Educational Technology Studies, MS
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.
- 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, in some cases, an 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.