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Educational Technology

Are you a creative educator interested in learning how technology might be used to improve your professional practice? Do you prefer a graduate program that engages you and involves you in the development of interesting, useful, challenging, and creative projects? Do you prefer the flexibility of learning within online communities and environments? If so, you may want to consider Radford University's education technology programs.

More specifically, two educational technology programs are available through RU's School of Teacher Education and Leadership.

Educational Technology Faculty

M.S. in Education (Educational Technology Concentration)

The Master's Degree program in Education offers an educational technology concentration. This 30-hour program includes four core education courses, with an additional six courses specific to education technology. In addition to completing 30 hours of coursework, students enrolled in this M.S. in Education program must also satisfy the requirements for a comprehensive exam by completing a creative professional portfolio developed over the course of the entire program. The educational technology concentration is a 30-hour program designed for a variety of education professionals, including:

  • K-16 classroom teachers and administrators
  • K-16 Instructional Technology Resource Teachers
  • Instructional designers from industry and trade sectors
  • Students using the M.S. program as stepping stone to a doctorate in a related field

This concentration allows educational professionals in business, industry, as well as K-16 educators to pursue professional development in a variety of technology-related areas. This graduate program focuses on the importance of capitalizing on emerging technical trends within the parameters of the typical educational environments. Areas of study emphasize the educational implications of virtually limitless, free, keyword-searchable information; wifi-enabled, locations-aware mobile technologies; Web 2.0 technologies; and handheld and desktop games and simulations.

Coursework (30 Hours)

Course Name
EDET 619 Instructional Design & Evaluation
EDET 620 Integration of Educational Technology Applications, Applied Research & Integration
EDET 630 Foundations of Educational Technology
EDET 640 Multimedia Design for Web, Presentations & Mobile
EDET 650 The Web - New Contexts for Teaching and Learning
EDET 661 Gaming & Simulations for Instruction
EDEF 607 Foundations of Education
EDEF 606 Educational Research
EDUC 670 Principles & Practices of Multicultural Education
EDET 689 Educational Technology Capstone

Educational Technology Certificate Program

Radford University's education technology certificate program consists of six courses (18 hours) addressing many of the skills included in the International Society for Technology in Education's (ISTE) National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers. In addition to skills specific to K-12 educators, the certificate also provides coursework and training in instructional design and evaluation. Skills facilitated in these areas will help prepare certificate participants for work in corporate training or post-secondary education environments. In general, earning a certificate in educational technology will help enhance the skills of the following types professional educators:

  • K-12 Classroom Teachers
  • School Administrators
  • Instructional Technology Resource Teachers
  • Post-Secondary Teachers
  • Corporate Training Professionals

Both educational technology programs are designed for working professionals, with courses offered online and in some cases during evening hours. Courses are offered within the framework of the M.S. in Education program at Radford University. Depending on when individual course are offered, students can complete the certificate in approximately one and a half years.

Full-time Virginia educators (K-12) can qualify to pay a reduced tuition rate for Radford University courses. The Reduced Tuition Rate for Virginia Educators is set by the Board of Visitors each May to be effective the following fall semester. For information on the current reduced rate contact the College of Graduate and Professional Studies.

Contact Dr. Greg Sherman with specific questions about either educational technology program!