M.Ed. Concentration in Curriculum and Instructional Technology (Online)

College of Education - Department of Education

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) with a concentration in Curriculum and Instructional Technology prepares the candidate to obtain a Massachusetts Initial License as an Instructional Technology Teacher (all levels). Students are given the opportunity to gain vital skills in applying and expanding the use of educational technology in the curriculum. Instruction is computer-based and all courses are offered online.

For candidates who are seeking a first Initial License, a 300-hour practicum experience must also be completed after the successful completion of all degree requirements. For candidates who are seeking an additional Initial License, a 150-hour practicum experience must also be completed after the successful completion of all degree requirements.

 

Program Requirements

The degree requires successful completion of ten (10) courses, which include three (3) core courses, six (6) concentration courses, and one (1) elective. Students must also successfully complete an online written comprehensive examination and electronic portfolio. The professional portfolio, based upon the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Professional Standards for Licensure, must be web-based and submitted to the advisor of the Curriculum and Instructional Technology program at least one week prior to the online written comprehensive exam. The examination is taken in the last semester of study.

Education Core Courses (3)

  • EDUC 991 Philosophy of Education and Teaching Practice
  • EDUC 998 Language Development and Communication
  • EDUC 999 Research and Evaluation (recommended after completion of three Content or Concentration courses)

Concentration Courses (6)

Electives (1)

One (1) elective graduate content course approved by the program advisor. Choose from the following academic disciplines: art, biology, earth science, English, foreign language, geography, history, or mathematics.

 

Practicum: required for students seeking an Initial Instructional Technology Teacher License (all levels):

  • INST 939 Practicum in Instructional Technology

Prior to applying for the practicum, a passing score for the Communication and Literacy Skills Test of the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL) must be submitted to the Framingham State University Office of Graduate Studies. The practicum is taken only after successful completion of all degree requirements in the Master of Education with a concentration in Curriculum and Instructional Technology program. Permission of the program advisor at least three (3) months prior to the practicum is required. Students secure their own practicum site, which must be approved by the University.

For students seeking a first Initial License, a field-based 300-hour practicum equivalent is required. Students must complete 150 hours at each of any two of the following levels: PreK-6, 5-8, 8-12. Students must complete 150 hours-hour practicum or practicum equivalent in the role of the license in an appropriate classroom, determined by the program advisor, is required. The student is guided by the cooperating school system and his/her college supervisor.

 

Admission Requirements

The applicant must:

  • Complete the online graduate admission application
  • Submit the $50.00 application fee
  • Have earned a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Have a minimum undergraduate quality point average of 2.80 on a 4.00 scale.
  • Provide two letters of recommendation submitted on the Framingham State University Letter of Recommendation form and sent directly to the University’s Graduate Admissions office by the recommender. One letter must be from an employer or supervisor, and the other must be from a faculty member who has taught the candidate at collegiate level if the candidate attended classes in the last five years;
  • Submit a typed, 300-word personal statement discussing their motivation for seeking a master’s degree in view of prior formal education, current job responsibilities, and career plans;
  • Have formal access to a classroom environment.

 

Effective as of the 2017-2018 Graduate Catalog