This Master of Education (M.Ed.) program is designed to raise the competencies of educators in all fields by incorporating technology into schools and classroom settings to help students achieve their highest potential and to prepare for a rapidly changing world. Participants will develop specific competencies in the use of computer-mediated communications, management and instructional technologies of educators and support personnel. The aim in developing these specific competencies will ultimately be to enhance student learning. The focus will be on preparing both educators and students to function in knowledge-based environments in the global community. The degree activities will address technology in the classroom as well as the related functions in the school, including how students not only use technology but also how to leverage technology to have a healthy, informed lifestyle.
Note: The International Education/Educational Technology specialization program is NOT linked to Massachusetts teacher licensure.
Upon completion of the program, students will:
• Participants will significantly increase their competencies in incorporating technology into schools and classroom settings, with a view on student improvement
• Participants will assess and improve their skills in the use and troubleshooting of computer-mediated communications, management and instructional technologies of educators and support personnel, with an emphasis on both hardware and software
• Participants will demonstrate ability to function confidently and safely in knowledge-based environments in the international community
• Participants will manage and leverage technology to enhance “international” elements of international and state-funded schools