The Program of Study should be developed in consultation with the Faculty Advisor during the first semester of graduate work and must contain the following elements:
Click on the following links to download a Program of Study (POS) form for your chosen track:
EDCI 6336 – Problems in Education: International Technology Issues
EDCI 6390 – Research Methods in Education
EDTC 6340 – Applications of Advanced Technologies in the Pk-12 Classroom
EDTC 6341 – Student- Centered Learning Using Technology
EDTC 6342 – Technology Leadership
EDTC 6351 – Web-Based Multimedia in Instruction
EDTC 6358 – Theory and Practice of e-Learning
EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY LEADERSHIP Certification Program
The Technology Leadership in Education (TLE) Certificate is a 9-graduate credit program that is geared toward providing educators with the skills and knowledge needed to be effective leaders in technology. Principals, superintendents and technology leaders currently in roles as administrators as well as teachers who seek to take more of a leadership role in their district will benefit from this certificate.
As educators move toward the demands of the more technology-enhanced classroom, technology leaders are increasingly required to make high-stakes decisions about hardware, software and programs at the campus and district level. Yet, many administrators have not been exposed to pedagogy of technology enhanced student-centered classrooms and do not feel prepared to model and lead in the technology integrated environment. This Technology Leadership in Education Certificate will serve to fill the gap that has occurred from the high-demand for more effective technology integrated learning. All of the courses from this graduate certificate are fully transferrable into the Master of Education in Educational Technology.
EDTC 6340 – Application of Advanced Technologies in Education and Training
EDTC 6341 – Student-Centered Learning Using Technology
EDTC 6342 – Technology Leadership
Click on the following link to download the Technology Leadership in Education Certificate Program of Study form.
E-LEARNING CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
The 12-hour graduate certificate program targets individuals interested in working as e-learning practitioners in K-12, higher education, corporate, or e-learning industries. Candidates will be able to serve as effective online educators by advancing knowledge and skills in electronic learning, both conceptual and practical; and meet changing job requirements in response to current trends in e-learning.
All of the courses from this graduate certificate are fully transferrable into the Master of Education in Educational Technology.
EDTC 6321 – Instructional Design
EDTC 6323 – Multimedia/Hypermedia
EDTC 6358 – Theory and Practice of e-Learning
ELECTIVE with an emphasis on e-learning production skills
Click on the following link to download the E-Learning Certificate Program of Study form.
EDTC 6320 – Instructional Technology. This course provides a history and overview of the field of instructional technology. Demonstrations of technologies in different educational settings are explored. Practical and theoretical means for ascertaining the needs of learners, implementations of specific technologies to meet those needs, and assessment of effectiveness of those technologies in meeting learner's needs are presented. Lec. 3, Cr. 3.
EDTC 6321 – Instructional Design. This course uses an instructional systems design model to guide the student in systematically developing effective Instruction. Theoretical and practical issues in instructional systems design are examined. Other instructional design models are introduced. Lec. 3, Cr. 3.
EDTC 6323 – Multimedia/Hypermedia. This course concentrates on the development and utilization of hypermedia and multimedia in education. Students are expected to demonstrate the ability to develop an interactive instruction by utilizing audiovisual technologies and computer-based/Web-based technologies in a meaningful, educational context. Lec. 3, Cr. 3.
EDTC 6325 – Educational Communications. This course addresses the development of instruction for e-learning environments. Learners will use a research-based rationale for the selection and utilization of technologies for designing, developing, implementing, and evaluating instruction using an open source courseware management system. Learners will also explore the potential of 3-D virtual environments for instructional applications. Lec. 3, Cr. 3.
EDTC 6329 – Selected Topics in Educational Technology. This course addresses the study of significant topics related to utilization of technology in educational settings. With approval by advisor, course may be repeated when topic varies. Lec. 3, Cr. 3.
EDTC 6332 – Internship in Educational Technology. Practicum in Educational Technology (UT Brownsville): Guided observation and practice in the applications of technology to a specified educational setting are emphasized. Prerequisites: Must be within six hours of completion of program; approval of graduate advisor. Lec. 3, Cr. 3.
EDTC 6340 – Integration of Advanced Technologies in Education and Training. This course emphasizes the use of current technologies for teachers/trainers including effective integration of: multimedia, web-based and Web 2.0 applications, and social media as reflected in scientifically-based research of instructional technology in online learning environments. Lec. 3, Cr. 3.
EDTC 6341 – Student-Centered Learning Using Technology. This course provides the teacher/trainer with the skills and conceptual knowledge for instructional design and development of student-centered learning activities in learning environments. The course also addresses critical issues in the instructional design and development process, including effective modifications of instruction that uses advanced technologies for special needs students, and mentoring other faculty members. Lec. 3, Cr. 3.
EDTC 6342 – Technology Leadership. Techniques, strategies, resources, and tools for designing, developing, implementing and evaluating critical aspects of leadership in instructional technology issues will be addressed. Lec. 3, Cr. 3.
EDTC 6351 – Web-Based Multimedia in Instruction. This course examines the cognitive domains of learning and the corresponding research in web-based multimedia. It provides a theoretical construct by which distance educators can infuse learner-centered principles and examine the possibilities for streaming media in online education. Lec. 3, Cr. 3.
EDCI 6390 – Research Methods in Education. This course will provide graduate students with opportunities to increase their competence as educational researchers through an in-depth dialogue and instruction of research paradigms and methodologies in education. It is designed to prepare students to plan a research study and write and defend a Master's Thesis Proposal. Lec. 3, Cr. 3.
Courses from our Partner Institutions
EDC 390T - Advanced Instructional System Design. (UT Austin): The course is designed to enable students to both understand and apply current strategies, trends, issues, and theoretical frameworks for the design and development of instructional systems. Students will work in teams to design and develop an instructional product for an authentic client such as a state agency, school system or subject matter expert. Throughout the design and development process, students will share their progress and problems and discuss instructional design theories and strategies with guest instructional design experts.
PMCH 6381 – Applied Research Methods. (UT Medical Branch Galveston): The student will be given the opportunity to demonstrate a knowledge of: (1) historical and policy issues and the basic approaches used in research; (2) whether a problem is amenable to investigation by formal research methods, (3) specific theoretical research models and techniques for analyzing and developing both quantitative and qualitative forms of research and evaluation studies; (4) specific methods and procedures for reviewing and assessing the research literature, and (5) designing his/her own research or evaluation study.
EDUC 6304 – Learning and Cognition (Advanced Educational Psychology). (UT Permian Basin): This course has been designed to provide educators with the most up-to-date information concerning the teaching-learning process. This course will provide an opportunity for students to incrementally develop an educational theory and practice based on solid research and theoretical concepts. Students will be provided with a working knowledge of learning theory from various viewpoints, developmental influences, practical application and teaching methods. Students will also become familiar with approaches dealing with the management and motivation of students and measurement of individual differences.
EDC 385GA – Computer Supported Collaborative Learning. (UT Austin): This online course is designed to help you explore, use and develop your knowledge and skills on needs of learners, implementations of specific technologies to meet those needs, and assessment of effectiveness of those technologies in meeting learner's needs are presented.
EDC 385GB – Instructional Technology Planning and Management. (UT Austin): The course uses a problem-based approach to learning technology planning and management skills. Using authentic school data and situations, you and your team members will develop a comprehensive strategic technology plan. Although the context will be that of a public school, the planning strategies and processes will also apply to other educational and training settings.
IST 6373 – Special Topics: Evaluating Trends in Educational Technology. (UT San Antonio): This course provides an overview of evaluation approaches, techniques, tools, and philosophies as they apply to current and future applications of technology in educational environments. Students will develop skills in evaluating a variety of technologies, identify strategies for evaluation, and identify past and current trends in the use of technology to support learning.