Minor: Educational Technology

Students working on a bachelor’s degree in education should seriously consider this minor.  School districts seek tech savvy 21st century educators who are capable of designing technology-rich learning environments, and comfortable with adopting emerging technologies to facilitate students' learning. This coursework provides a strong pedagogical focus along with hands-on opportunities to explore current and emerging technologies to prepare teachers to be leaders for technology in the classroom.

A total of 17-18 credit hours are required for this minor, but most education majors are already required to take INSTTECH 1020 or INSTTECH 1031. This means that this minor will only require another 5 courses.

For more information contact Dr. Leigh Zeitz , 319-273-3249


Offered Courses 

INSTTECH 1031 *

3 credits

Educational Technology and Design

       OR

   

INSTTECH 1020 *

2 credits

Secondary Educational Technology and Design

INSTTECH 1030 

3 credits

Creating Tech-Enhanced Learning Environments

INSTTECH 4131 

3 credits

Exploring Issues and Trends in Instructional Technology

INSTTECH 4138 

3 credits

Planning and Producing Instructional Media 

INSTTECH 4139

3 credits

Understanding Visual Literacy**

INSTTECH 4210

3 credits 

Developing and Directing Online Learning **

Possible Electives

INSTTECH 4140 

3 credits

Designing and Developing Online Learning

INSTTECH 4153

3 credits

Using Digital and Social Media in Education 

INSTTECH 4160

1 – 4 credits

Instructional Technology Projects 

INSTTECH 4170

3 credits

Supporting Learning with Dynamic Web Design 

Total 17 – 18 Credits Required

* INSTTECH 1020 or INSTTECH 1031 is a prerequisite course. One of these is to be completed before other courses are taken.

**Course can be replaced by other courses in specific subject areas (i.e., Assistive Technologies for Special Ed) with student request and instructor permission

There are other technology related courses offered in the College of Education as well as other Colleges on campus, for example:

SPED 4153

3 credits

Assistive Technologies

MATH 1210 

3 credits

Tech for Elem School Math Teachers

LANG 4093

3 credits

Tech in Foreign Language Education
Click Here to find additional courses that might be substituted.

 

Students may elect to include these courses with approval of the program’s minor advisor.