University General Course Catalog 2016-2017 
    Jun 15, 2024  

Counseling and Educational Psychology (Information Technology in Education Emphasis), M.S.

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I. Contact Information

Thomas Harrison, Ph.D., M.F.T.,  Graduate Program Director and Associate Dean
College of Education
(775) 682-7318

II. Brief Introduction

The Master of Science degree (M.S.) in Counseling and Educational Psychology - Information Technology in Education Emphasis provides graduate level training for educators and prospective educators. While the use of information technology in education is the main focus of this degree, course work is offered in two areas: Educational Technology Integration, and Instructional Technology and Design, including theoretical foundations, skill development, and examinations on conceptual frameworks relating to these two areas.

III. Program Objectives/Student Learning Outcomes

Students graduated from this program will be equipped with theories, skills, and experiences in the above two areas, which will be documented in a comprehensive E-portfolio that meets the ISTE-NCATE national Technology Standards for Teachers. Graduates will be able to earn a Technology Education credential to their teaching certificate, obtain a Graduate Instruction Technology Certificate, and be prepared to work as a teacher to technology classes in schools, as an instructional designer for schools, universities, other education settings, and educational software companies.

IV. Admission Requirements

It is assumed that a typical student will have a background in education with an interest in the two areas. However, this is not a prerequisite for admission into the information technology in education emphasis. Priority consideration will be given to applicants who meet the admission requirements for the M.S. degree:

  1. Meet the Graduate School admission requirements, and complete the graduate school applications.
  2. Complete the application for admission to the M.S. program in Information Technology in Education.

Please contact Dr. Leping Liu at for more information.

V. Program Requirements

To complete the M.S. degree, students need to complete 32 units of course work, and complete the program assessment requirements including a comprehensive standardized E-portfolio, and two assessment examinations.

A. Orientation and Assessment (2 units)

C. Emphasis Requirements (18 units)

VI. Program Total Hours (32 units)

VII. Notes

Students will complete the M.S. degree online, however, Professors and the Program Director will be available for face-to-face meetings to discuss coursework or program issues.

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