The Department of Teaching and Leadership offers a Master of Science degree with a major in Educational Technology. Within the program, students will select from two different emphasis areas, Library Media and Technology Integration. This program prepares students to work with technology in educational settings.The Library Media emphasis is designed for preparation to direct the activities of learning resource centers in elementary, middle and/or secondary schools. Those completing this emphasis will be eligible for recommendation for licensure as a Kansas school library media specialist.
Options available for this degree with an emphasis in Library Media include: Option I: Thesis This option is designed to prepare students for a doctoral program, for advanced professional careers, or for students wanting to complete an in-depth research experience. Option II: Research Problem This option is designed to provide a research experience that can include a specific problem, creative and aesthetic efforts such as performances, exhibits, or creative programs, or an internship. Option III: Course Work This option requires completion of course work that demonstrates evidence of advanced course work in an area of concentration. Departments will require evidence of competency through activities such as research papers, portfolios, practice, internships, comprehensive exams or other individual work. Students should check with their major department for specific requirements for the coursework.
Admission to this graduate degree program requires for an emphasis in Library Media:
Students in the Educational Technology (Library Media Specialist) program take a selection of classes that successfully prepare them for a career in a related field.