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Online Master of Education with a Concentration IN ONline Teaching


M.Ed. Core Courses 12 crs
EDU505 Future of Education


Future of Education - 3 credits

This course explores technological, economic, demographic, and social trends and their implications for the future of education. As the foundation course for the M.Ed. program, students will develop their digital literacy skills by creating an online Personal Learning Environment, and strengthen their graduate level writing skills through weekly discussions and a series of mini-projects, which culminate in a final Vision for the Future. Students will post their project to their PLE, as a first step toward creating their online learning community and professional portfolio. Note: Transfer credit will not be accepted for this course.

3 crs
EDU510 The Cognitive Science of Teaching & Learning


The Cognitive Science of Teaching & Learning - 3 credits

Implications of cognitive science research on acquisition of knowledge theory will be analyzed in terms of applicability to teaching and learning.  Emphasis will be on practical means to facilitate mental processes related to attention, memory, motivation and problem-solving to foster depth in understanding and adaptable mechanisms for the transfer of learning.

3 crs
EDU515 Measurement and Metrics


Measurement and Metrics - 3 credits

Students will be exposed to a number of statistical tools and measurement processes that are foundational to evaluation efforts.  Emphasis will be placed on the development of strategies for the identification, collection, presentation and use of metrics that are essential for measuring educational progress.

3 crs
EDU520 Digitally-Mediated Teaching & Learning


Digitally-Mediated Teaching & Learning - 3 credits

Students will explore a variety of digitally-mediated resources and identify multiple means of technologically supportingand delivering instruction. Students will review the relevant theories, research literature, and case studies on digitallymediatedteaching and learning, identify technology resources, and learn how they can be used. Students will gain skillin using digitally-mediated technologies (e.g. WordPress, Twitter) to enhance learning through mini-projects throughout the course. Note: Transfer credit will not be accepted for this course.

3 crs
Online Teaching Concentration 12 crs
EDU630 Online Teaching and Learning


Online Teaching and Learning - 3 credits

This course provides students with the principles of online teaching and learning. Students will trace the history of online learning, investigate the similarities and differences between synchronous and asynchronous environments, examine research-based best practices in e-learning, and identify online teaching modes. The course serves as an introduction to online delivery and offers students the opportunity to identify quality online teaching environments and methods for maximizing student achievement in those environments.

3 crs
EDU633 Designing and Delivering Online Instruction


Designing and Delivering Online Instruction - 3 credits

This course will teach basic concepts of how to design an online course and teach in an online environment. Teachers will learn navigation skills and the toolset of a learning management system. Educators will have the opportunity to examine varied online instructional practices and have access to a learning management system to design an individual instructional module. Emphasis will be placed on research-based teaching practices that improve student achievement in online environments.

3 crs
EDU637 Online Assessment & Evaluation


Online Assessment & Evaluation - 3 credits

This course explores models for assessing and evaluating teaching and learning in the online environment. Appropriate evaluation methods; the creation of assessment tools, such as rubrics; and course management techniques will be the focus of the course. Students will interpret online learning policies ranging from those that pertain to both the individual and the institution, such as copyright and intellectual property, to national and international policies regarding delivery of online education. Students will examine a variety of quality indicators for the assessment of online programs, with an emphasis on those pertaining to teaching and learning.

3 crs
EDU639 Trends in Online Learning


Trends in Online Learning - 3 credits

This course examines current trends and future possibilities for models of online teaching and learning. Models of new course design, such as Massive Online Open courses (MOOCs), the use of OERs (Open Education Resources), social media, and web-based resources as course elements will be compared and critiqued. Additionally, students will analyze online trend data to synthesize a vision for the future of online learning. Students will explore the future of teaching and technology in the online environment.

3 crs
M.Ed. Capstone 9 crs
EDU697 Capstone Research Methods


Capstone Research Methods - 3 credits

Students will begin preparing for their capstone project by exploring the elements which define good qualitative and quantitative education research. Evaluation of research best practices will cover critical interpretation of research, types of research design, levels of significance, and validity. Students will consider the practical implications of research and review the literature to select a strong research-based foundation to frame their capstone project.

3 crs
EDU698 Reading, Research & Planning


Readings, Research and Planning - 3 credits

Students will choose a final project at the beginning of this course that will be completed in the EDU699 Capstone Project course. This course will require students to complete a plan for their final project and to perform a literature review of relevant research to support the final project. Depending on the type of final project a student chooses, s/he may be required to provide an argument in favor of the theoretical perspective or world view they will be using in the final project.

3 crs
EDU699 Capstone Project


Capstone Project - 3 credits

Each student will design and implement a project related to his/her area of professional expertise and matched to at least three of the M.Ed. program goals. All projects must integrate technology and demonstrate new professional skill gleaned through the Post University M.Ed. program.

3 crs
M.Ed. Program Total Credits 33 crs


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