The ETC Program consists of a required core course and a pool of elective courses.
Core course allows students and instructors to ensure that certain technological competencies have been met as well as providing the participant a solid overview of the scope of technology in education. Emphasis will be placed on the effective use of technology in the classroom, including classroom philosophies, seamless integration of technology into teaching, current educational technology trends, and the place and use of online instruction and courses in education. ETC Program participants are required to complete two courses within this category for 6 credits.
Elective courses allow participants to elect courses that may pertain more closely to their particular situation, areas of responsibility, preferences, and/or fields of expertise. These courses are designed to be highly integrative, giving the participants optimal ways of infusing their current teaching materials and teaching styles with burgeoning and relevant technologies.
Note: EDT5000 level courses listed below are graduate-level courses and can count directly to an MLC master’s degree program.
Required Courses — 3 credits (elective courses may be taken first)
*EDT5001 Enhancing the Curriculum with Technology, 3 credits
The integration of technology with curriculum content and instruction.
The course will examine various procedures and methods for enhancing the school curriculum through the integration of technology. Students work on materials they can use directly in their classroom.
* Indicates courses that may transfer directly into the MLC master’s program. See specific program plans to see which courses would apply, MS in Education–Educational Technology or MS in Educational Administration–Technology Director.
Elective Courses — Choose 12 credits from the following:
*EDT5002 Emerging Technologies in Education, 3 credits
An investigation of emerging technologies as they apply to the educational environment. Technologies include Web 2.0, cloud computing, and application categories such as presentation, storage, graphics and design, and interactive applications such as Google apps. There is an emphasis on using open-source applications and tools in an educational setting.
*EDT5003 Multimedia Technologies, 3 credits
Instructional uses of stand-alone and internet-based multimedia technologies including experiences with multimedia tools to produce multimedia components, audio and video, for classroom use.
*EDT5004 Coordinating Technology in Education, 3 credits
An investigation of common duties and responsibilities of a technology coordinator in an educational setting.
Topics include school technology plans, curriculum plans, learning spaces and environments, ethics, digital equity, technology policies, management of resources, and technology training for faculty/staff. Basic infrastructure, such as hardware, software, operating systems, networking, equipment care, security issues, etc., are included.
*EDT5005/9501 Teaching Online, 3 credits
Issues related to online learning, resources, ethics, copyright issues, learning styles, management of online courses, role of the online student and instructor, online communication, learner assessment, and course evaluation. (EDT5005/9501 serves as a prerequisite course for EDT5006/9502 Designing and Constructing Online Courses. If taken as EDT5005, which requires more work, the course can qualify for inclusion in the MLC Master’s degree in Education program.)
*EDT5006/9502 Designing and Constructing Online Courses, 3 credits
Participants will design and begin construction on an online course of their choice. Specific topics will include instructional design, web-based design principles, preliminary course planning, creating a course framework, preparing online lessons and content, constructing course materials, and preparing for course delivery. Moodle will be used as the course management system (CMS). (If taken as EDT5006, which requires more work, the course can qualify for inclusion in the MLC Master’s Degree in Education program.)
Prerequisite: 5005/9501: Teaching Online
*EDT5007 Google Technologies in Education, 3 credits
An in-depth study and application of Google tools available through G Suite for Education Administration (formerly Google Apps for Education) with emphasis on educational application.
*EDT5008 Leading Technology Professional Development 3 credits
An investigation of adult learning theory and research-based practices in professional development with respect to teaching teachers to use technology. These principles are applied in a faculty development plan.
*EDT5009 Issues in Educational Technology 3 credits
A deeper dive into legal topics related to technology in education, including copyright, digital citizenship, licensing, data sharing and protection, children and technology, etc. Addresses the unique challenges of using technology in education and the data collected by companies and schools related to students, faculty, and staff. (e.g. FERPA, COPPA, CIPA)
*EDT5010 Technology and Universal Design for Learning 3 Credits
Using technology through the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework to successfully engage diverse learners in the general education classroom. Participants analyze the learner, the content, and the instructional process for ensuring that all students have equal access to the school’s curriculum.
*EDT5011 Enhancing Ministry with Technology 3 credits
An exploration of how technology can be harnessed to improve, enhance, and extend ministries, including information systems/databases, communication tools, productivity/project management tools, and many other aspects of ministry.
*EDT5012 School Technology Infrastructure 3 credits
A thorough investigation of networks, the backbone of technology installations in ministry settings. Examines current network offerings for various sizes of institutions and how to approach various network design decisions and troubleshooting opportunities. Also explores planning for future network upgrades, working with vendors, and talking through other infrastructure needs.
EDT8001 Activities in Using the SmartBoard, 1 credit
A hands-on approach giving students experience using the SMART Board with a variety of subject areas and activities. Participants construct practical materials. Designed for beginning users of the SMART Board or for individuals who want to learn more about SMART Board.
EDT8006 Assistive and Remedial Technologies, 1 credit
An examination of the educational issues that arise when students with varying cognitive and physical abilities exist within the classroom. Participants examine how digital tools, including hardware and software, can be used to help students of varying abilities better succeed in the classroom. Tools include line scanners, voice recognition software, computer assisted instruction, etc.
EDT8011 Dynamic Classroom Presentations, 1 credit
Using presentation software (PowerPoint, Keynote, Prezi, Google Slides) in a more sophisticated and dynamic way. Includes how to use sound design principles to help the non-designer build beautiful slides that enhance whatever you are teaching. The most powerful and compelling principles behind communicating with digital media are discussed.
EDT8012 Webpage Design and Construction, 1 credit
The basics of webpage design and construction through the use of a web page (HTML-WYSIWYG) editing program. Topics include webpage design principles, introduction to HTML basics, and using a web page editing program.
EDT8013 Designing and Constructing Church/School Websites, 1 credit
Examinations and evaluations of existing church/school websites. Constructing and/or editing a church/school website. WELS site “FinalWeb” is examined as a possible solution for webhosting.
Prerequisite: EDT8012: Webpage Design and Construction
EDT8015 Technology Project, 1 credit
A culminating research report or project that directly helps the students and/or their church/school body in a very practical manner. Within instructor led guidelines, students review literature, design, and complete a technology related project.
Prerequisite: EDT5001: Enhancing the Curriculum with Technology and a least 10 credits completed in the program.
(Course offered any semester as independent study based on instructor approval.)
EDT8017 Using Google Tools to Communicate, Create, and Collaborate, 1 credit
Learning the latest in technological productivity tools can make your teaching more effective and fun for your students–and easier for you. This course is a hands-on exploration of G Suite for Education. We’ll dive into the deep functionality of G drive apps, as well as other tools on Chromebook, and you’ll complete the course by creating an individual project using these tools–one that you can instantly use in your own classroom.
EDT8018 SMART Board for Intermediate Users, 1 credit
A hands-on approach giving students additional experience using a SMART Board with a variety of subject areas and activities. Designed for intermediate level SMART Board users.
EDT8101 Technologies for Preschool – 2nd Grade, 1 credit
A hands-on experiential class using various websites and hardware that are tailored for early childhood and primary grade teachers and learners.
EDT8102 Tablet Apptivities for Preschool – 2nd Grade, 1 credit
An examination of best practices for selecting, administering, and using mobile devices and apps in preschool through second grade classrooms to improve and reinforce classroom instructions.
Tablet computer use is soaring in young children’s homes and classrooms. Learn age-appropriate ways to harness the power of tablet computers for young children’s learning. Participants will learn about best practice, practical tips, and device administration in early childhood. Work collaboratively to compile “apptivities” your students can use. (Access to an iPad or Google Android tablet v.4.0 or higher with the Google Play app store is necessary.)
EDT8501 Multimedia Apps in the Classroom, 1 credit
An investigation of educational multimedia apps. Participants explore and work with various apps that they or their students can use directly in the classroom to enhance teaching and learning.
EDT8601 G Suite for Education Administration, 1 credit
Google offers powerful tools as part of its G Suite for Education Administration (formerly Google Apps for Education), but you need to navigate and utilize their administration console to make the best use of them. This course will help faculty and staff alike create, maintain, and use their G Suite for Education Administration console.
* Indicates courses that can transfer directly into an MLC master’s program.