M.S.Ed., Information and Communication Technology

Contact Person:

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

The Organizational Performance, Leadership and Technology (OPLT) concentration in this program is designed for candidates who do not seek an Initial or Professional New York teaching certificate. The concentration is intended to prepare students for careers in human performance improvement, training, and development. The concentration is also targeted for individuals seeking careers in leadership or management positions in organizations such as higher education, social service agencies and the military.

Course Requirements

A minimum of 36 credit hours with an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher is required for the granting of Master of Science in Education, Information and Communication Technology, concentration in OPLT.   The 36 credit hours are divided as indicated:

Foundation Requirements 21
IT 502 Organizational Development
IT 607 Organizational Leadership
IT 615 Critical Issues in Performance and Leadership Technology
IT 635 Research & Theory on Communication and Performance3
IT 648 Principles of Performance Technology
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
At least three courses which focus on management, training or hardware utilization, selected with prior approval of the adviser

Culminating Experience
IT 658 Needs Assessment
Total credit hours