Develop, assess and implement technology curricula in K-12 schools by earning your online Master in Education in Technology Integration Specialist degree at Southern New Hampshire University. As a technology integration specialist, you’ll be able assist teachers in implementing, monitoring and measuring technology curricula, including developing course materials and lesson plans, in public and private schools.
The online MEd in Technology Integration Specialist program is ideal for licensed teachers seeking an additional endorsement or for those individuals seeking initial licensure in New Hampshire. Earning this degree may lead to a new career, opportunities for advancement and higher pay for currently licensed teachers.
The online MEd in Technology Integration Specialist program combines core educational training in areas such as curriculum development and assessment, with focused courses on how technology can be used to create a more efficient and effective learning environment. With this credential, you will be qualified to train teachers to use the latest technological tools and resources to develop effective curricula for K-12 students.
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission – to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your MEd online at SNHU include:
Acceptance decisions are made on a rolling basis throughout the year for our five graduate terms. You can apply at any time and get a decision within days of submitting all required materials. To apply, simply contact an admission counselor, who can help you explore financial options. Your counselor can also walk you through the application process, which involves completing a graduate application ($40 fee) and providing undergraduate transcripts. Candidates must also submit an acknowledgement form and professional resume.
This program is approved by the New Hampshire State Department of Education for Teacher Certification as leading to an endorsement in New Hampshire. Southern New Hampshire University cannot guarantee licensure, certification, endorsement or salary benefits. View disclosure information.
With an online MEd in Technology Integration Specialist degree, you'll be well-positioned to take advantage of job openings expected in the coming years for technology integration specialists.
Education technology integrators are on the critical shortage list in New Hampshire. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth in this field is expected to increase 23 percent by 2018 as more schools incorporate technology into their curricula.
The master’s in technology integration degree is a 12-course program that will teach you how technology can be used to create a more efficient and effective learning environment. If you're earning initial licensure through this program, you'll complete a 39-credit program that includes two 10-week student teaching and seminar experiences. Applications to student teach should be completed one year in advance of teaching.
A customized 36-credit track that includes a certification internship is also available for certified teachers looking to obtain an additional endorsement with this program. This track includes an internship course. Please speak with an admission counselor for more details.
This course offers practice in identifying and developing basic beliefs and values while assessing contemporary philosophies. It includes a study of the history and current issues of education in America.
In this course, students will develop the knowledge and skills to use technology to enhance student learning and achievement. This course also introduces students to learning targets (standards/outcomes) and a general model of curriculum development, implementation and assessment.
This course studies the role of contemporary learning theories and their application to educational practice, including issues of readiness, motivation, problem solving, and the social context of learning. Students will understand how to apply scientifically based instructional strategies to promote learning.
This course is a comprehensive, practical basis for preparing school administrators and teachers to be knowledgeable, creative and effective curriculum designers. Readings will provide students information about the importance and relevance of good curriculum design. The primary focus of the course will be on the study and use of UBD (Understanding by Design). Students will develop a working model of a curriculum unit using the UBD framework.
This course builds assessment competency by analyzing recent trends in assessment for evaluating and documenting student performance and progress toward desired outcomes. Students examine the uses of assessment at the individual, class and school levels; including New England Common Assessment Data. Students will select and design assessments suitable for instructional decisions that support planning develo9ping curriculum, and making recommendations for instructional improvement. Students will interpret and communicate the results of both externally produced and teacher-produced assessment for a variety of audiences. Students will describe valid grading procedures and discuss ethical issues linked to assessment methods and uses of assessment information.
This course examines a variety of factors that affect academic achievement for today's students from birth through the high school level. Students will examine diversity through the lens of race/ethnicity, language, economics, and academics. Culturally responsive teaching practices, including issues such as gender, ability, class, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, and cultural pluralism will be examined.
This course involves the study of the use of technology in elementary and secondary classrooms. Students learn strategies for effective integration of technology into the curriculum. This includes learning such things as how to promote and demonstrate effective use of digital and Web 2.0 tools, how to manage the digital portfolio process, how to utilize assistive technologies. Federal and state legislation will be reviewed including New Hampshire Department of Education Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) program and the National Education Technology Standards (NETS) for teachers and students.
This course is the second part of the study of the use of technology in the secondary and postsecondary classroom. Students learn how to plan, implement and support effective integration of technology into the curriculum. Students learn instructional leadership and how to participate in developing policies, procedures, and budgets that support technology integration. Federal and state legislation will be reviewed including New Hampshire Department of Education Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) program and the National Education Technology Standards (NETS)for administrators.
Students study state-of-the-art digital integration technology tools, resources and methodologies for the K-12 classroom. This course develops the technical competencies and skills needed to collaborate with content area teachers. Topics range from digital resources and system network administration to end use applications.
This course is intended to provide educators with a global perspective of technology integration in elementary and secondary classrooms. Students explore the meaning of global digital citizenship and new media literacy. The course concentrates on understanding cross-cultural awareness, political and economic differences in countries outside of the United States. Students evaluate, adapt and reflect on emerging tools and global trends.
Students will be introduced to the issues related to children with disabilities and the educational implications for participation within the general education classroom will be examined. The course includes the history of Special Education, as well as current trends and research. Federal and state legislation will be reviewed as well as the NH State Standards for Children with Disabilities. Students will review the Individuals with Disabilities Act as it relates to the Elementary Secondary Education Act (ESEA) reauthorized as No Child Left Behind (NCLB), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) including title II of the ADA and section 504 and The Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1973, as amended.
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This is the capstone course for certified teachers seeking an additional certification. Students complete a full-time, competency-based internship at a site appropriate to the area of certification being sought. During this internship, the student is mentored by like-credentialed site personnel as well as by a member of the Southern New Hampshire University faculty. This course also includes a weekly seminar held on campus.
Tuition rates for SNHU's online degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We offer financial aid packages to those who qualify, plus a 30 percent tuition discount for active-duty service members and their spouses.
*Tuition rates are subject to change. Changes are generally implemented in June each year.
Additional Costs Books (course by course).
Students are responsible for providing their own internet access.