Educational Technology Leadership Option
The Educational Technology Leadership Option provides the participants with additional technological knowledge and skills to create effective school district technology plans, to develop training programs for classroom teachers in the use of technology, to promote organizational change through technology, to manage technology resources and personnel in a school setting, and to apply their technical skills and knowledge to identify and utilize technological resources appropriately for the needs of the schools, school districts, and similar educational organizations. All the option’s required courses address these technology needs of schools.
Student Learning Outcomes
Students graduating with an M.S. in Education, Option in Educational Technology Leadership from Cal State East Bay will be able to:
- Identify, describe, and evaluate a variety of factors that influence integration of technology into K-12 curricula in California public schools;
- Design and develop a variety of technology-based projects and utilize the projects in their courses to write a comprehensive review of elearning topics that relate to education as well as the industry;
- Propose and complete a research project investigating a topic of professional interest as it relates to education and technology; and
- Develop an in-depth understanding of current issues in technology and education in one of the following related to technology topics: elearning, planning and change; Web development; mathematics, science, language arts, and social studies, or learning theories and design of e-learning environments.
Students must demonstrate knowledge and application of various programming languages, or must have experience with Web-based instruction. Basic knowledge of digital technologies and HTML is required. Advanced proficiency in one platform (e.g. Macintosh, Windows, UNIX) is required. Students will be accepted into the program based on an interview by a committee where they demonstrate their technology competence. Students are also required to maintain their level of competency in technology as long as they are graduate students in the program.
Other Graduate & Post-Baccalaureate Degree Requirements
In addition to departmental requirements, every student must also satisfy the university requirements for graduation as described throughout this catalog. These include the 32-unit residence requirement, the five year rule on currency of subject matter, the minimum number of units of 6000-level courses, the 3.00 grade point average, and the University Writing Skills Requirement. For information on meeting the University Writing Skills Requirement, see the Testing Office website at www.csueastbay.edu/testing or call 510.885.3661.