Master of Arts in Educational Technology for New Pathways Completers

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About This Degree

Students who have completed the NJCU New Pathways to Teaching Program and who have purchased their graduate credit can apply 12-15 credits toward their MA in Educational Technology, 9 credits toward their MA in Educational Technology with STEM Certificate, and 9-12 credits toward their MA in Educational Technology with School Library Certification.

Courses for Each Program for New Pathways Completers

Courses. An asterisk * at the beginning of a course indicates that it will be replaced by a New Pathways course.  All courses are three credits.

EDTC 623: Introduction to Educational Technology

This course provides background knowledge of basic educational technologies with particular emphasis on the applications of instructional technology in the K-12 curriculum. Candidates explore the history and direction of instructional technologies, the ethical and social issues, the importance of media literacy, as well as new forms of assignments and assessments with the new technologies.

*EDTC 625: Using Integrated Software across the Curriculum | New Pathways EDU 684 Integrating Curriculum and Instruction

Candidates will learn how to apply a variety of technologies in systemic approaches to curriculum design and implementation. Participants consider the professional standards that address technology integration and professional development, as well as the ethical, legal and human dimensions of such a change. They explore leadership and supervisory approaches to the redesign of instruction through emerging and online technologies. The goal is to develop candidates who know how to access and integrate resources to maintain state-of-the-art technological literacy.

EDTC 621: Using the Internet in Education

This course develops students' capacity to create and lead school-wide STEM efforts to foster student success using internet-based tools and applications. Students will learn and practice strategies for using the internet to analyze data, determine learner needs, and generate curriculum and policies to support faculty and learner success.

EDTC 642: Introduction to Authoring Tools

This course will explore a variety of multimedia creation tools. Candidates will conduct a comprehensive survey of authoring tools and create projects applying design elements. Throughout the course, candidates will reflect upon the capabilities of authoring tools that are available to instructional multimedia designers.

EDTC 614: Introduction to Distance Learning

This course provides knowledge of emerging distance learning systems. Candidates learn to enhance online learning instruction by using various methodologies. The goal is to develop candidates who know how to access resources to maintain state-of-the-art technological literacy. Each candidate will design an instructional project as part of this class.

*EDTC 627: Seminar: Current Issues and Trends in Educational Technology | New Pathways EDU 645 Curriculum and Methods

This course is designed to explore the latest trends and research in curriculum and technology integration and explore how these trends affect instructional settings. Candidates provide evidence of their knowledge and expertise through the creation of an electronic portfolio.

*EDTC 620: Special Topics in Educational Technology | New Pathways EDU 693 Educational Assessment

This course examines current issues and topics in educational technology. Since the field of educational technology is ever changing, topics vary.

EDTC 631: Administration and Supervision of Technology

Course prepares candidates to serve as technology facilitators-professionals who promote the development and implementation of technology infrastructure, procedures, policies, plans, and budgets for p-12 schools. An analysis of district-wide and school curriculum needs, state agency mandates and federal imperatives as well as personnel roles and services will be conducted.

*EDTC 618 Learning Theories, Motivation, & Relationship to Technology (3 Credits)| New Pathways EDU 628 Learning and Motivation

The principal theories of human learning are surveyed including behaviorism, cognitive information processing, and constructivism. Additional theories which have been shown to affect learning are examined, including motivational, developmental, biological, sociological, and physiological factors. Special emphasis is given to alternative educational approaches, methods, strategies, and technologies that increase instructional effectiveness.

EDTC 622: Research Applications in Educational Technology I

(Fall only) This course provides an in-depth treatment of the research and evaluation process including design, measurement, and statistical analysis. The course emphasizes the interpretation, synthesis, evaluation, and analysis of research in the area of educational technology. During this course, candidates write their proposals for a thesis or project which is completed in EDTC 628 Research Applications in Educational Technology II.  (1 Prerequisite of 24 credits and EDTC 631 Administration and Supervision of Technology)

EDTC 628: Research Applications in Educational Technology II

(Spring only) This course is the capstone of the program. The purpose of this course is to integrate the candidate’s program of study into a practical manifestation of educational change and technology innovation. Each candidate, working closely with an advisor, completes the thesis or project in this course. (Prerequisite of successful completion of EDTC 622 Research I)

*EDTC 624 Technology in the English/Language Arts Curriculum (3 Credits) | New Pathways: LTED 605 LangArts/Lit in Elementary Curriculum, LTED 607 LangArts/Lit in Secondary School, or LTED 637 The Nature of Reading

This course focuses on creative writing, reading, literacy education, and the new forms of creative expression as they relate to educational technology. The goal is to develop candidates who know how to access and integrate resources to maintain state-of-the-art technological literacy. Each candidate will design an instructional project as part of this class.

 

EDTC 623: Introduction to Educational Technology

This course provides background knowledge of basic educational technologies with particular emphasis on the applications of instructional technology in the K-12 curriculum. Candidates explore the history and direction of instructional technologies, the ethical and social issues, the importance of media literacy, as well as new forms of assignments and assessments with the new technologies.

EDTC 625: Using Integrated Software across the Curriculum

Candidates will learn how to apply a variety of technologies in systemic approaches to curriculum design and implementation. Participants consider the professional standards that address technology integration and professional development, as well as the ethical, legal and human dimensions of such a change. They explore leadership and supervisory approaches to the redesign of instruction through emerging and online technologies. The goal is to develop candidates who know how to access and integrate resources to maintain state-of-the-art technological literacy.

EDTC 621: Using the Internet in Education

This course develops students' capacity to create and lead school-wide STEM efforts to foster student success using internet-based tools and applications. Students will learn and practice strategies for using the internet to analyze data, determine learner needs, and generate curriculum and policies to support faculty and learner success.

EDTC 642: Introduction to Authoring Tools

This course will explore a variety of multimedia creation tools. Candidates will conduct a comprehensive survey of authoring tools and create projects applying design elements. Throughout the course, candidates will reflect upon the capabilities of authoring tools that are available to instructional multimedia designers.

EDTC 614: Introduction to Distance Learning

This course provides knowledge of emerging distance learning systems. Candidates learn to enhance online learning instruction by using various methodologies. The goal is to develop candidates who know how to access resources to maintain state-of-the-art technological literacy. Each candidate will design an instructional project as part of this class.

* EDTC 627: Seminar: Current Issues and Trends in Educational Technology | New Pathways EDU 645 Curriculum and Methods

This course is designed to explore the latest trends and research in curriculum and technology integration and explore how these trends affect instructional settings. Candidates provide evidence of their knowledge and expertise through the creation of an electronic portfolio.

* EDTC 620: Special Topics in Educational Technology | New Pathways EDU 693 Educational Assessment

This course examines current issues and topics in educational technology. Since the field of educational technology is ever changing, topics vary.

EDTC 631: Administration and Supervision of Technology

Course prepares candidates to serve as technology facilitators-professionals who promote the development and implementation of technology infrastructure, procedures, policies, plans, and budgets for p-12 schools. An analysis of district-wide and school curriculum needs, state agency mandates and federal imperatives as well as personnel roles and services will be conducted.

EDTC 645: Foundations of STEM

This integrated, interdisciplinary course challenges students to rethink learning by integrating innovative STEM practices and tools and providing hands-on and relevant learning experiences. Students will engage with comprehensive STEM tools to support pedagogical applications in all areas of the curriculum and in all grade levels.

EDTC 622: Research Applications in Educational Technology I

(Fall only) This course provides an in-depth treatment of the research and evaluation process including design, measurement, and statistical analysis. The course emphasizes the interpretation, synthesis, evaluation, and analysis of research in the area of educational technology. During this course, candidates write their proposals for a thesis or project which is completed in EDTC 628 Research Applications in Educational Technology II.  (1 Prerequisite of 24 credits and EDTC 631 Administration and Supervision of Technology)

EDTC 628: Research Applications in Educational Technology II

(Spring only) This course is the capstone of the program. The purpose of this course is to integrate the candidate’s program of study into a practical manifestation of educational change and technology innovation. Each candidate, working closely with an advisor, completes the thesis or project in this course. (Prerequisite of successful completion of EDTC 622 Research I)

*EDTC 624 Technology in the English/Language Arts Curriculum (3 Credits) | New Pathways: LTED 605 LangArts/Lit in Elementary Curriculum, LTED 607 LangArts/Lit in Secondary School, or LTED 637 The Nature of Reading

This course focuses on creative writing, reading, literacy education, and the new forms of creative expression as they relate to educational technology. The goal is to develop candidates who know how to access and integrate resources to maintain state-of-the-art technological literacy. Each candidate will design an instructional project as part of this class.

 

EDTC 651 Organization of Library Media Materials

This course provides an examination of the technical processes (acquisitions, cataloging, processing, and circulation) necessary for the access, organization, and maintenance of media materials in the educational media center and a general conceptual foundation for student-centered information services and instruction in educational media centers. It provides access to all types of resources and equipment by identifying, establishing, and using delivery systems to retrieve information in all formats

EDTC 653 Selection and Acquisition of Print and Non-Print Media

In this course candidates will develop proficiency in the selection, acquisition, and evaluation of print and non-print, technology based materials. This course will include the theory of building a collection, developing selection policies, designing techniques for evaluating materials and collections, and applying a systems approach to media center maintenance and expansion.

*LTED 618 Pedagogy and Application of Children's Literature in the K-12 Classroom | New Pathways LTED 605, LangArts/Lit in Ele Curriculum orLTED 607, LangArts/Lit in Secondary School

Students will examine, evaluate, and discuss the various genres of children's and young adults' literature. They will explore strategies for using children's and young adults' literature across the curriculum and engage children and young adults in selecting and reading quality literature. They will question and investigate the possibilities and benefits of using technology-based children's and young adults' literature resources and methods.

*EDTC 625: Using Integrated Software across the Curriculum | New Pathways EDU 684 Integrating Curriculum and Instruction

Candidates will learn how to apply a variety of technologies in systemic approaches to curriculum design and implementation. Participants consider the professional standards that address technology integration and professional development, as well as the ethical, legal and human dimensions of such a change. They explore leadership and supervisory approaches to the redesign of instruction through emerging and online technologies. The goal is to develop candidates who know how to access and integrate resources to maintain state-of-the-art technological literacy.

EDTC 642: Introduction to Authoring Tools

This course will explore a variety of multimedia creation tools. Candidates will conduct a comprehensive survey of authoring tools and create projects applying design elements. Throughout the course, candidates will reflect upon the capabilities of authoring tools that are available to instructional multimedia designers.

EDTC 621: Using the Internet in Education

This course develops students' capacity to create and lead school-wide STEM efforts to foster student success using internet-based tools and applications. Students will learn and practice strategies for using the internet to analyze data, determine learner needs, and generate curriculum and policies to support faculty and learner success.

* EDTC 627: Seminar: Current Issues and Trends in Educational Technology | New Pathways EDU 645 Curriculum and Methods

This course is designed to explore the latest trends and research in curriculum and technology integration and explore how these trends affect instructional settings. Candidates provide evidence of their knowledge and expertise through the creation of an electronic portfolio.

EDTC 655 Internship: School Media Centers

The internship is undertaken after all of the other School Library Media courses have been completed. Qualified candidates, with the approval of the department chairperson, must apply one semester in advance for placement in a school library media center. The center will provide a practical experience for the candidate to utilize the principles and techniques acquired in the coursework. (This course is taken as the last course in the sequence.)

*EDTC 618 Learning Theories, Motivation, & Relationship to Technology (3 Credits)| New Pathways EDU 628 Learning and Motivation

The principal theories of human learning are surveyed including behaviorism, cognitive information processing, and constructivism. Additional theories which have been shown to affect learning are examined, including motivational, developmental, biological, sociological, and physiological factors. Special emphasis is given to alternative educational approaches, methods, strategies, and technologies that increase instructional effectiveness.

EDTC 631: Administration and Supervision of Technology

Course prepares candidates to serve as technology facilitators-professionals who promote the development and implementation of technology infrastructure, procedures, policies, plans, and budgets for p-12 schools. An analysis of district-wide and school curriculum needs, state agency mandates and federal imperatives as well as personnel roles and services will be conducted.

EDTC 661 Administration and Supervision of Library Media Centers

This course looks at the management of school library media centers—an analysis of policies and procedures applicable to these centers. The course will develop an understanding of the role, duties, and responsibilities of the professional school library media specialist as well as the role of school library media centers in the educational community. These are examined in light of people, procedures, and media.

EDTC 662 Advanced Field Experience

Candidates are assigned to work within a school library media center, working under an established administrator in assisting in the managerial and decision-making responsibilities of the position. Through mutual agreement among the candidate, the media center administrator, and the professor, a program of work is designed that integrates the duties and responsibilities of an educational media specialist. A graduate field experience project is required.  Pre-Requisite(s): EDTC 655-Internship School Media Center