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Graduate Catalog 2016-2017 
Graduate Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master of Arts in Educational Technology

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Advisors: Brian Horvitz, Sharon Peterson
Room 3571 Sangren Hall

The Master of Arts in Educational Technology is designed for individuals seeking to become technology leaders and trainers in corporations, K-12 education, higher education, nonprofits and other organizations. The degree will prepare you for leadership roles in the support and training of others in learning organizations.

As both a totally online degree program and campus based program, the Master of Arts in Educational Technology allows students the flexibility to participate in and complete most or all of your coursework without having to commute to campus or to take most of the courses of your degree program on campus. While many students are able to complete their EDT Graduate studies online without ever stepping on campus, others prefer or are required by funding sources and government requirement to take their EDT Masters degree course work in our state of the art instructional classrooms and computer labs on campus. 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 e-mail, web browsing, and submission of assignments via file transfer procedures. An online application and additional information can be found at www.wmich.edu/leadership/academics/edtech/master/admissions.

Admission Requirements

In addition to meeting the requirements of the Graduate College, all applicants must possess a baccalaureate degree, 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. 

Program Requirements

Students will complete a planned program of study consisting of 30-33 credit hours of course work with an overall grade point average of 3.0 or better. The degree course work requires a fifteen credit hour Major Technology Core.  Students will select the Major Technology Core with the approval of an academic advisor. The course work also requires a nine hour Minor Technology Elective Core that is related to the career goals of the student and approved by an academic advisor. The minor core must be different from the major core and have at least one of the three courses at the 6000-level.

II. Technology Minor Elective Core (9 hours)

Select 9 hours of elective courses related to the technology career goals of the student and approved by an academic advisor, of which 3 credits must be at the 6000-level, and the other 6 credits may be at the 5000- or 6000-level.

Two 5000- or 6000-level course (6 hours)
One 6000-level course (3 hours)

III. Research Course (3 hours)

IV. Culminating Learning Activity (3 or 6 hours)

The culminating learning activity allows students to demonstrate their comprehensive knowledge of educational technology in either a research study or in the development of a curriculum or instructional technology product. Students seeking advanced degrees beyond the master’s level are encouraged to complete a master’s thesis. Other students will elect the capstone course with an advisor-approved technology research, application, or curriculum development project that includes a minimum of 120 hours of effort.

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