Online Master of Science in Technology and Digital Literacy in Education

Next Start

Online

11
Courses

20+
Months

Overview of the Online MS Technology/Digital Literacy Program

The Master of Science (M.S.) degree with a major in Technology/Digital Literacy and in Education is designed for computer or technology educators who wish to become qualified to instruct advanced placement, dual enrollment, or early college courses, as well as deepen their understanding of technology, digital literacy and advanced educational classroom practice. Candidates will complete a 33-credit hour program consisting of 18 hours in graduate technology and digital literacy and 15 in graduate education. Candidates must already be experienced in teaching technology and digital literacy in P-12 schools and/or community colleges, as this degree will not lead to initial or advanced state licensure in those areas.

The 18 credit hours of courses in technology and digital literacy provide a broad understanding of the field, strengthening technical knowledge in related hardware and software, ethical digital practices, meeting the needs of the learner, devising sustainable technology integrations, systemic and creative problem-solving along with a biblical worldview.

The 15 credit hours of courses in education are designed to provide participants with methods and materials to deepen their teaching ability and help their own students learn, including culturally responsive teaching, ethics and faith, and research and technology tools. It aligns to the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation's advanced-level program standards. Course instruction is designed to model best practices and procedures in the classroom.

You’ll Learn To…

  • Demonstrate technical knowledge and skills in the use of related hardware and software.
  • Articulate and establish ethical practices in Digital Citizenship.
  • Discriminate then align the use of technology to meet identified needs of the learner.
  • Analyze then devise sustainable technology integrations for the learning community.
  • Apply systems thinking to problem solving in creative and innovative ways.
  • Demonstrate the ability to use research with an understanding of qualitative, quantitative and/or mixed methods research methodologies.
  • Demonstrate ethical, Christ-like attitudes, values, and Biblical worldview that encompass professional dispositions, laws and policies, codes of ethics and professional standards appropriate to classroom teaching in their professional behaviors.
  • Apply advanced knowledge of student learning suitable for any student.
  • Apply data literacy to develop or sustain supportive school environments.
  • Apply self-reflection and data analysis to improve their own teaching.
  • Demonstrate the ability to lead and participate in collaborative activities with others, such as peers, colleagues, teachers, administrators, community organizations, and parents.
  • Apply technology appropriate for their field of specialization.
  • Demonstrate cultural knowledge and culturally responsive teaching that promotes student and school success.
  • Apply content knowledge and skills that the courses and other experiences of this advanced preparation emphasize.
  • Integrate global philosophies into their own educational practices.

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TUITION

CREDIT HOURS
33 Total
TUITION
$480/ Credit Hour *

Applicable fees for resources and services will be assessed throughout the program. Tuition and fees for prerequisites and required elective courses are in addition to the charges shown on the program cost sheet. Your tuition rate will remain the same as long as you remain continuously enrolled in the same program. Cost sheets may be requested from an enrollment counselor by calling 866.498.4968 or emailing iwuenroll@indwes.edu.

FINANCIAL AID

Financial aid is available in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, veterans benefits, and employer reimbursement.

COURSES

Here is the list of courses required to complete the program. Full course descriptions may be viewed by clicking on the course titles. For further information, feel free to contact us.

11 Core Courses

These courses contain the program-specific knowledge. Upon completion, you should have the tools to conquer your new career with confidence.

TECH-501,TECH-502,TECH-503,TECH-504,TECH-505,TECH-506,EDUC-510,EDUC-520,EDUC-530,EDUC-600,EDUC-630

REQUIREMENTS

Click on each section to expand the different requirements for this program. If you have any questions about the admissions process, feel free to contact one of our admissions representatives at 1-866-498-4968.

  • A baccalaureate or graduate degree from a college or university that is accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by both the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) verified on original transcripts sent by the institution directly to Indiana Wesleyan University.
  • An undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or higher from the baccalaureate degree granting institution at which at least a minimum of 30 hours was completed.
  • Candidates need:
    • A valid (but not necessarily current) state teacher’s license with an endorsement in any subject area, or a valid (but not necessarily current) temporary, standard, or professional teaching license/certificate from another recognized accreditation body (e.g., Association of Christian Schools International), or an official letter from a school administrator confirming employment as a teacher of record, adjunct instructor, or full-time instructor.
    • At least one year of teaching experience from an approved and accredited public, private, or parochial P-12 school or postsecondary institution in the United States or abroad.
    • Supporting documentation demonstrating access to a P-12 or postsecondary classroom, preferably in computers, digital literacy, digital media, or other technology-related area.

  • Successful completion of the M.S. curriculum.
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above in all graduate work and a minimum grade of "B-" in each course.
  • Successful completion of admission, mid-program review, and program completion gateways.
  • Payment of all tuition and fees is required to receive a diploma.

START DATES

The MS - Technology/Digital Literacy In Education at Indiana Wesleyan University has many convenient starts throughout the year. Listed below are the next available starts. If you don’t see a start that fits your schedule, connect with our enrollment team to see more future starts.

Accreditation

Indiana Wesleyan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), www.hlcommission.org, 312-263-0456. Other accreditations and associations of Indiana Wesleyan University are available at www.indwes.edu/about/iwu-profile/accreditation.

*Effective 07-01-2022 through 06-30-2023