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Technology in Education

The Master of Education in technology in education equips educators to bring comprehensive instruction online for preschool through twelfth-grade students. This program provides educators with technology skills in remote and face-to-face classroom design to serve their students more effectively in an increasingly digital culture.

Trevecca’s Master of Education in technology in education equips educators to conduct online and face-to-face learning in a clear, compelling and proficient manner to answer the needs of our increasingly digital age. This program focuses on curriculum planning for remote and face-to-face instruction for preschool through twelfth-grade students.

Program Benefits

  • Complete your degree online in 15-16 months with no residency requirements.
  • Continue to work and focus on your other priorities while earning your degree, taking one course at a time with all materials delivered to you. 
  • Utilize a built-in support system and complete your degree alongside others who are working toward similar goals through Trevecca’s cohort model.
  • Learn from faculty who possess the highest degrees in their fields and have relevant and valuable real-world experience.

What to Expect

Trevecca’s Master of Education in technology in education program is based on best-practice standards from both the National Board for Professional Teaching and the International Society for Technology in Education. We’ve partnered with leading school districts, universities and professionals at the forefront of digital literacy initiatives to create groundbreaking, relevant curriculum for teaching online and face-to-face in the digital age. You’ll learn key concepts like integrating technology into teaching; leading curriculum change; curriculum planning and instructional practice; course and instructional design; inclusive practices; copyright laws for online learning and development; and interactive and digital tools for learning. You’ll also participate in a field experience with hands-on learning opportunities, and you’ll develop an e-portfolio that showcases your expertise in virtual and face-to-face curriculum planning and development utilizing strategies in technology.

Because it does not lead to teacher licensure, Trevecca’s M.Ed. in technology in education is a great option for in-state, out-of-state and international students who already hold a teaching license or who are seeking to advance their credentials. This program also prepares you to help coordinate or lead the online learning of multiple schools across a district or region.

Why Choose Trevecca?

Founded in 1901 and a leader in online education for more than two decades, Trevecca has been recognized nationally and locally for providing our students with the highest level of academic quality and rigor. We offer a holistic education focused on the intellectual, social, emotional, physical, and spiritual health of all the students in our diverse student body. As a Christian university, we offer programs that explore the ways faith and education intersect. We are committed to educating the next generation through servant leadership.

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Course Descriptions

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Financial Aid & Costs

Financial Aid & Costs

Nearly every student at Trevecca receives some form of assistance in paying for college. Learn all about the affordability of a TNU education and options for receiving aid.

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Here’s a look at the approximate tuition rates you could expect for this program at Trevecca, including the cost per credit hour and the total tuition expense for the full degree program. Please note that rates and fees are subject to change.

Here’s a look at the approximate tuition rates you could expect for this program at Trevecca, including the cost per credit hour and the total tuition expense for the full degree program. Please note that rates and fees are subject to change.

Cost/Credit Hour

$435

Hours

30

Tuition Cost*

$13,050

*$150 Student Resource Fee assessed per course. Books are not included.

All classes are taught online with books and materials delivered to your front door. Online students also benefit from a cohort model, where students begin and complete their degree alongside a group of other online classmates working toward similar goals.

Getting Started

  1. Complete the online application (it's free!).
    Need help applying? Read the step-by-step instructions here!
  2. Fill out FAFSA to be considered for financial aid.
  3. Request official transcripts from your undergraduate institution.

Requirements 

  1. Have earned a bachelor's degree from an institution accredited by a CHEA-recognized regional accrediting agency or the Association for Biblical Higher Education. Students who do not meet these degree requirements may be conditionally accepted in accordance with the Conditional Admission Policy.
  2. 2.7 cumulative GPA for all prior coursework
  3. Provide a photocopy of government-issued identification (e.g., driver's license, state ID, military ID, passport). This requirement ensures that Trevecca complies with the U.S. Department of Education expectations for student verification. (This is only required for students enrolled in an online program.)
  4. You must complete fingerprinting and a background check.
  5. An interview and writing sample. You will be contacted by the School of Education to schedule your interview once all pieces have been turned in.
  6. Some proficiency with computer technology and reliable access to technology throughout the program.

Career Opportunities

This program prepares educators and administrators for a variety of career opportunities associated with the emerging field of distance education like these:

  • Curriculum consultant
  • Course design manager
  • Curriculum developer
  • Director of centers for teaching and learning
  • Training and development specialist
  • Distance training specialist
  • Employee trainer
  • Instructional design coordinator
  • E-learning specialist

“I researched Trevecca Nazarene University and in them I found that I could get the higher degree that I always wanted because they are conducive to working families. The workload is appropriate and the professors are always willing to be available.”

Alex Boochie Graduate student

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Course Descriptions

Get details on all the courses you’ll complete as you work toward this degree at Trevecca.


Technology Integration in Teaching and Learning
EDU 6100
Focuses on integrating technology into instructional content. Candidates will experience emerging technologies and classroom hardware/software. They will also develop instructional technology and technology presentation skills. Candidates will use technologies for instructional improvement that will include consideration of student achievement data, research, technology plans, and community relations regarding online teaching.
Instructional Design
EDU 6110
Course is an introduction to the instructional design process with a focus on developing instructional goals, objectives and assessment outcomes. Learners will investigate the various elements that should be considered in the design process such as: needs assessment, common instructional problems, learner characteristics, task analysis, content sequencing, instructional strategies, instructional delivery, evaluation instruments, instructional resources (media selection), formative evaluation, and summative evaluation.
Leading Curricular Change
EDU 6120
Focuses on research and best practices that facilitate curriculum development. Standards will be analyzed regarding their impact on curriculum development. Candidates will investigate curriculum change, network and make learning links with diverse colleagues, investigate how to develop high quality curriculum and how that curriculum can be delivered online, and learn about the impact that transforming a curriculum can have in raising the quality of online teaching and learning and in improving outcomes for students. The candidate will focus on leading educational change through the use of distributive leadership.
Copyright Laws for Online Learning and Development
EDU 6130
Course will teach the basics of copyright laws, fair use guidelines, and ADA compliance regulations relevant to the design process. Learners will investigate the idea of intellectual property as it applies to P-12 schools. The goal is to provide learners with a practical framework for analyzing copyright issues that they encounter in their professional work. This course will use real life examples—some of them quite complex—to help learners get used to the systematic analysis of copyright problems in course design. This course is intentionally a step toward bridging the gulf that is often perceived between desirable educational practice and legal permissible activities.
Curriculum Planning and Instruction
EDU 6140
Focuses on the assessment of quality curriculum and instructional practices. Candidates will demonstrate instructional strategies, inquiry based learning, organizational skills, and the integration of technology. They will also engage in using methodologies for monitoring, assessing, and supporting quality instruction. Special emphasis is placed on understanding Language proficiency assessment for placing and how this assessment is not the same as evaluation of language demonstration and use.
Interactive and Digital Tools for Learning
EDU 6150
Course focuses on the design and development of various forms of interactive instructional media to support learning. This course will provide experiences in investigating, designing, developing and integrating a variety of interactive instructional media and mobile devices.
Field Experience
EDU 6160
Provides hands-on learning experience in environments in collaboration with practicing school educators. Assessment feedback will be included from course instructors in EDU 6100 and EDU 6140. Emphasis is placed on online instructional strategies and the integration of technology. 20-hour Field Experience.
Issues in Instructional Design and Technology Integration
EDU 6170
Course is designed to examine how technology can facilitate instructional practices. Students will explore instructional software, online resources, and synchronous and asynchronous methods in technology mediation. Learners will study variables that affect P-12 learning, techniques for stimulating and sustaining student motivation, and how to reinforce learning to a global audience.
Inclusive Practices in Teaching and Learning
EDU 6180
Focuses on the impact of economic disparities within neighborhoods and predicts the impact on local schools specifically in relations to online learning. Emphasis is placed on the distinction between learning and acquisition as it relates to efficient language application and use in online teaching/learning. Distinctions are also made between communicative language learning and academic language learning and the instructional supports required for each. Areas of emphasis will include: online differentiated instruction, special education, inclusionary practices, legal and ethical issues, and community relations. The goal is to identify instructional and assessment practices that promote technological equity in the classroom.
P-12 Online Course Design
EDU 6190
This course explores methods for designing courses for P-12 students through non-traditional methods. Candidates learn and practice how to design a course online, establish online norms/procedures, form good online student-teacher relationships, create lessons and assignments, provide feedback in a variety of modalities, assess/monitor student products, and set up an online grading system. How to flip a classroom to get P-12 students more involved in their own learning is another method that is examined. Emphasis is placed on students’ chosen content areas as they create lessons, assignments for each course design.
Exist Assessment E-Portfolio
EDU 6200
Beginning with the first course of the Curriculum and Online Teaching P-12 (COT) program, the e-portfolio will be a work in progress for the duration of the program. This collection of work will include a compilation of artifacts that demonstrate the candidates’ expertise in the National Board and International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) standards. The E-Portfolio will serve as the culminating activity and is required for completion of the Curriculum and Online Teaching program.

*EDU 6160: Includes a required field experience. Field experiences provide evidence that students are learning when being taught by candidates. In order to participate in mandatory experiences, all candidates will be required to undergo a background check and be fingerprinted, at their own expense, prior to beginning the first class.
*For a complete list of courses, tracks and other relevant information, view the program's course catalog.