The Master of Arts in Technology Learning Systems and Design is available for classroom teachers interested in integrating technology into their curriculum, school administrators or teachers charged with decision-making and administration of technology, and business or government personnel involved in the development and administration of technology based training.
It is designed for experienced learning specialists and educators who are interested in enhancing their professional practice through the study and application of online knowledge related to teaching, learning and leadership via distance education technologies. The online format provides optimum flexibility for educators to learn exemplary educational practice in E-Learning. Topics include: instructional design, technology administration and service, technology leadership, technology issues and planning, assistive technologies; applying universal design; developing techniques for distance education; professional development for the adult learner and developing materials for online learning environments.
For individuals who hold a current State of Michigan license, they may earn an additional endorsement to their license, the educational technology endorsement (NP). The Educational Technology (NP) Endorsement consists of 21 credits that prepares educators to use technology resources for classroom instruction.
Courses for this endorsement are part of the same coursework for the full degree. These 21 credits (seven courses) into a 33 hour (11 courses) of the full degree.
The College of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Saginaw Valley State University is approved as a teacher preparation institution by action of the Michigan State Board of Education.