Technology Education

Department:
Library, Information, & Media Studies

Director:
John Agada

Faculty:
Moussa Ayyash
Elizabeth Osika

Degree(s)/Certification(s):
M.S. Technology Education (Non-Certification)

Content Designations:
ITC
T&ED

The Technology and Education offers a Master of Science in Education degree in Technology and Education. The degree program focuses on the ability to use educational technology to enhance abilities to use educational technology to improve performance in K-12 schools, post-secondary education, higher education, business and industry, and government. The core of the program focuses on research strategies, instructional design methodologies, and the effective use of technology. The program provides a comprehensive, applied approach to the effective use and management of technology to support education in order to improve performance. Completion of the departmental degree program at the graduate level does not lead to teacher certification.

General Requirements

  • Students are responsible for meeting the program and College requirements in effect at the time they officially register in a program leading to advanced certification at Chicago State University, regardless of when they were admitted to the university.
  • Admission to the program is contingent upon good academic standing and acceptance by the department.
  • Admission to the program includes successful completion of a writing and technology assessment.
  • Graduation requirements include a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0 in all required and elective courses with a minimum grade of a B in each course, successful completion of written and oral examinations, successful completion of a professional portfolio and a departmental research requirement: thesis or project (fulfilled as part of T&ED 5999).
  • Completion of a minimum of 24 credit hours in a single concentration area at the undergraduate level.
  • Completion of 39 credit hours to fulfill program requirements, of which 33 hours must be at the 5000-level.
  • A full academic schedule of courses for graduate students is nine semester credit hours. Exceptions to this policy may be made only with the approval of the department.
  • All master’s degree requirements must be completed within six years.

Note: Candidates must abide by all College policies stated in this catalog, unless exceptions or adherence to higher expectations are contentd in program documentation

Specific Requirements

Required Courses / 21 credit hours

T&ED 5381, 5392, 5411, 5490, 5495, and 5999; PSYC 5830

Directed Electives / 18 credit hours

Business/Industry Track

CMAT 5310; IT 5300; PSYC 3160; T&ED 5396, 5451, 5496, or other course(s) to be selected with approval from program advisor.

K-12 Technology Track

ED 5423, ELCF 5540; T&ED 5347, 5412, 5445, 5452, or other course(s) to be selected with approval from program advisor.

Technology Research Track

PSYC 5185 or T ED 5497; T&ED 5412, 5451; and 9 hours from either ED 5423, ELCF 5540; IT 5300; T&ED 5346, 5347, 5396, 5423, 5445, 5452, 5496, or other course(s) to be selected with approval from program advisor.

Information Technology Certificate (ITC) / 18 hours

Students in the certificate program can pursue the certificate separately or as a part of the degree program in Industrial Technology Education. Courses are offered so that those who pursue the certificate can complete it in one year. The certificate program consists of five required courses plus one elective course. The concentration of the certificate is on network computing courses. The certificate is designed to prepare students to test for at least three of the highly respected industrial certification examinations. These certificates are 1) A+, Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), and either Network + or Wireless.

Certificate Requirements

  1. Pass all five required courses.

  2. Pass at least one elective course that can be chosen from two possible courses.

  3. Register for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) examination within two months after finishing all four CCNA courses.

  4. Obtain the A+ Certificate within two months from finishing the A+ course.

  5. Obtain either Network+ or Certified Wireless Security Professional (CWSP).

The CSU Information Technology Certificate will be awarded upon the completion of all above items.

The curriculum of this certificate program is designed to provide seamless transition between: 1) the undergraduate Industrial Technology program if the student starts/finishes the undergraduate certificate requirements*, 2) The master’s program in Technology and Education program if the student starts/finishes the post-baccalaureate undergraduate certificate requirements**.

Required Courses

IT 2220/5220, IT 2233, IT 4333/5333, IT 4334/5334, 4344/5344.

Elective Courses

T&Ed 4445/5445, IT 2350/5350

* All CSU undergraduate/graduate admission requirements apply whenever a student decides to join any other program at CSU.

** The graduate level courses -5xxx-are used for the post-baccalaureate certificate.

Information Technology Certificate (IT) Course Offerings

2220 MANAGING AND MAINTAINING COMPUTERS (3)

Introduction to computer hardware and knowledge of computer hardware and software, various troubleshooting techniques and hands-on real-world experience. Study of microprocessors as well as their architecture, hardware design and hardware/software interrelations are used to solve case studies with practical applications. Obtain knowledge of computer operating systems, install, manage, maintain, and troubleshoot software problems through real-world, hand-on assignments with various operating systems. Credit will not be given for both IT 5220 and IT 2220. Additional course fee.

2233/233 NETWORK CONFIGURATION I FOR EDUCATORS LECTURE AND LABORATORY /6 (3) 

Key concepts in building and configuring network devices. Course covers role played by each interconnected device. Course designed for those who deliver instruction.

4333/333 NETWORK CONFIGURATION II FOR EDUCATORS LECTURE AND LABORATORY /6 (3)

Prerequisite: IT 2333

Techniques of managing, documenting and configuring interconnected networks and securing information about various network devices. Course designed for those who deliver instruction.

4334/334 NETWORKING PRACTICUM I FOR EDUCATORS LECTURE AND LABORATORY /6 (3)

Prerequisite: IT 4333

Practical applications in designing and configuring Local Area Networks (LAN); major project required. Course designed for those who deliver instruction.

4344/344 NETWORKING PRACTICUM II FOR EDUCATORS LECTURE AND LABORATORY /6 (3)

Practical applications in designing and configuring Wide Area Networks (WAN); major project required. Course designed for those who deliver instruction.

Technology & Education (T ED) Course Offerings

5315/315 BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION (3)

Prerequisites: Consent of department.

Application of the fundamental processes of communication in business and professional simulations, such as conferences, job applications, interviews, reports and research papers. Writing emphasis course. Credit will not be given for both BE 315 and T&ED 5315 or ENG 2790

5330/330 MICROCOMPUTER APPLICATIONS /LECTURE AND LABORATORY /4/ (3)

Prerequisite: Consent of the department.

Application and hands-on experience related to business software using operating systems, and spreadsheet, database, word processing and presentation applications. Credit will not be given for both B E 330 and T&ED 5330.

5346/346 PRESENTATIONS /LECTURE AND LABORATORY /4/ (3)

Prerequisites: Consent of the department.

Techniques, procedures and applications for designing and delivering traditional, electronic and Internet presentations. Emphasis in education, business and industrial settings on developing presentations for delivery of instruction.

5347/347 CYBERSPACE PUBLISHING /LECTURE AND LABORATORY /4/ (3)

Fundamentals for developing internet publications through the integration of text, graphics, photos, audio, video, and animation using publishing, design and authoring tools and markup languages. Credit will not be given for both T&ED 5347 and IT 347/G.

5348/348 ADVANCED WEB PAGE DESIGN /6/ (3)

Prerequisites: T&ED 5347 or IT 347.

Advanced techniques for designing, developing, re-designing and managing Web sites.

5354/354 SHOP MAINTENANCE /LECTURE AND LABORATORY /6/ (3)

Upkeep and care of school shop tools, equipment, and machinery.

5381/381 DISTANT LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES /4/ (3)

Prerequisite: T&ED 2120 or 5346 with a minimum grade of C.

Strategies, tools, and techniques for designing and delivering instruction using distance education technologies.

5384/384 ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION OF COOPERATIVE OCCUPATIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS (3)

Prerequisite: T ED 5398 or consent of the department.

Theoretical concepts, curricular development, and administrative techniques in the operation of work experience career exploration programs. Used as a trade certification course.

5385/385 SUPERVISION OF INDUSTRIAL SAFETY (3)

History and growth of occupational safety; the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970; Workmen’s Compensation Insurance; accident records; injury rate accident investigation, analysis and cost; safety program organization; specific industrial safety problems.

5388/388 TECHNOLOGY, POLLUTION AND THE LAW (3)

Prerequisite: Consent of the department.

A study of modern technology as related to methods used to control pollution in our industries. A major focus will be placed on the role played by federal, state, and local laws in controlling industrial pollution.

5389/389 SPECIAL TOPICS IN TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION (1-3)

Prerequisite: Consent of the department.

Techniques of teaching new technological concepts or application of technical education to new teaching situations.

5390/390 FIELD EXPERIENCE (1-9)

Prerequisite: Consent of the department.

Substantive study and activity planned by the student, university supervisor, and field consultant. Supervised experience, discussions, written reports. (May be repeated for a maximum of nine credits.)

5391/391 INTERNSHIP: TECHNOLOGY AND EDUCATION /FIELD (2)

Prerequisite: Admission to College of Education; T&ED 363 (or concurrent enrollment).

Site-based experience in educational setting. Credit given for only one of the following: T&ED 5391, T&ED 387/G, IT 387/G, or BE 340/G.

5392/392 DEVELOPMENT OF TEACHING AIDS / LECTURE AND LABORATORY /4/ (3)

Prerequisite: Consent of the department.

Design, construction, use, and evaluation of teaching aids.

5393/393 CONFERENCE LEADERSHIP (3)

Industrial conference methods, purpose, advantages, limitations, techniques. Practice in planning, leading, evaluating and summarizing.

5394/394 OPERATION OF COOPERATIVE OCCUPATIONAL EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS (3)

Prerequisite: T ED 5384 or consent of the department.

Principles, problems and procedures of operating cooperative education programs in secondary and postsecondary educational settings. Focus on program operation in relation to implementing federal laws and state and local plans in Illinois. Used as a trade certification course.

5396/396 INDUSTRIAL SUPERVISION (3)

Problems, practices, and principles. Overview of organizational objectives through management of human resources. Communication, motivation, change initiating, discipline, delegation skills.

5397/397 VOCATIONAL GUIDANCE (3)

Current concepts of vocational counseling stressing usable materials and practical guidance.

5398/398 FOUNDATIONS OF OCCUPATIONAL EDUCATION (3)

Prerequisite: Consent of the department.

History, objectives, educational principles, legislation, leadership, and practices of occupational education with emphasis on vocational education in the State of Illinois. Used as a trade certification course.

5399 Modern Industries (3) Personnel and management organization. Industrial relations, production, and distribution procedures in basic industries. Implications of occupational education for industry. Field trips. Note: All graduate students are eligible to enroll for 5400/400-level classes, except those designated as restricted to master’s degree students or requiring departmental permission. Prior consultation with the department is recommended.

5410/410 LEGAL PROBLEMS IN TECHNOLOGY AND EDUCATION (3)

A survey and analysis of certain special areas of law such as contracts, torts, administrative law, and labor law with particular attention to the case as it relates to the field of occupational education.

5411 SURVEY RESEARCH METHODS (3)

Study of the effective creation, use, and analysis of surveys; including when survey research is appropriate, methods and ethics regarding the administration of surveys, and the appropriate analysis of results. This course will introduce basic statistical concepts.

5412 ETHICS FOR TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION TEACHERS (3)

Theoretical concepts and examination of ethics, morality, legal, social, and management issues involved in technology education

5445/445 NETWORK ADMINISTRATION TECHNOLOGIES (3)

Purpose and types of communication that link people, products and resources via electronic means; the benefits that each networking technology offers education, business and government organization; and administration and implementation issues.

5451 QUALITY METHODS FOR INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY (3)

This course will review the foundational concepts of quality and systems theory in industry and education. Students will then take an applied approach to assessing and implementing quality of instructional and industrial technology systems. Change management, gap analysis, stakeholder issues, formative and summative evaluation, and feedback cycles are all concepts covered in the course. Students will conduct an independent quality assessment.

5452 PLANNING AND FINANCING TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMS (3)

An applied approach to issues of financial management and resource generation for technology programs. Focus on the development of proposals for funding of technology programs. Resource allocations and planning for the short and long term management of technology will also be discussed. Each student will develop a proposal for potential submission to a funding agency.

5482/482 VOCATIONAL AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION IN FOREIGN COUNTRIES (3)

Prerequisite: Consent of the department.

A review of the various vocational and technical programs found around the world and their impact on industrial growth and social progress. The major focus will be on the specific means by which people are trained for industry.

5485/485 METHODS OF TEACHING OCCUPATIONAL CLUSTERS (3)

Prerequisite: Consent of the department.

Methods and techniques for teaching subject matter in occupational education organized according to families of occupations or clusters usually in a general or multiple activity school shop or a school production setting. An approach to career education exploration at the middle school level.

5486/486 ADVISORY COMMITTEES IN VOCATIONAL EDUCATION (3)

Perspective, understanding, and organization of advisory committees. Focus on the use of advisory committees in secondary and postsecondary educational settings in relation to implementing federal and state laws and local vocational plans in Illinois.

5488/488 CONTEMPORARY VOCATIONAL EDUCATION IN THE UNITED STATES (3)

Rudiments of vocational education as affected by current federal legislation and career education thrusts, formal school and delivery structures, and models for future vocational training in the United States.

5490/490 RESEARCH STUDIES IN TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION (3)

Prerequisite: Students must be accepted into the Masters of Science in Technology Education Program prior to enrolling in T&ED 5490.

Analysis and evaluation of theses, dissertations, and other formal research conducted by business, education, government and industry.

5492/492 PROBLEMS AND TRENDS IN TECHNOLOGY AND EDUCATION (3) 

Innovative curricular concepts, teaching techniques and technology for contemporary programs.

5494/494 PROBLEMS IN COOPERATIVE PROGRAMS (3)

Prerequisite: Consent of the department.

Workshop sessions covering specific instruction, supervision, and training for teachers seeking state approval as teacher coordinators. In-school vocational instructors of education and office occupations.

5495/495 CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT IN TECHNOLOGY AND EDUCATION (3)

Relationship of community needs and curriculum development. Analysis of educational philosophy and performance objectives to identify learning activities resulting in desired behavior changes.

5496/496 ADMINISTRATION AND SUPERVISION OF TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION (3)

Prerequisite: Consent of the department.

Explores problems, practices, and principles entailed in the administration and supervision of modern technology training in secondary education and vocational settings.

5497/497 TESTS AND MEASUREMENTS IN OCCUPATIONAL EDUCATION (3)

Design and construction of evaluative exercises and objective tests.

5498/498 HISTORY AND CONCEPTS OF OCCUPATIONAL EDUCATION (3)

Basic concepts and practices of occupational education. History, leadership, and public policy.

5630/363 METHODS OF TEACHING VOCATIONAL/OCCUPATIONAL SUBJECTS /FIELD (3)

Prerequisite or co-requisite: ELCF 5500; Admission to the College of Education

Methods and techniques for teaching vocational, occupational and applied technical subjects including agricultural education; business, management and marketing; health occupations; family and consumer science and industrial technology education. Thirty clock hours in field. Credit not given for both T&ED 5630 and any of the following courses: BE 351, BE 352, and OE 395. Used as trade certification course. Writing emphasis course.

5750/375 STUDENT TEACHING IN TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the College of Education; completion of all other coursework in the approved program; a 2.5 cumulative GPA in area of specialization, in professional education, and all required coursework in the approved program; and a passing score on the subject matter/content area certification test within the last five years.

Off campus placement in secondary schools in two or more grade levels. University and cooperating school supervision. Five full days including seminar for 16 weeks. No other courses may be taken during semester of student teaching. Credit given for only one of the following: OCE 273, IT 370/G, T&ED 370/G, T&ED 5750.

5899/493 ADVANCED MASTER’S RESEARCH (1-3)

Prerequisite: T&ED 5490 and consent of department. Restricted to T&ED Department masters degree students and/or consent of department.

Culminating research paper for students following the two-course option for the Master of Science Degree in Technology and Education.

5999 SEMINAR IN RESEARCH (1-6)

Prerequisite: Admission to the College of Education and the Masters of Science in Education degree in Technology and Education.

Individually supervised research as approved by the department. Course content varies and is designed around departmentally approved thesis, project or paper. This is a variable credit course that will be repeated until research is accepted by the department.