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Agenda Item FA 19-43

Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

College of Education and Human Services (Graduate) ā€“ (Leadership, School Counseling, & Sport Management):

New Degree Program Request ā€“ Proposal for Master of Science in Educational Technology, Training, and Development (ETTD) (1 package)

10/03/19: Passed

10/14/19: Approved

Log Number: 201905-12

Master of Science in Educational Technology, Training and Development (ETTD)


New Degree Program Request:

This is a proposal to create a new M.S. in Educational Technology, Training & Development (ETTD). This proposal is the conversion of the current ETTD track within the M.Ed. in Educational Leadership degree to an independent degree for the reasons contained in the attached document. The ETTD M.S. program will have a total of 30 credit hours, this reduction in total hours was to satisfy the SUS strategic plan, making the program more competitive and affordable. The purpose of the ETTD degree is to prepare and provide professionals the opportunity to enhance and support the academic and career development in a variety of settings with the effective application of technology as they explore the nature of teaching and learning with technology, digital media, and telecommunications beyond K12 education. This program is designed for those who are pursuing careers in any environment in which they may provide service as a professional in teaching, training and instructional design. This includes the corporate, government, non-profit, and K12 settings for professionals who want to develop their expertise in design and training for learning in business and other non-school settings, and for individuals who want to develop skills for integrating technology as a trainer or instructor. Data from the U.S. Department of Labor shows a strong and growing demand for professionals with this degree, especially in Florida. The change to a separate degree would also change the program to an educational technology program which is a recognized area of Strategic Emphasis (STEM) by the State University System Board of Governors (SUS BOG) and would meet their identified area for increasing student access and success for fields recognized as emerging and supporting critical needs programs. As the request is a change from a track to a degree, no additional faculty or library resources are required.

(Master of Science in Educational Technology, Training and Development (ETTD Program Proposal Attachment)