Graduate Catalog 2019-2020 
    
    Nov 22, 2019  
Graduate Catalog 2019-2020

Media, M.Ed., Concentrations in Instructional Technology, School Library Media


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The online Master of Education with a major in media includes three tracks: Instructional Technology, School Library Media, and School Library Media with Instructional Technology certification. All three are designed to prepare students to be progressive, innovative, and academically grounded in theory and rooted in practice. Graduates of the Instructional Technology program apply their skills in the marketplace of the P - 12 school, as well as higher education, corporate environment, health care and governmental organizations. Graduates of the School Library Media program are well grounded in the day-to-day management of the P - 12 School Library Media Centers. While in the program, Instructional Technology students have the opportunity to collaborate with stakeholders through technology-based tools and applications while School Library Media students derive learning experiences from practical field experiences in library settings. Faculty teaching in the program are grounded in theoretical perspective and practical application of knowledge to ensure that candidates are able to immediately apply learning objectives in diverse educational settings.

Degree Requirements


The major in media is designed to prepare school library media specialists and instructional technologists at the graduate level. The master’s program requires 36 semester hours and consists of three program concentrations: (1) media specialist with certification; (2) instructional technology with certification and (3) media specialist with certification and instructional technology certification. Concentration three is available only for candidates who already hold a professional teaching certificate.

With concentration one, candidates are provided with educational experiences to prepare them to work in P-12 settings as media specialists. Students acquire skills that are necessary to design and deliver an effective school library media program as well as evaluate its effectiveness through formative and summative measures.

With concentration two, candidates are provided with opportunities to prepare them for work in P-12 schools, higher education, corporate, health care, and government organizations. The focus is on developing skills that are essential to effective instructional design and technology, technology planning, integrating technology into the curriculum, problem solving for technology-related issues, and making use of formative and summative data for instructional decisions.

With concentration three, candidates are provided with educational experiences to prepare them to work in P-12 settings as media specialists. Students acquire skills that are necessary to design and deliver an effective school library media program as well as evaluate its effectiveness through formative and summative measures. There is also a focus on developing skills that are essential to effective instructional design and technology, technology planning, integrating technology into the curriculum, and problem solving for technology-related issues.

All master’s programs require a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.

All concentrations require 36 hours of graduate credit.

School Library Media Concentration


SLM Focused Core/SLM Certification (21hrs)


Electives - (6 hrs - select 2 courses)


Instructional Technology Concentration


IT Focused Core (3 hrs)


Electives - (15 hrs - select 5 courses)


School Library Media with Instructional Technology Concentration


SLM Focused Core/SLM Certification (21 hours)


Instructional Technology Certification (9 hours)


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