Southeast Curriculum Supervisors 30 January 2015
Preparing initially licensed teachers of science and mathematics ◦ Traditional undergraduate ◦ Licensure only and lateral entry ◦ Master of Arts in Teaching Delivering service courses in instructional technology for most education majors and mathematics education and science education courses for middle grades, elementary, and special education majors
Providing an array of graduate certificate and degree programs for busy professionals Mathematics Education ◦ Elementary Add-on Licensure Certificate ◦ MAEd in Mathematics Education – 3 Concentrations Science Education ◦ MAEd in Science Education Instructional Technology (non-licensure) ◦ MS in Instructional Technology ◦ Distance Learning and Administration Certificate ◦ Computer-Based Instruction Certificate
Providing an array of graduate certificate and degree programs for busy professionals Instructional Technology (licensure) ◦ MAEd in Instructional Technology (077) ◦ Certificate for Special Endorsement in Computer Education (18079)
What initiatives are driving interest in instructional technology? ◦ Teachers teaching with technology ◦ 21 st Century Skills ◦ One-to-one initiatives ◦ Digital teaching and learning ◦ Electronic textbooks ◦ Testing ◦ Teacher leaders providing professional development ◦ Technology coaching
At what level are districts looking for instructional technologists? ◦ In the classroom ◦ In the school ◦ In the district
Excellent Courses ◦ Aligned to state licensure standards ◦ Balance of theory and practice ◦ Award-winning program Excellent Faculty ◦ Leaders in the field ◦ Award winners ◦ Extensive experience integrating technology in classrooms
Entirely Online Program – Time saved if not driving to campus Classes Delivered Asynchronously – Very difficult to find a common time for busy professionals to meet Provision for Busy Professionals – Deadlines provided in advance and spaced to allow for those who rely, for example, on weekends
Cost of Course Relatively Low ◦ On-Campus, One Course: >$1500 ◦ Distance Education, One Course: $666 No Driving to Campus No Campus Fees No Parking Fees ◦ No parking tickets ◦ No towing fees
Flexibility in Scheduling – Finish in two years, three years, four years Rich Set of Course Offerings – Required and elective offerings; ability to add a certificate Possibility of Cohort Model – Curriculum and course availability known in advance
Rich history of education at ECU. Excellence signified by numerous awards and honors given to the College of Education, in general, and the Instructional Technology program, in particular. Availability of a large and talented faculty in Instructional Technology, with the ability to recruit, teach, advise, and mentor students. Completely online program designed for busy professionals.
Master of Arts in Education in Instructional Technology – 36-hour program leading to advanced licensure. Certificate for Special Endorsement in Computer Education – 18-hour program leading to 18079 licensure. Teachers already holding a master’s degree have the option of adding on the 077 licensure by completing the certificate and the EDTC 6992 internship.
Introduction to Instructional Technology Principles of Instructional Design Integrating Technology into Language Arts, Social Studies, & Information Skills Curriculums Digital Literacy for 21 st Century Classrooms Selection and Integration of Multimedia for PK- 12 Schools Administration of School Technology Programs
Instructional Technology Core Introduction to Instructional Technology Principles of Instructional Design Analysis and Evaluation In Instructional Technology
Educational Core Introduction to Differences in Human Learning in Schools Addressing Differences in Human Learning in Schools Leadership and Communication Skills in Education Trends and Issues in Educational Research for Practitioners
Additional Instructional Technology Courses Integrating Technology into (a) English/Language Arts, Social Studies, and Information Skills Curriculum or (b) Math, Science, and Healthful Living Curriculum Selection and Integration of Multimedia for PK-12 Schools Administration of School Technology Programs Internships Seminar
Additional MAEd Requirements EDTC Elective – Common Choices: ◦ Integrating Technology into Curriculum Areas ◦ Using the World Wide Web for Research ◦ Digital Literacy for 21 st Century Classrooms ◦ Designing K-12 Professional Development for Delivery in Online and Blended Learning Environments Electronic Portfolio – Evidence from MAEd courses
Knowledge/skills in instructional design of staff development and classroom instruction. Strategies for the effective integration of technology across content areas and selection of classroom materials. Strategies for effective instructional design using state/national technology standards. Skills as a leader in PK-12 school systems. Detailed knowledge of the role of Technology Facilitator in PK-12 school systems.
Assistance with Application Set Curriculum Registration Provided Support from Colleagues Support from District Assistance with program completion paperwork – obtaining certificate and licensure Site Visits from Program Faculty
Support from District Wilson – monetary support ($70 per credit hour for up to 6 hours per year) Harnett – support and publicity for the cohort Onslow – paid for two classes (one early and one late) Onslow – provided a lot of support for aligning interns with mentors Onslow – provided meeting room and refreshments
Online Application Application Test Scores ◦ MAT ◦ GRE Statement of Purpose Recommendations (3) Transcripts
Online Application Application May be waived for 10-year professionals Test Scores – May be waived for 10-year professionals ◦ MAT ◦ GRE Statement of Purpose Recommendations (3) Do not need transcripts > 10 years w/o degree; no ECU transcripts Transcripts – Do not need transcripts > 10 years w/o degree; no ECU transcripts