Technology Program was created in Spring 2005, at the Department
of Secondary Education, which is a part of the College of Education
at Lewis University. It is a graduate-level program designed for
pre- and in-service teachers in PreK - 12 schools and professions
in educational technology fields. Many of the candidates already
hold a teaching license and are working in schools as regular classroom
teachers. Candidates take the IT courses to improve their technology
integration strategies into the curriculum and to pursue an advanced
degree in technology fields.
The M.Ed. courses
in the Instructional Technology Program are aligned with Institutional
standards, State standards
(Technology Standards for All Illinois Teachers), and the Standards
for Technology by the International Society for Technology in
Education (ISTE) which is an affiliate of the National Council for
Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
central mission and vision of the University, the College of Education,
and the Instructional Technology Master’s Program are consistent:
the preparation of Educational Leaders who demonstrate professional
knowledge and skill in instructional planning, delivery, and evaluation
for a diverse student population and develop dynamic learning communities.
The Instructional Technology program shares a conceptual framework
with all other education programs in the College of Education.
framework for programs in the College of Education contains the
five structural elements (NCATE 2002, p.12): (1) vision and mission
of the institution and unit, (2) unit philosophy, purpose, and goals,
(3) knowledge bases, including theories, research, the wisdom of
practice, and education policies, (4) candidates proficiencies aligned
with the expectations in professional, state, and institutional
standards, and (5) the system by which candidate performance is
framework promotes the development of the complete person through
the pursuit of wisdom and justice. Fundamental to its mission is
a spirit of association, which fosters communication in all teaching,
learning, and service. Just as association is fundamental to the
mission of the University, the unifying thematic principle serving
as the foundation of the College of Education is an ethic of community,
with a specific focus on “Developing Learning Communities.”
of Education supports the University’s mission through the
dedication of advancing and promoting the principles of knowledge,
wisdom, fidelity, association, and justice and providing comprehensive
programs that enable graduates to develop learning communities that
meet the needs of all students and area school districts.
goal of teacher education programs in the College of Education is
to prepare educational leaders who possess the knowledge and skills
of their profession and the values to use that knowledge in a way
that will positively impact schools and the larger community. Similarly,
the recently created Instructional Technology Master’s Program
is designed to prepare educational leaders who are able to maximize
learning of students with diverse needs by using a variety of technology
tools and resources.
The following University
standards guide the Instructional Technology Master’s Program
within the College of Education:
– candidates will demonstrate comprehensive understanding
of the content in their field, understand how individuals learn,
understand research and opportunities available through professional
– candidates will demonstrate effective practice in their
field through application of pedagogy, use of technology, and
instruction informed by assessment.
– candidates will communicate and collaborate effectively
with students, colleagues, parents, professionals, and others
to develop learning communities.
– candidates will demonstrate ethical behavior, desires,
and dedication to participate as a member of the professional
field, respecting and recognizing the integrity, diversity, truth,
and value of all individuals.
– candidates will support the needs of diverse learners
and work to promote equity and success for all.
– candidates will reflect on research, practice, and their
own personal and professional values to implement change to improve