The goal of the M.Ed. Instructional Technology program is to provide K-12 teachers and other educational professionals advanced training in the utilization and integration of technology to improve teaching practice, learner performance, and professional productivity. Program candidates will complete an intensive curriculum derived from the National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers (NETS-T) published by the International Society for Technology in Education and endorsed by the Council for the Accreditation of Educational Programs (CAEP).
Student Learning Outcomes for the Program
- Demonstrate understanding of instructional technology tools, systems, and operations.
- Plan, design, develop, implement and manage innovative digital learning materials, experiences, and environments to improve student performance.
- Leverage technology to facilitate effective assessment and evaluation practices.
- Understand social, ethical, and legal issues relevant to the use of instructional technology.
- Demonstrate instructional technology leadership and collaboration in professional learning communities.
Admission to Study
Applications for graduate study should be directed to the Office of Graduate Studies at Coastal Carolina University.
Applicants for admission to the M.Ed. Instructional Technology program must meet the following requirements:
- A completed graduate degree application and payment of application fee.
- An official transcript from each school or college previously attended (all prior undergraduate academic study must be represented as well as other graduate study if such study has been completed).
- At least two letters of recommendation.
- Official transcripts reflecting an undergraduate Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 (overall) OR, report of minimum scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) (minimum score of 286 with no less than 146 on the verbal and 140 on the quantitative portions), OR, report of a minimum score (388) on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT). Scores must be no more than five years old.
- Evidence of teacher certification. (NOTE: For students seeking the instructional technology concentration only, certification requirement may be waived based on program review.)
- If a non-native speaker of English, provide official results from tests taken within the last three (3) years or one of the following acceptable means of documenting English language proficiency consistent with success in graduate programs (Note that higher scores may be required of some graduate programs so applicants are urged to consult their desired program to identify whether a higher score is required):
- A minimum score of 550 on the paper-based (PBT) or 79 on the internet (iBT) Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL);
- A minimum score of 6.5 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam;
- Certificate of Completion of level 112 of English for Academic Purposes (EAP) from an ELS Language Center;
- Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic with a score of 59;
- Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) with a minimum level of C1;
- Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) with a minimum level of C1;
- Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) with a score of 77;
- Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC) with a score of 745;
- Bachelor’s degree earned from a regionally accredited U.S. institution of higher education within the last three (3) years.
All Master of Education (M.Ed.) degrees in the Spadoni College of Education include the following requirements. Every degree seeking student will meet with an assigned faculty adviser to plan the program of study. The appointment of an adviser is not intended as an assurance to the student that he or she has been officially admitted to any particular program of study. No more than twelve (12) hours of study may be taken or applied to meet program requirements prior to full admission to the program.
- Successful completion of an approved program of study, 30-36 semester hours, of which at least 50 percent must be earned in courses numbered 600 or above.
- Successful completion of the prescribed culminating experience.
- A minimum grade point average of 3.0 (B) is required on the total graduate program. Grades below ‘B’ on 12 hours of graduate work will disqualify a student for a graduate degree in the College.
No academic program can be approved until the student has been admitted to the graduate program as a degree-seeking graduate student. Students are cautioned that graduate credit earned prior to full admission to a degree may not be applicable toward the degree requirements. The program should be established, at the latest, by the end of the first semester of study.
Students seeking admission to a degree program where the program represents a notable difference from their baccalaureate level study may be expected to engage in additional study in the specialized degree area beyond basic degree requirements.