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2010-2011 General Catalog 
2010-2011 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG Please see current catalog]

Instructional Technology, MEd

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This master’s program is only available through distance  education via distance delivery methods. The MEd degree is a two-year cohort rotation (i.e., students proceed as a group through the two year program). To be successful in this master’s degree program, students should own or have access to a personal computer. They will also need a USU e-mail address and Internet access in order to communicate with faculty members and other students in the program. Persons choosing the MEd have two specializations available: Educational Technology and Information Technology and School Library Media Administration. A Distance Learning Endorsement is also available within the MEd. Students accepted to the MEd may also choose certain electives from the Administrative Supervisory Certificate (ASC) program. They may then apply for acceptance to the ASC.

The Educational Technology specialization is directed at public school educators and administrators who are interested in applying the principles of educational technology to the teaching/learning process. This specialization may lead to a position as a district-level or building level educational technology specialist responsible for technology integration and in-service training related to computers and other technologies.

The Information Technology and School Library Media Administration specialization is directed at persons seeking employment in a school library media center. Students seeking this specialization must complete the School Library Media minor (delivered through distance education) and apply for a Utah State Library Media Endorsement. This specialization may lead to a position as a district-level or building-level school library media specialist (K-12). The library media specialist is prepared to apply principles of library and information technology to help students and teachers. The library media specialist also understands the effective use of learning resources in the teaching/learning process.

The goal of the Distance Learning Endorsement Program is to provide public school educators with the knowledge and skills they need in order to be effective teachers of students who are participating in distance education programs. To prepare them for meeting the challenges of teaching and learning at a distance in the K-12 setting, the program aids master teachers in becoming (1) effective communicators with distant learners across the barriers of time and distance, and (2) proficient users of telecommunications technologies in instruction. Students can apply for the State Distance Learning Endorsement.


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