M.Ed., M.S.Ed. or C.A.S. in Technology in Education (Type 10 certification)
National Louis University’s graduate program in Technology in Education (TIE) prepares graduates so they can effectively integrate technology across the curriculum, as well as support the effective use of it by other educators.
Consider getting your graduate education technology degree at National Louis University (NLU) if you:
- Are interested in increasing your role as a professional in the area of educational technology
- Want to use and model research-based best practices in the integration of technology in the P-12 curriculum
- Would like to mentor and provide technical assistance to K-12 teachers in their planning and implementation of technology in the classroom
- Inspire to practice collaborative inquiry with students and professionals to assess and improve technology in the learning environment
Why NLU for a Education Technology Degree
NLU has a long-standing reputation for its education and teacher training programs, and is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Since 1886, we’ve trained thousands of educators and continue to graduate the majority of Illinois’ Golden Apple Award winners — one of the most prestigious teacher honors in the state.
NLU is continually adapting its Technology in Education curriculum to stay current with changes in technology and better prepare teachers for the 21st century classroom. The Technology in Education faculty is regularly engaged in collaborative relationships with local schools to expand integration of technology and achievement of technology standards.
The education technology degree program is offered in two formats: a traditional on-campus program with once a week class or a 20 month program online model.
What You Will Learn
- How to transform your classroom using mobile devices and online resources
- How to manage 1:1 and mobile device enriched learning environments
- How to extend learning outside of the classroom
- How to use technology to support Common Core Standards
- How to assess the effectiveness of technology in the classroom
The education technology degree program prepares graduates so they can effectively integrate technology across the curriculum, as well as support the effective use of it by other educators. Graduates of the Technology in Education master’s program may apply for the Type 10 Technology Specialist certification (K-12).
The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that between 2008 and 2018 the number of instructional coordinators, including those who specialize in technology, will grow by 23 percent.1 Technology specialists and instructional coordinators find ways to use technology to enhance student learning and monitor the introduction of new technology into a school’s curriculum.
Master of Education (M.Ed.): The M.Ed. degree is designed for certified professional teachers seeking advanced preparation for higher levels of professional competence in the classroom.
Master of Science in Education (M.S.Ed.): The M.S.Ed. degree is designed for qualified certified candidates seeking preparation for leadership positions in education and to enable students to pursue continued study at the post-master’s level.
Certificate of Advanced Study (C.A.S.): The C.A.S. is designed for those seeking to add a new career dimension to his or her current professional competencies. Applicants for the C.A.S. must have a master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution and, if required by the program, a valid teaching certificate.
Prepare for the TAP with an NLU Workshop
The ILTS Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP) is one of the most important tests on the road to becoming an educational technology specialist. NLU offers a series of TAP workshops in critical content areas. All workshops are FREE to NLU applicants and students and open to everyone else for a fee.* Get fully prepared for the TAP and register for a workshop today!
All applicants must meet NLU’s general admission requirements. Refer to the appropriate Application Checklist available online at www.nl.edu/applyonline.
In addition to NLU’s general admission requirements, applicants to the education technology degree program must complete the NETS-T Pre-Admission Self Assessment. (www.nl.edu/nce/departments/tie/admissions.cfm)
- Have a valid teaching certificate
- Pass the NETS-T assessment
- Pass the Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP)2
Get more information today about enrolling in NLU’s graduate program in Technology in Education. Talk to your Enrollment Specialist or call 888.NLU.TODAY (888.658.8632).
1 Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-2011 Edition, www.bls.gov/oco/ocos269.htm
2 As of February 1, 2012, the Illinois Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) has been replaced by the Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP). Teacher candidates who have passed the ITBS do not have to take the TAP if they apply for certification within 5 years of successfully passing the ITBS. Teacher candidates who have not successfully completed the ITBS must take and pass the TAP prior to admission. Teacher candidates who are not certified within 5 years of taking and passing the ITBS or the TAP will need to repeat the TAP if they have not reached the maximum 5 attempts.
Per ISBE policy, an individual may attempt to pass the TAP a maximum of 5 times. Previous attempts to pass the ITBS do not count toward the limit of 5 attempts to pass the TAP.
Please note: The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) may change the state certification and endorsement requirements at any time and without prior notice. Teacher candidates will be bound by the requirements in place when applying for certification, not by the certification requirements in place when beginning their program. That is, the state may specify that a new regulation is immediately applicable to all candidates with no provisions made for candidates who began their work on certification under different regulations.
*You must be an applicant or student at the time of registration for the workshops to be free. If you pay for a workshop and become an applicant afterward, we can’t provide a refund.