|Major Code: 8115
|Degree Awarded: Master of Science
|Delivery Mode(s): Classroom, Field
|Age Restriction: No
|Admission Status: Graduate
|Location(s): Main Campus - Melbourne
|Admission Materials: résumé, objectives
Scott R. Tilley, Ph.D.
The master’s degree in educational technology is designed for all teachers and others who want to further their education in the use of computers and related technology in schools or other instructional settings. It is appropriate for teachers at any grade level and for any subject matter area. The curricula are designed for students with minimal background in computers.
The degree is intended for students interested in teaching with technology and computers, and teaching computer applications and computer literacy.
The master’s degree in educational technology can be earned either on a full-time or part-time basis. All courses are available in the late afternoon or evening. Students can select either a thesis or non-thesis option.
The goal of the program is to prepare graduates to teach computer literacy; use technology and computers in a wide variety of educational settings; and evaluate and create educational software materials.
Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree. General admission requirements and the process for applying are presented in the Academic Overview section.
The master’s degree in educational technology is conferred on students who have successfully completed 30 credit hours including six credit hours of thesis (thesis option), or six credit hours of restricted electives that may include three credit hours of research chosen with the approval of the student’s advisor and department head (nonthesis option). The thesis option concludes with an oral thesis presentation/defense. The nonthesis option concludes with an oral final program examination. Up to 12 credit hours of appropriate transfer credit may be applied.
It is the responsibility of the student to follow all master’s degree policies governed by the graduate programs office. This includes arranging for the final program examination committee and scheduling the examination within the required time frame.