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Overview of the Master's in Educational Technology Program

Texas State University-San Marcos was founded as a teachers college in 1899, and more than a century later, it continues the tradition of producing only the highest quality educators. The master of education technology program at Texas State has taken that tradition to the cutting edge.

The program is designed for teachers who want to become leaders in technology by becoming technology coordinators for campuses or school districts or by improving their own technology skills for the classroom. Graduates will be prepared to teach technology applications, use technology to support student learning of subject-area content, and provide professional development, mentoring, and basic technical and instructional assistance to other professional educators.

The program meets the International Society for Technology in Education’s standards for Technology Facilitators that are required by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. This program also has been approved by the Texas Education Agency for coursework leading to the Master Teacher of Technology (MTT) certificate exam.
  • Technology Facilitation: Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of technology operations and concepts in order to model for and assist teachers.
  • Planning and Designing Learning Environments & Experiences: Plan, design, and model effective learning environments and multiple experiences supported by technology.
  • Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum: Apply and implement curriculum plans that include methods and strategies of utilizing technology to maximize student learning.
  • Assessment and Evaluation: Apply technology to facilitate a variety of effective assessment and evaluation strategies.
  • Productivity and Professional Practice: Apply technology to enhance and improve personal productivity and professional practice.
  • Social, Ethical, Legal, and Human Issues: Understand the social, ethical, legal, and human issues surrounding the use of technology in P-12 schools and assist teachers in applying that understand to their practice.
  • Procedures, Policies, Planning, and Budgeting for Technology Environments: Promote the development and implementation of technology infrastructure, procedures, policies, plans, and budgets for P-12 schools.
  • Leadership and Vision: Contribute to the shared vision for campus integration of technology and foster an environment and culture conducive to the realization of the vision.

An additional objective based on SBEC standards for the Master Technology Teacher certificate not directly dealt with in the objectives above, is:

  • Assistive Technologies: Demonstrate knowledge of assistive technologies and ability to collaborate with appropriate teachers and other staff to link appropriate technology to individual students with special needs.

Other requirements are that students meet requirements for admission to the Texas State Graduate College, complete required graduate classes and demonstrate required competencies, maintain the GPA required by the Texas State Graduate College, and successfully complete a graduate comprehensive exam.