Master of Education (MEd) in Digital Education Leadership
As part of the SPU’s Digital Education Leadership program they have provided us with the tools and knowledge needed to make the most of educational technology. In addition, SPU’s Digital Education Leadership program is aligned with ISTE standards for coaches, as well as relevant NETP goals and recommendations.
As a student in the MEd in Digital Education Leadership program at SPU, the benefits have included the ability to:
- Explore research, theories, and successful strategies for putting emerging technology to use in the classroom. Examples include blended learning, the flipped classroom, and bring your own device (BYOD).
- Learn from full-time SPU faculty members and expert practitioners in the field. Courses are team taught and delivered asynchronously using a project-based learning model. You decide where and when to learn. Teaching and social presence are enhanced with weekly real-time web conferences between you and your instructors.
- Take advantage of free open educational resources (OERs) for course content, and eliminate the high cost of textbooks. Free open software is used whenever possible, and you can implement similar software in your own school. And, because it is a digital program, the use of paper is kept to a minimum.
- Combine service learning and project-based learning. You choose a school to work with, and throughout the program you complete real-world projects that help educators and students improve their use of educational technology. When you complete the program, you will have a portfolio demonstrating your expertise as a digital education leader.
- Complete the 45-credit program in seven quarters, with a cohort beginning each Autumn Quarter. Course requirements include seven 5-credit courses, taken sequentially, and six 1-credit elective courses.
- Apply in your own classroom what you learn in the program, or support other educators and administrators as a digital learning specialist.
- Seamlessly transition to the Doctor of Education (EdD) program and use all credits earned in the master’s degree to fulfill elective requirements of the EdD program.