Curriculum: M.S. in Instructional Technology (No Certification)

See Curriculum for M.S. in Instructional Technology with Ed. Tech Specialization

Major Requirements

Foundations/Professional Core Credits:
EDIT 603 Foundations I: Philosophy of Instructional Technology 3
Foundational research on the integration of instructional technologies in teaching, training, and learning enables the candidate to consider the social, psychological, and technical milieu of the digital medium in the second millennium. The candidate explores, through primary source literature and digital artifacts, the continuum of thought that frames the past, present, and future understanding of instructional technology within education, corporate, personal, and societal contexts. This exploration leads to the candidate's final project: a rigorous, web based, well documented personal philosophy of instructional technology incorporating a variety of digital media artifacts. In this course, candidates will initiate their web based professional portfolio for the program. Candidates are expected to make additions and revisions to this philosophy each succeeding semester as specified in the final portfolio requirements for the degree. Field experiences are required and integrated into the course.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
EDPC 605 Curriculum Design and Development 3
Candidates design an instructional unit within a defined course of study based on the five phases of instructional systems design: analysis, design, development, implementation and evaluation. Candidates conduct a needs assessment for the learner, content, and context of their unit of instruction aligning learning objectives with national and state standards. Candidates develop performance assessment measures and incorporate instructional technologies to meet the needs of diverse learners. Issues addressed are curriculum alignment, learning theory, differentiated instruction, and design of instructional technology activities for active student engagement and inquiry. Field experiences are required and integrated into the course.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
EDPC 610 Foundations II: Diversity, Learning, and Technology Education 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: Take EDPC 605 and one course in this group: EDIT 603 or EDPC 603

Candidates apply an understanding of diversity of student populations in P-12 schools. Particular emphasis is placed on research based evidence for effective uses of assistive and instructional technology for improving student performance in national and state standards based general education curriculum. Candidates develop instructional materials to meet the needs and aspirations of all learners across the spectrum of culture, gender, language, and ability levels. Case studies are developed to demonstrate technology integration for differentiation for all learners. Field experiences are required and integrated into the course.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
EDIT 605 Instructional Applications of the Internet 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: Take one course from this group (EDIT 608 or EDPC 605) and EDIT 603

In this course candidates will integrate the tools and resources of the internet into their instructional dialogue. Starting with learning standards and/or instructional competencies, candidates adapt Internet resources and internet based teaching strategies to their instructional environments. Constructivist and other learning approaches are used and modeled for all activities. Candidates will utilize the current tools and resources of the Internet as well as consider evolving standards and capabilities.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
EDIT 610 Multimedia/Authoring 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: Take one course from this group (EDIT 608 or EDPC 605) and EDIT 603

Candidates design and develop a computer based or web based interactive instructional system using multimedia authoring tools. Candidates develop documentation required for using the product and strategies for integrating multimedia applications into their own instructional contexts to meet the diverse learning needs of their audience.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
EDIT 695 Field Experience Practicum and Seminar 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: Complete 27 credits of the degree requirements

This practicum and seminar will be culminating field experience for the instructional technology master's program. The practicum portion will include the NYSED minimum field experience requirement. The experiences will expand candidate's knowledge of the field of instructional technology and his/her leadership expertise. The seminar component will require that candidates complete their electronic portfolio by reviewing, updating or creating artifacts, rationales and reflections related to experiences in the program for each International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) National Education Technology Standards (NETS) for Technology Coaches standards. The portfolio will provide evidence for candidate's impact on student learning, and practicum experiences that meet standards for Instructional Technology Coaches as described in ISTE NETS-C.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
    Total: 18 Credits
 
Pedagogical Applications Credits:
EDLA 615 Language Arts and Technology 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: Take EDPC 605 and one course in this group: EDIT 603 or EDPC 603

Candidates examine the national and state English/ Language Arts standards related to listening, speaking, reading, writing, and visual communication. Candidates explore methods, materials, and resources appropriate for cultural, ethnic, and diverse learning styles of all learners to meet the language arts and reading standards. Candidates investigate strategies for integrating technology into K-12 language arts and literacy instruction and teaching strategies appropriate to the level of instruction. Candidates apply research based effective practices for assessing learner progress and for using technology to improve reading, writing and communication. Field experiences are required and integrated into the course.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
EDMA 625 Mathematics, Science, and Technology I (Math focus) 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: Take EDPC 605 and one course in this group: EDIT 603 or EDPC 603

The candidates will examine an integrated approach to the teaching of mathematics, science and technology. Emphasis will be on designing instructional strategies using technology to support problem solving skills, abstract and quantitative reasoning, mathematical modeling and mathematical fluency in students. Collaborative and project based student- centered learning and assessment techniques will be the guiding principles throughout the course. Candidates will create strategies to coach and support teachers in the development of instructional materials to address the needs of diverse learners in the context of reflective practice. Field experiences are required and integrated into the course.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
EDSC 626 Mathematics, Science, and Technology II (Science focus) 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: EDMA 625 or EDSC 625

Candidates integrate mathematics, science, and technology with inquiry based teaching and learning aligned with national and state standards. Candidates explore issues, resources, technologies and methods to create integrated MST experiences and plan effective lessons for diverse student population. Candidate will investigate appropriate assessment strategies and the application of various technologies and web resources. Field experiences are required and integrated into the course.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
EDIT 663 Educational Uses of Social Media 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: Take EDIT 603 and one course in each group. Group 1 (EDPC 605 or EDIT 608) and Group 2 (EDPC 610 or EDIT 618)

Candidates will explore educational applications of social media tools for teaching and learning. Candidates investigate the advantages of "new social learning" and management of social media for effective implementation in P-12 learning spaces. Particular focus will be on instructional applications, cooperative learning facilitation, and the extension of leaning experiences beyond the classroom. Candidates will develop projects that incorporate social media tools to enhance teaching and learning.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
EDIT 690 Assessment and Evaluation 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: Take EDIT 603 and one course in each group. Group 1 (EDPC 605 or EDIT 608) and Group 2 (EDPC 610 or EDIT 618)

Candidates explore selected forms of quantitative and qualitative methodologies used for conducting needs assessment, developing technology-related professional learning programs, and evaluating the impact on instructional practice student learning. Strengths and weaknesses of each approach will be analyzed. Candidates will learn about resources for designing, development, and complementing the evaluation and measurements of instructional interventions. Focus will be on measuring instructional effectiveness. Specific topics include: need assessment, data collection methods, data analysis, and communication of results. Special attention is devoted to methods of assessing k-12 leaning outcomes. Candidates complete the course by preparing a detailed evaluation and assessment plan to determine evidence of student learning in a specific educational context.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
    Total: 15 Credits
 
Total Required Credits = 33