Educational Technology

The Educational Technology program welcomes potential candidates from all teaching disciplines and those contemplating a career change or an enhancement to their existing professional skills. Our programs are tailored to the needs of working professionals, and provide initial and advanced training in integrating technology in a wide variety of teaching and training environments. We offer campus-based, online, and blended courses each semester.

The Master's in Educational Technology is designed to enhance and transform teaching through technology integration - training candidates as teachers, co-teachers and consultants in schools, agencies and organizational professional development.

K-12 classroom teachers often add the MA in Educational Technology to their existing graduate education degrees. The MA in Educational Technology with School Library Media Specialization is offered as a K-12 cross endorsement for certified teachers.

The Sixth Year Certificate is designed for teachers who want to enhance and transform teaching through technology integration but already have a Master's degree.

The online certificates are designed for professionals seeking learning opportunities in one of three areas: Classroom Technology Integration, Leadership in Educational Technology, and Learning Design and Technology.

Admission

Application deadlines are listed online.

After an initial paper review, successful applicants are invited to campus for an interview. The purpose of the interview is twofold: to offer applicants an opportunity to review the program with an advisor, and help the advisor assess the applicant's potential for success as a graduate candidate. If a formal admission letter is received, each candidate is expected to contact their assigned faculty advisor to outline a planned program of study.

Any candidate whose relevant academic productivity is marginal or inadequate, who does not embody a socially responsible professional disposition, or who demonstrates unsuitable personal qualities, will not be recommended for matriculation, continuation in the program, student teaching placement, or state certification. Candidates are expected to behave in accordance with the State of Connecticut's Teachers Code of Professional Responsibility. In addition, the Disposition Statement presented in this catalog is applicable to this program as it is to all programs in the Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions.