M.S.Ed., Information and Communication Technology (Organizational Performance & Leadership Technology Concentration)

Admissions requirements:

  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher education.
  • A minimum overall GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale) in most recent 60 credits of undergraduate study. A GPA between 2.75 and 3.0 may be considered for conditional admission.
  • A letter of intent written by the applicant expressing professional and educational goals as applied to the program.
  • Submission of two letters of recommendation, using the required recommendation form.
  • Resume or curriculum vitae.

The Master of Science in Education in Organizational Performance & Leadership Technology is intended to prepare students for careers in human performance improvement, training, and development. The program is also targeted for individuals seeking careers in leadership or management positions in organizations such as higher education, social service agencies and the military. This program is designed for candidates who do not seek an Initial or Professional New York State teaching certificate. Program start dates: Summer, Fall, Spring.

Contact Information

Admissions / General Information
Center for Graduate Studies
Coordinator of Graduate Recruitment
Satterlee 238
(315) 267-2165
graduate@potsdam.edu

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

Required Program Courses

Minimum of 36 credit hours:

IT 502, Organizational Development
IT 607, Organizational Leadership
IT 615, Critical Issues in Performance and Leadership Technology
IT 635, Research and Theory on Communication and Performance
IT 648, Principles of Performance Technology
IT 653, Instructional Planning and Development Process
IT 654, Program Evaluation
IT 658, Needs Assessment (Culminating Experience)

Three electives focusing on management, training, or hardware utilization: 9 credit hours

One elective focusing on technology: 3 credit hours

Automatic admission options exist for this program.

Uniqueness of Program

This program accepts students whose undergraduate background is in a wide variety of majors and areas. Program faculty advisors accommodate individual needs and schedules of students, and encourage student internships.

                                                                                                                                                                                 
Foundation Requirements 21
IT 502 Organizational Development
3
IT 607 Organizational Leadership
3
IT 615 Critical Issues in Performance and Leadership Technology
3
IT 635 Research & Theory on Communication and Performance3
IT 648 Principles of Performance Technology
3
IT 653 Instructional Planning and Development Process3
IT 654 Program Evaluation3


Technology Requirement - Take 1 3
IT 544 Desktop Publishing3
IT 545 Preparing and Delivering Professional Presentations3
IT 546 Preparing Perf Support Materials3
IT 549 Web Page Development3
  
Controlled Options/Electives
9
At least three courses which focus on management, training or hardware utilization, selected with prior approval of the adviser

 
Culminating Experience
3
IT 658 Needs Assessment
3
  
Total credit hours 
36