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 (MLIS). The program begins with one-day of instruction on campus.  Online 7-week courses are organized around weekly expectations and delivered through Brightspace/D2L. (Students may choose some weekend/evening campus classes offered through MLIS if interested.) 

Students and faculty participate in lively discussions throughout the week about new content and findings. Faculty are accessible, supportive, and dedicated to helping teachers' improve their practice. Learning is designed to be iterative and foster critically reflective practice. Our dedicated faculty bring classroom-based expertise and design courses to facilitate meaningful learning.

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, collaborative, and digital 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
  • preparing students for 21st Century citizenship and career opportunities
  • seamless integration of digital tools that improve student attention, engagement, and retention of information
  • improving their own efficiency 
  • moving students from being “consumers” of technology to being “ designers and creators” with technology
  • integrating computational thinking and coding into their curriculum (appropriate for K-12 teachers in any discipline)
  • teaching digital video production within their curriculum (appropriate for grade 3-12 teachers that have access to digital video cameras, iPads, or mobile phones)

In this dynamic program, teachers and media specialists broaden their fluency with digital technologies that make their own work more efficient and learn to design for transformative pedagogical shifts possible within a digitally-enabled classroom. 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
EDUC 7025Ethics in the Information Age3
or LIS 7690 Information Technology, People and Society
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
Literacy and Learning Redefined in the Digital Era
Differentiation in a Digitally-Mediated Environment
Introduction to Computational Thinking and Coding
Digital Video for K-12 Classroom Settings
Physical Computing: Introduction to Arduinos
Hands on STEM: Maker Space in the K-8 Setting
Information Literacy in the Digital Age
Internet Fundamentals and Design
Making and Makerspaces
Social Media and Emerging Technologies
User Experience Design and Accessibility of Web
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
The Art of STEM
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

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.