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Harnessing the Power of Technology to Inspire Learning

Technology is rapidly changing the face of education — both by creating powerful new learning tools and strategies, and by facilitating remote and virtual education. This Master of Education degree specialization is focused on helping educators develop a deep understanding of how traditional educational research, standards, frameworks, techniques and best practices can be integrated with technology to promote equitable and engaging digital learning experiences for all learners.

The program supports degree candidates in developing the knowledge and skills to become transformative, networked K-12 educational technology leaders capable of integrating traditional pedagogical practices with current technology tools.

Course of Study

Earn this University of San Diego Master of Education degree by completing 10 courses (3 units each): 5 core courses, 4 EdTech specialization courses, and 1 (elective) from one of the following USD M.Ed. specialization tracks:

A Capstone Seminar is the final course in the program and builds on knowledge gained in the research and specialization courses.


At a Glance

20 months
30 Units
$710
January 10
December 2

PROGRAM COURSE CURRICULUM

The Master of Education: Technology and Innovation specialization program spans five semesters and includes a mandatory orientation course. Each semester is 14 weeks and is split into two different 7-week courses. Below is a sample outline of what the span of the Master of Education: Technology and Innovation master’s degree specialization program may look like:

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Orientation

This course introduces you to the University of San Diego and provides important information about the program. Throughout the orientation, …

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Semester 1

Course Units

Analysis of the American educational system with a particular focus on issues of diversity, inequity, conflict and social justice within a s…

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3

Changemaking involves taking creative action to solve a social problem. Schools and companies are incorporating emerging technologies (e.g.,…

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3

Semester 2

Course Units

Explore key cognitive studies on human cognition and learning. You will critically discuss research and contemporary debates on cognitive pr…

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3

This course will address virtual learning by using technology and digitized learning education material that is accessible for all types of …

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3

Semester 3

Course Units

Introduction to the major educational research methods and paradigms with an emphasis on reflective, practitioner-directed inquiry. The cour…

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3

This course addresses the systematic design of learning experiences and environments. Students learn about the use of instructional design (…

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3

Semester 4

Course Units

Applied exploration of qualitative research methodologies such as ethnography, grounded theory, case-study and cross-case comparisons, surve…

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3

In this course, students plan, develop, evaluate, and manage the implementation of technology in various learning environments so that all s…

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3

Semester 5

Course Units

As a Masters student in Learning and Teaching, candidates have the option of three culminating final projects: studies employing action rese…

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3

Investigation of theories about how and why we write and how we teach writing in 21st century classrooms. Exploration of how these theories …

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3

Examination of research, policy, and practice of co-teaching and collaboration models that support general education and special education s…

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3

Investigation of strategies used to build and sustain effective site-based professional learning communities. Targeted focus on how to struc…

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3

Theoretical and practical exploration of the use of technology to transform learning and teaching in the K-12 classroom. Investigation into …

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3

Only Capstone Seminar [EDUC 550] is a core course, students can choose any one elective from the other four listed courses for Semester 5.


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