Learning Technologies, M.Ed. in Curriculum and Learning

NOTE: The Learning Technologies concentration in the M.Ed. in Curriculum & Learning program is being phased out as of Fall 2014.

If you have questions, please contact Dr. Gerri Mongillo (mongillog@wpunj.edu) or Dr. Hilary Wilder (wilderh@wpunj.edu). The 15-credit online Learning Technologies Certificate program will be available for a post-masters cohort in Fall 2015, and these courses may be taken as electives by students in other graduate programs at WPU.

This program was nationally-recognized for Technology Facilitator qualification by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) in 2010. In all of these courses, students are encouraged to actively explore and continually examine the characteristics as well as the educational advantages and disadvantages offered by the particular information or communication technology being used. Instruction in these courses relies heavily on modeling the use of technologies in teaching; students will not only learn about educational technologies, but will also learn with educational technologies.

Graduates of this program become expert classroom teachers, researchers, staff developers, and curriculum leaders with a commitment to equity and diversity in the use of technology in the schools.

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Contacts/Faculty:

  • Dr. Hilary Wilder: Concentration Coordinator
    wilderh@wpunj.edu
    Phone: 973-720-2410; Fax: 973-720-3094
    Office: 1600 Valley Rd. Rm. 4023
  • Dr. Heejung An
    anh2@wpunj.edu
    Phone: 973-720-2280
    Office: 1600 Valley Rd. Rm. 4090

Entry Requirements:

Each applicant must demonstrate that he or she can fulfill the requirements of the program, including the ability to read and write at a graduate level, the capability to do graduate level academic work, and an interest in educational theory and practice. Toward this end the requirements for admission are:

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and official transcripts from all institutions of higher learning attended.
  • A cumulative grade point average from past degrees of at least 2.75 on a 4.00 scale*.
  • A minimum verbal score of 450 (older scale, prior to August 1, 2011) or 150 (current scale) on the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) or a minimum score of 388 on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT)*.
  • A two-page essay by the applicant about how the degree will enhance professional development and what the important issues are in the proposed field of study (Click for Application Essay Form).
  • A copy of a teaching certificate and/or a resume of any teaching or educational work the applicant has performed.
  • Two professional letters of reference, at least one from a professor or other person who can attest to the applicant's academic abilities.
  • Each applicant should have a personal interview before being accepted for matriculation.

* Applicants who do not meet the grade point average or standardized test requirements may supplement the application with additional materials in support of their academic potential for the successful completion of the graduate degree. Additional materials may include the achievement of a grade of B or higher in one of the following courses: ELCL 6190  or TBED 5420.

Course Requirements: 33 Credits*
Course Number and Title Credits
Concentration Core: 15 credits (all courses will be offered online)
 
ELCL 6050: Instructional Technology Foundations & History 3
ELCL 6110: Designing Technology-Mediated Instruction * 3
ELCL 6120: Technology-Based Assessment & Evaluation* 3
ELCL 6240: Field Experience in Instructional Technologies 3
ELCL 6250: Leadership and Learning Technologies 3
   
Recommended Elective Courses: 12 credits  
TBED 5420: Multiculturalism and Acculturation 3
EDLP 6040: Curriculum Design: Theory and Practice* 3
EDLP 6090: Supervision & Evaluation: Performance Appraisal* 3
SPC 5660: Assistive Technology in the Inclusive Classroom 3
   
Research Thesis Requirement: 6 credits (both courses required; to be taken after completion of 24 credits)
 
ELCL 6290: Research in Education I 3
ELCL 6300: Research in Education II 3

 

 

*This course counts toward post-master's 12 credit Supervisory Certificate

Exit Requirements:

  • The completion of 33 credits of prescribed graduate study for all concentrations including one three-credit course in the social sciences selected with advisement and six credits in educational research culminating in the production of a master's thesis.
  • The completion of a multi-chapter empirical/action research thesis in the field of specialization to be developed during Research in Education I and Research in Education II courses.
  • Satisfactory completion of a concentration-specific exit requirement. This latter requirement carries no course credit but must be completed before graduation.
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