This area of emphasis is an online format and is designed for individuals who desire to integrate technology to improve instruction and learner achievement in the traditional, hybrid, and online teaching environments in K-12 schools, higher education, community colleges, and industry. Coursework emphasizes the knowledge and skills needed to apply a wide range of technologies and includes a strong multimedia and virtual reality component for individuals in reaching educational or professional development goals within schools, community, and corporate/public settings.
The MA.Ed. requires 36 credit hours (12 courses) and can be completed in 1-2 years depending on the number of courses taken each semester. Each course is held in an 8-week session, and each semester (fall, spring, summer) has 2 sessions. The Education Core courses are offered either online or face-to-face each semester. Face-to-face courses are held one day a week from 5:00 p.m. to 7:50 p.m. at the West Liberty University Highlands Center.
Education Core Courses (18 hours)
Each of these required courses are offered every semester.
- EDUC 502 Professional Writing
- EDUC 503 Technology Applications
- EDUC 506 Motivation and the Development of Creativity
- EDUC 512 Assessment and Analysis for Teaching – Learning
- EDUC 553 Law and Liability
- EDUC 581 Research and Capstone (must be taken during the last semester)
Area of Emphasis Courses (18 hours)
- EDUC 514 On-line Teaching and Learning
- EDUC 524 Technology Systems: Human and Electronic
- EDUC 534 Contemporary Application of Educational Technology
- EDUC 544 Collaborative Support for Technology Integration
Select 2 courses:
- From any 500-level EDUC or EDL course at WLU
For more information, please contact the advisor for this area of emphasis:
Dr. Li-Wei Peng
Associate Professor of Education/Coordinator of Instructional Technology
West Liberty University Highlands Center
Office Number 227
304-217-2800 ext. 5