Educational Technology Concentration

While the need to integrate technology into our 21st century classrooms is obvious, the technology to use and how to use it is not. Teachers at all levels are working hard to make sure that technology enhances their capacity to teach all students well, that it promotes creative problem-solving and real-world learning, and that it is used to foster a strong sense of educational community rather than isolation for learners.

Teachers want to ensure that technology is used appropriately and in support of higher-order thinking skills, and not just rote tasks. Finally, teachers want to be savvy consumers of educational technology. They need to know which technology best serves their learning outcomes and make sure that their students and schools make wise choices in the selection and integration of these technologies to maximize resources, minimize waste and keep authentic, high-level student learning at the heart of the educational-technology revolution.

Concentration Goals

  • To use the cycle of inquiry and reflection to better use current technology and plan for technology in development.
  • To build and maintain digital and face-to-face learning communities that model shared responsibility and citizenship in both online and local networks.
  • To understand how to select the most effective technology for your students’ learning goals.
  • To create rigorous, engaging learning experiences that draw on both high-tech and high-touch (both digital and local community) resources.
  • To make intentional choices around instruction and assessment that are sensitive to and inclusive of differences in class, race, culture and learning difference.

Program Delivery

  • Start in January or May
  • Five-semester, 33-credit degree program
  • One or two weeks of face-to-face core and electives courses on campus at AUNE for two summers
  • Five online classes with a focus on educational technology
  • Three semesters of practicum work at your school or workplace
  • All classes are 3 credits

Complete your degree in 5 semesters!

Most students take 6 credits in the fall in spring semesters.  This includes one required on-line class and a choice of practicum.  During the summer, students will take one on-line required course in your concentration and one or two week-long face-to-face courses on campus at Antioch New England in Keene, NH. The summer residency is typically the middle two weeks of July.  It is possible to spread out your program to take fewer courses in a given semester.  Please inquire during the admissions process to learn more about this option.

On-Line Courses:
Introduction to Next Generation Learning
A Community is More Than a Place
Powerful Learning Designs for the 21st Century Learner
Social Media
Teacher and Learning in the 21st Century Classroom

Practicum Courses
Child Study
Curriculum
Equity and Change

Face-to-face summer courses at Antioch New England
Developing Mind
Philosophy of Education
Critical Skills Level I Institute