Fairfield’s Online Educational Technology Program is the Only Program of its Kind in Connecticut

Fairfield’s Online Educational Technology Program is the Only Program of its Kind in Connecticut

People attending Educational Technology Collaboration Day.

GSEAP’s Educational Technology program is now a fully online graduate degree program. The program is designed for candidates from all teaching disciplines, as well as those contemplating a career change or an enhancement to their existing professional skills.

Participants in the program often work as teachers, co-teachers, and consultants in schools, agencies, and professional development organizations in and out of the field of education. The Master of Arts in Educational Technology is designed to create leaders in the field who can model, use, and provide learning experiences to others regarding best educational technology practices. The program prepares educators to enhance 21st century learning environments in diverse educational settings.

When asked what sets Fairfield’s program apart from others, Program Director Josh Elliott, EdD, says, "We are constantly striving to stay current. We aim to stay competitive and to give students a multitude of skills. At the same time, our program is designed to accommodate all schedules and to be relevant to the field. This program is theoretically grounded but also provides a solid skills foundation. Our students don’t just acquire knowledge, they use and produce it.”

The program offers three new online certificates for candidates seeking to improve their skills: Classroom Technology Integration, Leadership in Educational Technology, and Learning Design and Technology.

Educators looking to join this program are joining at the right time, as Connecticut has just adopted the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) standards, and Fairfield’s program will soon offer ISTE-certified credentials. ISTE teacher certification is competency-based, using the ISTE Standards for Educators as a framework. This summer, the Ed Tech program will offer two courses in response to these new standards: Unpacking the New ISTE Standards and Special Topics: Open Educational Resources.  

Fairfield’s Ed Tech Program also hosts an annual event, Educational Technology Collaboration Day, which will take place on Thursday, March 21, 2019 in the Dolan School of Business Dining Room from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This event offers an opportunity for educators to learn from and collaborate with other teachers in Connecticut. This event is open to all individuals interested in learning more about educational technology. For more information visit fairfield.edu/edtechday.

Get to Know Fairfield Ed Tech Alumni 

Stephen Burrows MA'18
I chose to enroll in Fairfield’s Ed Tech degree because it aligned with my professional goals. The classroom environment of in-class interaction and discussion between the educator and students enhanced my education and provided me with a tremendous collaborative experience. This experience has added to my profile of high impact practices to provide to my students and enhance their learning experiences.

Nicholas Tirozzi MA'18
After earning my Ed Tech degree from Fairfield, I am now viewed as a technological leader in my workplace. By learning from highly knowledgeable professors and taking courses that are designed for real-world application, I feel that I have become more accomplished. The Ed Tech program provided me with practical application learning, and a knowledgeable and approachable staff. The professors were incredibly capable, accessible, and knowledgeable about their topics.

Chris Vescovi MA'17
I chose to enroll in Fairfield’s Ed Tech program because I could attend night class after working during the day. The program offers a lot of personal adaptation that allowed me to customize my course offerings to align with my career goals, and thus made me more marketable across several fields. Not only does GSEAP's Ed Tech program offer 'ahead of the curve' knowledge and skills for success, but the coursework involves plenty of student choice, allowing for a customized learning experience relevant to career goals.

To learn more about Fairfield’s Educational Technology Program visit fairfield.edu/edtech or contact Josh Elliott, EdD, Director of Educational Technology at jelliott@fairfield.edu.


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Last modified: 12-11-18 4:04 PM


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