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Educational Technology - Master of Science Program Overview

The Master of Science (MS) degree in Educational Technology emphasizes a practitioner's approach to the design, development, and evaluation of instructional technology for education and industry. The program focuses on issues relating to learning, instructional design, visual design, multimedia development, evaluation, and research. The entire program of study is offered online. Program courses are sequenced to permit completion within two years.

The Curriculum

The master's degree program of study is developed in consultation with a faculty advisor and requires a minimum of 36 units of graduate courses, with at least 27 of these units taken in Educational Technology. The choices within the program of study are based on professional aspirations, scholastic needs, and personal preferences. If desired, a thesis can be pursued. For completion, the master’s degree program requires development of a best-works portfolio.

The following courses, or equivalents, are required, with exceptions to be made in consultation with the faculty advisor. All courses are three units (semester hours) unless otherwise indicated.

I. Major: Educational Technology (12 units)

  •  ETCV 511 Application of Technology in Education
  •  ETCV 520 Introduction to Instructional Design
  •  ETCV 598 Educational Technology Capstone
  •  ETCV 623 Designing Online Learning Environments

II. Measurement and Research Methods (6 units)

(Select 2 courses below)

  • ETCV 560 Research Methods I
  • ETCV 561 Research Methods II

III. Educational Psychology (3 units)

(Select one course below)

  • ETCV 510 Learning Theory in Instructional Design
  • ETCV 512 Student Engagement in Online Learning Environments

IV. Supporting Courses/Electives (15 units)

You may select from the following list, or elsewhere, with the agreement of the faculty advisor. (Select 5 courses below)

  •  ETCV 503 Designing Learning Ecosystems
  •  ETCV 515 Digital Photography in Education
  •  ETCV 524 Educational Gaming and Simulations
  •  ETCV 530 Multimedia Applications in Education
  •  ETCV 538 Mobile Technologies for Learning
  •  ETCV 542 Statistical Methods in Education
  •  ETCV 547 Educational Evaluation
  •  ETCV 591/691 Preceptorship
  •  ETCV 593 Internship
  •  ETCV 596 Seminar in Educational Technology
  •  ETCV 599 Independent Study
  •  ETCV 614 Emerging Technologies in Education
  •  ETCV 621 Advanced Computer Utilization
  •  ETCV 622 Introduction to Interface Design
  •  ETCV 629 Advanced Instructional Design
  •  ETCV 631 Advanced Multimedia
  •  ETCV 635 Special Issues in Instructional Design

V. Portfolio (0 unit)

Course Rotation

 

Students beginning the program during the fall semester:

Fall, Year 1

* ETCV 510
* ETCV 511
* ETCV 560

Spring, Year 1

* ETCV 561
* Elective
* Elective

Fall, Year 2

* ETCV 520
* Elective
* Elective

Spring, Year 2

* ETCV 598
* ETCV 623
* Elective

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Students beginning the program during the spring semester:

Spring, Year 1

* ETCV 511
* Elective
* Elective

Fall, Year 1

* ETCV 510
* ETCV 520
* ETCV 560

Spring, Year 2

* ETCV 561
* ETCV 623
* Elective

Fall, Year 2

* ETCV 598
* Elective
* Elective

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course Descriptions

See the Graduate Catalog for course descriptions, or download the Master of Science Educational Technology brochure.

Academic Progress Guidelines

Academic Progress Guidelines are available