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Master of Arts in Instructional Technology (MAIT): Cohort Information Session Jung Lee Associate Professor & Program Director, Instructional Technology, email@example.com Amy Ackerman Assistant Professor, Instructional Technology firstname.lastname@example.org AmyBeth Glass Assistant Dean, School of the Graduate & Continuing Studies email@example.com
Agenda What is MAIT program? Supervisory Certificate Program What is the MAIT cohort program? Application Process Q & A
MAIT Program deals with The improvement of teaching, learning and performance through the application of learning theory and technology.
MAIT program focuses on Designing instruction from the perspective of the learner rather than from the perspective of the content (the traditional education and training approach). (Morrison, Ross, & Kemp, 2003)
MAIT Program serves Educators, administrators, and related personnel in K-12 schools and higher education, as well as those involved in instructional design, development, and training in government and in the corporate sector.
MAIT Curriculum 11 courses (33 credits) 6 Core courses including Research and Capstone courses 5 Elective courses For example Integrating Technology in the Classroom Web Design and Development Distance Learning in Education Digital Video Production Grant Writing
After the MAIT degree: Supervisory Cert Courses To apply for the supervisory certificate, Restricted Electives (2 courses) INTC 5160: Instructional Design INTC 5230: Supervising and Coordination Educational Technology INTC 5330: Integrating Technology in the Classroom (more courses available in the MAED program) Required Courses (prerequisite: Master’s Degree) EDUC 6110: Curriculum Development & Evaluation EDUC 6120: Principles of Supervision
What is the MAIT Cohort Program? All classes are offered at a school site or via distance education. The same group of students (cohort) proceeds through the program together. The curriculum is customized to the needs of the cohort group.
Benefits of MAIT Cohort Faculty/staff convenience Networking synergy among colleagues Customized Professional Development Better prepared faculty/staff, new and experienced Highly qualified teachers to meet NJCCS 8.1 standards Content & Technology integration Pedagogy Course/training design and assessment Use of local community facilities Mobilization of local human resources
Cohort Curriculum The same as the on-campus, same rigor Total 11 courses (33 credits) 6 core courses Introduction to IT, Visual Communications, Theoretical Foundations, Instructional Design, Research, Capstone 5 elective courses Selected and customized by the cohort group Possible to provide a new course based on the needs of the cohort group
Class Time Adjusted to teachers’ schedules (district academic calendar) rather than following Stockton schedule Right after the end of the school day Three and half hours, once a week, 11-12 weeks Three courses during a school year
Duration Determined by the cohort group Three courses per year Fall, Early Spring and Late Spring Three and half years Two courses per year Fall and Spring Five and half years
Instructors for Cohort Program Core courses: MAIT faculty members Electives: MAIT faculty or highly qualified adjuncts, including MAIT alumni MAIT alumni from the site MAIT background Familiar with the needs of the site Familiar with software/hardware available at the site
To start a cohort, we need: Demand District-based cohort group Consortium At least 15 students to start Facilities School computer labs or technology center Centrally located within the district
New Tuition Rate for MAIT Off-campus Programs Stockton cohort pricing, effective Spring 2011 all inclusive tuition price: $600 per credit (No additional fees) 13 or more students in the group: $570 per credit
For a new MAIT Cohort If you (cohort students) agree, MAIT will offer EDUC 6110: Curriculum Development & Evaluation as an elective course, so that, after receiving a MAIT degree, you need to take only one more course to complete required NJ Supervisory Certificate courses.
Application Process You can start as a non-matriculated student Up to 6 credits (However, we strongly recommend you to apply for the MAIT program at Stockton before taking a course) Why do I need to be matriculated? Need to pay non-matriculated student fee each term ($50) Cannot apply for financial aid Cannot apply for Graduate Assistantship Do not receive student ID Are not counted as a district-based cohort group member until being matriculated
Application process (cont’d) Check the Stockton Graduate Program web site. Go to www.stockton.edu Academics/ Graduate Programs/ Prospective Students/ How to Apply On-line application available Fill in the application form and essay Three letters of recommendation All transcripts
Application process (cont’d) GRE or MAT (Miller Analogies Test) Stockton has a computer-based testing center Make an appointment (Stockton: 609-652-4650) MAT testing days in 2011 at Stockton 1/24, 2/14, 3/21, 4/18, 5/16 Immunization requirements State mandatory
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Testimonials of Graduates When asked by colleagues about the MAIT program, I responded "I learned more about technology than I could possibly ever use in the classroom in my teaching career." Now, three years later, I am applying much of what I learned in the MAIT program. Sharon Faith, Instructional Technology Specialist Southern Regional High School, NJ (Spring 2001 Graduate)
Testimonials of Graduates I entered the MAIT program as a classroom Language Arts teacher with more than thirty years experience and was soon delighted with my choice. I found the classes stimulating, my instructors talented and accessible, and my classmates enthusiastic and bright. What I’ve learned in the MAIT program has enabled me successfully infuse technology into my curriculum and become a valuable resource for my peers. Richard Tramontana Language Arts Teacher Southern Regional Middle School, NJ (Fall 2003 Graduate)
What is the next step? Email me (firstname.lastname@example.org)if you would like to join a Spring 2011 Cohort Group, so that we can count the number of students. Ideally, we need 15 to start the Cohort. Please inform and encourage others to join.
Q & A Any Questions? Thank you very much for your interest in the MAIT program at Stockton!