The final degree requirement for our program is to complete an M.A.project. The idea behind final M.A. projects is to unify the student’s experience in the program by tying together and enhancing what has been studied in several courses. The project does not require registering for credit – it is in addition to the 32 credits – but it can include work done in courses or in independent study or fieldwork. Projects can take many forms, but all must contain a written component. Here are some possible project forms:
Curriculum plans for your class or school or school district, with an emphasis on integrating technology in beneficial ways to support student learning.
Faculty development. For those in technology leadership positions and working with school faculty, a project may be based on your planning for them to learn and use technology well.
School planning. You may wish to develop a technology plan for your school or district.
Issues paper. Or you may wish to expand on issues important issues that you have encountered in your studies. Other kinds of projects are possible, and are to planning in consultation with program advisors.
For any project, there are certain general guidelines:
Projects should be informed by the content of two or more courses that you have taken during the program.
All projects must be theory-based and the relevant literature should be cited in it.
All projects must exist in written form that can be filed in the program office.