“Today’s students are ‘digital natives.’ They have grown up with technology and expect it to be part of their learning,” says Nancy Miller, academic coordinator at the School of Education at SNHU.
Manchester, NH (PRWEB) March 22, 2012
Today’s students are wired for technology and expect it to be part of their educational experience. The delivery of student education is beginning to catch up with this expectation, as educators seek ways to use technology to enhance student learning. Technology integration specialists are showing educators the way.
The new Technology Integration Specialist M.Ed. program at Southern New Hampshire University prepares educators to help teachers, schools and school districts utilize innovative technology tools to improve student learning and performance. The master’s degree program is designed for licensed teachers seeking an additional endorsement as well as those seeking initial licensure. The program is offered completely online and at the main SNHU campus in Manchester, N.H.
The minimum 36-credit program trains licensed teachers in how to develop, assess and implement technology curricula in grades K-12. A technology integration specialist guides classroom teachers in effectively utilizing technology in lesson plans, course materials and content delivery. The goal is to help students become more engaged and involved in learning.
“Today’s students are ‘digital natives.’ They have grown up with technology and expect it to be part of their learning,” says Nancy Miller, academic coordinator at the School of Education at SNHU. “The more guidance we can give teachers on how to do that, the better our children’s education will be.”
Students who earn a Technology Integration Specialist M.Ed. degree from Southern New Hampshire University are prepared for New Hampshire state endorsement as an Educational Technology Specialist (grades K-12). This endorsement may be reciprocal in other states.
Many education departments and school districts have recognized the importance of integrating technology into classroom lessons and are requiring that technology integration specialists be added to a district’s staff. Job growth for technology integration specialists is expected to increase 23 percent by 2018, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, as more schools incorporate technology into their curricula.
Southern New Hampshire University is a not-for-profit, regionally accredited university with an 80-year history of educating successful professionals. SNHU has a total enrollment of more than 13,000 students in more than 150 undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs, available online, at our main campus in Manchester, N.H., and at our regional centers in New Hampshire and Maine.
SNHU was the only university to make Fast Company’s 2012 list of the World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies.
SNHU also is the proud recipient of several awards, including GetEducated.com’s Best Buy award, Best of Business Awards for Best Online Degree and Best MBA, and G.I. Jobs’ Military Friendly Schools designation.