Extended Admission Application Deadline
Summer 2013: May 1, 2013
Fall 2013: June 1, 2013
Master Technology Teacher
The Master Technology Teacher (MTT) program was developed in response to an increasing demand for teachers skilled in using technology to facilitate teaching, assessment, research, and professional development. The curriculum comprises four three-credit-hour graduate courses. After successful completion of the four-course sequence, students must take and pass the SMU Qualifying Exam before receiving approval to take the state examination. Teachers with three years teaching experience will be eligible to sit for the TExMaT (Texas Examinations for Master Teachers); those who pass the state exam will earn a Master Technology Teacher Certification.
The four required courses (12 credit hours) are designed to meet Texas Education Agency standards and competencies for the Master Technology Teacher certificate. Click on their course titles below to link to their course descriptions.
The courses are delivered through a combination of traditional and technology-facilitated platforms. Much of the coursework is taught online (using Blackboard as the online delivery mechanism). Typical activities include reading, lectures (limited), research, hands-on practice (considerable), classroom and online discussions, and case studies. Instructional technology tools facilitate active student learning throughout the coursework; examples include online discussions, Weblog, concept-mapping, brain-storming, peer reviews, and group projects.
Basic technology skills are necessary to succeed in the coursework; students should be able to use word-processing software, receive and deliver email, and navigate the Internet. Each course must be completed with a minimum grade of "B."