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Educational Technology

The master of science degree program in education with a specialization in educational technology prepares educators to become innovators in the use of new technologies at regional, district, or school center levels. This specialization provides educators with the skills in web development and Internet and online training that allow participants to expand these newly learned skills beyond the classroom. Course content is research based and infuses best practices in education.

  • Completed admission application packet, including a $50 nonrefundable application fee made payable to Nova Southeastern University.
  • Official transcript indicating conferral of a bachelor's degree by a regionally accredited institution (2.5 minimum cumulative grade-point average required).
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended postsecondary institutions.

Course Number Course Title and Description Credits
EDU 5000 Orientation to the Graduate Teacher Education Program 0
CIT 502 Research in Education Process and Application 3
CAE 502 Internet for Educators 3
ETEC 601 Instructional Design 3
CIT 503 Assessment of Learning 3
CAE 504 Web Authoring 1 Introduction to WWW Page Development 3
ETEC 602 Technology and the School Curriculum 3
CAE 505 Web Authoring 2 Beyond Basic WWW Page Development 3
CAE 6100  Classroom and Clinical Applications of Assistive Technology 3
CAE 507 Online Video and Multimedia Production for Education 3
CIT 609 Special Topics in Curriculum Design I 3
CAE 510 Web 2.0 Tools Applications for Teaching and Learning 3
CIT 610 Special Topics in Curriculum Design II 3


Coursework for the educational technology specialization is conducted entirely online and at an accelerated pace using a cohort model. Students from various geographic areas are grouped together, depending on their term start, and progress through the six-week program modules together. This approach allows students to receive and submit coursework and interact with participants and professors via the Internet. This distance delivery option allows busy professionals to complete their degree without having to leave their jobs or travel long distances.

The special topics courses are one of many practical applications included in the educational technology specialization. This culminating experience is the final step in the completion of the program. In Special Topics I, students survey issues in curriculum planning, organization, and design, including programs in elementary and secondary schools, courses of study, teaching and resources, evaluation of curriculum, and curriculum design and delivery. In Special Topics II, students are required to provide an analysis and synthesis of the individual student’s learning experiences through research, evaluation, and practical application of projects, programs, and procedures developed throughout the program of study.

Faculty members for the master of science in education are scholars and educators from Nova Southeastern University and other major universities and institutions throughout the country. In addition many are also highly respected professional practitioners, who are carefully selected on the basis of their subject expertise, teaching abilities, and professional involvement. Most importantly, they are united in their desire to not only educate, but to inspire students to use what they learn to motivate others.

  • Satisfactory completion of all required coursework;
  • Successful completion of the special topics, including the portfolio;
  • Cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or higher;
  • Completed application for degree.

Students are advised to contact their state department of education or an Enrollment Services Representative (Academic Advisor) to determine if this program is suitable for certification/licensure and their career goals.

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