This program is designed primarily for P–12 educators, trainers from business and industry, and other professionals, who wish to develop and expand their skills in the educational application of technology in the classroom and other teaching and learning environments. Emphasis is on the design, development, and use of technology in the instructional process.
Graduates of the educational technology program learn to:
203 Technology Building
1300 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-5528
Fax: (716) 878-6677
1. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale). Students with less than a 3.0 GPA may be admitted as premajors.
2. Elementary/Secondary teaching certification is recommended (but not required).
3. Three recent letters of recommendation (within one year of application date)
that specifically pertain to this Graduate School application.
4. A written Statement of Purpose that details the applicant’s previous teaching and technology experience and sets forth the applicant’s career goals (including the use of educational technology).
5. Previous experience with the Internet and common software tools (e.g., word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software) is a prerequisite for full admission to the program. Students deficient in this prerequisite may be admitted as pre-majors.
In addition, all applicants should review the Admission to a Graduate Program
section in this catalog.
Core Courses (18 credits; the following 6 courses):
EDC 601 Instructional Technologies (Normally, this is the first course taken in the program.)
EDC 604 Authoring for Educators (Prerequisite: EDC 601)
EDC 672 Creating and Integrating Technology in the Classroom (Prerequisite: EDC 601)
EDC 603 Instructional Design and Problem Solving with Technology
EDU 670 Principles of Curriculum Design
EDC 689 Research Methods, Tools, and Writing
EDF 689 Methods and Techniques of Educational Research
EDC 690 Master's Project (Normally, this is the last course taken in the program.)
Elective Courses (15 credits/5 courses):
For students seeking professional teaching certification:
Four courses in the student's initial certification content area (For more information, please contact Ms. Patricia Recchio in the Teacher Certification Office at 716-878-6121).
One elective course, chosen by advisement (Normally, this is an EDC elective course.)
For students not seeking professional teaching certification:
Five elective courses, chosen by advisement (Normally, these are EDC elective courses.)
EDC Elective Course List:
(Note: The following courses are offered at various times, depending on student interest and availability of faculty.)
EDC 500 Microcomputer Systems
EDC 594 Special Topics
EDC 607 Networking for Educators
EDC 610 Integrating Digital Video Technology into the Classroom
EDC 611 Television for Education and Training
EDC 612 Educational Models, Simulations, and Games
EDC 614 Educational Graphics and Animation
EDC 615 Educational Hardware and Software
EDC 617 Educational Technology for Informal Learning Environments
Total Required Credit Hours: 33 credits
All courses are 3 credit hours unless otherwise indicated.