Master of Education in Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences
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About the Master of Education (MEd) | ITLS in the College of Education
The Master of Education program in the Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences (ITLS) Department at Utah State University (USU) is specifically designed for classroom teachers, educators, and administrators who want to increase their understanding of the role of technology and its appropriate implementation in the teaching and learning process. The MEd program helps students evaluate, integrate and implement instructional design and various forms of technology and multimedia into their current teaching. Students may choose to focus in educational technology, school library media administration (SLMA), or e-learning.
MEd with an emphasis in School Library Media Administration (SLMA)
The School Library Media Administration (SLMA) program at Utah State University (USU) is designed for those interested in working in a school library media center, public or private. The program includes all the coursework and practicum experience necessary for the Utah State Office of Education (USOE) library media K-12 endorsement. Those seeking the state endorsement must currently have, or be working toward, a valid Utah teaching license. Students may choose to take these courses and not apply for the state endorsement.
MEd Degree Requirements
All MEd students are admitted in a cohort to begin fall semester each year. The program requires a minimum of 36 credits, which is typically completed in six semesters or less, but studentshave up to six years to complete the degree requirements.
Prior to beginning classes, all MEd students are required to attend a three day orientation in August on the Logan campus. [See dates above] After the face-to-face orientation, the program is designed to be taken at a distance.
The Master of Education degree is available fully online, with broadcast courses for the SLMA emphasis. Online students are very satisfied with taking the classes from a distance.
The MEd program is a 36 semester hour program of course work with a culminating experience: a creative project, a practicum, or an internship.
Once accepted to the MEd program, students will be able to register online through Banner/Access. Contact the local USU Regional Campus or Distance Education Center (RCDE) for assistance with registration and other student concerns. When registering, the section designation is a three letter code, with the first letter corresponding to the local Utah center or out of state section. Here is a list of the USU Regional Campuses and codes:
|Blanding||639 W 100 S 1-A Blanding||435-678-8500||A**|
|Brigham City||265 W 1100 S Brigham City||435-919-1200||B**|
|Kaysville||80 E Sego Lilly Dr Kaysville||801-499-5120||K**|
|Logan||246 Student Center Logan||435-797-3104||L**|
|Moab||125 W 200 S Moab||435-259-7432||E**|
|Orem||1875 S State #1010 Orem||801-226-9045||N**|
|Out of State||246 Student Center Logan||800-233-2137||Z**|
|Price||451 E 400 N Price||435-613-5000||P**|
|Salt Lake City||2500 S State St SLC||
|Southwest||325 W 100 N Ephraim||435-283-7529||C**|
|Southwest||800 W 200 S B Richfield||435-893-2266||C**|
|Tooele||1021 W Vine St Tooele||435-882-6611||T**|
|Uintah Basin||987 E Lagoon St Roosevelt||435-722-2294||U**|
|Uintah Basin||320 N Aggie Blvd Vernal||435-789-6100||U**|
If you have any questions about registration, please contact your local USU RCDE center first. If you have other questions, contact the ITLS department by telephone: 1-435-797-2694 or toll free: 1-866-782-9301 or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.