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Educational Technology , (GWC Campus), M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
, IL,
This graduate program will provide experienced teachers with the necessary tools to develop educational media, explore technology assisted assessment, and manage and maintain district wide technology systems.

About

Classes are offered on the Aurora University campus, Aurora University Woodstock Center and at off-campus sites throughout the university's operation region in Illinois. The program is delivered collaboratively via a partnership between Aurora University and an individual school district or a consortium of small districts. Individual teachers are also invited to join one of the area cohorts.

The Master of Arts in Educational Technology is a 36-hour program.  Eight courses (24 semester hours) prepare candidates for a position as a teacher or specialist of technology programs in school-based settings.  The remaining courses (12 semester hours) focus on curriculum and design as well as educational research and application in individual classrooms and districts.  Graduates may teach technology and serve as the district technology expert in hardware, networking and programming.  Candidates who complete the program are eligible to take the Technology Specialist content test for an endorsement as a Technology Specialist.

The Technology Specialist is prepared to effectively plan, deliver and assess students ‘mastery of concepts and skills relevant to learning technologies and technological literacy across the curriculum.   The Technology Specialist will also apply effective methods and strategies for teaching technology concepts and skills to students, educators and administrators in various educational settings.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  •  Scholarship Applied to Teaching
  • Introduction to Action Research
  • Educational Leadership
  •  Curriculum Development & Evaluation
  •  Planning and Developing Instructional Media I
  •   Planning and Developing Instructional Media II
  • Computer Applications in Education
  • Assessment and Evaluation with Technology

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.75

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.75 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • A completed Graduate Application for Admission
  • Transcripts (official, sealed in envelope) from the last degree earned: undergraduate degree indicating a GPA of 2.75 or higher or a graduate degree indicating a GPA of 3.0 or higher, both based on a 4.0 scale. 
  • A current resume documenting teaching and experience using technology to increase student achievement
  • A recommendation from your current building principal or direct supervisor
  • Tuition Fee

    • International Applies to you

      470 USD/credit
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 470 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
    • National Applies to you

      470 USD/credit
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 470 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
    We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

    Living costs for Aurora

    • 1120 - 1440 USD/month
      Living Costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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