Student Learning Outcomes-The graduate with a Master of Science degree in Educational Technology will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to:
- Inspire, support, and participate in a shared vision for comprehensive integration of technology to create high quality, equitable learning and support transformational change throughout the instructional environment.
- Model effective technology integration, empowering students to be active, collaborative, ingenious, and engaged.
- Establish and sustain productive relationships to enhance professional practice and learning outcomes.
- Model and support educators’ ability to design and differentiate instruction with technology to provide relevant, engaging experiences for all learners in diverse educational settings while engaging in continuous deepening of content, pedagogical, and technical expertise.
- Conduct needs assessments, develop technology related professional learning programs, evaluate impact and engage in continuous reflection for improvement.
- Utilize data to make informed decisions regarding instruction and learning.
- Model and promote digital citizenship.
Professional studies in educational technology provide individuals desiring to become teachers, educational technology coordinators, and school administrators with technological concepts and skills, field experiences, instructional technology leadership skills, and a foundation in educational research related to the application of technologies in education. Our graduates in educational technology address critical societal needs for technology leadership from such professional positions as teachers and trainers, instructional designers and developers in business and industry, school library media specialists, distance learning teachers and specialists, producers of computer mediated learning materials, technology administrators and policy makers, and performance technologists and university faculty members and administrators. With a statewide technology mission, the University of Central Missouri is a leader in the region.
Admissions Process - To be accepted into the program a student must have a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or a GPA of 3.00 on the last 60 hours.