M.Ed. in School Technology with School Technology Specialist Certificate
Total Hours: 33
Length of Program: Most students complete the program in 2 1/2 years. Students take two classes every semester (including one course each summer), except during the final term of practicum. Students have five years from acceptance to complete the program. (See SOE Policy: Academic Standing - Continuous Enrollment)
Program and State Requirements
All candidates must pass the Illinois Test of Basic Skills to advance past their first semester of enrollment. Candidates in all programs leading to Illinois certification are also required to pass an Illinois State Criminal Background Check. Policies and procedures for receiving Illinois certification must be met.
The program requires 33 semester hours, consisting of 10 classes, a full semester practicum experience, and a comprehensive portfolio at the end of course work.
Master's students in School Technology are required to maintain the status of continuous enrollment during their program of studies. This means that during each semester of each academic year (excluding Summer Sessions), each student must enroll in at least one course. (See SOE Policy: Academic Standing - Continuous Enrollment)
A formal leave of absence may be granted upon request and the approval of the School of Education’s Associate Dean of Student Academic Services.
- CIEP 450 Educational Psychology
- CIEP 447 Technology Enhanced Instruction I
- CIEP 448 Technology Enhanced Instruction II
- CIEP 457 Implementing Technology: Organizational Strategies and Professional Development
- CIEP 470 Principles of Instructional Design
- CIEP 496 Program Evaluation
- CIEP 449 Practicum
- CSED 417 Social Issues in Computing
- CSED 430 Technical Administration of a PC Cluster
- CSED 401 Introduction to Computer Science and Programming
- CSED 431 Management of a PC Cluster
While the commencement ceremony is every May, degrees can be conferred May, August, and December. Students must apply for graduation/degree conferral. Students should apply for graduation in the semester they anticipate completing all degree requirements. Failure to meet application deadlines may result in a delay of the conferral of the degree to the following semester. Applications for Degree Conferral are due:
- August 1 for December conferral
- December 1 for May conferral
- February 1 for August conferral
Please note the degree conferral application is valid for only one semester. If the degree is not conferred for the semester requested, a new application is required for a subsequent semester.