Master of Science in Information Technology in Education (MITE) (Students beginning Fall 2013 forward.)
This 36 credit-hour program is designed to meet the needs of working professionals such as educators, trainers, administrators, technical support staff, and developers working in the public or private sector. The program blends educational theory and practice into a learning experience that develops skills applicable to complex real-world problems. It enhances knowledge of how computers, software, and other forms of information technology can be used to improve learning outcomes.
Graduates with the M.S. in Information Technology in Education are able to: (1) select and use existing and emerging technologies to improve learning in formal and informal settings; (2) create effective learning systems and environments that leverage the power of information and learning technologies; (3) manage human, financial, computing, and physical resources to achieve planned goals; (4) make informed decisions or recommendations regarding the adoption of technologies for learning; and (5) communicate effectively with professionals within and outside educational and training environments about information and learning technologies.
Program-Specific Admission Requirements
The applicant must have an earned bachelor’s degree in a related field from a regionally accredited institution and extensive experience with computer applications and the Internet.
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Students can earn the M.S. in Information Technology in Education with no concentration or with one of the following concentrations (all require 36 credit hours):
Each student must complete seven core courses (21 credit hours). Students may elect a four course concentration (12 credit hours) and one elective course (3 credit hours) or five elective courses from those listed in the MITE program; some have prerequisites.
The Concentration in Information Security includes the award of a graduate certificate in information security based upon existing certificate programs that are recognized by the U.S. Government. Students taking other concentrations have the option to earn a graduate certificate in information security by taking additional courses.
The Concentration in Information Security and the Graduate Certificate in Administration of Information Security are recognized by the National Security Agency (NSA) based on its certification of the school’s curriculum for compliance with the requirements of NSA national training standards NSTISSI No. 4011 (Information Systems Security Professionals) and CNSSI No. 4013 (System Administrators). As a result of this certification, Federal agencies may sponsor civilian and military personnel to take the school’s certified graduate courses. Individuals may apply to take one or more certified information security courses as non-degree students.
Students may earn the M.S. in Information Technology in Education without a concentration by taking all seven core courses and any other five additional educational technology courses, listed above. If the thesis option is elected, students must take the courses as specified above but only three elective courses. Plans for the thesis option must be made with and approved by the program office.
Core Courses (three credits each)
Additional Educational Technology Courses (three credits each)
Students take the seven core courses, the four concentration courses listed below, and one other course from the list above of additional educational technology courses. The concentration highlight decision-making strategies regarding the selection, development, implementation, and management of technologies that support teaching and learning.
Students take the seven core courses, the four concentration courses listed below, and one other course from the list above of additional educational technology courses. The concentration courses prepare students to develop, implement, and monitor information security operations, policies and procedures within their organization.
Students take the seven core courses, the four concentration courses listed below, and one other course from the list above of additional educational technology courses. The concentration courses emphasize the instructional design and development process and how to use technology to design effective instruction.
Students take the seven core courses, the four concentration courses listed below, and one other course from the list above of additional educational technology courses. The concentration courses highlight the importance of interactions and learning strategies using social computing technologies.