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TEACHER LEADERSHIP: DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES AND CONNECTED LEARNING

May 15, 2023

Next Start Date

12

Courses Required

$655

Cost Per Credit Hour

32

Total Credit Hours

Online Asynchronous, Synchronous

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Use Technology-Enhanced Teaching And Learning To Create Meaningful Connections

Learning is powerful when teachers connect the personal interests of their students to real world opportunities.

The Master of Arts in Teacher Leadership: Digital Technologies and Connected Learning enables teachers to deepen their understanding of new digital and networked technologies in order to have a greater influence within their school and to expand opportunities for young people.

This program is designed for use by educators in a variety of formal and informal educational contexts. It differs from traditional approaches to technology integration in which technology is viewed as a means toward more efficient and automated forms of education. Instead, Connected Learning puts learner-centered and experiential methods at the center of technology-enhanced learning. More importantly, teachers learn essential Connected Learning design principles in order to create meaningful learning opportunities and connections with their students, colleagues, and communities.

The M.A. in Teacher Leadership: Digital Technologies and Connected Learning is offered fully online and is a part-time program for teachers seeking professional development and career advancement. Courses are offered online both in the summer and during the school year. Courses during the school year are scheduled in the evenings to accommodate the work schedules of professionals.

Completing this master’s degree will support you in:

  • Creating a network of colleagues who will support your development as a teacher;
  • Developing your knowledge and skills as a teacher leader; and
  • Deepening your understanding of teaching and learning, using the most up-to-date delivery methods.

Young students using virtual reality headsets.

The Master of Arts in Teacher Leadership: Digital Technologies and Connected Learning can be completed in five semesters. Courses will be conducted during summer, fall, and spring sessions, both synchronously and asynchronously. The online courses are taught by faculty who are nationally and internationally recognized leaders in their fields. This teacher leadership program will enable you to not only to become a more effective teacher in your classroom, but also to have influence within your school and beyond. As a teacher leader, you will develop collaborative relationships with colleagues and encourage them to join you on a journey to improve teaching and learning, both locally and further afield.

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Online Teacher Leadership: Digital Technologies And Connected Learning M.a. Admission Requirements

Admission into the Digital and Connected Learning major is based on the academic accomplishments of the applicant and well as the alignment of the applicant’s goals with the goals of the program. Students are selected based on their fulfillment of the specific admissions requirements listed below and the overall strength of their application.

Application requirements:

  • Official transcripts verifying completion of an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Three official letters of recommendation speaking to the applicant’s potential as a teacher leader in Digital and Connected Learning.
  • Submission of an official goal statement related to the program, including professional goals and interest in this specific program.
  • Professional resume.

Application Deadlines:

Applications are due by April 15 the semester prior to program entrance, although candidates will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Candidates are admitted for a summer start only.

Applicants will be reviewed by a committee of department faculty using a standardized review rubric in which the reviewer will assess the candidate based on: 1) the applicant’s fulfillment of the required admittance criteria; 2) the applicant’s fit with the program’s goals; and 3) the applicant’s potential for success in the program. Reviewers will indicate an overall admissions recommendation for each applicant. Final admissions decisions based on reviewer recommendations will be made by the program coordinator.

Note: Newly certified teachers may apply as long as they have a year and a half of teaching experience by the end of the program.

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Tuition, Fees, and Financial Aid

Financial aid is available. Students are encouraged to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form to determine their eligibility for federal and state funds as well as scholarships. WVU’s FAFSA Code is 003827. Please contact the WVU Financial Aid Office at (304) 293-5242 or financialaid.wvu.edu for additional information.


The Teacher Leadership: Digital Technologies and Connected Learning M.A. requires 30 credit hours to complete. Cost per credit hour is $655.
$19,650 – Residents and Non-Residents

Credits Cost
1 $655
3 $1,965
6 $3,930
9 $5,895

Courses and Curriculum


Online Teacher Leadership: Digital Technologies and Connected Learning M.A. Requirements

A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required on all coursework applied toward the major requirements.

Core Courses

Course Title Credit Hours
C&I 625 Leadership Field Experiences and Clinical Practice 3
C&I 670 Practitioner Inquiry 3
C&I 672 Professional Learning Communities: Creating Spaces for Collaboration, Coaching, and Praxis 3
C&I 673 Teacher Leadership: Transforming Identities, Contexts, and Practices 3

IDT Courses

Course Title Credit Hours
IDT 620 Social Network Media 3
IDT 655 Technology for Teachers 3

Technology Education Courses

Course Title Credit Hours
C&I 660 Games, Learning, & Design 3
C&I 661 Computational Literacy and Coding for Learning 3
C&I 662 Principles and Practices for Connected Learning 3
C&I 663 Media Literacy and Digital Citizenship 3

Total Hours: 30

Your Future In Teacher Leadership: Digital Technologies And Connected Learning

This degree will prepare you to be a teacher leader, working collaboratively with educators and as a coach/mentor in the use of research-based teaching practices to design and implement curriculum and classroom instruction. You will work with classroom teachers to incorporate a variety of digital technologies to improve their learning outcomes.

The Benefits to Choosing Our Program

  • The Master of Arts in Teacher Leadership: Digital Technologies and Connected Learning will prepare you to positively affect the lives of today’s youth, helping them to reach their full potential.
  • You will not only to become a more effective teacher in your classroom, but also to have influence within your school and beyond. Completing this master’s degree give you a greater understanding of both teaching and learning and how to use the most up-to-date delivery methods in your classroom.

Career Outlook For Teacher Leadership: Digital Technologies And Connected Learning

Students who graduate from WVU Online with a Teacher Leadership: Digital Technologies and Connected Learning M.A. degree will prepare themselves for the following careers. These are only a few examples of some of the many opportunities open to you with this degree.

Education Professor
Projected Growth: 5-7% *Bright Outlook

Tutor
Projected Growth: 5-7% *Bright Outlook

Elementary School Teacher
Projected Growth: 3-4% *Bright Outlook

Instructional Coordinator
Projected Growth: 5-7% *Bright Outlook

Education Administrator
Projected Growth: 3-4%


Information about careers on this list comes from the Occupational information network (O*NET) of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

Frequently Asked Questions

How Long Does It Take To Complete An Online Master’s Degree In Teacher Leadership: Digital Technologies And Connected Learning?

This online teacher leadership program can be completed in five semesters. Courses are conducted during Summer, Fall, and Spring sessions.

What Kind Of Jobs Can I Get With A Teacher Leadership: Digital Technologies And Connected Learning Master’s Degree?

There are many career paths a student could take with a Teacher Leadership: Digital Technologies and Connected Learning Master’s Degree, including:

  • Education Professor
  • Middle School Teacher
  • Tutor
  • Elementary School Teacher
  • Instructional Coordinator
  • Education Administrator

What Jobs Are The Highest Paid In Teacher Leadership: Digital Technologies And Connected Learning?

Curious about which careers would yield the highest salary? Here are the following highest-paid jobs in the Teacher Leadership: Digital Technologies and Connected Learning field:

  • Education Consultant - $104,528 according to Salary.com
  • Education Administrator - $90,560 according to ONET.org
  • Instructional Designer - $75,690 according to Salary.com
  • Education Professor - $101,599 according to Salary.com
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