Graduate Studies in Technology & Innovation

Graduate Studies in Technology & Innovation

Master of Education in Technology & Innovation

Degree earned: M. Ed. in Technology & Innovation

The new Master of Education in Technology & Innovation degree program provides you with the opportunity to customize a graduate program of study to fit your life situations and professional development needs.  The program is built around the Technology & Innovation Core courses of EDTE 603: Fostering Creativity by Design, EDTE 604: Engineering Principles & Concepts for the Non-Engineer, and EDTE 605: Applying Critical Thinking & Decision Making.  These courses have been developed to engage students with such universal and enduring concepts as creativity, problem solving, critical thinking, decision making, design thinking, and innovation.  The overall program is structured to be flexible enough to accommodate the needs of today’s graduate students like yourself.  This flexibility can be found in the range of elective courses that can be taken to meet your needs, to the three options for degree completion from which you can select, to the times of the day courses are offered, and to the use of technology to enhance the delivery of the courses to locations in the greater Eastern Pennsylvania and mid-Atlantic region.  Our new program is appropriate for educators and non-educators alike.  The goal of our program is to accentuate and compliment your undergraduate degree by providing new ways of thinking about the world and the problems we must all deal with on a daily basis.  That is why students with a range of backgrounds in education from all content areas and across all grade levels, as well as entrepreneurs, technologists, scientists, and people from business and industry will all benefit from earning a degree in Technology & Innovation.

To become a part of this cutting edge program contact Dr. Scott Warner, the coordinator for the graduate degree program for the Master of Education in Technology & Innovation. Dr. Warner's email address is Scott.Warner@millersville.edu.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must possess a baccalaureate degree. Individuals 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 & Innovation. Consult with the AEST Department Chairperson or the AEST Graduate Coordinator for further information.

Admission to the M.Ed. in Technology & 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 either the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Probationary admission may be granted at the discretion of the department.

To begin the admissions process, please visit the Graduate and Professional Studies Web site.

One Degree: Three Options

The Master of Education in Technology & Innovation is designed with your needs in mind. There are three different options available for you to make your Master's degree fit your individual goals and needs.

Core Classes (applied to all options):

M. Ed. Core - Applies to all three options
Area Course Credits
Research Area EDFN 601: Methods of Research 3 cr.
Philosophy Area
(choose 1 course)

EDFN 511: Comparative Education
EDFN 590: Social Foundations of Education
EDFN 603: Philosophy of Education
EDFN 604: Education and Public Policy

3 cr.
Psychology Area
(choose 1 course)
PSYC 525: Advanced Developmental Psychology
PSYC 526: Advanced Adolescent Psychology
PSYC 625: Human Growth and Development
3 cr.
Technology & Innovation Core - Applies to all three options
Course Credits
EDTE 603: Fostering Creativity by Design 3 cr.
EDTE 604: Engineering Principles & Concepts for the Non-Engineer 3 cr.
EDTE 605: Applying Critical Thinking & Decision Making 3 cr.
Note: The three Technology & Innovation Core courses above were created after the current edition of the Graduate Catalog was published. Please see the bottom of this page for their descriptions.

Three Options for your Master's degree:

Degree Option #1: Technology & Innovation Thesis

Option #1

EDTE 646: Writing the Professional Paper 3 cr.
EDTE 699: Thesis 6 cr.
Select one elective course in consultation with your advisor.* 3 cr.
TOTAL CREDITS FOR OPTION #1 = 30
Degree Option #2: Technology & Innovation R&D Technical Report

Option #2

EDTE 646: Writing the Professional Paper 3 cr.
EDTE 698: R&D Report 6 cr.
Select two elective courses in consultation with your advisor.* 6 cr.
TOTAL CREDITS FOR OPTION #2 = 33
Degree Option #3: Technology & Innovation Course Work

Option #3

EDTE 646: Writing the Professional Paper 3 cr.
Select five elective courses in consultation with your advisor.* 15 cr.
Complete a Culminating Experience, which could be publishing an article, creating curriculum artifacts, or professional presentations. Culminating experiences will be coordinated with your advisor. .
TOTAL CREDITS FOR OPTION #3 = 36

* Possible Selections for elective courses include, but are not limited to ITEC 515, ITEC 525, ITEC 535; EDTE 590, EDTE 592, EDTE 586-9; ITEC 691; SPED 600, SPED 601. To view the descriptions of the courses included in the Master of Education in Technology & Innovation, please visit the Graduate Course Catalog.






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Newly Created Technology & Innovation Core Courses

EDTE 603: FOSTERING CREATIVITY BY DESIGN - 3 cr.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION

This course will expose students to the concept of how creativity, within the context of the technological world, is manifested through design.  Whether it is during the ideation, development, use, modification and updating, or disposal of the artifact or system of technology, design is the overarching force that is present through each stage.  Students will also explore the latest theories on creativity as well as the ways that a designer uses creativity and design thinking toward solving problems in an increasingly technologically complex world.  Design-based thinking skills such as problem solving, decision making, researching, designing and creating, will be emphasized.  The course is appropriate for all graduate students especially those in education, technological fields, and entrepreneurship.  Prerequisites: Graduate student standing

EDTE 604: ENGINEERING PRINCIPLES AND CONCEPTS FOR THE NON-ENGINEER - 3 cr.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION

The innovations and inventions of engineering design are vital toward enhancing the standards of living for humanity. In this course, which is intended for the non-engineer, students will learn what engineers do and how they do it. The connections between the engineering profession and society will be examined. This will include a review of engineering organizations and their standards, problem solving techniques and the methods of modeling systems. Prerequisites: Graduate student standing

EDTE 605: APPLYING CRITICAL THINKING AND DECISION-MAKING - 3 cr.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION

This course is an exploration of the nature and application of critical thinking toward acts of decision-making. Students will learn how to understand, facilitate, and practice the techniques of disciplined critical thinking and decision-making while avoiding the pitfalls of thinking traps such as biases and irrational tendencies.  The course has been been designed to address a variety of audiences including all teachers at all levels as well as entrepreneurs and individuals from business and industry, the sciences and the technological fields.  Prerequisites: Graduate student standing