M.S.Ed., Educational Technology Specialist

Contact Person:

Dr. Anthony Betrus, Program Coordinator
Dunn 393, (315) 267-2670, betrusak@potsdam.edu

Educational Technology Specialist Program Overview

This program is intended for individuals seeking employment in a leadership position in management, training, health services, social service agencies, post-secondary education and military service. For those students who enter the program with an existing New York State teaching certificate, this degree may lead to an additional New York State certification.  Note: A teaching certificate is not required to enter this program.

Requirements for Admission

Candidates must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (A=4.0) in the most recent 60 semester hours of undergraduate study for full admission. Applicants with a minimum grade point average of 2.75 (A=4.0) in the most recent 60 semester hours of undergraduate study may be consider for provisional admission.

The Educational Technology Specialist program is available both for applicants who hold a current New York State teaching certificate, as well as students who do not hold a certificate.Submission of a copy of the teaching certificate is required for admission for those applicants seeking an additional New York State Teaching certificate (certificate title = 'Educational Technology Specialist'). Applicants not seeking a New York State teaching certificate do not need to submit a current teacher certificate, and will not be eligible for the additional teaching certificate. All applicants must submit at least two letters of recommendation that speak to the applicant’s readiness for graduate work and potential for being a technology leader.

Candidates may enroll in up to six credit hours (two courses) as non-matriculated students. However, study above the six credit hours requires full matriculation into the program.

Candidates will only be considered fully matriculated after the Program of Studies form has been completed with the student's advisor and filed with the Office of Graduate Studies. This must be completed within the candidate’s first semester of study.

Additional Information

Students in this program will be working with computers and computer applications throughout their program of study. As such, it is required that all students own or have regular access to a personal computer that can be used outside of class. No preference is given to Windows or Macintosh operating systems although dual platform Intel-based computers are generally the best choice.

All degree candidates are required to successfully complete a Culminating Experience as indicated in their program of studies and designed to synthesize their academic experiences. Educational Technology Specialist candidates will fulfill this requirement by successfully completing IT 659 Technology Product Development.

Foundation Requirements (21 credits)
IT 647 Technology Coaching

3

IT 614 Technology in Education

3

IT 625 History and Philosphy of Technology Utilization

 3

IT 635 Research & Theory on Communication and Performance Technology

 3

IT 651 Systematic Design for Performance Improvement

 3

IT 654 Program Evaluation

 3

IT 657 Practicum in Technology

 3



Web Development (3 credits, take 1):
IT 549 Web Page Development

3

IT 649 Advanced Web Page Development

3



Literacy (3 credits, take 1):

IT 544 Desktop Publishing

3

IT 545 Preparation and Delivery Professional Presentations

3

   
Programming & Authoring (3 credits, take 1):

IT 621 Authoring and Scripting for Multimedia

3

IT 623 Programming and Authoring for the Internet

3

   
Technology Utilization (3 credits, take 1):
 
IT 529 Computer Applications/Performance Improvement

3

IT 546 Preparing Performance Support Materials

3

IT 566 Simulations and Games for Teaching and Learning

3

IT 652 Computer Graphics

3

IT 655 Video Design and Production

3

IT 656 Multimedia Production

3

IT 666 Simulations and Games

3

IT 668 Distance Education

3

   
Culminating Experience (3 credits, take 1):

IT 659 Technology Product Development

3

   
Total credit hours

36