Students in this major will learn how to use digital technologies to design and implement classroom curriculum and professional opportunities that support Connected Learning. Connected Learning taps the potential for digital technologies to close the gap between in-and out-of-school learning. It allows students to pursue their personal interests and passions and link those interests to careers opportunities. It emphasises the importance of creating meaningful relationships between students and students and their teachers.Courses will support the design, delivery and assessment of curriculum based on Connected Learning principles. Students will use school and district data to create professional development opportunities for other educators interested in harnessing the power of digital technologies to make learning relevant for learners in both in and out-of-school contexts. Program completers will become ISTE EducatorCertified.
Admission into the Digital Technologies and Connected Learning major is based on the academic accomplishments of the applicant and well as the alignment of the applicant’s goals with the goals of the program. Students are selected based on their fulfillment of the specific admissions requirements listed below and the overall strength of their application.
- Cumulative GPA 2.75
- Official transcripts verifying completion of an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university
- Submission of an official goal statement related to the program, including professional goals and interest in this specific program
- Professional Vita
Applications will be due by April 15 the semester prior to program entrance, although candidates will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Candidates will be admitted for a summer start only.
Grants And Scholarships
- Edwyna Wheadon Post Graduate Training Scholarship Funds (Practicing English Teachers)
- Harry Passow Classroom Teacher Scholarship (Practicing Gifted Teachers)