Education: Technology Integration - MA

Contact Information

Name: Siri Anderson

Phone: 651-690-6121

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 when possible. 

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 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' needs 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.

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 students are just barely keeping up with new tools for teaching and learning, or are already a leader in meaningful technology integration at their school, this program has the ability to help students advance to the next level. Students 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)

The MAED Technology Integration program requires 31 semester credits of coursework for completion.  An in-person orientation is offered when possible. 

Years to Complete the Program

The degree program must be completed within seven years, beginning with the first coursework in the program.

Progression Policy

In order to remain in good standing, students must fulfill the following:

  • maintain an overall 3.0 grade point average.
  • earn a grade of C or better in each graduate course.
  • adhere to the department’s criteria for professional/ethical behavior, integrity, honesty, personal behavior, respect for others and the Minnesota code of ethics for teachers.

The EDUC courses listed below are offered online and seven weeks in length. The LIS courses are hybrid with some evening or weekend classes pending safety of gatherings. LIS and MHI courses are 14 weeks in length.

Curriculum

Required Courses
EDUC 6000Becoming Scholars: Evidence-Based Best Practice3
EDUC 6420Designing for Online Instruction3
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 a total of 15 credits from the following lists15
Technology Integration Courses (select a minimum of three 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
Physical Computing: Introduction to Arduinos
Digital Video for K-12 Classroom Settings
Hands on STEM: Maker Space in the K-8 Setting
Information Literacy in the Digital Age 1
Internet Fundamentals and Design 1
Making and Makerspaces 1
Social Media and Emerging Technologies 1
User Experience Design and Accessibility of Web 1
Curriculum and Instruction and STEM Courses:
Making Data Meaningful
Literacy through STEM: Using Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking as Tools in STEM
Native Americans: Building Respectful Pedagogy and Curriculum
EDUC 6500
Hands-On STEAM: Animation in the K-12 Classroom
Formative and Standards Based Assessment
Best Practices with Informational Texts K-12
Classrooms by Design
The Outdoor Classroom 1
The Art of STEM
Engineering Basics
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
Explorations in Earth Science 1
Teacher as Educational Leader

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.