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2005-2006 School of Graduate and Professional Studies Catalog 
2005-2006 School of Graduate and Professional Studies Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Instructional Technology - Initial Licensure

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The Masters of Education programs in Instructional Technology are designed in two tracks: 1) a 21-credit post-baccalaureate program that leads to Initial Licensure, and an optional 15 additional credit program to obtain a Masters degree in Initial Licensure, 2) a 36- credit Appropriate Master’s Degree Program that leads to Professional Licensure.

General Information Instructional Technology

The graduate programs in Instructional Technology are based on the belief that teachers need to stay current with, and learn to use and integrate effectively, today’s instructional technology into their curriculum and the classroom environment. The programs are designed to lead to Massachusetts State Licensure as an Instructional Technology Specialist. The curricula help the students develop the following competencies for the Instructional Technology Specialist:
  • Proficiency in the use of technology tools for professional and instructional purposes, such as word processing, database, spreadsheet, telecommunication, print/graphic utilities, multi- and hyper-medias, presentation tools, and assessment tools.
  • Selection, evaluation, and the use of appropriate computer/technology based materials the instructional process.
  • Proficiency in the use of communications and research tools such as email, World Wide Web, web browsers, and other online applications that link to state standards and requirements, for professional and instructional use.
  • Integration of the computer technology-based materials (such as video, computers, hypermedia, multimedia, telecommunications, and distance learning) into the curriculum emphasizing problem solving, critical thinking, information management, and communication skills.
  • Integrating effective uses of adaptive/assistive technological devices that address a variety of learning styles.
  • Familiarity with hardware configurations, operating systems, compatibility issues, peripheral technology, use of networks, and information access.
  • Knowledge of computer authoring systems, and/or a programming language.
  • Familiarity with equity/ ethical, legal, and social issues of technology use in education

Specific Admission Requirements

  • application form and fee;
  • statement of professional goals;
  • official transcripts of all academic work (at a minimum a Bachelor degree);
  • two letters of recommendation;
  • a passing score on the Communication & Literacy test of the MTEL;
  • copy of all Massachusetts teacher licenses, if any; and
  • official score on either the Miller’s Analogy or GRE.

Program of Study

Note: Courses required for obtaining Initial Licensure in Instructional Technology are marked below with (*).

Courses for  Pre-practicum courses are marked below with (**).

Students enrolled in the Instructional Technology program will take ITP 543 Multimedia Literacy instead of the core course ED 581 Technology in Education.

Comprehensive Examination

Total Degree Requirements - Credits: 36

Completion of the Program

To exit from the Instructional Technology program for the initial licensure, students must have successfully completed all of the required courses, fieldwork, and the comprehensive examination. Students are also required to pass the subject matter test in Instructional Technology prior to the beginning of the practicum experience for successful completion of the Initial Licensure Master of Education in Instructional Technology program. Students who fail to meet the above requirement will be advised to transfer into other post-baccalaureate programs that do not lead to licensure.

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