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DeVry University Announces New Master Of Science Degree In Educational Technology


With an eye toward preparing teachers and other educational professionals to fully utilize advanced learning technologies in the classroom, DeVry University today announced a new Master of Science in Educational Technology (MSET) program.

To earn their master’s degree, DeVry students will take 12-15 classes, covering learning theory, instructional design and other teaching methodologies that can be leveraged by the application of multi-media systems, computer-based learning, educational software, Internet-based programs and more. The goal is to help grade school, high school and community college teachers, instructional specialists and other professionals further integrate technology into the classroom and enhance the learning process.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts excellent job prospects for educational technology instruction coordinators, with job growth of 35 percent by the year 2012. Opportunities are optimum for those specializing in the key areas targeted by the No Child Left Behind Act – reading, mathematics and science education.

The new MSET marks the first master’s degree program that will be offered solely under the DeVry University banner. DeVry University’s Keller Graduate School of Management has offered a number of master’s programs, centered around a variety of business specialties including accounting and finance, human resources, project management, public administration and technology management.

Initially, the DeVry University master’s degree program in educational technology will only be available online. The length and pace of the program is designed to be especially attractive to employed teachers. Depending on a student’s background and required prerequisites, the MSET degree can be completed in as little as one year by taking two classes in each eight-week session.

“DeVry University’s educational technology offering will have a practitioner focus, not only in course content, but also in course delivery,” said David J. Pauldine, president of DeVry University. “Our objective is to teach students effective ways of applying what they’ve learned, building a foundation of technology for learning in the classroom and other settings.”

“Electronic educational technology is as essential to the 21st century classroom as pencil and paper were to classrooms of the 20th century,” said Dr. Ray Perren, president of East Central Technical College in Douglas, Georgia, and a former K-12 superintendent. “DeVry’s MSET program was designed by educators to prepare educators to effectively use today’s technology to support our instructional needs while preparing students to successfully compete in the global workforce.”


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