Educational Technology This is a Track

College : Education and Human Performance Degree :
Department : Educational and Human Sciences Option : Nonthesis
Program Websites : http://education.ucf.edu/insttech/

TRACK DESCRIPTION

The Educational Technology track is designed for classroom teachers who want to increase their technological skills and become highly skilled at successfully integrating technology into the curriculum as well as develop leadership skills necessary to become site-based technology coordinators in K-12 schools, colleges and universities.

CURRICULUM

The Educational Technology track in the Instructional Design and Technology MA program requires a minimum of 36 credit hours beyond the bachelor’s degree. The curriculum includes 12 credit hours of instructional technology core courses, 15 credit hours of professional specialization, six credit hours of electives, and three credit hours of practicum.
 
Total Credit Hours Required:
36 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Bachelor's Degree

Required  Courses—27 Credit Hours

Core—12 Credit Hours

  • EME 6055 Current Trends in Instructional Technology (3 credit hours)
  • EME 6062 Research in Instructional Technology (3 credit hours)
  • EDF 6432 Measurement and Evaluation or EDF 6401 Statistics for Educational Data (3 credit hours) or EDF 6481 Fundamentals of Graduate Research in Education (3 credit hours) or EDF 6472 Data-Driven Decision-Making for Instruction (3 credit hours)
  • EME 6613 Instructional System Design (3 credit hours)

 Professional Specialization Courses—15 Credit Hours

  • EME 6417 Interactive Online and Virtual Teaching Environments (3 credit hours) or EME 6226 Instructional Development and Evaluation (3 credit hours) or EME 6209 Multimedia Instructional Systems II (3 credit hours)
  • EME 6053 Teaching and Learning with Emerging Technologies (3 credit hours)
  • EME 6405 Adapting and Integrating Innovative Technologies in Education (3 credit hours)
  • EME 6507 Multimedia for Education and Training (3 credit hours)
  • EME 6602 Integration of Technology into the Learning Environment (3 credit hours) 

Elective Courses—6 Credit Hours

Students must choose at least 6 credit hours of electives.  Electives in current certification area, technology, or other as approved by adviser. Courses not listed below require adviser approval. All ENC courses require approval from English Department.

  • EDF 6432 Measurement and Evaluation in Education (3 credit hours)
  • EDF 6401 Statistics for Educational Data (3 credit hours)
  • EDF 6481 Fundamentals of Graduate Research in Education (3 credit hours)
  • EDF 6472 Data-Driven Decision-Making for Instruction (3 credit hours)
  • EME 6209 Multimedia Instructional Systems II (3 credit hours)
  • EME 6457 Distance Education: Technology Process Product (3 credit hours)
  • EME 6607 Planned Change in Instructional Technology (3 credit hours)
  • EME 6601 Instructional Simulation Design for Training and Education (3 credit hours)
  • EME 6614 Instructional Game Design for Training and Education (3 credit hours)
  • IDS 6504 Adult Learning (3 credit hours)
  • ENC 6216 Editing Professional Writing (3 credit hours)
  • ENC 5225 Theory and Practice of Document Usability (3 credit hours)
  • ENC 6261 Technical Writing, Theory and Practice (3 credit hours)
  • ENC 6296 Computer Documentation (3 credit hours)
  • DIG 6432 Transmedia Story Creation (3 credit hours)
  • EDF 6635 Capstone: Action Research in Teacher Leadership (3 credit hours)
  • EDF 6884 Education as a Cultural Process (3 credit hours)
  • EDF 6886 Multicultural Education (3 credit hours)
  • EGI 6051 Understanding the Gifted/Talented Student (3 credit hours)
  • ESE 6217 Curriculum Design (3 credit hours)
  • TSL 5345 Methods of ESOL Teaching (3 credit hours)

Practicum—3 Credit Hours

Practica are independent learning activities that take place in authentic settings in which students must apply, reflect on, and refine knowledge and skills acquired in the program.

  • EME 6940 Theory into Practice in Educational Technology (3 credit hours)

Independent Learning

Practica are independent learning activities that take place in authentic settings in which students must apply, reflect on, and refine knowledge and skills acquired in the program.

Application Requirements

For information on general UCF graduate admissions requirements that apply to all prospective students, please visit the Admissions section of the Graduate Catalog. Applicants must apply online. All requested materials must be submitted by the established deadline.

In addition to the general UCF graduate application requirements, applicants to this program must provide:

  • One official transcript (in a sealed envelope) from each college/university attended.
  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • Résumé.
  • Applicants applying to this program who have attended a college/university outside the United States must provide a course-by-course credential evaluation with GPA calculation. Credential evaluations are accepted from World Education Services (WES) or Josef Silny and Associates, Inc. only.

For more information about the MA program, visit the program website at http://insttech.education.ucf.edu.

Application Deadlines

Educational Technology *Fall Priority Fall Spring Summer
Domestic Applicants Jan 15Jul 15Dec 1Apr 15
International Applicants Jan 15Jan 15Jul 1Nov 1
International Transfer Applicants Jan 15Mar 1Sep 1Dec 15
*Applicants who plan to enroll full time in a degree program and who wish to be considered for university fellowships or assistantships should apply by the Fall Priority date.

FINANCIALS

Graduate students may receive financial assistance through fellowships, assistantships, tuition support, or loans. For more information, see the College of Graduate Studies Funding website, which describes the types of financial assistance available at UCF and provides general guidance in planning your graduate finances. The Financial Information section of the Graduate Catalog is another key resource.

Fellowships

Fellowships are awarded based on academic merit to highly qualified students. They are paid to students through the Office of Student Financial Assistance, based on instructions provided by the College of Graduate Studies. Fellowships are given to support a student’s graduate study and do not have a work obligation. For more information, see UCF Graduate Fellowships, which includes descriptions of university fellowships and what you should do to be considered for a fellowship. 


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