Graduate Studies in Technology and Innovation
Degree earned: M. Ed. in Technology and Innovation
The Master of Education program in Technology and Innovation provides opportunities for continued professional growth of technology education and engineering teachers. Courses are required in educational research, philosophy and psychology. Current theories and practices in technology education are developed regarding its evolution, philosophy, curricula, methodology, facilities, interdisciplinary relationships and impacts. Opportunities are provided for remaining current with recent technological developments and improving technological problem solving expertise. Courses may also be elected to broaden knowledge in related educational areas.
Technology is a strong integrating theme and provides a realistic context for learning. All teachers should consider the interdisciplinary relationships of Technology Education and the pursuit of graduate courses that improve competence or lead to a master’s degree in technology and innvoation. Dr. Scott Warner is the coordinator for the graduate degree program for the Master of Education in Technology and Innovation. If you have any questions, please feel free to email Dr. Warner at Scott.Warner@millersville.edu.
Applicants must possess a baccalaureate degree. Individuals who hold a bachelor’s degree in another field and seek admission may also wish to satisfy Technology & Engineering Education teacher certification requirements. Selected graduate courses may be credited toward both certification and the master’s degree in Technology and Innovation. Consult with the AEST Department Chairperson or the AEST Graduate Coordinator for further information.
Admission to the M.Ed. in Technology and Innovation program is granted after a favorable review of application materials. A minimum undergraduate cumulative average of 3.0 is required. Applicants with less than a 3.0 GPA are required to submit test scores from the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Probationary admission may be granted at the discretion of the department.
Program Requirements: 30-36 semester hours
Professional Core: 9 semester hours required
|EDFN 601: Methods of Research|
|Philosophy Area (select one out of the following four):|
|EDFN 511: Comparative Education|
|EDFN 590: Social Foundations of Education|
|EDFN 603: Philosophy of Education|
|EDFN 604: Education and Public Policy|
|Psychology Area (select one out of the following four):|
|PSYC 525: Advanced Developmental Psychology|
|PSYC 526: Advanced Adolescent Psychology|
|EDFN 545: Advanced Educational Psychology|
|PSYC 625: Human Growth and Development|
Technology Education Core: 9 semester hours required
|EDTE 600: Teaching Technology Across Disciplines|
|EDTE 601: Planning Technology Education Programs|
|EDTE 602: Technology: Impacts and Assessment|
Technology Education Research: 6 semester hours required
|EDTE 646: Writing the Professional Paper|
|EDTE 698: Research and Development in Technica Areas or EDTE 699: Thesis|
Electives: 6-12 semester hours required
|Research & Development Option: Students pursuing the R&D option for satisfaction of their degree requirements must take 12 semester hours (4 classes) of electives.|
|Thesis Option: Students pursuing the thesis option for satisfaction of their degree requirements must take 6 semester hours (2 classes) of electives.|
Elective Courses for M. Ed. Students in Technology Education:
The courses listed below are three credit courses unless otherwise noted.
Technical Elective Courses:
- ITEC 515: Advanced Problems in Communication (CADD, Desktop Publishing, etc.)
- ITEC 525: Advanced Problems in Transportation/Power/Energy (Advanced electronics, robotics, etc.)
- ITEC 535: Advanced Problems in Production (CNC, Industrial Organization, etc.)
Technology Education Elective Courses:
- EDTE 590: Information Literacy: Creating Independent Learners
- EDTE 591: Experiences in the School-to-Work Transition
- EDTE 592: Teaching Technology in the Elementary School
- ITEC 586-9: Topics in Industry & Technology (1-3)
- ITEC 691: Independent Study (1-3)
Other Electives (Only graduate degree courses; no educational workshops):
- EDFN 530: Instructional Technology, Design, and Assessment
- SPED 600: Orientation to Special Education
A Supervisory I Certification program qualifies experienced technology education teachers to become technology education supervisors.
Teachers with Instructional II certification in technology education or industrial arts and an earned master’s degree (or in pursuit of one concurrently) may pursue this program to develop instructional leadership abilities. Admission to this supervisory certification program is granted after a favorable review of a graduate studies application, undergraduate and graduate transcript(s), three recommendations, and a statement of academic and professional goals. The department chairperson serves as the supervisory certification advisor. See the Admission Requirements section for additional application information.
Certification Requirements: 15 semester hours
|EDSP 700: Functions of Supervision (3 credits)|
|EDSP 701: Administrative Aspects of Supervision (3 credits)|
|EDSP 703: Curriculum and Supervision (3 credits)|
|ITEC 799: Applied Supervision (6 credits)|