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Program Core Courses

ETEC 500. Foundations in Instructional Technology
Introduction to instructional technology and its foundations. Includes electronic media, operating systems, networks, and multimedia in educational and corporate environments. This is a prerequisite for all other ETEC courses. (4 units) Note: An IT orientation with program faculty/advisors will be part of the first week of ETEC 500

ETEC 543. Technology and Learning I
Explores connections between technology and the teaching and learning process through current research in instructional technology and learning theories. Prerequisite : ETEC 500 (Formerly ETEC 605). (4 units)

ETEC 544. Design and Development of Instructional Materials I
Examination of various models of instructional design and procedures used in the production of instructional materials. Prerequisite : ETEC 500. (4 units)

ETEC 692. Practicum in Educational Technology
Application of educational technology theories in field settings. Directed experiences in educational or corporate setting. Requires a written agreement with a sponsoring agency and departmental approval of that agreement. Prerequisite: ETEC 500 or consent of advisor. (4 units)

Emphases Courses

ETEC 643. Technology and Learning II
Explores connections between technology and the teaching and learning process through a study of research design, data collection and analysis. Emphasis on conducting research in instructional technology and learning theories for your M.A. research project. Prerequisites: ETEC 500, ETEC 543, and EDUC 607. (4 units)

ETEC 644. Design and Development of Instructional Materials II
Advanced application of instructional design models and procedures to produce instructional materials for the M.A. design and development project. Prerequisites: ETEC 500 and ETEC 544 (Formerly ETEC 609). (4 units)

Elective Courses

*Maximum of 8 Units may be taken from another department, accredited college, or university. Download Elective Credit Transfer Form (PDF)

ETEC 501. Foundations of e-Learning
Introduction to theoretical and practical foundations of e-Learning. Exploration of history, trends, current issues, and practices of e-Learning. (4 units)

ETEC 541. e-Learning Design and Development
Examination and application of e-learning design and development principles and practices. (4 units)

ETEC 542D. Seminar in Instructional Technology
Intensive study of topics and problems in education. May be repeated for credit as subject matter changes and with consent of instructor. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor. (Credit to be arranged: 1 to 4 units)

ETEC 546. Computer Based Technology in Education II
Introduction to computer applications, computer-based technology, computer-assisted instruction, programming and authoring languages, and teacher utility programs in educational settings. Meets IIB competencies for the professional credential. Three hours lecture and two hours laboratory. (4 units).

ETEC 614. Need Assessment : Issues and Techniques
Principles and techniques in identifying needs and discrepancies between status quo and ideal status from the perspectives of organizational and instructional development. Prerequisites: ETEC 500, ETEC 543 and ETEC 544, or consent of the instructor. (4 units)

​ETEC 617. Evaluation of Instructional Development and Change Processes
Theories and methods for evaluating each stage of instructional product development processes and change theory relate to adoption of instructional products. Prerequisites: ETEC 500 and ETEC 544, or consent of the instructor. (4 units)

ETEC 623. Technology for Educational Leaders
Assisting educational leaders in developing the knowledge and skills needed to apply computer technology to educational settings. Prerequisites: ETEC 500, or consent of the instructor. (4 units)

​ETEC 624. Website Design and Development
Planning, designing and developing dynamic websites for learning. Prerequisites: ETEC 500 (4 units)

ETEC 625. Interactive Animation Design and Development
Planning, designing and developing vector graphics, animation and interactive multimedia for learning. Prerequisites: ETEC 500 (4 units)

​ETEC 634. Information Systems in Education
Information systems providing history, current development and future potential of on-line and off-line data bases. Methods of search and retrieval of on-line and off-line information will be explored. Three hours lecture and two hours laboratory. Prerequisite : ETEC 500 (4 units)

​ETEC 648. e-Learning Delivery and Evaluation
Examination of various models, strategies, and issues of e-learning delivery. Exploration of assessment on student learning and e-Learning effectiveness. (4 units)

ETEC 674. Learning Technology & Methods
Examination of current technology tools and instructional methods for effective instruction on e-Learning. (4 units)

​ETEC 676D. Advanced Topics in Instructional Technology
Intensive study of advanced topics such as multimedia, interactive communication technology, networking and problems in education. May be repeated for credit as subject matter changes and with consent of instructor.
(4 - 8 units)

Culminating Experience

ETEC 699. Master's Degree Project
Assisting Instructional Technology Master's students in completing their MA project. Prerequisites: ETEC 500, ETEC 543, ETEC 544, and ETEC 643 or ETEC 644. (Formerly EDUC 600). (4 units) - See Masters Project/Thesis Requirements.

ETEC 999. Comprehensive Exam
An assessment of the student's ability to integrate the knowledge of the area, show critical and independent thinking and demonstrate mastery of the subject matter. Prerequisites: advancement to candidacy, approval of department, completion of course work in the master's program, and in good academic standing. (0 units)

Students will defend their e-Portfolio to be eligible to take Comp Exam. E-portfolio defense will be held on the 9th Friday of each quarter.

Credential Courses

ETEC 537. Computer Based Technology in Education I
Operations, terminology and components of computing systems. Emphasis on the appropriate use of computer-based technology for information collection, analysis and management in the instructional setting. No programming or previous computer experience required. With program approval, students may take CSE140 or CSE 141 in lieu of ETEC 537. Three hours lecture and two hours laboratory. Meets Level I competencies for the preliminary credential. (4 units)

ETEC 546. Computer Based Technology in Education II
Introduction to computer applications, computer-based technology, computer-assisted instruction, programming and authoring languages, and teacher utility programs in educational settings. Meets IIB competencies for the professional credential. Three hours lecture and two hours laboratory. (4 units).