MS in Educational Technology Studies

As businesses strive to operate in an increasingly global market, many companies know their employees need to stay current in the use of workplace technology. The emerging field of corporate training requires the most modern and innovative adult teaching methods to educate employees and inspire them to do their best work.  Most corporate trainers have a background in teaching or training, and they have a passion for teaching adults using up-to-date technologies and methods. 

The Master of Science in Educational Technology Studies program is designed for individuals who wish to teach adults in the private or corporate setting.  This program builds on the Master of Science in Education in Educational Technology in that it looks at how people learn and leverage technology in teaching. The program provides the skills necessary for teaching adults in settings other than public schools, specifically for business, industry and post-secondary education.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited institution.
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 (Upon the recommendation of the Director of Student Support Services, candidates whose GPA is less than 3.0 may be admitted on a conditional basis.)
  • A transcript review will also be performed with the applicant’s undergraduate or previous graduate coursework to determine needed content and pedagogical composition of the individualized Educational Technology Specialist Program.
  • Completion of the application process including an essay, two letters of recommendation and an in some cases admission interview.
The Master of Science in Educational Technology Studies offers students an opportunity to earn a master’s degree in a field of interest, enhancing their current skills and/or providing them with skills to provide a different kind of training. The Educational Technology Studies program requires a minimum of 36 graduate credits for the master’s degree. Candidates’ background in education and in technology will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis, using transcript review, presentation of specific artifacts or challenge examinations. Each candidate will meet with the faculty (either face-to-face or virtually) to design his/her own professional development plan. Each plan must be designed to meet the competencies stipulated by the State of New York and the International Society of Technology Education (ISTE). Students in this program serve an internship in a corporate or post-secondary setting. 
Degree Requirements
Core Courses (18 credits)
ED 615     Assistive Technology for Students with Learning Disabilities (3)
ED 616     Curriculum Development & Instructional Planning with Technology (3)
ED 672     Differentiating Curriculum and Instruction (3) or   ED 672A   Differentiating Instruction in Inclusive and Secondary Settings (3)
TS 642      Computer Hardware, Troubleshooting and Maintenance (3)
TS 654      Designing Standards-Based, Technology-Enhanced Curriculum (3)
                 (Prerequisite TS 652 and 653, or demonstrated competency)
TS 671      Internship in Educational Technology (3)
Pedagogy Concentration (12 Credits)
ED 630     Human Development in the School Context  (3)
ED 631     Educational Psychology (3)
ED 640     Secondary Methods: Learning to Teach (3)
ED 656     Literacy in the Content Area (3)

Corporate Training Courses (6 Credits)
6 credits selected by adviser from Educational Technology or Educational Leadership
Total Credits: 36
*This program does not lead to New York State Certification.