2016-2017 Graduate Academic Catalog

Licensure-Only: Educational Technology 12-25 credits

This program of study is approved by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for Initial Teacher License in Instructional Technology (All Levels) in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

This licensure-only program is designed for individuals who already have teaching credentials and is ideal for classroom teachers who have an interest in using the power of instructional technology to support teaching and learning in a rapidly changing technological environment. It features four required core courses followed by a capstone course and includes a full practicum in the field and weekly seminar. The core courses provide foundational and critical training in assessment and integrating technologies into curricula and meet Title II goals in developing highly trained educators in technology. In the capstone course, students synthesize knowledge gained throughout the program.

As early in the program as possible, and prior to the practicum, students must complete a 75-hour early field experience in a classroom appropriate to the license sought. In some cases, recent appropriate classroom experience may be used to document this requirement. (This is not a credit-bearing course, and there are no fees required.)

Program of Study

Courses may have prerequisites for registration; please check course descriptions before registering.

Courses may be waived based on previous coursework and/or prior comparable experience and may reduce total number of credits. Minimum credits required: 12

Required Core Courses (12-19 credits):

All of the following required core courses must be completed prior to ECOMP 7101, and many courses include field-based assignments.

ECOMP 500721st Century Teaching: Supporting All Learners with Technology

3

ECOMP 6016Teaching and Learning with Digital Media

3

ECOMP 6102Assessment and Technology

3

EEDUC 5122Development and Learning: Psycho-social Perspectives in Education

3

 

EECLD 6115Sheltered English Instruction (PreK-6)

4

or

EECLD 6116Sheltered English Instruction (5-12)

4

 

ECOMP 6106Design Thinking: Learning Ecologies and Technologies

3

Practicum (6 credits):

Prerequisites: Successful completion of a 75-hour early field experience and required pre-practicum courses; satisfactory completion of appropriate Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL) requirements.

This full-time, full semester practicum must include 150 hours at each of any two of the following levels: PreK-6, 5-8, or 8-12 and is accompanied by a weekly seminar and requires a field experience fee.

ECOMP 7101Practicum and Seminar in Instructional Technology

6