Rank I in Educational Technology with Instructional Computer Technology Endorsement

This program is designed to prepare teachers to become instructional leaders in the area of technology integration in P-16 curriculum and instructional design. Teachers completing this Rank I program with the instructional computer technology endorsement will receive training in the areas of instructional technology and design based on best practices in instructional computer technology as well as state and national standards. This program will support the efforts of teachers who are interested in integrating technology into their instruction and are interested in providing instructional technology and instructional design leadership within their schools and districts.

Admission Requirements

  1. Must hold a master's degree from an accredited college or university or have completed a fifth-year Program.
  2. Valid teaching certificate or statement of eligibility. Student must have a 3.0 GPA on all graduate course work.
  3. Minimum composite GRE score of 750 on the verbal and quantitative sections. This must be taken before or within the first 12 graduate hours for unconditional admission to graduate studies. Students can be admitted to the graduate school on a conditional basis until the GRE requirements are met.

 

Sem. Hrs.

Prerequisite Course

3

The prerequisite can be waived on advisor's recommendation.

EDIL 619, EDSE 616, or EDEL 616

Core Courses

12

EDUC 621 — Technology for the 21st Century Teacher

3

EDUC 680 — Intro to Instructional Design and Technology

3

EDUC 611 or EDF 600

3

EDUC 628 — Tech, Ed & Culture: From the Alphabet to the Internet

3

General Electives (to be chosen from the following courses in consultation with the assigned advisor)

15-18

EDIL 619, EDSE 616, or EDEL 616

3

EDUC 644 — Multimedia Design for the Classroom

3

EDUC 688 — Educational Games and Simulations

3

EDUC 625 — Assistive Technology

3

EDUC 685 — Principles of Distance Education

3

EDUC 681 — Individualized Learning Systems

3

EDEL 600 — Workshop

3

CIS 634 — Management of Telecommunications and Networking

3

CIS 650 — Innovation, Technology and Organizational Change

3

MINIMUM TOTAL HOURS REQUIRED

27-30

(A minimum of 60 graduate hours including the master's degree or Fifth-Year)

Requirements for the Rank I

  1. The program must be planned with the student's advisor at the beginning of the program.
  2. A minimum of 60 approved graduate credits including a master's degree or 30 approved graduate credits in addition to a Rank II.
  3. A GPA of 3.0 or better in all work offered for the program. No credit is accepted on grades lower than "C."
  4. Up to nine semester hours may be earned at another accredited institution and transferred to this program with approval.
  5. Credit earned by correspondence shall not apply toward the Rank I program.
  6. The student must meet University exit assessment criteria.
  7. Must meet additional requirements of specific program:
    1. All graduate students pursuing this program must maintain a 3.0 graduate GPA. Students falling below a 3.0 will be placed on a one-semester period of probation. Students failing to achieve a graduate GPA of at least 3.0 at the end of the probation semester will be dropped from their respective programs. Any student who receives grades of "C" in more than two courses will be immediately dropped from his/her respective program.
    2. Satisfactorily complete all course work and classes as required and have a minimum of 3.0 GPA.

Assessment Procedures

Assessment is conducted in two ways that include an exit examination and a professional portfolio.

Exit Examination: After completing at least 27 semester hours including the core classes, the student is required to complete an exit examination and a professional portfolio. The exit exam is a multiple-choice examination covering the four required core courses. Even if transfer courses are accepted or courses are accepted as substitutes for core courses, the student is responsible for the content of the required courses on the exam. The exam is given at least once per semester and both summer terms; it is scheduled and administered by MSU's Testing Center. The student must have advisor approval and should contact the Testing Center to register. Students should apply to take the exam at least two weeks prior to the scheduled date of the exam. Students should arrange to complete the exit exam prior to the end of the semester in which they plan to complete the degree. The written exam can be taken only two times. The exam (alternate form) may be taken for a second time; to allow the student time to prepare, at least three months must elapse following the first exam. Students who do not pass the written exam must successfully complete an oral examination to meet degree requirements. If an oral exam is necessary, it is the student's responsibility to contact his/her advisor. If the advisor is not available during that semester or summer session, the student should contact the department chair.

Professional Portfolio: The professional portfolio will encompass projects completed in the program showing mastery of the educational technology and instructional design skills developed within the program. The portfolio must be submitted by the student to their advisor by the scheduled due date. Students should arrange to complete the professional portfolio prior to the end of the semester in which they plan to complete the degree.