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Masters Degree in Educational Technology (ETEC)

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  • Course description
    The Master's in Education in Educational Technology (ETEC) program requires a minimum of 36 semester credit hours, with seven required and five elective ETEC courses. The selection of ETEC electives is based on students' orientation and career plans within the broad field of educational technology. Full-time students typically complete the program in two academic years, while part-time students may take longer.

    Admissions Requirements

    Prior Academic Record
    A baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution in any field of study is acceptable to the Department, provided the student's undergraduate scholastic record is acceptable to the Graduate Division. A "B" average (i.e., 3.0 on a 4-point scale) in the last 60 semester hours of the undergraduate program is required for regular admission.

    Commitment to the Profession
    Just as students in other professional schools (architecture, engineering, law, medicine, social work, nursing, and the like) are expected to have made career decisions with a full understanding of the discipline and what may be expected of the professionals in that field, the faculty of educational technology expects that application for admission will signify an applicant's serious commitment to prepare for and enter the profession of educational technology. Only serious applicants should apply, and only well qualified applicants will be admitted.

    Pre-Program Deficiencies
    Because the ETEC M.Ed. is not primarily a technology skills training program, students entering the program are assumed to have a basic knowledge of computers and applications. While there is no formal pre-requisite, students who have not had a previous technology course may find it useful to enroll in one of the ETEC undergraduate courses prior to admission or in their first semester in the program. The ability to learn basic technical skills through self-study is essential to program success.

    Educational Technology graduates are found in many learning environments including K-12 and higher education, government, business, industry, and health occupations. Many K-12 educators take Educational Technology courses for professional development purposes. However, those who complete the Masters programs within Educational Technology are often hired as Technology Coordinators, Technology trainers, and Instructional Designers. Those in the Doctoral program in Educational Technology are usually within leadership positions and are completing the program either for professional development or are planning to enter into higher education.

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