Ohio University Graduate Catalog 2015-2017 [Archived Catalog]
Computer Education and Technology - ME
Degree Title: Master of Education
Program Name and Number: Computer Education Technology - ME6506
Department/Unit: Department of Educational Studies
Delivery Mode: Athens Campus [ME6506], Hybrid. The Master’s Degree Program in Computer Education and Technology is designed in an online/weekend format to bring flexibility and convenience to students while maintaining face-to-face meetings. Courses meet on weekends three times each semester while the remaining instruction is conducted online.
Program Mission: The Computer Education Technology (CET) program at Ohio University prepares professionals for technology leadership positions in K-12 schools, higher education, community colleges, global service, and industry. CET serves professional educators and curriculum designers as well as those involved in instructional design, development, and training in government and the private sector. The program emphasizes the knowledge and skills needed to apply a wide range of technologies in achieving educational goals.
Program Learning Objectives: The CET program provides studies in the use of technology to improve teaching and learning and student achievement. The program also includes a strong instructional design and visual design component for those interested in positions in industry or web-based curriculum design. Our objectives for every graduate are:
1. a deep understanding of instructional and experiential design for teaching and learning;
2. the understanding of the cultural contexts of technology within curriculum and instruction;
3. the use of research tools appropriate to guide the inquiry; and
4. application and dissemination of the outcomes/products of inquiry.
Program Overview: The underlying philosophy of the CET program is that computers and technology should be integrated into the curriculum or organizations as part of the total process of teaching and learning. Our goal is to provide students with the knowledge, skill, and experiences to perform successfully as leaders in computer education and technology related fields.
Additionally, the Master’s Degree Program in Computer Education and Technology also serves those wishing to pursue advanced preparation in Computer Technology to be used in K-12, community college, business or higher education. Individuals with technical and training backgrounds not holding teaching licenses who wish to pursue work in instructional design, web design business and/or community college are also supported by the Master’s in Computer Education and Technology.
Concentrations: Within courses allow for students to pursue their career tracks by differentiating some projects to be applicable to contexts of interest to the student. We have three informal ‘tracks’ that we plan for and welcome for the final capstone project:
Academic - Students interested in pursuing careers in research, assessment, or continuing doctoral scholarship.
Educational Practice - Students either in-practice or intending to work in K-12, higher education, library sciences, or informal learning spaces like museums, parks, or community youth programming.
Industry - Students seeking to consult, work in industry training, design instructional materials, or start their own businesses.
Opportunities for Graduates: The Master’s Degree Program in Computer Education and Technology also serves those wishing to pursue advanced preparation in Computer Technology to be used in K-12, community college, business or higher education. Individuals with technical and training backgrounds not holding teaching licenses who wish to pursue work in instructional design, web design business and/or community college are also supported by the Master’s in Computer Education and Technology.
Link to Program: http://www.ohio.edu/education/academic-programs/educational-studies/instructional-technology/masters-degree.cfm
Link to Program Handbook: http://www.ohio.edu/education/academic-programs/upload/CET-Program-of-Study.pdf
- Minimum of 34 course credits in the program.
- 4 credits of clinical practice (practicum).
- A final capstone project (credits vary) including either a portfolio, an action research project, or an academic thesis.
Admission Requirements: The university minimum of a 4-year bachelors degree and a TOEFL of 80+ for non-native English speakers. Additionally, official transcripts, a statement of goals, which describe why you wish to be admitted to the program, and a resume or CV.