Graduate Catalog 2016-2017 
    
    Mar 04, 2024  
Graduate Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Media, M.Ed.


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.

In 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.

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.

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 technology planning, integrating technology into the classroom curriculum.

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

All concentrations require 36 hours of graduate credit.