Education: Technology Integration - MA
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.
|EDUC 6000||Becoming Scholars: Evidence-Based Best Practice||3|
|EDUC 6420||Technology Integration Fundamentals||3|
|EDUC 6670||Introduction to Action Research||3|
|EDUC 6760||Integration Seminar||3|
|LIS 7690||Information Technology, People and Society||3|
|or EDUC 7025||Ethics in the Information Age|
|EDUC 8920||Action Research Project||1|
|Select 15 credits from the following. At least two courses must be from the Technology Integration course list||15|
|Technology Integration courses|
|Best Practices in 1:1|
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|
|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|
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.