Program Details

Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction: Technology Advanced Program for Continuing Professional Education

Offered By: College of Education
Next Start Date:
Program Now Enrolling
Approx. Course Length:
Online: 8 weeks [More Info]
Total Program Credits:
38 Credits
Transfer Credits:
Up to 12 credits or 1/3 of the program

Overview

Earn Your Master of Education in Curriculum and Technology

Grand Canyon University's Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction: Technology prepares licensed teachers who have a desire to use technology to improve the success of their students or who are interested in transitioning to a technology specialist role. This master's program, offered through the College of Education, includes a study of 21st century technology foundations in education.

At the culmination of the curriculum and technology program, you participate in a supervised internship that allows you to shadow an individual in a technology role at your school. The internship experience helps develop your understanding of the complexity of being a leader in the school setting. During your internship experience, you also focus on classroom technology use and training, ranging from developing a vision for technology support to demonstrating practical skills, such as writing a grant. In addition, you develop a series of training sessions, research funding sources and learn skills to ensure smooth day-to-day technology integration in teaching. You must submit a copy of your current teaching license or provide evidence of a minimum of one year of teaching experience to apply. In addition, it is essential to have access to a K-12 classroom to complete the program assignments.

Degree Outcomes

Enhance Your Technical Aptitude

In the Master of Education in curriculum and technology degree program, you learn how to use and develop Web tools to improve student learning in the classroom. Explore other topics, including strategies and integration of productivity software, the use of digital media in education, the development and design of media in educational settings, multimedia instructional strategies, using technology for student assessment and distance learning in education.

What You Will Learn

Sharpen Your Curriculum and Instruction Expertise

Course topics include:

  • NETS standards for students and teachers
  • Digital citizenship and responsibility
  • Legal and ethical use guidelines
  • Transitioning instruction to integrate technology
  • Integration of software into teaching
  • Instructional strategies using theories of brain compatible learning, multiple intelligences, emotional IQ and personality profiles to match learning styles
  • The use of digital Web software, media forms and slideshows for instruction
  • Design principles in visual communication theory
  • Effective use of multimedia in classroom instruction
  • Technology-based assessment tools used for formative and summative assessments
  • Curriculum development and design principles for distance education

Career Outcomes

Career Opportunities for Licensed Teachers

Geared toward individuals who are already licensed as teachers, this Master of Education in curriculum and technology degree program does not lead to licensure, but may lead to career advancement. To apply, you must submit a copy of a current teaching license or provide evidence of a minimum of one year of teaching experience. In addition, it is essential for you to have access to a K-12 classroom to complete the program assignments.

Course List

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Major:
38 credits
Total Degree Requirements:
38 credits

Program Core Courses

Course Description

This course is designed to prepare students for the graduate learning experience at Grand Canyon University. Students have opportunities to develop and strengthen the skills necessary to succeed as graduate students in the College of Education. Emphasis is placed on utilizing the tools for graduate success.

Course Description

This course introduces learners to NETS standards for students and teachers; digital citizenship and responsibility; legal and ethical use guidelines; and transitioning instruction to integrate technology. This course also addresses portfolio use professionally and with students. Technology dispositions, expectations, and guidelines are emphasized for being a 21st century educator.

Course Description

Emphasis of this class is placed on the sophisticated integration of software into teaching. Subjects include utilizing advanced word processing and database applications in the classroom, publishing software as teaching tools for interactive learning, and using Web freeware as a viable alternative in schools. This course encompasses the development of a final project that incorporates different technology uses.

Course Description

The focus of this course is to provide learners with instructional strategies using theories of brain compatible learning, multiple intelligences, emotional IQ, personality profiles to match learning styles and basic exploration of how to integrate instruction and curriculum with these theories, and the use of current technologies.

Course Description

In this course, students examine steps for planning, creating, and managing digital stories and presentations using software and tools for a variety of platforms. Attention is given to the use of digital Web software, use of media forms, and slideshows for instruction. Student activities tied to academic content standards and legal and ethical issues of displaying information on the Web are addressed.

Course Description

Course participants apply an understanding of design principles in visual communication theory. They incorporate multiple intelligences and constructivist theories into an interactive environment. Attention is given to manipulation of images, social networking, podcasting, the use of digital cameras in the classroom, and integrating Web and print design into instruction.

Course Description

This course focuses on the effective use of multimedia in classroom instruction. Participants learn to select and evaluate appropriate multimedia resources, and correlate instruction to multimedia resources. This course addresses curriculum mapping and using backward design to unwrap the NETS standards.

Course Description

Participants explore various technology-based assessment tools used for formative and summative assessments. Students use tools to make data-driven decisions to drive curriculum and differentiate instruction. The content of this course includes use of digital media for progress monitoring or as assessment tools and creating and using alternative assessments.

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to expand students' knowledge of lesson preparation and activities, as well as basic curriculum development and design principles, for distance education. The course explores distance education including history, theories, and practical applications. A variety of online facilitation techniques are explored in this course.

Course Description

This supervised internship encourages a cooperative arrangement among the key stakeholders. Upon completion, the candidate possesses an understanding of the complexity of being a leader in school and classroom technology use and training, ranging from development of a vision for technology support to demonstrating practical skills, such as writing a grant, researching funding sources, developing a series of training sessions, and ensuring smooth day-to-day technology integration in teaching. Defense of the final learning project is required. Practicum/Field Experience hours: 90. Fingerprint clearance required.

Faculty Bios

Program Locations

Online

Online

Pursue a next-generation education with an online degree from Grand Canyon University. Earn your degree with convenience and flexibility with online courses that let you study anytime, anywhere. GCU offers the most experienced leadership in delivering online degree programs. Full-time faculty members and fully trained adjunct instructors, equipped with strong academic backgrounds and practical experience in their fields, support you every step of the way. Designed with the career-oriented professional in mind, our online classes provide an intimate environment that stimulates engaging and challenging discussions. Choose from programs across our distinct colleges, in high-demand employment areas. Classes begin frequently.
Evening

Evening

Grand Canyon University’s evening programs cater to the demands of working professionals who prefer an in-person learning environment. Our night classes meet just once per week and offer the interaction and discussion of a typical college classroom. Night classes are designed for a specific number of students, providing a warm and nurturing environment that supports an engaging experience. In an evening cohort, you will progress through your degree program with the same career-minded classmates, providing an opportunity to network and forge relationships that go beyond the classroom. Classes begin frequently at various locations, including our main campus.

* The Department of Education defines how an institution must calculate a program's On-Time Completion rate for federal disclosure purposes. The On-Time Completion rate is based on a program’s published required number of months to complete all degree requirements as provided in the institution’s catalog. Completion statistics are updated every January and are based on the cohort of students who graduated between 7/1 – 6/30 of the preceding year. The On-Time Completion rate is determined by the number of students in the cohort who completed the program within the published program length divided by the number of students in the cohort who graduated.

Online and Evening program disclosures

* Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information. Program subject to change.