Educational Technology - Message from the Director
Dear Prospective Student,
Increasingly educators are being called upon to integrate technology into their teaching to meet the needs of the 21st Century learner. School library media specialists are in a unique position to collaborate with teachers and support students in information and media literacy. As schools in Connecticut are experiencing increasing needs for technology support, they will continue to seek qualified school media specialists. This position has become so critical that according to the Connecticut State Department of Education, school library media specialists are currently listed in the top ten designated teacher shortage areas.
Our Masters in Educational Technology provides the opportunity to engage in some of the latest classroom application of digital technologies in ways that support learning and collaboration. Our innovative program will allow you to build a course of study that addresses your areas of interest, whether you are:
- Seeking to improve your ability to integrate technology in your own classroom
- Looking to enter into the corporate or non-profit world of educational multimedia
- Pursuing an initial certification or cross-endorsement in school library media
Our evening, summer, weekend, and online course offerings are designed to meet the needs of working professionals who bring their own perspectives and experiences, contributing to rich classroom and online discussions.
The Educational Technology program's connections with local schools and community partners such as the Fairfield Museum and History Center offer opportunities to engage in off-campus projects within classes, internships, and assistantships. Please explore the site further to learn more about the program. I look forward to hearing from you.
Gayle Bogel, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Educational Technology