Educational Technology

The educational technology program has been developed for teachers or individuals interested in working in the capacity of an educational technologist at schools, institutions of higher education, or other organizations. 

Required Courses (21 credit hours)

In addition to the required coursework above, additional requirements include:

Core Course Requirements (9 credit hours)

In consultation with the SOE administration, program chairs may substitute alternative courses for core courses in graduate programs

For candidates preparing to work as a technology specialist within a P-12 environment, the program prepares candidates to meet standards for the state endorsement for technology specialist. In order to meet the state requirements, candidates must already hold a teaching license and must pass the Illinois content area test for technology facilitator (178). Some of the courses in this concentration are taught online. In addition, a graduate student must earn 30 credit hours for degree completion.

An action research or graduate study in the area of educational technology can be completed during EDGCC 514.

Technology Integration Coach Certificate (12 credit hours)

The certificate is a cluster of four Educational Technology courses that builds educational technology coaching skills for primary and secondary educators. The certificate will be an  internal certificate from Saint Xavier University that is informed by standards set forth by the International Society of Technology Educators. It is not associated with external licenses, endorsements or other professional certificates. Students who complete the following courses will, upon completion have advanced knowledge in coaching peers within K-12 schools in how to integrate technology into their curriculum.