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Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction with a Specialization in Educational Technology Online

With technology at the forefront of education more than ever, enhance your skills and bolster your career trajectory in this vital area of expertise.


Program Overview

The Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction with a Specialization in Educational Technology online program helps you shape the future of education. Whether you’re a leader in the classroom, working in school administration or looking to transition into a curriculum specialist role, you will learn how to create and deliver effective and engaging lessons for all students in a virtual environment.

$11,082

Total Tuition

Tuition
as few as 12 months

Program Duration

Calendar
33

Credit Hours

Credit Hours

This 100% online educational technology master’s program gives you the knowledge essential to integrating emerging technology into a broad range of learning environments. You will learn theories applicable to designing courses and learning experiences, and what is practical and pragmatic to meet the evolving needs of the modern classroom.

The program begins with the principles of instructional design, so a technological background is not required. The coursework focuses not only on where to use educational technology, but also how to apply it through an everyday process of teaching, learning and assessment. The curriculum also incorporates accessibility—preparing you to use assistive and adaptive technology to effectively teach diverse learners.

Plus, the program is applicable to educators beyond K-12 classroom settings, including digital learning specialists, curriculum designers and corporate trainers.

Our core coursework, including a capstone, emphasizes the practical application of current theories, research, assessments and coaching to improve learning. All course content aligns as applicable to the Texas Education Agency's Technology Applications standards and ISTE Standards. The coursework also is applicable to the TExES Technology Applications EC–12. (242) Exam. Our accelerated, 7-week courses are delivered in an online format ideal for working professionals. You can complete this 33 credit-hour program in as few as 12 months.

In the M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction online program, you will:
  • Synthesize and analyze current research to develop curriculum and instructional models
  • Apply evidence-based teaching practices and methodologies
  • Enhance instruction based on the synthesis, analysis, assessment and evaluation of data to ensure culturally competent teaching and learning
The state of texas education agency

The Texas A&M International University College of Education is accredited by the Texas State Board for Educator Certification.

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Tuition

Tuition for the M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction with a Specialization in Educational Technology online program is affordable, and can be paid by the course. All fees are included.

In-State Tuition:

The following tuition applies only to Texas residents.

Per Credit Hour $335.81
Per Three Credit Course $1,007.43
Program Tuition $11,082

Out-of-State Tuition:

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Per Credit Hour Per Three Credit Course Program Tuition
$973.91 $2,920.82 $32,129.02
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Calendar

The M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction with a Specialization in Educational Technology program is delivered online, featuring 7-week courses and six start dates each year. Choose the start date that is best for you.

Session Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Payment Deadline
Fall I 2020 8/24/20 8/10/20 8/17/20 8/19/20 8/21/20
Fall II 2020 10/19/20 10/5/20 10/12/20 10/14/20 10/16/20
Spring I 2021 1/25/21 1/11/21 1/18/21 1/20/21 1/22/21
Spring II 2021 3/22/21 3/8/21 3/15/21 3/17/21 3/22/21
Summer I 2021 5/17/21 5/3/21 5/10/21 5/12/21 5/13/21
Summer II 2021 7/5/21 6/21/21 6/28/21 6/30/21 7/2/21
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Graduate Programs Degree Plan

Admissions

To apply for the M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction with a Specialization in Educational Technology online program, you must hold a bachelor's degree and submit transcripts verifying a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 on the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework.

M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction online admission requirements
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Minimum 2.75 GPA on the last 60 hours

International Transcript Evaluation:
TAMIU does their own foreign credential evaluations. Graduate Studies does not require third party evaluations nor are obligated to accept the results, or GPA calculations, if an evaluation is submitted. If an applicant submits an official evaluation, the evaluation does not replace official transcripts or certificates of graduation.

Official transcripts from all institutions attended can be sent to:

Texas A&M International University
Graduate School
Senator Judith Zaffirini Student Success Center, Suite 223
5201 University Boulevard
Laredo, TX 78041
OR
Electronically to GraduateSchool@tamiu.edu

For documents, other than transcripts, please upload to your application portal located here. If transcripts are uploaded to the portal, you will be asked to resend all official transcripts by mail or email and will delay the application process.

Have a question? Call us at 844-872-8712.

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Courses

Curriculum for the M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction with a Specialization in Educational Technology online program is comprised of 11 courses (33 credit hours). Students are required to take six core courses, which include a fixed first course (EDCI 5313: Foundations of Curriculum) and a capstone (EDCI 5317: Evaluation of Curriculum & Instruction); and five specialization courses.

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You must take the following courses.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is designed to provide a historical and conceptual foundation in the discipline of curriculum and instruction for those beginning their graduate work. It will cover the historical and philosophical beginnings of the traditional content taught in the public school systems in the U.S., from pre-kindergarten through completion of the academic core of post-secondary schooling. Examination of key components of the purpose and methods of instruction will punctuate the historical context to identify specific C&I elements in some of the following eras: ancient and pre-modern contributions, Pre-Colonial and Colonial American schooling, early foundations of instruction in the U.S., implications of modern C&I, and trends in post-modern C&I. A major element of the course will be the development of a research topic and subsequent student project focusing on the topic. Pre-requisites: Graduate Standing

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Engage in critical analysis of education’s place in today’s rapidly changing local and global society with a focus on comprehending education from historic, philosophic, social and cultural perspectives and the impact of those perspectives on current practice. Evaluate curricular and instructional perspectives and ways of viewing educational history from a theoretically informed lens. Critically examine the practices and policies used in schooling to enact decisions on curricular reforms in schooling with a critical understanding of diversity, social inequity, and equal educational opportunities. Pre-requisites: Graduate Standing

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is a thorough treatment of various standard, research-based techniques for evaluation of instruction (i.e., authentic assessments, alternative assessments, qualitative and quantitative testing methods, and non-specific measurement methods). In addition, this course explores the concepts behind assessment, identifies various assessment tools and incorporates models of assessment appropriate for a variety of instructional settings. Pre-requisites: Graduate Standing

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is a general survey of theories of learning as they apply to the modern classroom. The course is designed to acquaint students with major historical and modern theories and their proponents of how children learn together, with implications for schools in modern society. Pre-requisites: Graduate Standing

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course provides the competencies required for critical understanding, evaluation and utilization of published educational research. The course addresses quantitative and qualitative research methods. Topics include problem formulation and refinement; research design; sampling; measurement and data collection; data-analysis techniques; and the inference process.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course addresses teacher leadership in the context of advancing the expertise and leadership of peers, thereby expanding the teacher-leader’s sphere of influence beyond the walls of the classroom. Teachers explore mentoring and coaching models designed to promote the professional growth of their colleagues. They learn and apply skills for mentoring novice teachers and for engaging in coaching relationships with peers at all stages of the teacher-development cycle. Various forms of collaboration with colleagues are addressed, and diversity—as well as interpersonal and communication skills—are emphasized. Pre-requisites: Graduate Standing

You must take the following courses.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course introduces the processes, methods and techniques involved with systematic design of instruction in P-16 educational settings. This course examines established and emerging theories of instructional design such as the ADDIE model. Learning theories explored are based on behavioral, information processing, constructivist and sociocultural. Analysis and exploration of the relationship between theory and practice are demonstrated using a variety of technology tools.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This engaging, intermediate level course examines the importance and relationship between the leadership role as curriculum designers and the integration of technology in professional learning or educational classroom settings. Emphasis on practical and applicable ways to integrate technology into a P-16 curriculum using curriculum design processes, future ready concepts, and education technology theories such as TPACK and SAMR. Inquiry into instructional leadership concepts such as adult learning and mentoring principles to build teacher capacity and support innovative change. Course content aligns as applicable to the Texas Education Agency's Technology Applications standards EC-12 and ISTE standards.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is intermediate level deepening the concepts of the teaching process of planning, instruction, and assessing learning utilizing technology through research-based pedagogy and practice in a P-16 setting. This course is an inquiry into a variety of technology programs, software, applications, and tools to develop engaging and effective instructional materials and engaging student-centered lessons. Examples include using multimedia, presentation tools, social media, virtual and augmented realities, gamification, STEM, and computer science concepts. Students will design a comprehensive instructional module focusing on the teaching process and specific technology tools that enrich learning outcomes. Course content aligns as applicable to the Texas Education Agency's Technology Applications standards EC-12 and ISTE standards.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This advanced level course addresses emerging and advanced technologies such as web design development, LMS, and video interaction for educational uses in a P-16 class setting. Emphasis is on using these elements for different learning environments such as in person, blended, or virtual/remote. In this course, students analyze different models and technologies that promote active and collaborative learning such as inquiry-based, flipped classroom, and project-based learning and how to effectively implement such models in a digital context. Students in this course will create an educational website or course in an LMS. Synchronous meetings are expected. Course content aligns as applicable to the Texas Education Agency's Technology Applications standards EC-12 and ISTE standards.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

An advanced level course that investigates the ways in which technology can differentiate instruction to support the needs of all students, including students with disabilities. In doing so, students will identify and classify adaptive assistive hardware and software for students with special needs and locate resources to assist in their implementation. Topics include current issues in education and laws concerning equity and accessibility for diverse learners and populations. Special emphasis will be placed on the role of digital accessibility in creating accessible and inclusive learning materials and addressing such needs through ethical digital citizenship teaching. Course content aligns as applicable to the Texas Education Agency's Technology Applications standards EC-12 and ISTE standards.

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