The Master of Education in Educational Technology & Innovation is a revolutionary degree that prepares students to become leaders in instructional technology within the fields of education and organizational development.
Created in partnership with the Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA), courses are focused on innovation, equipping students with the skills to identify current and emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence, machine learning and virtual reality. Students will also be equipped with the leadership skills necessary to implement innovative technologies that enhance learning and meet the needs of their students, staff and organizations.
This 16-month program is fully online, and the curriculum interweaves the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Standards throughout the program.
Graduate students who select this specialization will:
- Identify and understand current and emerging technologies.
- Enhance teaching and student engagement with innovative technologies.
- Consider ethical implications of technology and its appropriate use and need for security.
- Serve as visionary planners, empowered leaders, systems designers and connected learners.
Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes
SLO #1 Assessment:
Throughout the program, graduate students will create a digital portfolio that demonstrates their understanding and application of current technology standards. This digital portfolio will initiate from the first course and will be guided by a performance-based rubric.
SLO #2 Assessment:
Each student will become deeply familiar with ISTE standards, as well as standards in other areas of interest for the student.
SLO #3 Assessment:
Students will create various products in each of their specialization courses that demonstrate proficiency and incorporation of best practices in the use of innovative technologies in their field. They will showcase technology projects that are relative to their selected area(s) of interest.
Admission & Benchmarks
Educational Technology & Innovation students will be contacted during their first course with information about applying for the Educational Technology & Innovation program and will be added to a certification course in Blackboard.
In order to be accepted into the Educational Technology & Innovation program, students must successfully complete the following requirements:
- Meet all University admission requirements to the Educational Technology & Innovation
- A minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.5
- If GPA does not meet minimum requirements, submission of an essay for review by the Graduate Education Committee
- Teaching certification OR a minimum of one full year of experience working in a technology field
- In good standing with the University
- Accept admissions offer within required time frame
In order to successfully complete the Educational Technology & Innovation program, the candidate must meet the following requirements:
- Remain in good standing with the University, which includes maintaining a minimum GPA of 3.0
- Earn a minimum of 30 credit hours
- Successfully complete required practical experience hours, capstone projects and all other requirements per the CTX graduate catalog
- Meet all University admission requirements to the Educational Technology & Innovation specialization, including: