Students will complete degree requirements for an MA in Educational Technology from the NCCU School of Education (or “SOE”) and a Master’s Degree in Information Science from the NCCU School of Library and Information Sciences (or “SLIS”).
In the SOE, all courses for the the MA in Educational Technology are offered completely online for student convenience; in SLIS, all classes are offered in dual-mode (both on campus and online), providing dual instructional modalities for students whose learning styles favor either an online or a traditional face-to-face learning experience. The SOE is regularly accredited by NCATE (soon to be CAEP), and SLIS has been regularly accredited by the ALA. The complete program has a grand total of 48 hours to complete both degrees.
The NCCU MA–MIS joint master’s degree program focuses on developing student competencies in the following areas:
- Designing online learning environments, activities and assessments for meaningful learning;
- Selecting appropriate technology tools and learning objects to support online learners;
- Investigating uses of learning management systems to support and deliver online learning
- Organization of information;
- Data visualization;
- Understanding usability, user experience, new technology and communication;
- Learning best practices for needs assessment, task analysis and course design and development; and
- Creating strategies that advance teaching and learning with technology.