Curriculum and Instruction

M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction - Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age

Candidates choosing the Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age concentration will examine ways that technology affects the educational process and how they can help move their schools forward with technology so teachers in their schools can positively affect student learning by using appropriate technologies. Candidates will explore foundational concepts in media literacy and information literacy. They will broaden their perspective on visual, multimedia, and online information and on their own and their students' identities. They will also understand classroom and school models that use technology in ways that challenge the paradigm of the traditional classroom, including models that use blended and online learning models within and in place of the traditional school building. Finally, they will study models of technology leadership that will help them facilitate changes in their own settings.

Program of Study

The M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Teaching and Learning in the Digital age is a 36 credit program.

Program Core (21 credits)
ED 602 Learner- Centered Education
ED 608 Creative, Thinking, Collaboration, & Educational Change
ED 612 Philosophy, History of Education & Curriculum Theories
ED 659 Race, Class & Gender in Education
ET 690 Seminar in Educational Technologies
AD 776 Theory & Research on Teaching & Educational Leadership
ED 805 Capstone Seminar

Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age (15 Credits)
RE 601 Media Literacy Education
ET 630 Digital Communication for Educators
ET 631 Transformative Online Teaching
ET 660 Innovative Digital Schools
ET 680 The Role of the Technology Leader

Completion Time

This program may be taken part-time (to be completed in 2-5 years). Part-time offers a self-paced opportunity to complete requirements over a longer period of time with courses delivered at times of the day that are convenient to full-time work schedules.

Program Outcome

Successful candidates will receive the Master of Art in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age.