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Application and any transcripts are to be submitted directly to:
The Graduate School Madonna University
36600 Schoolcraft Road
Livonia, Michigan 48150-1176
(734) 432-5667 or (800) 852-4951, ext. 5667
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Email: grad@madonna.edu

MAT Online Teaching and eLearning Plan of Study

MAT Online Teaching and eLearning
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MAT Online Teaching and eLearning


   Program Requirements (30 cr. to be chosen)


      Educational Found Core (6 cr. to be chosen)


         EDU 5050/5070 Option (3 cr. to be chosen)

            EDU 5050   American Education: Historical, Social, and Political Perspectives 3 cr.  A focus on the historical events, ideological controversies, and political and social forces that have shaped the American education system from the colonial period to the present. Designed to develop in educational leaders an understanding of the relationship between schooling and society. 
            EDU 5070   Schooling in Comparative and International Perspectives 3 cr.  Provides an overview of education systems and developments in selected countries; describes major similarities and differences among these systems of education; and delineates exemplary practices of some countries that may be worth emulating by others. Particular attention is given to assessing Americans education in international context, and to inquiring about developments around the world that may have important implications for the improvement of American schools. 
         EDU 5060   Research and Educational Practice 3 cr.  A focus on the knowledge and skills needed by educators to understand, evaluate, and use research. Critical analysis of the major principles of teaching and classroom learning. Applying research skills to researching and critically analyzing recent trends and traditional theories in the field of education. 

      Teaching & Learning Core (6 cr. to be chosen)

         EDU 5710   Change in Educational Organizations 3 cr.  Important components of educational change and collaborative leadership are explored. The course emphasizes methods for fostering analysis and communication necessary for changing standards of practice. A field component encouraging participating as an educational change agent is a vital part of this experience, enabling students to make connections to holistic evaluation, program improvement, and community involvement. Recommended to be taken early in the master’s program. 
         EDU 5720   Diversity, Local Communities and Global Connections 3 cr.  Study of diversity in modern eLearning settings and the implications for practice. The course focuses on a critical theory interpretation of multiculturalism, changing demographics, and the building of partnerships. Global connections are made in order to enable instructors to work professionally with their diverse learning communities. A field component consisting of a learning community case study is integrated into the course. 

      Online Instruction Conc (15 cr. to be chosen)

         EDU 5410   Instructional Design for Online Learning 3 cr.  Evaluation and application of instructional design theories and principles for online course delivery. Examination of fully online, hybrid, self-paced, and facilitated e-learning experiences delivered via learning management systems. Focus on the authorship of instructional units that include information retrieval, web site construction and evaluation, and the integration of video and multimedia. Application of accessibility and usability guidelines in web-based course design. 
         EDU 5430   Media Production for Online Instruction 3 cr.  Students learn techniques and strategies for creating new instructional media for use with online instruction, and ways to convert conventional resources into appropriate electronic formats. Technical issues related to balancing media quality and user bandwidth limitations are analyzed. 
         EDU 6410   Management and Evaluation of Online Learning Platforms 3 cr.  Examination and comparison of various online learning platforms for content, communication, and management. Scenario-based simulations and online platforms case study analysis. Ethical considerations in teaching online. Examination of best practices in the management of e-learning and development of strategies for integrating OLP into institutional policies. Prerequisites: EDU 5410 and 5430. 
         EDU 6430   Online Assessment Practices 3 cr.  Construction of a valid assessment plan for online courses. The assessment plan incorporates the standards embodied in The Michigan Curriculum Framework using a web-based course management system. Principles of valid assessment are enacted through technology tools that include online assignments, pod casts, threaded discussions, test preparation tools, secure tests, and differentiated assessment strategies. Prerequisites: EDU 5410 and 5430. 
         EDU 6450   Best Practice in Teaching Online 3 cr.  Best practices in online teaching and learning. Participants analyze exemplary models of fully online and blended methods of instruction. Activities include hands-on experience with free online surveys, rubrics, quizzes, blogs, search tools, and discussion systems. Analysis and application of best practices for grading procedures, prevention of plagiarism in the digital environment, electronic evaluation tools, time-saving methods for evaluating e-portfolios, discussion postings, and group projects. Active facilitation of questioning skills, conflict resolution, netiquette, and collaborative learning through problem-based scenarios, simulations, and hands-on practice moderating online discussions. Prerequisites: EDU 5410 and 5430. 

      Practicum (3 cr. to be chosen)

         EDU 6880   Online Teaching Project and Practicum 3 cr.  Students design a teaching unit for online instruction and field test the lessons with a sample of age approporiate students. Prerequisites: EDU 6410, 6430, and 6450. 
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