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Education and Technology, EdM

Are you interested in improving your teaching through the application of educational technology?  Or are you a technology expert looking for opportunities to learn about education and teaching?  If you are, our Education And Technology, EdM program may be for you.

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Program Overview

This program aims to meet the needs of two potential candidates: 1) Those in schools seeking to improve their technological and pedagogical knowledge, and 2) those who have the technology experience who wish to explore its application in educational contexts. It is not a degree that leads to NYS classroom teaching certification. Rather both kinds of candidates can develop their knowledge and skills to become:

  • Instructors at the community college and the college level
  • Online instructors
  • Program developers and trainers in business
  • Instructional designers
  • Curriculum writers
  • Onsite educational technology specialists in using technology in classrooms

Our aim is to provide you with the opportunity to understand how technology is applicable to the learning process. The core of the coursework addresses Educational Techology as a discipline from both a practical and theoretical perspective. The remainder of the coursework is based on your area of interest. You can develop your own individual program of study through consultation with your advisor.

This program does NOT lead to NYS teaching certification.

Why Educational Technology?

Technology has revolutionized the face of education. Mobile devices, online communities, multimodal composition, social networking, and innovative tools have infiltrated all levels of the PreK-20 educational context. Learning environments must be created to include these emerging technologies in order to better serve the 21st century student. The use of these technologies has created a new framework through which to view learning. It is essential that educators have the ability to create such learning environments for their students. This degree in Education And Technology will provide you with a strong philosophical  as well as pedagogical base, connecting both theory and practice for informing the use of teaching tools. This program encourages exploration and sharing of experiences and knowledge, and provides opportunities in which students learn from one another and from practitioners in the field as much as from their professors.

Application Requirements

Students are admitted on a rolling basis and may start coursework in either the fall or spring semester.

You are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as we have a limited number of spaces available. Once spaces are filled, the remaining applicants who are accepted into the program will be placed on a waiting list.

Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and must submit:

  • An online application
  • A $50 non-refundable application fee, submitted electronically through UB's ePayment system
  • Transcripts of previous academic work. Applicants who are currently at UB or have studied at or graduated from UB do not need to request an official UB transcript. GSE's Office of Admissions can download and print the transcript.
  • Two letters of reference
  • Statement of Educational and Career Goals   

Former/Maiden Name: The Graduate School of Education must be made aware if applicants have ever changed their name.  If this is the case, be sure to ask the institution sending your transcripts to indicate your current name and any former or maiden names.

Program Requirements

This is a 33 Credit Hour Program that can be completed in three semesters with full-time enrollment.

Note: Some of the courses listed below may only be offered on campus.  Please check with your advisor before registering to confirm the delivery mode. This course list is subject to change.

Required Courses (18 Credit Hours):

Introduction Course (Choose One)

  • CEP 506: Introduction to Educational Technology
  • LAI 508: Educational Uses of the Internet
  • LAI 599: Technology and curriculum Integration

Theoretical Issues/Frameworks (Choose Two)

  • LAI 573: Technology as a Social Practice
  • LAI 678 Digital Media in Education
  • LAI 671: Philosophy of Technology
  • LAI 648: Equity, Diversity & Epistemology Issue in Technology

Technology in Classrooms (Choose Two)

  • LAI 510: Technology in Childhood Mathematics Education
  • LAI 529: Computers (ICTS) in Early and Primary Education
  • LAI 532: Technology and Science Teaching
  • LAI 553: Technology in Secondary Mathematics Education
  • LAI 561: Technology and Music Education
  • LAI 590: Technologies and the Second Language Learner
  • LIS 568: Computer Applications in the School Library Media Center

Design and Development (Choose One)

  • LAI 678: Digital Media in Education
  • CSE 503: Computer Science I  for Non-Majors
  • CSE 504: Computer Science II for Non-Majors 

Area of Emphasis (Choose One Area) 12 Credit Hours:

Content & Pedagogy in Technology Integration (Choose Four Courses)

  • LAI 529: Computers (ICTS) in Early and Primary Education
  • LAI 532: Technology and Science Teaching
  • LAI 536: Digital Composing as Literacy Learning
  • LAI 553: Technology in Secondary Mathematics Education
  • LAI 561: Technology and Music Education
  • LAI 590: Technologies and the Second Language Learner
  • LIS 568: Computer Applications in the School Library Media Center

Design, Development, & Technology (Choose Four Courses)

  • LAI 536: Digital Video composing as Learning Tool
  • CSE 503: Computer Science I  for Non-Majors
  • CSE 504: Computer Science II for Non-Majors CSE 507
  • DMS 537: New Media I
  • DMS 538: New Media II
  • DMS 546: Interface Design
  • IE 535: Human-Computer Interaction
  • LIS 506: Information Storage and Retrieval
  • LIS 561: Information Systems Analysis and Design
  • LIS 562: Networking Technologies
  • LIS 569: Database Management Systems
Online Education (Choose Four Courses)
 
  • LAI 632: Designing Course Content Using Digital Resources
  • LAI 647: Online Educational Research
  • ELP 537: Educational Technology, Policy, and Planning
  • CEP 560: Psychology of Learning and Instruction

Capstone (3 Credit Hours)

  • Master's Project

Faculty

The following UB faculty as well as adjunct Assistant Professors with extensive experience in shcool business and/or human resources experience teach in this program.

Learn More

The Education And Technology Ed.M program is just one of many programs in the Department of Learning and Instruction, in the Graduate School of Education, at the University at Buffalo.