The Masters of Science in technology and Education program was developed using the
following framework. Each element in the framework was utilized in the preparation
of the classes and projects you will complete.
Throughout the program you will be provided with challenging content aimed at building
the concepts and knowledge needed to succeed in the field.
A vital component of the program is to provide ongoing application and assessment
of the concepts and knowledge presented in order to guarantee your understanding.
In addition to knowledge and concepts, you will be introduced to a wide variety of
programs and hardware in order to build your technical skills and competency.
The capstone project will be the opportunity to use your knowledge, skills, and abilities
in the professional field. This provides the opportunity for networking, professional
development, and additional practice.
Above all, the program adheres to the nationally accepted standards of the profession.
The courses within the MSTE program are being developed as blended courses and will
eventually evolve into an online program. To be successful in this program, you will
need frequent access to a computer (preferably a laptop) and high speed Internet access
(DSL or cable). In addition, you will need to be self-disciplined and able to work
The Masters of Science in Technology and Education produces technology-aware graduates
who are prepared to work as technology trainers, instructional designers, and information
- Fulfillment of the general requirements for admission to graduate programs.
- Completion of departmental admission requirements, including an interview and a writing
and technology skill assessment.
- Completion of 33 credit hours at the graduate level to fulfill program requirements.
- Completion of all required courses with a minimum grade of B (3.0).
- Completion of the university research requirement which culminates in the creation
of a graduate thesis.
- Submission of an electronic graduate professional portfolio.
- Completion of all degree requirements within six years.
- TED 5495: Curriculum Development
- LIMS 5350: Informatics Essentials
- LIMS 5347: Internet Publishing
- ELCF 5900: The Adult Learner
- TED 5490: Research Studies in Tech and Ed
In addition to the core courses, you will refine your skills through the selection
of additional directed electives. This allows you the opportunity to focus your studies
in the area most relevant to your professional goals.
During the program, your progress will be assessed frequently. These assessments will
take various forms, such as grades, presentations, and curriculum creation. The required
electronic portfolio will be used to compile the results of the assessments and can
be used as an example of your knowledge, skills, and abilities.
At least 12 credit hours (four classes) should be picked out of the following courses:
- or another course approved by the program coordinator.
The student must register for at least 6 thesis credit hours (TED5990 or equivalent)
and to write a thesis according to CSU’s thesis manual and guidelines. The student
must defend his/her thesis with a “PASS” rating as a requirement for graduation.
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