MA in Teaching with Technology
A Master of Arts in Teaching with Technology (MAT) is for those who want to work with schools, colleges and businesses to effectively integrate technology into their learning environment. Students learn the fundamentals of instructional design and learning theory and then apply their knowledge to technology. Courses cover instructional systems design, educational technology, learning theory, web media production, online learning, learning management systems, virtual learning environments and educational technology evaluation.
- The MAT degree prepares professionals to create, evaluate, integrate and support instructional technology in K–12 and higher education organizations.
- Blended learning. The schedule is geared toward working adults. In-person classes meet every other weekend for three hours. Between classes, faculty and students study online in vibrant learning environments. Support for blended learning's effectiveness is strong. See the 2009 report by the US Dept. of Eduction: Evaluation of Evidence-Based Practices in Online Learning.
- Theory, management, and project-based learning are stressed over specific software skills.
- Every student completes a Capstone Project as a final thesis. Capstones challenge students to solve real-world problems in areas in which they want to work professionally.
- 30 credits that can be completed in one year for less than $21,000. Financial aid is available.