Education: Technology Integration - MA

Program Description

St. Catherine University offers a Master of Arts in Education (MAED): Technology Integration program in collaboration with the Master of Library and Information Science Department. The program is offered online - although face-to-face learning opportunities are available for those able and interested in coming to the beautiful St. Catherine University campus for evening or weekend classes. All students begin their graduate program with a one-day orientation on campus.

Whether you feel you are just barely keeping up with new tools for teaching and learning, or are already a leader in meaningful technology integration at your school, this program has the ability to help you advance to the next level. You will develop skills to support creative, hands-on learning that better reflects today’s dynamic and collaborative work environments.

The Technology Integration program is designed for teachers or media specialists interested in:

  • expanding their capacity to meet diverse student needs in a digital learning environment
  • invested in preparing students for 21st Century citizenship and career opportunities
  • wanting to improve their use of available digital tools for instruction, assessment and communication activities
  • interested in moving students from being “consumers” of technology to being “ designers and creators” of technology

In this dynamic program, teachers and media specialists develop fluency in digital technologies that make their own work more efficient and broaden their understanding of the pedagogical shifts that can happen in an environment with digital tools available to learners. Although expert information is ubiquitous, student understanding of information is often shallow, and attention spans challenged. This program addresses teachers' and media specialists' need to be able to work against the tendency to skim and encourage deep learning. We foster implementation that puts teachers - but more critically students - in the driver’s seat.

The MAED Technology Integration program requires 31 semester credits of coursework for completion.

The EDUC courses listed below are offered online. The LIS courses are taught on the St. Paul campus in the evenings or on weekends - with online assignments as well.

Curriculum

Required Courses
EDUC 6000Becoming Scholars: Evidence-Based Best Practice3
EDUC 6420Technology Integration Fundamentals3
EDUC 6670Introduction to Action Research3
EDUC 6760Integration Seminar3
LIS 7690Information Technology, People and Society3
or EDUC 7025 Ethics in the Information Age
EDUC 8920Action Research Project1
Select 15 credits from the following. At least two courses must be from the Technology Integration course list15
Technology Integration courses
Best Practices in 1:1
EDUC 6450
Literacy and Learning Redefined in the Digital Age
Differentiation in a Digitally-Mediated Environment
Introduction to Computational Thinking and Coding
Digital Video for K-12 Classroom Settings
Advanced Computational Thinking and Coding
Hands on STEM: Maker Space in the K-8 Setting
Information Literacy in the Digital Age
Internet Fundamentals and Design
Making and Makerspaces
Libraries and Emerging Technologies
Web Usability/Accessibility
Curriculum and Instruction and STEM elective options (choose up to six credits)
Making Data Meaningful
Literacy through STEM: Using Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking as Tools in STEM
Formative and Standards Based Assessment
Best Practices with Informational Texts K-12
The Outdoor Classroom 1
Citizen Science as Service Learning in the Natural World
SySTEMic Integration - Transforming K-6 Education through STEM Instruction 1
Hands on STEM: Basic Engineering and Alternative Energy 1
Elementary Earth Science - Understanding the Ground Upon Which We Stand 1
Teacher as Educational Leader
Total Credits31
1

 These courses may include two to four required weekend face-to-face sessions on campus in St. Paul, MN

Note: St. Kate's will accept 12 credits from the University of St. Thomas’ Center for Engineering STEM Engineering Education Certificate into this program. Contact the program director for details.