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EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY CONCENTRATION

The Educational Technology Concentration of the Master of Science in Library Media Education prepares professionals who work with training and development specialists to incorporate technology into instruction or training, who serve as trainers of employees in the use of technology, or who are certified teachers who wish to be educational technology specialists in P-12 settings. Certified teachers may obtain the Instructional Computer Technology Endorsement P-12 through the Educational Technology Concentration. The Kentucky P-12 Instructional Computer Technology Endorsement requires a teaching certificate. Students in the Educational Technology Concentration who are not seeking certification may obtain the Educational Technology Certificate, which is listed on the university transcript.

Students in the Educational Technology Concentration (LMET) must meet the requirements for the Master of Science in Library Media Education, including a minimum of 30 semester hours, program specialization courses, plus a research tool. Courses on a student’s approved program of study must be completed within a period of six years from the date of enrollment in the first course(s).

Core Courses: Fifteen semester hours are specified core courses:

LME 501 Program Organization and Administration

LME 512 Issues in Library Media Education

LME 535 Survey of Educational Technology Practices (Note: Prerequisite for LME 537)

LME 537 Principles of Educational Technology Applications (Prerequisite: Completion of LME 535.)

LME 590 Practicum (Note: Course Capstone requirement; Permission of the instructor; completion of 24 hours of course work including LME 501, 512, 535, and 537; and admission to candidacy.)

Specialization: Twelve semester hours are professional specialization courses:

Select the following courses:

LME 545 Educational Technology Production (Prerequisite: LME 537)

LME 547 Integration of Educational (Prerequisite: LME 537)

LME 550 Emerging Technology in Education (Prerequisite: LME 535)

LME 737 Educational Technology Leadership

Research Tool

The research tool requirement is met by successful completion (grade A or B) of EDFN 500 Research Methods, LME 519 Research in LME, EXED 534 Research in Exceptional Education, or advisor-approved equivalent. Students with a previous master's degree may be able to transfer a previous research class if the class will not be more than six years old upon a student's graduation, or complete a research competency exam to satisfy the research tool requirement.

Transfer Credit: No more than 12 hours of previous equivalent graduate coursework, whether transferred from another institution or from a previous master’s degree from WKU (or a combination of the two), or as a non-degree seeking student at WKU can be used to fulfill program and research tool requirements. Transferred courses cannot be older than 6 years by the time the requirements for the degree are completed.

Transfer credit cannot be used in place of LME 537 Principles of Educational Technology Applications because it requires development and implementation of an instructional design project that is a foundational component of the LME 590 Practicum.

ICT Endorsement <back>

The Instructional Computer Technology Endorsement, P-12, prepares teachers for integrating technology into teaching, creating multimedia, interactive instruction, and leadership in educational technology. Certified teachers may obtain the Instructional Computer Technology Endorsement P-12 within a master’s degree or as a stand-alone program. The Kentucky P-12 Instructional Computer Technology Endorsement requires a teaching certificate. One-hundred percent of the program is online.

Required courses: 12 hours of coursework in Educational Technology are required:

LME 535 Survey of Educational Technology Practices

LME 537 Principles of Educational Technology Applications (Prerequisite: LME 535)

Elective Courses: Student may select six hours from the following list:

LME 545 Educational Technology Production (Prerequisite: LME 537)

LME 550 Emerging Technology in Education (Prerequisite: LME 535)

LME 547 Integration of Educational Technology (Prerequisite: LME 537)

LME 737: Educational Technology Leadership

If a student is completing the LME master’s degree program with the Information Services (LMS) Concentration, the student can obtain the Instructional Computer Technology Endorsement P-12 by selecting two additional LME courses from the above list.

As part of an approved program of study, this endorsement can provide certified teachers in Kentucky with professional rank change at the Rank II or Rank I levels

Educational Technology Certificate <back>

This is a certificate program for any post-baccalaureate graduate seeking to learn more about integrating technology into teaching or training. This graduate certificate program provides students with essential technology skills, including design and curriculum integration techniques for multimedia presentations, web pages, databases, spreadsheets, instructional software, digital video/audio editing, desktop publishing and more. This graduate certificate program enhances the experiences of educators or business/Information Technology trainers in incorporating technology into instruction and assisting students/employees in their use of technology. This certificate will be listed on the student’s transcript upon completion of the program. One-hundred percent of the program is online.

12 Semester Hours of Coursework is required:

6 Hours of Required Courses:

LME 535 Survey of Educational Technology Practices (Note: Prerequisite for LME 537)

LME 537 Principles of Educational Technology Applications (Prerequisite: LME 535)

6 hours from the following:

LME 545 Educational Technology Production (Prerequisite: LME 537)

LME 550 Emerging Technology in Education (Prerequisite: LME 535)

LME 547 Integration of Educational Technology (Prerequisite: LME 537)

LME 737: Educational Technology Leadership

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