Yes. There is no requirement for previous courses in Computer Science or Information Systems. We believe that computer programming is both a fun and essential skill for the 21st century; and one that you can learn here in our innovative, hands-on courses.
We view education broadly. Some of our graduates want to pursue careers as classroom teachers, but many want to work in online and informal learning. Our focus is on understanding how technology supports learning. Sometimes this takes place in a classroom, but just as often it means web-based multimedia, interactive apps on mobile devices, or online peer learning communities.
The certification track is for candidates who are already New York State certified teachers, looking to gain certification in a new area; as an Educational Technology Specialist. All other candidates should apply for the non-certification track, which is broader. Students outside of the certification track can still prepare to work with students in PreK-12 schools, but they will not gain a NYS teaching certificate at the end. Candidates preparing for careers in higher education, eLearning, educational media publishing, etc. should choose the non-certification track.
If you are not currently certified by (or pursuing certification), you cannot gain initial certification through the the M.A. in Educational Technology. When designing the Program, we decided that graduates will benefit the most and be stronger teachers if they study Educational Technology in collaboration with another field of focus. The 2012-13 academic year will be the first year for the program. We are working towards offering dual certification programs which will lead to 2 initial teaching certificates, specifically with Math Education and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).
Before the launch of the new Program in Educational Technology, the Adelphi School of Education had a program in Educational Leadership and Technology. Our excellent “Ed Leadership” program prepares candidates to become school principals, district superintendents, and other school leaders. Understanding technology is an essential skill of these leadership positions, and is tightly integrated in the Ed Leadership curriculum. To avoid confusion with our new program, Educational Leadership removed “Technology” from its title. They have not removed their commitment to using the latest technologies in preparing school leaders.
Graduates of the Educational Technology program focus more on the specific use, design, and deployment of technologies, while Ed Leadership graduates learn how to implement and understand the impact of technical systems at a higher level.
Some of our legacy materials still refer to Educational Leadership and Technology. These references are to the existing Educational Leadership program.
We offer these degrees at both the Manhattan and Garden City locations. In general, the same courses — taught by the same faculty — will be offered in both locations. Both sites offer certain benefits.
Adelphi’s main campus is in Garden City. Students here study at our lovely, self-contained campus. They have easier access to the main library, administrative offices, and faculty/courses outside of Educational Technology. Our Manhattan center, located on the Soho/Tribeca border offers easy access to many cutting edge uses of educational technology, whether in new tech start-ups, other universities, world class museums, or innovative NYC schools (such as the izone schools.
Students enrolling at Manhattan pay lower tuition rates.
The total cost of the M.A. will include tuition, university fees, books, other supplies, etc. The largest cost, though, is tuition.
Yes. Typically, each semester there will be one fully online course and one hybrid/blended course offered. The full degree is not offered online at this time.
Not at this time. Courses that meet in person (see online courses, above), typically meet once a week, on a Monday-Thursday in the afternoon or evening.
The core program is designed to be taken during the regular academic year. There may be special topics course(s) offered during the summer sessions that are chosen based on the interest and needs of students who are enrolled.