Advisors: Brian Horvitz, Robert Leneway, Sharon Peterson
Room 1420 Sangren Hall
The Master of Arts in Educational Technology is designed to prepare educators for the integration of educational technology into academic programs. The degree program prepares educators for various school-based technology roles, including technology coordinators, technology instructional consultants/teachers, and chief technology officers.
Most courses in the Master of Arts in Educational Technology are offered via Extended University Program’s distance education program means that include e-learning, Blackboard computer-based management software, Internet conferencing, and other online teaching/learning methods. Courses may be offered as residential courses taught in traditional computer labs and classrooms at Western’s Kalamazoo campus as well as at various regional locations located in southwestern Michigan. Students should be prepared to handle distance education instruction that often requires more independent work, self-direction, and the meeting of course deadlines outside of regular classroom meetings. Students will also need to have mastered basic computer communications systems, including email, use of listservs, web browsing, and submission of assignments via file transfer procedures. An online application and additional information can be found at www.wmich.edu/coe/elrt/edtech.
In addition to meeting the requirements of the Graduate College, all applicants must possess a baccalaureate degree in education or a related field, provide a statement outlining technology skills and background, career goals, and educational philosophy (1,000 words). Admission decisions will be made by program faculty after review of admission materials.