2016-2017 Graduate Academic Catalog

M.Ed. in Educational Technology 36 credits

This program of study has been approved by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for Initial Teaching Licensure in Instructional Technology (All Levels) in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

The M.Ed. in Educational Technology leading to an Initial License in Instructional Technology begins with 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. With a broad range of electives in technology as well as mathematics, science, teaching English to speakers of other languages, and literacy, participants have the opportunity to develop an individualized program of study that best fits their professional needs. In the capstone course, students synthesize knowledge gained throughout the program.

Program Requirement: If completing program after 7/1/14, Lesley University requires successful completion of EECLD 6115 Sheltered English Instruction (PreK-6) (4 credits), EECLD 6116 (5-12) (4 credits), or a documented Sheltered English Immersion endorsement.

For Washington Students: Eligibility for initial educator certification in Washington is based on completion of a state approved educator preparation program. This program is approved in Massachusetts. Even though you may be residing in Washington while in this program, your application for educator certification in Washington will be processed as an out-of-state application. Go to Professional Educator Standards Board-Washington for more information. Teachers are advised to contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for teacher advancement.

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.

Required Courses (15 credits):

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

ECOMP 500721st Century Teaching: Supporting All Learners with Technology


ECOMP 6016Teaching and Learning with Digital Media


ECOMP 6102Assessment and Technology


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


ECOMP 6106Design Thinking: Learning Ecologies and Technologies


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


Elective Courses (15 credits):

Options for earning elective credits include the following:

*Program completion leads to endorsement in multiple states. It is the student's responsibility to know and monitor state requirements and regulations for the endorsement or second license.