The Master of Arts in Teaching with educational technology endorsement is focused on overall best practice in teaching together with specialized course work in technology applications to teaching and learning.
The NP endorsement provides teachers with opportunities to mentor other teachers and affords opportunities for leadership by example. The endorsement is intended to encourage the development of Information Age learning practices and techniques throughout the diverse learning communities of Michigan.
The program will enable students to use information technology to collaborate with other professionals to access professional development resources and assess the efficacy of different media for instructional purposes.
At conclusion of the program, students will be able to:
- understand how students develop and learn, incorporating the prevailing theories of cognition, motivation, and intelligence.
- use a variety of methods, materials, and strategies in core instruction that are appropriate to the diverse abilities and backgrounds of students.
- use and transfer technological knowledge and skills for life roles.
- use technologies to input, retrieve, organize, manipulate, evaluate, and communicate information.
- apply appropriate technologies to critical thinking, creative expression, and decision-making skills.
- employ a systematic approach to technological solutions by using resources and processes to create, maintain, and improve products, systems, and environments.
- apply ethical and legal standards in planning, using, and evaluating technology
Applicants are not required to be advanced users of educational technology media or possess high-level computer skills.
Admission to the MAT in Educational Technology is determined on the basis of the following criteria:
Possession of a bachelor degree from an accredited institution with an undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. (An average of less than 3.0 will be reviewed for conditional admission.)
Two letters of recommendation from current supervisor or professional persons.
For Michigan teachers – a Valid Michigan teaching certificate, current or expired. An expired teaching certificate must be renewed to be endorsed. For endorsement in other states – please check your state teacher endorsement requirements.
Prior or concurrent teaching experience.
- Admission interview with the Director of the Educational Technology Program.
If you are not a trained teacher, but interested in on-line teaching, please check our Online Teaching and eLearning program.
Students may transfer up to 6 semester hours of credit, with departmental approval.
Program Requirements (30 s.h.)
- Education Foundation Core (6 s.h.)
- Teaching and Learning Core (3 s.h.)
- Educational Technology Endorsement Concentration (21 s.h.)
- August 1 for overseas applicants, September 1 for applicants transferring within the US (To start: Fall Semester)
- December 1 for overseas applicants (To start: Winter semester)
- April 1 for overseas applicants, May 1 for applicants transferring within the US (To start: Spring/Summer semester)
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