The graduate program in Educational Foundations emphasizing Instructional Technology is an accredited, fully online program. The program has been designed to assist its students in becoming competent, employable professionals, capable of making a significant contribution to the field. The graduate curriculum of 30 semester hours provides students with exposure to a wide range of emerging technologies, while still ensuring the basic competencies required of all practitioners. The program directly addresses the rapidly accelerating changes in the field of interactive and Web 2.0 technologies while being rooted in instructional design principles. The potential students are predominately K-12 educators working in the field or recent graduates, although students interest in instructional design from business, industry, banking, and other training fields can apply if they have a background in education. Students are required to complete an ePortfolio demonstrating their application of instructional technology in the field as well as their expertise in their graduate classes.
The Department of Educational Foundations and Leadership requires no supplemental materials in addition to submission of the graduate application and official transcripts for admission to the master's degree program in Educational Foundations - Instructional Technology.
Applications to the master's degree program in Educational Foundations - Instructional Technology are accepted on a rolling basis.
All assistantships (and any fellowships) are awarded through the academic department. Students interested in obtaining an assistantship must apply. New students may indicate on their online application for admission that they would like to be considered for an assistantship. Current students must contact the academic department for application information. Each department may have different requirements for assistantship applicants, so all students should contact the academic department to determine these particular requirements. Only those students fully admitted to a master’s or doctoral degree-seeking program are eligible for a graduate assistantship. Students admitted as non-degree seeking or to a certificate program may not hold an assistantship.
Paying for college is a vital part of the education process. It is important to be informed of the many sources of aid available. Student loans are available to degree-seeking graduate students. Information on student loans can be found through the Office of Student Financial Aid. The Office of Student Financial Aid is located in Simmons Hall.
Current tuition and fees schedules can be found through the Office of Student Accounts.
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