some students to complete more than 30 units for the attainment of the degree.
EDT 619 Computer Graphics for Instructional Media EDT 627 Instructional Applications of Computing EDT 628 Advanced Applications of Educational Computing EDT 630 Introduction to Interactive Video EDT 631 Technology in Teaching EDT 641 Design of Computer Assisted Instruction EDT 722 Computer Authoring Systems in Instructional Design EDT 728 Seminar: Computer Resource Specialist EDT 731 Computer-Designed Instructional Materials EDT 740 Seminar: Interactive Video EDT 741 Advanced Design and Development of Computer-Assisted Instruction
EDT 626 Contemporary Developments in Educational Technology (1-3) EDT 653 Professional Development in Training (1-3) EDT 717 Seminar: Design-Based Instructional Technology EDT 718 Seminar: Administration-Based Instructional Technology EDT 727 Seminar: Print-Based Instructional Methods EDT 737 Seminar in Training Systems Design
EDT 625 Instructional Video Production I EDT 642 Instructional Video Production II EDT 646 Scriptwriting for Instructional Media EDT 649 Multi-Image Design and Production EDT 650 Video Applications in Training EDT 651 Corporate and Institutional Television Production
Field Study Requirements. In order to complete the field study, the students must design, develop, and produce an instructional design project, using the instructional systems process, from needs analysis to formative evaluation. The instructional product may be in any medium: print, video, multimedia, or computer. The design process used in the development of the product must be described in writing, and any design document, such as performance objectives, storyboards, flowcharts, or scripts, must accompany the written description. The written description must include an introduction, statement of the instructional need or significance of the project, research review, description of the design methodology, and the formative evaluation of the product, and conclusion.
Master's Thesis. Students who wish to conduct a research study use the thesis as a way to demonstrate their research and scholarly interests and abilities. The thesis reports the results of a research study, which has been based on a question of theoretical or applied interest in the field of training or education. The thesis should reflect research questions and inquiry that demonstrate graduate-level capabilities.
Once admitted to the program, students must complete twelve core and six elective units to be awarded the certificate.
Units EDT 717 Seminar: Design-Based Instructional Technology 3 EDT 718 Seminar: Administration-Based Instructional Technology 3 EDT 737 Seminar in Training Systems Design 3 ISED 735 Seminar in the Adult Learner 3 Electives 6 Minimum total 18
The minimal requirement for award of the certificate is eighteen (18) units. Based on individual student needs, background, and interest, the department may require some students to complete more than eighteen units for the award of the certificate.
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