Educational Technology Online Sequence

Do you want to transform your teaching through technology and support students’ standards-based learning? Do you need to keep up with your students’ expanding digital skills and interests in Web and computer-simulated learning? Are you looking to apply college credits toward a Master’s program?

UVM Continuing and Distance Education, in partnership with the UVM College of Education and Social Services, offers a flexible online program of six graduate courses designed to help teachers, library media specialists, and other educators create technology-enhanced curriculum.

Our Educational Technology Online Sequence allows you to:

  • Take courses online at your convenience
  • Take courses in any order; courses are available throughout the year
  • Make progress toward applying for a Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction
  • Gain access to Continuing and Distance Education Advisors who will help you map your educational plan
  • Learn from accomplished faculty with experience in school settings, technology integration, educational research, and state government
  • Transform your work as a pre-K-16 teacher, library media specialist, or other school-based position
  • Build units of study that integrate technology and meet national and state educational standards

Our Accelerated Master’s Degree (M.Ed.) in Curriculum and Instruction is also known as Curriculum and Design for Innovative Educators. The program develops leaders in educational settings including teaching, curriculum theory, curriculum development, and related areas of research for public/private schools.

All Ed Tech courses are online, aligned with Vermont technology standards and ISTE standards, and can be applied toward the Educational Technology Specialist endorsement.

EDFS 320 Technology, Schooling, and Society (online)
Explore the influences of technology on schooling and society in this online course. Using sociological, historical, and philosophical frameworks, you will consider ways that the proliferation and use of information technologies present challenges and opportunities for teachers, learners, and community members. With a particular focus on changing roles due to information access, the course examines issues of equity, cultural diversity, student empowerment, community relationships, and the transformation of traditional schooling practices. (SUMMER or SPRING)

EDCI 324 Current Topics in Assessment and Technology (online)
Explore current topics of assessment and technology for PreK-12 educators, including many tenets of proficiency-based learning. Examine different forms of assessment and methods for integrating technology into assessment practice, as well as exploring and evaluating a variety of digital tools for summative and formative assessment. Interact as an online community, modeling how feedback and reflection play an integral part of the assessment process and will also maintain a digital portfolio for the class. As a final project, you will create a unit of study, incorporating learning targets developed from the ISTE standards and other content standards, integrating digital tools for assessment, and demonstrating mastery of other course objectives. (SUMMER or SPRING)

EDCI 325 Coaching and Leading Technology Innovation in Schools (online)
This online course targets teachers interested in coaching and leading technology-rich innovation in today’s schools. At the school and district level, you will plan and implement technology-rich innovation strategies, and develop and disseminate professional development in local, regional, and global venues. Coursework involves troubleshooting of hardware, software and cloud-based systems, as well as web-based authoring and programming tools. Explore the roles that teacher leaders and coaches inhabit, and how these roles can energize other classroom teachers and build a community of active participants in innovative, technology-rich programs. You will also study the means to foster leadership around the planning and development of goals for their school technology needs. (SPRING)

Contact the course instructor, Maureen Neumann, for information.

EDFS 320 Technology, Schooling, and Society (online)
Explore the influences of technology on schooling and society in this online course. Using sociological, historical, and philosophical frameworks, you will consider ways that the proliferation and use of information technologies present challenges and opportunities for teachers, learners, and community members. With a particular focus on changing roles due to information access, the course examines issues of equity, cultural diversity, student empowerment, community relationships, and the transformation of traditional schooling practices. (SUMMER or SPRING)

EDCI 321 Learning Theory, Instructional Design and Technology (online)
Explore learning-theory research and its application toward technology-enriched standards-based units of study. Students will study different theories such as constructivism, multiple intelligences, brain-based learning and other research related to how people learn. Participants will learn how technology applications can be used to create learning environments that strengthen 21st century problem-solving skills, and encourage communication, collaboration, and reflection. Using the instructional design strategies explored in this course, participants will develop a standards-based unit of study that strategically integrates technology and meets 21st century skills along with national and state educational technology standards and assessments. (SUMMER)

EDCI 324 Current Topics in Assessment and Technology (online)
Explore current topics of assessment and technology for PreK-12 educators, including many tenets of proficiency-based learning. Examine different forms of assessment and methods for integrating technology into assessment practice, as well as exploring and evaluating a variety of digital tools for summative and formative assessment. Interact as an online community, modeling how feedback and reflection play an integral part of the assessment process and will also maintain a digital portfolio for the class. As a final project, you will create a unit of study, incorporating learning targets developed from the ISTE standards and other content standards, integrating digital tools for assessment, and demonstrating mastery of other course objectives. (SUMMER or SPRING)

EDCI 322 UDL and Differentiated Instruction with Technology (online)
Explore how technologies can support learner-centered strategies that address the diverse needs of students. With an emphasis on Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and differentiating instruction to ensure appropriate educational opportunities for all learners, this course investigates the use of adaptive and assistive technologies. (FALL)

EDCI 323 Amplifying Inquiry and Project Based Learning with Technology (online)
This course provides student-centered, active learning experiences using technology resources and tools to promote questioning, critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Explore and learn about technology resources and tools that support problem-based, project-based, and inquiry-based learning in all disciplines and design a project-based or inquiry-based activity with assessments for the students (or educators) they teach. (FALL)

Tuition

Tuition rates for the academic year are published online each semester on the Student Financial Services website.

UVM GRADUATE COLLEGE

For prospective graduate students seeking application information, please visit the Graduate College web site.

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