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Program Core Courses

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Writing Course

ETEC 5200 Academic Writing Skills

Study and practice of reading comprehension, academic writing process, and critical thinking as integrally related skills. Development of skills necessary to write a variety of focused and organized academic papers. (3 units)

Required Course 

ETEC 5000 Foundations in Instructional Design & Technology

Introduction to the field of Instructional Design & Technology and its foundations. An overview of IDT key terminologies, learning theories, research trends and issues, and basic technological competency. This is a prerequisite for all other ETEC required courses; an IT orientation with program faculty/advisors will be part of the first week of the course. Formerly ETEC 500, 547. (3 units)

ETEC 5430 Inquiry of Instructional Technology and Learning I

Exploration of connections between technology and the teaching and learning process through a study of research design, data collection and analysis. Formerly ETEC 543.

ETEC 5440 Process of Instructional Design and Technology I (3)

Examination of various models of instructional design and procedures used in the production of instructional materials. Formerly ETEC 544.

ETEC 6430 Inquiry of Instructional Technology and Learning II

Advanced exploration of connections between technology and the teaching and learning process through a study of research design, data collection and analysis. Emphasis on fundamental knowledge and skills necessary for conducting quality research in Instructional Design & Technology. Prerequisite: ETEC 5000 and ETEC 5430. Formerly ETEC 643.  (3 units)

ETEC 6440 Process of Instructional Design and Technology II

Advanced application of instructional design models and procedures to produce instructional materials. Prerequisite: ETEC 5000 and ETEC 5440. Formerly ETEC 644.  (3 units)

ETEC 6920. Practicum in Instructional Design and Technology

Semester Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 

Application of Instructional Design and Technology in real world issues in professional settings. Requires a written agreement with a sponsoring agency and program approval of that agreement. Formerly ETEC 692. Graded Credit/No credit. (3 units)

 

Electives

ETEC 5010 Foundations of eLearning

Introduction to theoretical and practical foundations of e-Learning. Explorations of history, trends, current issues, and practices of e-Learning. Formerly ETEC 501. (3 units)

ETEC 5410 Design and Development of eLearning

Examination and application of e-Learning design and development principles and practices to produce online courses. Formerly ETEC 541. (3 units)

ETEC 5460 Technology Integration in The Classroom

Exploration of basic principles of operation of computer hardware and software, and basic troubleshooting techniques for computer systems, effective integration of technology into the curriculum, digital literacy, and the legal and ethical issues related to the use of technology. Formerly ETEC 546.

ETEC 6480 E-Learning Delivery and Evaluation

Examination of various models, strategies, and issues of e-learning delivery. Exploration of evaluation on student learning and e-Learning effectiveness. Formerly ETEC 648. (3 units)

ETEC 6550 Multimedia Production with Emerging Instructional Technologies

Production of multimedia projects using various emerging instructional technologies and authoring tools. May be repeated for credit as subject matter changes and with consent of instructor. Formerly ETEC676D. (3 units)

ETEC 6740 E-Learning Technology and Media

Examination of current technology tools and instructional methods for effective instruction on e-Learning. Formerly ETEC 674. (3 units)

 

Culminating Experience Options 

Option 1: Comprehensive Examination 

ETEC 6850 ePortfolio & Comprehensive Exam Preparation

Assisting Instructional Design & Technology Master students in preparation for ePortfolio defense and comprehensive examination. (3 units)

ETEC 6980 Comprehensive Examination 

An assessment of Instructional Design & Technology Masters students’ ability to integrate the knowledge of the area, show critical and independent thinking and demonstrate mastery of the subject matter. Formerly ETEC 999. (0 units)

Comps Exam by taking ETEC 6850 (3 units) and ETEC 6980 (0 units). You must pass the comprehensive examination. To be eligible to take the examination, you must submit your e-portfolio to ETEC faculty members and pass an e-Portfolio defense, which will be held on the 9th Friday every quarter.

To register, please check the Comprehensive Exam page. If you have met all the requirements listed on the Comprehensive Exam page, your name will be passed on to Shani Sims ssmins@csusb.edu who will allow you to register for ETEC 6980.


Masters and Credentials Office in CE-102

Students who have completed all coursework and plan to take the comprehensive exam may enroll in 999 Comprehensive Exam (zero units) through the College of Extended Learning.

Option 2: Thesis/Project 

ETEC 6963 Master’s Degree Thesis/Project

Assisting Instructional Design & Technology Masters students in completing their M.A. thesis/project. Formerly ETEC 699. (3 units)

Taking one of the emphasis courses will help you draft your MA Project Application Form and conduct your potential MA projects. ETEC 6980 is a course designed for student to focus on the completion of students' MA project. The master's project will require a substantial commitment of time. Please allow at least 2 quarters to complete the project. Before students register for ETEC 6980, students need to refer to the MA Project Checklist under Resources.

ETEC 6980 Note: you should not expect to begin your project in ETEC 6980. You should take ETEC 6980 when you expect to complete your project. In order to take ETEC 6980 you must:

*Make sure to review the information on the Thesis, Project, and Dissertation page in the Graduate Studies website as to thesis template, thesis format review, etc/.

 

Quarter Courses v. Semester Courses (Transferrable)  

The following quarter courses are transferrable to their corresponding semester courses. 

Quarter Courses

Semester Courses

Writing EDUC 306 (4), or Paper

Writing ETEC 5200 Academic Writing Skills (3) or Paper

Education Core

Required (18 units)

EDUC 603 Effective Communication in Education (4)

Elective 

EDUC 605 Foundations of Education (4)

Elective

EDUC 607 Introduction to Educational Research

Elective or ETEC 6430  

ETEC Core

 

ETEC 500 Foundations in Instructional Education

ETEC 5000 Foundations in Instructional Design & Technology (3)

ETEC 543 Technology and Learning I

ETEC 5430 Inquiry of Instructional Technology and Learning I (3)

ETEC 544 Design and Development of Instructional Materials I (4)

ETEC 5440 Process of Instructional Design and Technology I (3)

ETEC 692 Practicum in Educational Technology (4)

ETEC 6920 Practicum in Instructional Design and Technology (3)

One of the following

 

Research

 

ETEC 643  Technology and Learning II (4)

ETEC 6430 Inquiry of Instructional Technology and Learning II (3)

Design/Development

 

ETEC 644  Design and Development of Instructional Materials II (4) 

ETEC 6440 Process of Instructional Design and Technology II (3)

Electives: (12-16 Units) chosen from:

Electives (9 units) chosen from:

ETEC 501 Foundations of E-Learning

ETEC 5010 Foundations of E-Learning

ETEC 541 E-Learning Design and Development

ETEC 5410  E-Learning Design and Development (3)

ETEC 542  Seminar in Instructional Design & Technology (1-4)

ETEC 5423  Seminar in Instructional Design & Technology (3)

ETEC 546 Computer Based Technology in Education II

ETEC 5460  Using Technology in The Classroom (3)

ETEC 614 Needs Assessment: Issues and Techniques

 

ETEC 617 Instructional Development and Change Process

 

ETEC 623 Technology for Educational Leaders

 

ETEC 624 Website Design and Development

 

ETEC 625 Interactive Animation Design and Development

 

ETEC 634 Information Systems in Education

 

ETEC 648 E-Learning Delivery and Evaluation

ETEC 6480  E-Learning Delivery and Evaluation (3)

ETEC 674 E-Learning Technology and Media

ETEC 6740  E-Learning Technology and Media (3)

ETEC 676B-G Advanced Topics in Instructional Technology

ETEC 6550  Multimedia Production with Emerging Instructional Technologies (3)

Culminating Experience (4)

Culminating Experience (3)

Students must complete one of the following options:

Students must complete one of the following options:

1.Master's Project:

A. Master's Project:

ETEC 699 Masters Degree Project

ETEC 6963 Masters Degree Project

2.Comprehensive Examination:

B. Comprehensive Examination:

ETEC 999 Comprehensive Examination

ETEC 6850  ePortfolio & Comprehensive Exam Preparation (3)

Four units of ETEC courses. 

ETEC 6980  Comprehensive Examination (0)