Educational Technology (EDET)

The Masters of Arts in Educational Technology program is designed for educators interested in developing expertise in the effective use of various forms of educational technology in teaching and learning. The program can be completed fully online and offers professionals advanced knowledge in a broad range of educational technologies. In addition, students will learn how to integrate technology across the curriculum in face-to-face, hybrid and online settings. Individuals who teach in K-12 schools, colleges and universities, private industry and other instructional settings will find this program useful for increasing their overall effectiveness in the field of educational technology and their ability to utilize proven pedagogical practices.

Admission Requirements & Application

Eligibility for regular admission includes:

  • Completed application form
  • $60.00 application fee
  • Official transcript(s) from each college/university attended
  • Completion of a bachelor's degree
  • 3.0 (B) undergraduate/graduate grade point average or better
  • Three letters of recommendation using required form 
  • Statement of purpose

Individuals who wish to apply for this program may initiate the application process online at: umdearborn.edu/gradapplynow/

Transfer of Credit

A limit of six (6) credit hours can be transferred from a non-University of Michigan school and 15 credit hours of University of Michigan credit that are applicable to the program of study and approved by the program coordinator. Only graduate course credit hours with a grade of B or better (3.0 on a 4.0 point scale) and earned in the five year period prior to acceptance into the program will be considered for transfer. Transfer credits may be requested only after admission to the Master of Arts in Educational Technology program and successful completion of eight (8) credit hours of letter-graded program coursework. A Request for Transfer of Credit form and official course descriptions and course syllabi must be submitted. Non-letter grades, e.g. pass-fail or satisfactory/unsatisfactory are not eligible for transfer credit. Courses cannot be transferred for credit if: a) they were not graduate level courses; b) they were already applied in whole or in part toward a degree; c) they were taken more than five years before beginning the EDET program; or d) a grade below B  (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) was earned. Enrolled students must obtain prior approval of the program coordinator to elect classes off campus.

Time Limits

All coursework toward the master's degree must be completed within five (5) consecutive years from the date of first enrollment in the Graduate School.

Program of Study

The Master of Arts in Educational Technology (EDET) is a 30 credit hour degree program. A minimum cumulative GPA of B (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) must be maintained to continue enrollment in the program. The EDET requires successful completion of the following courses:

Educational Technology Required Coursework
EDT 501Rsrch, Trnds&Iss in Ed Tchnlgy3
EDT 502Survey of Educ Tech Tools3
EDT 510Teaching with Technology3
EDT 514Application of Instrl Design3
EDT 520Intro to Teaching/Learn Online3
EDT 522Educating the Digital Learner3
EDT 531Lead. & Prof. devel in Ed Tech3
Foundational Masters Classes
Select 3 courses:9
Adv Social Fndations of Ed
Adult Lrning:Theory & Practice
Constructivist Education
Learning & Classrm Assessment
Rdg:Diag/Assessment Tech K-12
Intro to Research in Education
Total Credit Hours30

Contact the Office of Student Success at 313-593-5090 for additional information or consult the College of Education, Health, and Human Services web page at: umdearborn.edu/cehhs/cehhs_ma_ed_tech/

Education Technology (EDT)

EDT 500     Instrl Media Meth and Matrls     1 to 2 Credit Hours

Explores the technology, the production, and the effective use of audiovisual media instructional purposes in a variety of settings.

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Graduate

EDT 501     Rsrch, Trnds&Iss in Ed Tchnlgy     3 Credit Hours

This course is designed to acquaint the students with research and issues facing education in the digital era. This course will look at the wide range of developments in technology and investigate the trends that are impacting the field of educational technology. Students explore and analyze key issues related to technology in the classroom of the twenty-first century. (F)

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Graduate
Can enroll if College is Education, Health, and Human Services

EDT 502     Survey of Educ Tech Tools     3 Credit Hours

This course provides students with a general overview of relevant educational software and hardware technologies as well as web-based digital resources that can be used in instructional settings. The students will learn how to identify, select and integrate a broad range of technologies into different learning enrivonments. Students will also create several technology-based instructional products using various tools, applications, and authoring environments.

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Graduate
Can enroll if College is Education, Health, and Human Services

EDT 510     Teaching with Technology     3 Credit Hours

Introduces students to the management and integration of technology in education. Students experience and become familiar with technologically based teaching and learning materials; learn methodologies for using technology in specific teaching situations including audiovisual and media methods; develop skills in effectively evaluating educational software; explore how technology can be used as a problem-solving tool within the classroom environment; and become familiar with application programs, telecommunications and multimedia. (F, W, S).

Prerequisite(s): EDT 501 and EDT 502 and EDT 514

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Graduate

EDT 511     Design Tech-Based Learn Solutn     3 Credit Hours

EDT 511 provides students with the opportunity to design and develop technology-based learning solutions for real-world instructional problems. Students will identify an instructional problem, collect data to assess relevant needs of an authentic population of learners and work collaboratively to create learning solutions for face-to-face, blended and/or online environments. Students will also become proficient in the operation of various pieces of hardware and software and develop skills for evaluating and integrating technology into the different learning environments.

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Graduate

EDT 512     Human Performance Improvement     3 Credit Hours

This course addresses organizational and human behaviors that affect performance. Causes of performace deficits will be examined and possible solutions linking business goals to interventions will be considered.

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Undergrad Certification only or Post-baccalaureate Cert only or Junior or Senior or Graduate

EDT 513     Analyzing Human Performance     3 Credit Hours

Students will practice research design, sampling, surveys, and statistical analysis in the analysis of performance problems in local companies. Different modes of performance analysis will be demonstrated. (F, W).

Prerequisite(s): EDT 512

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Graduate

EDT 514     Application of Instrl Design     3 Credit Hours

The course provides students with necessary skills to apply Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPCK) instructional design process in a specific subject area.

Prerequisite(s): EDT 501 and EDT 502

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Post-baccalaureate Cert only or Undergrad Certification only or Graduate
Can enroll if College is Education, Health, and Human Services

EDT 516     Application of Distance Learn     3 Credit Hours

Students will use cameras, microphones, VCRs, computers, and other equipment to manage video conferences and other forms of distance education. Students will research distance learners' satisfaction and retention of distance learning applications.

Prerequisite(s): EDT 505 and EDT 512 and EDT 514

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Graduate

EDT 517     Evaluating PI Interventions     3 Credit Hours

Students will learn several models for evaluating performance interventions. Concepts of validity, reliability, item analysis and culture bias will be included.

Prerequisite(s): EDT 512

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Graduate

EDT 519     Select & Design Interventions     3 Credit Hours

Students will learn appropriate interventions for remedying typical performance problems. Students will also learn to manage and monitor the implementation process. (F, W).

Prerequisite(s): EDT 512 and EDT 513 and EDT 517

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Graduate

EDT 520     Intro to Teaching/Learn Online     3 Credit Hours

This course will introduce students to best practices in the design, creation and implementation of instructional materials in an online environment. Students will create and implement several instructional activities and assessments in blended, hybrid and online environments.

Corequisite(s):

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Graduate

EDT 521     Transitioning to HPI     3 Credit Hours

Students will learn tools for analyzing organizational readiness for change. Students will plan an intervention cycle including preparing for change, designing the intervention, and comparing anticipated and actual results.

Prerequisite(s): EDT 512 and EDT 513 and EDT 517 and EDT 519

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Graduate

EDT 522     Educating the Digital Learner     3 Credit Hours

This course builds upon knowledge learned in EDT 520. Students are introduced to Universal Design for Learning (UDL) theory and how to apply it to learning activities in the blended, hybrid and online environment. Emphasis is placed on learning how to make accommodations for students in the online environment as well. Students will also learn to critically assess different approaches to online instruction.

Corequisite(s):

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Graduate
Can enroll if College is Education, Health, and Human Services

EDT 530     Assistive Technology     3 Credit Hours

This course will discuss how individuals learn about and use technology to assist people with disabilities. Discussions and project work will focus on ergonomics, transparency, controls, computer screens, age factors, and associated costs. (F).

EDT 531     Lead. & Prof. devel in Ed Tech     3 Credit Hours

This field-based course provides students with necessary skills to design and practice methods and strategies for providing effective professional development programs for teachers and to demonstrate leadership in technology learning practices and techniques in K-12 environment. This course is designed as a capstone course and should be taken in the final semester of the program.

Prerequisite(s): EDT 510 and EDT 501 and EDT 502 and EDT 514 and EDT 520 and EDT 522

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Graduate
Can enroll if College is Education, Health, and Human Services

EDT 562     EDT Internship/Seminar     3 Credit Hours

A supervised field experience in which students will work in a K-12 technology program for 120 clock hours. In this internship students will serve as instructional staff, developing knowledge of and experience in managing resources, assessing students, working with students to develop technology literacy, and assisting another teacher in integrating technology into the classroom. In addition, a weekly seminar to explore issues related to K-12 technology programs will be held. (F, W).

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Graduate

EDT 580     Appl of Tech for Organ Admin     2 or 3 Credit Hours

FULL TITLE: Applications of Technology for Organizational Administrators. This course will focus on the role of organizational administrators in the applications of technology within and organization, including policy development, personnel management, financial planning and budgeting, program planning and evaluation, training, and strategic planning.

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Rackham or Professional Development or Graduate

EDT 585     Technology for Administrators     3 Credit Hours

This course will focus on the role of educational administrators in the applications of technology within a school, including policy development, personnel/student management, financial planning and budgeting, curricular planning and evaluation and professional development.

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Post-baccalaureate NCFD or Post-baccalaureate Cert only or Graduate
Cannot enroll if College is Engineering and Computer Science

EDT 702     Survey of Educ Tech Tools     3 Credit Hours

This course provides students with a general overview of relevant educational software and hardware technologies as well as web-based digital resources that can be used in instructional settings. The students will learn how to identify, select and integrate a broad range of technologies into different learning enrivonments. Students will also create several technology-based instructional products using various tools, applications, and authoring environments.

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Doctorate or Specialist
Can enroll if College is Education, Health, and Human Services

EDT 714     Application of Instrl Design     3 Credit Hours

The course provides students with necessary skills to apply Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPCK) instructional design process in a specific subject area.

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Specialist or Doctorate

EDT 720     Intro to Teaching/Learn Online     3 Credit Hours

This course will introduce students to best practices in the design, creation and implementation of instructional materials in an online environment. Students will create and implement several instructional activities and assessments in blended, hybrid and online environments.

Prerequisite(s): EDT 505 or EDT 514

Corequisite(s):

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Specialist or Doctorate

EDT 722     Educating the Digital Learner     3 Credit Hours

This course builds upon knowledge learned in EDT 720. Students are introduced to Universal Design for Learning (UDL) theory and how to apply it to learning activities in the blended, hybrid and online environment. Emphasis is placed on learning how to make accommodations for students in the online environment as well. Students will also learn to critically assess different approaches to online instruction.

Prerequisite(s): EDT 720

Corequisite(s):

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Specialist or Doctorate

EDT 731     Lead. & Prof. devel in Ed Tech     3 Credit Hours

This field-based course provides students with necessary skills to design and practice methods and strategies for providing effective professional development programs for teachers and to demonstrate leadership in technology learning practices and techniques in K-12 environment. This course is designed as a capstone course and should be taken in the final semester of the program.

Prerequisite(s): EDT 510

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Specialist or Doctorate

EDT 785     Technology for Administrators     3 Credit Hours

This course will focus on the role of educational administrators in the applications of technology within a school, including policy development, personnel/student management, financial planning and budgeting, curricular planning and evaluation and professional development.

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Specialist or Doctorate