Frequently Asked Questions
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Yes. There is no requirement for previous courses in Computer Science or Information Systems. We believe that computer programming is both a fun and essential skill for the 21st century; and one that you can learn here in our innovative, hands-on courses.
We view education broadly. Some of our graduates want to pursue careers as classroom teachers, but many want to work in online and informal learning. Our focus is on understanding how technology supports learning. Sometimes this takes place in a classroom, but just as often it means web-based multimedia, interactive apps on mobile devices, or online peer learning communities.
We are currently not accepting new students to our certification track. Many of our students are K-12 teachers and follow the design (non-certification) track to learn more about integrating technology and digital tools in their classroom. If you are interested in the Educational Technology Specialist certification, please contact the program director, Aaron Hung (firstname.lastname@example.org).
If you are not currently certified by (or pursuing certification), you cannot gain initial certification through the MA in Educational Technology. When designing the Program, we decided that graduates will benefit the most and be stronger teachers if they study Educational Technology in collaboration with another field of focus. We are working toward offering dual certification programs which will lead to 2 initial teaching certificates, specifically with Math Education and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).
No. While some programs in the School of Education offer advanced graduate study certification programs that do not require a Masters, the content/domain requirements for the Educational Technology degree do not make this feasible.
Before the launch of the new Program in Educational Technology, the Adelphi School of Education had a program in Educational Leadership and Technology. Our excellent “Ed Leadership” program prepares candidates to become school principals, district superintendents, and other school leaders. Understanding technology is an essential skill of these leadership positions, and is tightly integrated in the Ed Leadership curriculum. To avoid confusion with our new program, Educational Leadership removed “Technology” from its title. They have not removed their commitment to using the latest technologies in preparing school leaders.
Graduates of the Educational Technology program focus more on the specific use, design, and deployment of technologies, while Ed Leadership graduates learn how to implement and understand the impact of technical systems at a higher level.
Some of our legacy materials still refer to Educational Leadership and Technology. These references are to the existing Educational Leadership program.
The total cost of the MA will include tuition, university fees, books, other supplies, etc. The largest cost, though, is tuition.
Yes. Typically, each semester there will be one fully online course and one hybrid/blended course offered. The program is also offered in a fully online option.
Currently, this program is only being offered in the Manhattan campus. However, if you are interested in joining the program in Garden City, please contact the program director, Aaron Hung (email@example.com).
Not at this time. Courses that meet in person (see online courses, above), typically meet once a week, on a Monday-Thursday in the afternoon or evening.
The core program is designed to be taken during the regular academic year. There may be special topics course(s) offered during the summer sessions that are chosen based on the interest and needs of students who are enrolled.
Absolutely. We welcome the diverse views international students provide.
Students whose native language is other than English must submit official TOEFL scores or must have successfully completed ELS Level 112 of English for Academic Purposes. For the TOEFL, a minimum score of 80 is required. Learn more about international admissions.
No. We do not consider GRE scores in our admissions process.
The degree is designed for full time students to complete it in 3 semesters. We also accept a limited number of part-time students, who typically complete the degree in 5 or 6 semesters.