BOOST YOUR SKILLS

An online Master of Instructional Technology will give you a deeper understanding of education theory and how classroom technology can be used to enrich the learning experience. In this program, you’ll:

  • Explore instructional technology for either K-12 or adult education
  • Explore how to integrate technology into education
  • Study new technologies that have the potential to transform education
  • Design, develop, and evaluate your own educational technologies to fit specific needs or goals
  • Identify, prioritize, and act upon ethical issues inherent to educational technology
  • Recognize and use appropriate leadership styles and strategies related to educational technology issues
     

Completion of Strayer University’s Master of Education program does not guarantee a student has met the requirements to apply for public school teacher or administrator licensure in any state, nor that a student will be eligible for pay raises, promotions or other job-­related benefits. Students pursuing teacher or school administrator certification in the public school system should contact their respective state offices of education as well as local school district to confirm educational requirements before beginning the program.

AT-A-GLANCE

Winter Classes Start:

January 6

Courses to Complete:

12

Cost Per Course:

$1,680

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ONLINE MASTER OF INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY COURSES

COURSES IN CONCENTRATION

  • EDU 540 - Designing, Developing and Evaluating EducationalTechnology

    Focus on the application of education principles to the design, production and evaluation of new technologies and learning environments. Cover various media including text, hypermedia, web-based learning, modeling and simulation software, collaborative learning tools, authoring shells, handheld devices, digital video, broadcast television, and webcasts. Discuss how to assess, evaluate and analyze the process for integrating these technological enhancements in different educational settings and their effects.

  • EDU 541 - Technology Tools to Manage Learning

    Develop the skills that will enable you to evaluate and use a Learning Management System (LMS) in a business or academic environment. Topics include synchronous and asynchronous e-learning methods; capabilities, benefits and constraints of LMS; organizational needs; and methods of communication available in the system. Learn to analyze an organization's needs, use a specific LMS, enroll users, load course materials, conduct an asynchronous class, input assessment items, enter grades and produce reports.

  • EDU 542 - Integrating Technology into Education

    Address how new technologies support alternative approaches to teaching and learning. Learn how instructional technology can help meet the needs of a diverse group of students and change both the content and methods of education. Explore the curriculum and the classroom as the primary vehicles for integrating instructional technology into education.

  • EDU 543 - Designing Engaging e-Learning Experiences

    Design and develop engaging e-learning experiences. Topics include design steps, the technology uses for communication and learning and globalization. Explore different learners needs and motivations for using technologies such as blogging, texting, social networking, gaming, micro-worlds, and avatars. Learn to use various Internet sites and productivity tools to design, develop and evaluate engaging e-learning experiences.

COURSES IN MAJOR

  • EDU 500 - Adult Learning Theory

    Review, analyze and evaluate contemporary educational theory and practice in relation to the teaching and learning process. View different philosophical perspectives on human development, motivational theory and learning theory, including effects on the educational enterprise as these perspectives are applied to varied learning situations.

  • EDU 508 - Educational Research Methods

    Discuss aspects of educational research including study purpose, research design, methods of analysis and formal scholarly writing. Focus on decision making and policy formation in educational and related settings. Examine qualitative and quantitative research paradigms as you evaluate and interpret measures deriving from both methodological approaches. Demonstrate proficiency in writing and knowledge of educational research methods.

  • EDU 520 - EDUCATION AND LAW

    Utilizes case law, legal analysis and class discussions to introduce students to the major legal principles and issues affecting education.Reviews legal terminology and diverse legal issues that impact education and educators. Topics include regulation of public and private schools, church-state issues, the authority to make and enforce rules governing student and staff conduct, safety of the educational environment, child abuse and sexual harassment, search and seizure, desegregation, free-speech rights of students, teachers and extracurricular groups and due process. Topics are examined in the context of legislation and statutes, Department of Education regulations, and state and federal court decisions.

  • EDU 525 - Perspectives of Adult Education

    Examines adult education from historical perspectives, including social, economic, regulatory, and technological developments that have shaped adult education. Students examine distance education, online education, and other modes of adult education.

  • EDU 526 - Diversity in Adult Education

    Explore practical and theoretical approaches to understand and appreciate diversity. Learn how to create inclusive learning environments for adults in educational and non-educational settings. Learn ways to incorporate cultural diversity and diversity of ideas into instructional content.

  • EDU 535 - Organizational Training and Development

    Examines the elements of training and development in organizational and educational environments. Students learn how to incorporate adult learning theory into training and developmental programs. Topics include planning, facilitating, and assessing training and development of adults.

  • EDU 550 - Adult Learning: Curriculum, Design and Development

    Provides students with the tools to plan, design and implement curricula in educational settings. Approaches to, and models of, curriculum and program design will be explored, with a specific emphasis on developing curricula for adult learners. The internal and external influences on curriculum and program development will be evaluated.

  • EDU 565 - Training Strategies and Assessment

    Examine additional, more complex topics in corporate and partnership taxation. Discuss topics such as estate and gift taxes, fiduciary accounting, tax-exempt entities, and qualified and non-qualified plans. Ethics, research and tax planning are an integral part of the course.

  • EDU 598 - Education Practicum

    Whether you are an educator, trainer, or instructional technologist, professional environments will benefit from your completing this education practicum. This course provides students an opportunity to gain practical experience in a supervised professional setting by applying knowledge, skills, and attitudes learned throughout their program. Students learn to contribute to individual and team environments within professional settings and reflect on opportunities for self-development. Practical experience is documented in portfolio- type materials that students can use for career development. A grade of a B or higher is required. 

  • EDU 599 - Education Capstone

    Prerequisite: To be taken last or next to last; a grade of 'B' or higher is required.

    Apply the rationale for and methods of developing a professional portfolio. Create a portfolio that includes a comprehensive collection of work and artifacts to demonstrate analysis, synthesis and evaluation of theoretical and practical knowledge gained in prior program courses. Demonstrate competency of your specific concentration area as well as of program outcomes. A supervising faculty member will evaluate your capstone project. A grade of B or higher is required.

BE AN EDTECH EXPERT

Classroom technology provides the opportunity for students to learn in new, engaging ways — if the tech is properly integrated, monitored, and applied. The greatest innovations need smart, savvy educators to manage the transition to the newest and most impactful tools.

Your online Master of Education concentration in instructional technology from Strayer University allows you to be the resource your school needs. Earning your master’s in instructional technology online gives you the opportunity to explore the latest innovations in edtech while honing your own 

ability to vet the best products, make key recommendations to school administrators, and work with your fellow educators to deliver meaningful programs to students.

Blended learning, online learning, and other edtech advancements are going to continue to evolve the way education is viewed in the United States. Your online master’s in instructional technology helps ensure that you are not only ahead of the edtech curve — you’ll help create it.

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