Master of Science in Technology Education

The Framework

The Masters of Science in technology and Education program was developed using the following framework. Each element in the framework was utilized in the preparation of the classes and projects you will complete.

Content Knowledge

Throughout the program you will be provided with challenging content aimed at building the concepts and knowledge needed to succeed in the field.

Structured Application and Assessment

A vital component of the program is to provide ongoing application and assessment of the concepts and knowledge presented in order to guarantee your understanding.

Building Technology Skills

In addition to knowledge and concepts, you will be introduced to a wide variety of programs and hardware in order to build your technical skills and competency.

Professional Practice

The capstone project will be the opportunity to use your knowledge, skills, and abilities in the professional field. This provides the opportunity for networking, professional development, and additional practice.

Standards Driven

Above all, the program adheres to the nationally accepted standards of the profession.

The Format

The courses within the MSTE program are being developed as blended courses and will eventually evolve into an online program. To be successful in this program, you will need frequent access to a computer (preferably a laptop) and high speed Internet access (DSL or cable). In addition, you will need to be self-disciplined and able to work independently.

The Masters of Science in Technology and Education produces technology-aware graduates who are prepared to work as technology trainers, instructional designers, and information specialists.

General Requirements

  • Fulfillment of the general requirements for admission to graduate programs.
  • Completion of departmental admission requirements, including an interview and a writing and technology skill assessment.
  • Completion of 33 credit hours at the graduate level to fulfill program requirements.
  • Completion of all required courses with a minimum grade of B (3.0).
  • Completion of the university research requirement which culminates in the creation of a graduate thesis.
  • Submission of an electronic graduate professional portfolio.
  • Completion of all degree requirements within six years.

Required Courses

  • TED 5495: Curriculum Development
  • LIMS 5350: Informatics Essentials
  • LIMS 5347: Internet Publishing
  • ELCF 5900: The Adult Learner
  • TED 5490: Research Studies in Tech and Ed

In addition to the core courses, you will refine your skills through the selection of additional directed electives. This allows you the opportunity to focus your studies in the area most relevant to your professional goals.

During the program, your progress will be assessed frequently. These assessments will take various forms, such as grades, presentations, and curriculum creation. The required electronic portfolio will be used to compile the results of the assessments and can be used as an example of your knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Directed Electives

At least 12 credit hours (four classes) should be picked out of the following courses:

  • LIMS5233
  • TED5411
  • IT5333
  • IT5334
  • IT5344
  • TED5381
  • MS5100
  • MS5140
  • ELCF5410
  • ED5423
  • MS5070
  • TED5390
  • IT5350
  • IT5385
  • TED5392
  • TED5490
  • TED5492
  • or another course approved by the program coordinator.


The student must register for at least 6 thesis credit hours (TED5990 or equivalent) and to write a thesis according to CSU’s thesis manual and guidelines. The student must defend his/her thesis with a “PASS” rating as a requirement for graduation.


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