Integrating Technology in the Classroom (Grades K–12)

As new and emerging technologies transform the landscape of education, the possibilities for learning and discovery grow exponentially. Today’s classrooms are increasingly faced with technologically savvy students, and teachers must utilize 21st-century knowledge, strategies, and skills that create an effective and motivational learning environment.

Based on the standards of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), Integrating Technology in the Classroom is a leading-edge specialization that allows teachers to model various technologies that engage and motivate all learners. This will allow teachers to prepare those learners to thrive in a global society by breaking down borders and barriers so that they can become proficient consumers and producers of knowledge.

Emphasis on Practical Strategies

  • Leverage technology to help students become proficient consumers and producers of knowledge.
  • Create learner-centered classrooms using the latest digital technologies.
  • Incorporate computer-mediated instruction across grade levels and content areas.
  • Use technology to become an agent of social change.

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Completion Requirements

  • 30 total semester credit hours
    • Core courses (12 sem. cr.)
    • Specialization courses (18 sem. cr.)
  • ePortfolio

This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 855-646-5286.

Additional Learning Outcomes for the Integrating Technology in the Classroom (Grades K–12) Specialization

Graduates of this program will be prepared to:

  1. Design or adapt relevant learning experiences that incorporate digital tools and resources to promote student learning and creativity.
  2. Develop technology-enriched learning environments that enable all students to pursue their individual curiosities and become active participants in setting their own educational goals, managing their own learning, and assessing their own progress.
  3. Model and facilitate effective use of current and emerging digital tools to locate, analyze, evaluate, and use information resources to support research and learning.
  4. Advocate, model, and teach safe, legal, and ethical use of digital information and technology, including respect for copyright, intellectual property, and appropriate documentation of sources.
  5. Promote and model digital etiquette and responsible social interactions related to the use of technology and information.
  6. Customize and personalize learning activities to address students' diverse learning styles, working strategies, and abilities using digital tools and resources.
  7. Engage students in exploring real-world issues and solving authentic problems using digital tools and resources.
  8. Model collaborative knowledge construction by engaging in learning with students, colleagues, and others in face-to-face and virtual environments.
  9. Demonstrate fluency in technology systems and the transfer of current knowledge to new technologies and situations.

Courses

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code EDUC 6610 Course Teacher as Professional Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code EDUC 6640 Course Designing Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code EDUC 6710 Course Understanding the Impact of Technology on Education, Work, and Society Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code EDUC 6650 Course Enhancing Learning for Diverse Populations Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code EDUC 6711 Course Bridging Learning Theory, Instruction, and Technology Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code EDUC 6712 Course Supporting Information Literacy and Online Inquiry in the Classroom Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code EDUC 6713 Course Integrating Technology Across the Content Areas Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code EDUC 6714 Course Reaching and Engaging All Learners Through Technology Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code EDUC 6715 Course New and Emerging Technologies Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code EDUC 6733 Course Action Research for Educators Credits (3 sem. cr.)

Note on Teacher Licensure or Certification
This program does not lead to teacher licensure or certification. Teachers are advised to contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for salary advancement.

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