Buffalo State

Graduate Catalog 2016-2017

Educational Technology (M.S.Ed.)

Master of Science in Education Program

Program Code: MSED-SP

Major Code: EDT

HEGIS 0899

Computer Information Systems Department

Barbara Sherman, Chair

Stephen E. Gareau, Program Coordinator

Technology Building 213, (716) 878-4923


This program is designed primarily for P–12 educators, trainers from business and industry, and other professionals, who wish to develop and expand their skills in the educational application of technology in the classroom and other teaching and learning environments. Emphasis is on the design, development, and use of technology in the instructional process.

Graduates of the educational technology program learn to:

  • Design, develop, implement, and evaluate instruction;
  • Use computers and other educational technologies in the instructional process;
  • Develop evaluation criteria and evaluate educational software and hardware;
  • Prepare educational software and hardware using a variety of methods and tools;
  • Design an educational technology system for an educational site;
  • Use computers and other educational technologies in non-instructional and/or administrative settings;
  • Assess and prepare for current and future trends in educational technology;
  • Explore social, legal, and ethical issues involved in educational technology.

Admission Requirements:

  1. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale). Students with less than a 3.0 GPA may be admitted as premajors.
  2. Elementary/Secondary teaching certification is recommended (but not required).
  3. Three recent letters of recommendation (within one year of application date) that specifically pertain to this Graduate School application.
  4. A written Statement of Purpose that details the applicant’s previous teaching and technology experience and sets forth the applicant’s career goals (including the use of educational technology).
  5. Previous experience with the Internet and common software tools (e.g., word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software) is a prerequisite for full admission to the program. Students deficient in this prerequisite may be admitted as pre-majors.

In addition, all applicants should review the Admission to a Graduate Program section in this catalog.

Program Requirements

A. Core Courses

18 cr

EDT 603



EDT 610



EDT 611

Instructional Design & Problem Solving with Technology


Integrating Digital Video Technology into Classroom


Television for Education and Training

EDT 689

Research Methods for Master's Projects and Theses

EDT 601

Instructional Technologies

EDT 604

Authoring for Educators

EDT 672

Microcomputer in the Instructional Program

EDT 690

Master's Project

(a) For students seeking professional teaching certification:

4 courses in the student's certification content areas

1 elective course, chosen by advisement


(b) For students not seeking certification:

5 elective courses, chosen by advisement

B. Elective Courses

15 cr

EDT 500

Fundamentals of Technology Literacy

EDT 594

Special Topics

EDT 600

Multimedia for Educators

EDT 606

Internet for Educators

EDT 607

Networking for Educators

EDT 610

Integrating Digital Video Technology into Classroom

EDT 611

Television for Education and Training

EDT 612

Educational Models, Simulations, and Games

EDT 614

Educational Graphics and Animation

EDT 615

Educational Hardware Methods and Tools

EDT 617

Educational Technology for Informal Learning Environments

EDT 707

Computer Application in Educational Administration

SPF 503

Educational Psychology

Total Required Credit Hours

33 cr

All courses are 3 credit hours unless otherwise indicated.

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Course Descriptions

ACM - Applied & Computational Mathematics

ADE - Adult Education

AED - Art Education

ATS - Art Therapy Studies

BIO - Biology

BME - Business and Marketing Education

BUS - Business

BXE - Bilingual Exceptional Education

CHE - Chemistry

CIS - Computer Information Systems

CNS - Art Conservation

COM - Communication

CRJ - Criminal Justice

CRS - Creative Studies

CTE - Career and Technical Education

DAN - Dance

DED - Distributive Education

DES - Design

ECO - Economics

ECS - Elementary Education

EDL - Educational Leadership

EDU - Elementary Education

EDT - Educational Technology

ENG - English

ENT - Engineering Technology

ESL - English as a Second Language

EXE - Exceptional Education

FAR - Fine Arts

FIN - Finance

FLE - Foreign Language Education

FOR - Forensic Science

FRE - French

GEG - Geography

GES - Geology

GLC - Great Lakes Center

HEA - Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration

HEW - Health and Wellness

HIS - History

HPR - Coaching and Physical Education

INT - Industrial Technology

MAT - Mathematics

MCL - Modern and Classical Languages

MED - Mathematics Education

MET - Mechanical Engineering Technology

MST - Museum Studies

MUS - Music

NFS - Dietetics and Nutrition

OEC - Occupational Education

PAD - Public Administration

PHI - Philosophy

PHY - Physics

PLN - Planning

PSC - Political Science

PSM - Professional Science and Mathematics

PSY - Psychology

SCI - Science

SLP - Speech Language Pathology

SOC - Sociology

SPA - Spanish

SPF - Social Psychological Foundations

SSE - Social Studies Education

SWK - Social Work

TEC - Technology

TED - Technology Education

THA - Theater Arts

UED - Urban Education


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