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M.Ed. Course Descriptions

(Offered through the GOML System – Click on the course names for more information)

FRIT   7090   Selected Topics in Instructional Technology (1-3 Credit Hours.)
Promotes specialized training in new and/or emerging instructional technologies/methodologies or topics appropriate to the needs of in-service personnel. Attention will be given to a range of specific needs as they reach special significance in local school systems.
FRIT   7231   Instructional Design (3 Credit Hours.)
This course is designed to develop the knowledge, skills, and dispositions of instructional technology leaders necessary for them to understand and apply a systematic process of instructional design to create effective technology-based instruction for learners with diverse needs.
FRIT   7232   Visionary Leadership in Instructional Technology (3 Credit Hours.)
This course is designed to develop the knowledge, skills, and dispositions of instructional technology leaders to inspire and lead the development and implementation of a shared vision for the effective use of technology to promote excellence and support transformational change throughout educational organizations.
FRIT   7233   Selection and Development of Digital Tools and Resources (3 Credit Hours.)
Selection and Development of Digital Tools and Resources provides competence in the selection, production, utilization, and evaluation of various formats of instructional technologies. Basic techniques are provided through direct experiences in the design and production of instructional technologies.
FRIT   7234   Information Fluency and Inquiry Learning (3 Credit Hours.)
This course provides an in-depth exploration of digital learning models and relevant standards that focus on information fluency and inquiry learning. Emphasis is placed on the reflective use of technology to facilitate student learning through inquiry learning and the mastery of information fluency skills. Course assignments and activities focus on application of these concepts to the candidate’s field of initial certification through collaboration with other teachers, media specialists, and technology specialists.
FRIT   7235   Digital Learning Environments (3 Credit Hours.)
This course focuses on the effective utilization of digital technology in the instructional process and on systematic processes for using new technologies to enhance learning. Course content will focus on the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to create, support, and manage effective digital learning environments.

Prerequisite(s): Minimum grade of “C” in FRIT   7231.

FRIT   7236   Technology-Based Assessment and Data Analysis (3 Credit Hours.)
Technology-Based Assessment and Data Analysis prepares candidates to model and facilitate assessments throughout the curriculum and to analyze and interpret the data generated by those assessments. The use of digital tools and resources to measure, collect, analyze, interpret, and report those data is stressed.
FRIT   7237   Evaluation of Educational Needs and Programs (3 Credit Hours.)
Evaluation of Educational Needs and Programs covers the theory and practice of systematic investigation of instructional programs, projects, products, and processes. The course is designed to teach practitioners how to assess the need for and the effectiveness of educational endeavors such as quality improvement, enhancing organizational performance, or improving school curricula.

Prerequisite(s): Minimum grade of “C” in FRIT   7231.

FRIT   7330   The Internet in Schools (3 Credit Hours.)
This course provides learners with a focused look at issues surrounding the implementation and use of emerging applications of the internet in schools.
FRIT   7331   Leadership of the School Library Media Program (3 Credit Hours.)
An introduction to the functions of the school library media center and the various roles of the school library media specialist. Topics include: program planning and development, budgeting, facility management, and public relations. Students will develop the skills necessary to strategically plan for innovation and continuous improvement of the school library media program.
FRIT   7332   The School Library Literacy Environment (3 Credit Hours.)
An overview of the processes and procedures associated with developing, organizing, maintaining, and evaluating the school library media collection. Emphasis is placed on intellectual freedom, principles of selecting materials in all formats, and utilization of technology to access physical and virtual collections. This course will introduce students to instructional strategies designed to promote reading for learning, personal growth, and enjoyment.
FRIT   7333   Storytelling (3 Credit Hours.)
This course is an introduction to the history, art, and techniques of oral storytelling. Techniques include the selection, adaptation, learning, and presentation of stories for all ages. Students will encounter a wide variety of stories from many different cultures, learn to identify resources for finding stories, develop skills in telling stories with ease and enthusiasm, and learn to evaluate the qualities that make stories age-appropriate for various grade levels.
FRIT   7335   Web Design and Development (3 Credit Hours.)
Focuses on the front-end aspects of web design: authoring, graphics production, and media development.

Cross Listing(s): FRIT   7335.

FRIT   7734   Practicum in School Library Media (3 Credit Hours.)
A culminating activity in the Instructional Technology program. Candidates are assigned specific experiences that implement content from the school library media certification program.

Prerequisite(s): Permission of advisor and completion of Transition Point #2.

FRIT   7739   Practicum in Instructional Technology (3 Credit Hours.)
This course is designed as a capstone experience where students demonstrate the skills, knowledge, and dispositions necessary to serve in instructional technology roles in various educational settings including P-12 settings. An extensive field experience is required.

Prerequisite(s): Permission of advisor and completion of Transition Point #2.

FRIT   7765   Clinical Practice in School Library Media (6 Credit Hours.)
This course is a full-semester, culminating internship in Instructional Technology/School Library Media for non-certified candidates only. Candidates are assigned to a daily placement that implements content from the school library media certification program under the supervision of a school library media specialist.

Prerequisite(s): Advisor approval required.

FRIT   8435   Program Evaluation (3 Credit Hours.)
Program Evaluation covers the theory and practice of systematic investigation of instructional programs, projects products, and processes. The course is designed to teach practitioners how to assess the effectiveness of endeavors such as quality improvement, enhancing organizational performance, or improving school curricula.

Cross Listing(s): FRIT   8435.

FRIT   8532   Multimedia Tools and Applications (3 Credit Hours.)
Covers issues in the design and development of interactive multimedia instructional lessons. Covers the tools required for the creation of interactive multimedia and is organized around individual student projects.

Ed.S. Course Descriptions

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ITEC 8130 Advanced Media Management and Supervision 3 Credit Hours
This course examines the management of school library programs with an emphasis on the collaborative role of the school librarian as an educational leader and school library center administrator.
ITEC 8133 Current Trends and Issues in Instructional Technology 3 Credit Hours
An overview of the history and types of research presently conducted in the field of Instructional Technology. Emphasis is placed on current trends and issues, as well as evaluating research in the field of instructional technology as it relates to the student’s field of initial certification.
ITEC 8134 Theories and Models of Instructional Design 3 Credit Hours
Students will examine how systematic instructional design processes are applied to develop instruction congruent with specific learning theories, instructional theories, and philosophical orientations in the context of their field of initial certification. The primary focus of the course is technology-based learning materials.
Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of “C” in ITEC 7430.
ITEC 8135 Pedagogy of Online Learning 3 Credit Hours
This course will provide advanced candidates in Instructional Technology the opportunity to develop an online-learning course. Candidates will research current best practices of online learning pedagogy and explore emerging technologies to integrate into the development of the online-learning course. The course is offered in a 100% online format.
ITEC 8136 Field Experience in Online Teaching and Learning 3 Credit Hours
Students will explore existing literature on best practices in online teaching and learning based on their specific contexts, whether K-12, higher education, business, etc. This course incorporates instructional design theory and online pedagogical knowledge putting students’ learning into action and practice in an authentic online environment. The primary focus of the course is the students’ application of best practices in (an) authentic field-based experience(s).
Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of “C” in ITEC 8135.
ITEC 8231 Transforming Learning with Technology 3 Credit Hours
Critical examination of the role of technology and instructional design in the teaching/learning process. Review of quantitative and qualitative research relevant to student’s area of interest and the impact of technology on student learning. Examination of the use of electronic portfolios to demonstrate student learning.
Prerequisites: ITEC 8530 or InTECH/Media Tech certification and ESED 8130.
ITEC 8435 Program Evaluation 3 Credit Hours
Program Evaluation covers the theory and practice of systematic investigation of instructional programs, projects products, and processes. The course is designed to teach practitioners how to assess the effectiveness of endeavors such as quality improvement, enhancing organizational performance, or improving school curricula.
ITEC 8532 Multimedia Tools and Applications 3 Credit Hours
Covers issues in the design and development of interactive multimedia instructional lessons. Covers the tools required for the creation of interactive multimedia and is organized around individual student projects.
ITEC 8636 Technology, Leadership, and Change 3 Credit Hours
Provides advanced students in Instructional Technology with opportunities to review research and current trends related to the integration of technology into teaching and learning. Application of concepts and ideas is achieved through design, development and delivery of a project to close a technology gap in an educational setting.
ITEC 8838 Field-Based Research in School Library Media 3 Credit Hours
Students will initiate, complete and present an acceptable field-based research study in school library media, using a design developed and approved in EDUR 8434. This course will focus on collecting, organizing and analyzing data, as well as composing a formal research paper based on the research study. The course culminates with an oral presentation of the study completed using appropriate technologies.
Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of “C” in EDUR 8131, EDUR 8434, ITEC 8133, ITEC 8134, ITEC 8135, and ITEC 8636.
ITEC 8839 Field-Based Research in Instructional Technology 3 Credit Hours
Students will initiate, complete and present an acceptable field-based research study in instructional technology, using a design developed and approved in EDUR 8434. This study must be related to the student’s field of initial certification. This course will focus on collecting, organizing and analyzing data, as well as composing a formal research paper based on the research study. The course culminates with an oral presentation of the study completed using appropriate technologies.
Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of “C” in EDUR 8131, EDUR 8434, ITEC 8133, ITEC 8134, ITEC 8135, and ITEC 8636.
ITEC 8890 Directed Individual Study 1-3 Credit Hours
The student will propose and carry out an applied or theoretical project in instructional technology.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of advisor.

Last updated: 1/29/2016

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