Educational Technology

Graduate programs

Master of Science in Education, Educational Technology

Ching-Wen Chang, Program Coordinator
Hill Hall, Room 119; Phone 417-836-5353
cchang@missouristate.edu 

Program description 

This interdisciplinary program is designed to accommodate individuals with various areas of professional interest in the field of educational technology and instructional design.  Options include: (1) instructional technologists who are interested in becoming building level technology specialists or system wide technology coordinators; (2) school library media specialists who may be working toward state certification; (3) classroom teachers who wish to improve their teaching skills with instructional design and technology; and (4) non-certificated professionals who may come from higher education, medical or professional fields other than K-12 schools.

English Proficiency requirements for international students 

Proof of the proficiency in English is required if the primary language is not English.  Persons who have completed one or more years of university level study in the U.S. may be exempt at the discretion of the International Services Office.  Proof can be provided in three ways:

  1. The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)*.  The TOEFL minimum score requirement is 79 on the internet-based test for graduate applicants.  The student must request that original copies of these scores be sent to Missouri State University directly from the Educational Testing Services.
  2. The IELTS.  The IELTS minimum score requirement is 6.0 for graduate applicants.  The student must request that original copies of these scores be sent to Missouri State University directly from an IELTS center.  
  3. Applicants who have not completed the TOEFL or IELTS.  Applicants who have not complete either the TOEFL or IELTS are required to complete Level 5 in Missouri State's English Language Institute.  Please visit Missouri State's English Language Institute site to learn more about this program.

Program admission requirements

To be admitted to the degree program, the student must complete a Missouri State University Graduate Application and have all official college transcripts forwarded to the Graduate College. The applicant should specify Educational Technology as their special area of interest. The student must meet Graduate College admission requirements.

Submission of Advisor-Approved Program of Study

Once a major advisor has been assigned and consultation has occurred, an Advisor-approved Program of Study must be filed with the Graduate College. This must be filed prior to the completion of 14 hours of graduate work. The degree-seeking candidate will also be required to prepare a written personal statement for the major advisor and indicate reasons for pursuing the program including desired professional goals.

Required Courses
General Requirements - 6 hrs
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
SFR 780 Educational Research Methodology 3 hrs
SFR 750 Philosophies of Education 3 hrs
Research Requirements - 3-6 hrs
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
EDT 797
or
EDT 798
or
EDT 799
Educational Technology Special Research Project
or
Research Seminar in Educational Technology
or
Educational Technology Thesis
3 hrs
or
3 hrs
or
3-6 hrs
Diversity Requirements - 3 hrs
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
RDG 660
or
RDG 665
Diversity Issues in Literacy & Content Area Instruction
or
Cultural Diversity Literacy & Instruction: Classrooms & Community
3 hrs
or
3 hrs
Required Educational Technology Courses - 12 hrs

The degree program requires four core Educational Technology courses. These courses provide a foundation of competencies considered valuable for all areas of professional interest in the field of educational technology.

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
EDT 650 Selection and Utilization of Educational Technology 3 hrs
EDT 763 Administration of Educational Technology 3 hrs
EDT 764 Instructional Design 3 hrs
EDT 765 Educational Media Production 3 hrs
N/A Electives 9 hrs
  Total Hours Required 33 Hours
Suggested Electives

Applicable technology courses in the College of Education.

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
EDT 630 Technology Systems Management & Maintenance 3 hrs
EDT 660 Digital-Age Learning Environments 3 hrs
EDT 662 Educational Applications of Computers in the Classroom 3 hrs
EDT 690 Topical Issues in Educational Technology 1-5 hrs
EDT 767 Educational Technology Practicum 2 hrs
EDT 777 Problems in Educational Technology 1-3 hrs

Other electives, including electives from outside the department, which coincide with the interests of the student, may be added at the discretion of the program advisor.

Comprehensive Examination

A comprehensive examination must be passed by the candidate before a degree will be granted. The major advisor is primarily responsible for working with faculty members to develop and evaluate the comprehensive examination.

Accelerated Master's Degree Option- MSED, Educational Technology

The MSED, Educational Technology accelerated master's option provides exceptional Missouri State University undergraduate students the opportunity to enroll in a combined baccalaureate and master's degree program.

Eligible BSED majors may apply for preliminary acceptance into the MSED, Educational Technology program after admission requirements for the accelerated master's option have been satisfied.  Once accepted, students will be able to take up to 12 hours of graduate-level Educational Technology courses that apply to both their undergraduate and graduate programs.  Before enrolling in courses to be counted for both undergraduate and graduate credit, an undergraduate student must be admitted into the accelerated master's program and receive prior approval from the Educational Technology Program Coordinator, the RFT Department Head and the Dean of the Graduate College through the use of a Mixed Credit Form.  A student will be fully admitted to the Graduate College upon the completion of the requirements for the baccalaureate degree.

Admission Requirements

  1. Junior standing, with an over-all GPA of 3.25
  2. BSED major
  3. Recommendation of a faculty member in the College of Education

Mixed Credit Courses

Gradaute courses taken include:  EDT 650 (3 hrs); EDT 662 (3 hrs); EDT 630 (3 hours) and EDT 660 (3 hrs)

Students must complete the program requirements and additional course requirements of 24 hours to graduate with the MSED, Educational Technology degree.