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This program is designed for candidates who plan to assume technology leadership roles in a school setting. Participants in this program will explore the application of technology in education and develop an expertise in using technology as a tool to enhance teaching and learning. A variety of the most current and efficient uses of technology will be explored and informed by the personal experiences of Christian faculty. Coursework focuses on current learning theories and instructional strategies for the effective use of technology in the classroom setting. Candidates will understand the implications of the digital world in relation to ethical and moral uses from a distinctive Christian worldview. The program culminates in courses that blend personal values, digital citizenship, and innovation in educational technology. Candidates should express an interest in the educational use of technology. This degree requires a minimum of 30 units of coursework.

Highlights

  • Fully online program
  • 8-week courses
  • Candidates take one course at a time (2 courses/semester)
  • Theory and practice blend to prepare candidates for the real world
  • Highly experienced faculty
  • Program is aligned with the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) and National Educational Technology Standards for Teaching (NETS-T) standards

Career opportunities

This degree equips graduates with the skills to develop and implement technological tools in the classroom and prepares them to serve as technology leaders in their schools or districts.

Program director

Matt Gehrett, Ed.D
Matt Gehrett, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor, Educational Technology Program Director

Admission requirements

  • Application form and fee 
  • Three references
  • Statement of intent form
  • Official transcripts verifying BA/BS degree
  • Admission interview with program director

Course listing

Phase I Foundation Courses

Must be taken in order

CodeTitleUnits
ET 705Introduction to Teaching with Digital Technology3
ET 715Foundations of Learning Theory3

Phase II Core

CodeTitleUnits
ET 710Technology Leadership and Change3
ET 720Developing Technology Rich Curriculum3
ET 725Literacies in the Digital Age3
ET 730Multimedia in Education3
ET 735Creating on the Web3
ED 779Values in School and Society3

Phase III Capstone Courses

Candidates may choose from two pathways: innovative project or thesis.

Innovative Project Pathway

Students register for both Innovative Project courses in the same semester; ET-796 is an In Progress (IP) course which is completed in the subsequent semester.

CodeTitleUnits
ET 795Innovative Project-Methods and Proposal3
ET 796Innovative Project-Implementation and Analysis3
Thesis Pathway

Courses for thesis pathway are registered for over two semesters, with EDRH-796 an IP course into the program’s seventh semester.

CodeTitleUnits
EDRH 794Thesis Introduction and Literature Review3
EDRH 795Research Methods in Education3
EDRH 796Thesis Completion1