Educational Technology M.Ed. Degree Requirements
The Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree requires 36 credits. The degree requires an 18-credit technology core, a 3-credit research core, a 12-credit leadership core, and a 3-credit culminating internship.
|Technology Core (15 credits)
||Introduction to Educational Technology
||Multimedia Design in the Classroom
||Digital Communication for Educators
||Transformative Online Teaching
|Research Core (3 credits)
||Foundations of Educational Research
||Teacher Research and Inquiry
||Theory & Research on Teaching in Education
|Leadership Core (15 credits)
||Social Justice and Technology
||Innovative Digital Schools
||Technology Leadership and Professional Learning
||The Role of the Technology Leader
||Educational Technology Seminar
||Educational Technology Internship
The internship is a culminating experience in which candidates take the technology and leadership skills that they have learned and apply them. The internship is generally done as an individualized project at your own school or district and involves helping your school or district move forward with technology.
Internship projects are developed on an individual basis by each candidate with the assistance of their internship supervisor. First, the candidate proposes a technology-related leadership project connected to a topic of great interest to them and also based on needs identified in their professional setting. Then candidates work cooperatively with colleagues and their internship supervisor to implement and facilitate their plan, while actively reflecting on their process and progress. This rich customized experience provides candidates with significant opportunities to apply their educational technology knowledge and skills as well as their newly learned leadership dispositions in a real setting under the supervision of their administration and their internship supervisor.
Examples of some past internships include:
- Development of a school makerspace and teaching colleagues how to use it.
- Roll out of a new school-wide Learning Management System.
- Coaching colleagues about technology integration tools (ie. formative assessment tools).
- Building a classroom recording studio.
- Developing online professional development modules.
- Leading STEM and robotics initiatives.
- Updating learning materials to make them accessible, engaging, and appropriately aligned with technology.
- Revamping the school’s entire data assessment cycle.
- Improving the school’s webpages and social media presence across multiple platforms.
What do all of these internships have in common? They were uniquely developed by Loyola’s Educational Technology candidates who relied on their individual interest and technology expertise to fulfill a need in their setting that required them to demonstrate their newly learned leadership skills.
Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Obtain a M.Ed. in Educational Technology.
- Enhance or pursue a career in the following professions:
- Board certified teacher/coordinator
- Technology facilitator
- STEM teacher/coordinator
- Professional learning liaison
- National Security Agency (NSA) employee