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MSED in Educational Technology Specialist

Course Description

• A letter of intent written by the applicant expressing professional and educational goals as applied to the program.
• Submission of two letters of recommendation, using the required recommendation form.
• Résumé or curriculum vitae.

E-mail: • Phone: 315-267-2165

Visit http://www.potsdam.edu/graduate to view the full application checklist and online application.

This program prepares students for technology leadership and management positions in business and organizations in private industry, the military, social service agencies, K-12 schools and higher education. For students holding an Initial certification, this degree program leads to recommendation for an additional New York certification as an Educational Technology Specialist. The program meets the standards established by the New York State Education Department (NYSED) and is NCATE certified. This program is also available for non K-12 students who are not seeking certification. Program start date: Summer, Fall, Spring.

Required Program Courses
Minimum of 36 credit hours

IT 614, Technology in Education .........................................3 credits
IT 625, History and Philosophy of Technology Utilization ...........3 credits
IT 635, Research and Theory on Comm and Performance ............3 credits
IT 647, Technology Coaching ..............................................3 credits
IT 651, Systematic Design for Performance Improvement ............3 credits
IT 654, Program Evaluation ...............................................3 credits
IT 657, Practicum in Technology ..........................................3 credits

Four electives focusing on web development, literacy, program- ming and authoring, and technology utilization: 12 credit hours

Culminating Experience: 3 credit hours

The GRE Exam (or equivalent) is required for all teacher preparation program candidates who are seeking certification (for applicants seeking admission for Fall 2015 forward). All other graduate programs, including non-certification options, do not require this exam. More information on the GRE exam can be found by visiting http://www.gre.org. SUNY Potsdam’s code for sending score reports is 2545.

Success Story

In the Fall 2012 semester, as part of a multimedia class for the MSED Educational Technology Specialist program, Trevor Dugan, Class of 2014, developed an app called PuzzleTopple. The app was published a year later and is available on both iOS and Android. Since the launch, the app has gone global, with 17,000 downloads in the Singapore region and over 25,000 downloads worldwide on iOS alone.

Uniqueness of Program

A teaching certificate is not required to enter this program; however, for those students who enter the program with an existing New York State teaching certificate, this degree may lead to an additional New York State certification.

Employment Diversity

Graduates of the program have obtained positions in, but not limited to, elementary education, secondary education, higher education, technology start-ups, and consulting firms.

Visit the MSED in Educational Technology Specialist page on the State University of New York at Potsdam website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Nate Turcotte

2372.png Nate is a second year graduate student in the MSED Educational Technology Specialist program at SUNY Potsdam. He is from Plattsburgh, NY, and transferred to SUNY Potsdam as a sophomore into the Secondary Education - Mathematics program and decided to stay at Potsdam to pursue graduate studies. Upon completion of the ETS program, Nate wishes to obtain his PhD and conduct research in education tech and/or the history/philosophy of education and perhaps one day teach at the college level.

Nate also participates in the Graduate Advantage Program (GAP), working in the math lab, helping students who have difficult with their math assignments. The friendly and welcoming atmosphere at SUNY Potsdam is probably the thing that he likes most about the college. Potsdam also has a great reputation for its education programs, just two years shy of celebrating its bi-centennial as a university.


Entry Requirements

• A baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher education. • A minimum overall GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale) in most recent 60 credits of undergraduate study.

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