Updated:  November 14, 2016   
Educational Technology Leadership ("DETL") Graduate Program (M.Ed. Educational Technology, 100% Online)
How To Apply

Availability of EDIT Courses: "Course Rotation"

Getting Advised

Common Advising Questions

Advising Checklist

Updating Progress In Your Academic Degree Plan

Registering For Courses

Getting "CRN" Numbers Of Available Courses

IMPORTANT: Register For Graduation At The Start Of Your Last Semester

Download "Academic Degree Plan"

ULM Links

Apply For Your Graduation




Educational Technology ("DETL") Graduate Program Description
The ULM graduate program in Educational Technology Leadership (Non-P-12), also known as "Instructional Technology",  is based on a core curriculum of 36 academic hours of graduate credit. This program does NOT require a teaching certificate. Educational Technology leaders have a direct impact on the planning and utilization of technology for learning, teaching, and training; in particular, this program focuses on "eLearning" and practical and effective strategies to apply "best practices" of "Instructional Design" using the Internet. The mission of this program is to make a significant and long-lasting positive impact on learning, professional training, and professional excellence through the creation of authentic online projects.  

This is the academic degree plan that you will download and customize after you talk with your academic advisor:
   Academic Degree Plan, Educational Technology Leadership, Non_P-12 ("DETL")  

In this Educational Technology Leadership program, you will develop and apply Internet-based technology skills and methodologies for developing online learning and training opportunities in public and private organizations. This program is based on a process of creating challenging projects that address and apply professional competencies in "eLearning" and "Instructional Design".

Unless a professional technology-rich portfolio is submitted, or an equivalent graduate course is accepted, new candidates in the Educational Technology programs are expected to take EDFN 5024, Utilization of Instructional Technologies, a foundation course for integrating technology within a curriculum, as a prerequisite program requirement; this course can be taken at any time during the program.

Educational Technology Is A High Demand Career
According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook (2010 - 2011), the greatest job growth through 2018 will be in the field of  Education. The greatest number of job openings will occur in  Education; the highest demand career with the fastest growth in this top category is Educational Technology (with a growth rate of 23%). Similarly, expected job growth is expected in the rapidly evolving field of eLearning for learning and training over the Internet.





How To Apply
For application information, please contact the School of Education in the College of Arts, Education and Sciences at the University of Louisiana at Monroe. The phone number is: (318) 342-1246. Also, general information for applying for the Master's Degree program in Educational Technology Leadership is provided at this location:  http://www.ulm.edu/onlinedegrees/med_ed_tech_leadership.html  

Availability Of Courses: "Course Rotation"
Candidates can enter the program during any semester. Notice the annual "course rotation", shown below. Most courses are offered only once each year. If you take all courses, when advised, you can maintain your scholarship and/or financial aid eligibility and be able to graduate in 12 months. During each "advising session", your academic advisor confers with you on your academic degree plan to ensure that you are on track to graduate. When you are advised, you update your academic degree plan to schedule taking the following listed courses.

Note: Make sure that you have taken EDFN 5024 (not shown here), as a prerequisite course requirement for this graduate degree program, or provide approved documentation of its equivalent. EDFN 5024 may be taken at any time during your program of study in the Fall, Spring, or Summer I semesters. 

EDIT 5025, Instructional Telecommunications  (3 hours) Fall/2016
EDIT 5027, Trends In Instructional Technology  (3 hours) Fall/2016
EDIT 6025, Design And Development Of Multimedia And Interactive Instruction  (3 hours) Fall/2016
EDIT 5028, Instructional (Online) Media Development  (3 hours) Spring/2017
EDIT 6028, Advanced Telecommunications (LMS Management)  (3 hours) Spring/2017
EDIT 6027, Technology Planning And Administration  (3 hours) Spring/2017
CURR 5006, Practical Applications Of Learning Theories  (3 hours)  Maymester/2017
EDIT 6030, Social Media Applications  (3 hours) Summer I /2017
EDIT 6080, Instructional Technology Research, Evaluation, And Assessment  (3 hours) Summer I /2017
CURR 5018, Technology Integration And Portfolio Development  (3 hours)   Summer II /2017
EDIT 5055, Instructional Design And Program Development  (3 hours)  Summer II /2017
EDIT 6083, Educational Technology Professional Internship  (3 hours)
During your LAST semester of course work, enroll in this independent professional internship. Also, make sure to apply for graduation, as described below.
LAST Semester
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Getting Advised
To register for courses, you need to update your "degree program"; your degree program is a list of courses you need to successfully complete in order to graduate. Click HERE on this link to download and edit your academic degree plan. The 1-page academic degree plan includes directions for editing. After you edit your degree program document, email it as an attachment to your academic advisor. Use your warhawks.ulm.edu email account. If Dr. Mike Beutner is your academic advisor, send an email to this address: beutner@ulm.edu


Advising Checklist
IMPORTANT: Unless a course is listed in your particular degree program, or formally substituted, that course will NOT satisfy your academic degree plan graduation requirement. Don't assume that taking any graduate course will help you progress in your academic degree plan; it won't.


Common Advising Questions
Q. So, in order to get advised, I need to send to my academic advisor, by email, my updated academic degree plan. Right?
A. Right! Just download your "academic degree plan". After you edit it, after talking with your academic advisor, you can register for courses. Your edited academic degree plan indicates which courses you are advised to take. Until you get advised, there will be an "online registration hold/flag" that prevents online registration. After you get advised, your "advising flag will be lifted" within a day or so so that you can register online with "Banner" and enter the "CRN numbers" of your courses. (The CRN numbers may be found at the bottom of this page.)

Q. Who registers for my courses?
A. You do. 

Q. If I have questions, should I call my academic advisor?
A. Absolutely! Call your academic advisor or leave a voice mail message that includes your name and that you are a graduate student getting advised. Also, don't forget to leave your phone number TWICE. You will receive a return phone call. 

Q. Again, after I am advised, do I need to register my courses online, by myself, using "Banner"?
A. Yes. After you are advised, you need to register for your own courses online. Access "Banner" by logging into your myULM account.

Q. If I take other courses, will I get credit for graduation?
A. No. Register only for courses that you were advised to take; only those courses "count" towards graduation..

Q. Do I need to take the prerequisite course called EDFN 5024 or something equivalent to it?
A. Yes. Unless you can provide an equivalent, you will need to take EDFN 5024, Utilization of Instructional Technologies, as a prerequisite course for this program.  Either a similar approved graduate course or approved documented professional experience can serve as an equivalent.  

Q. Is EDFN 5024 offered at ULM more than once each year?
A. Yes. This course is usually offered several times per year. You can take EDFN 5024 in Fall, Spring, or in Summer I.

Q. Are EDIT courses offered just once per year?
A. Yes. EDIT courses are offered once per year in a "course rotation".

Q. If I miss an EDIT course, can I take it the following year?
A. Yes. As you can see in the course rotation, EDIT courses are offered just once each year: If you miss a course, you can take it again the following year, during the same semester.

Q. How do I register for my courses?
A. Register online using "Banner" using the unique 5-digit "CRN Number" for each course. For your convenience, courses that can satisfy your program requirement are listed at the bottom of this page with "CRN" numbers (course registration numbers). To access your "Banner" account, click on this link:  https://my.ulm.edu/ 


Updating Progress In Your Academic Degree Plan
You will be advised twice a year to update your academic degree plan. Please keep the file because the updated document is a graduation requirement.


Registering For Courses
After the advising process is completed, your "advising flag on your Banner account will be lifted" so that you can register for your classes on "Banner", an online application that is accessible from your myULM account: myULM account link (links to webmail, Moodle (Online Courses), Banner (Registering For Courses). Financial Aid, and other online resources).  


ULM Links
Scheduling and tuition information:  http://ulm.edu/schedule

Information about ULM scholarships:  https://ulm.academicworks.com/
Note: All ULM scholarships must be submitted during the month of February. Plan accordingly.

ULM’s calendar:  https://calendar.ulm.edu/


Career Opportunities In Instructional Technology
Well before you graduate with a valuable professional degree, you should browse these search links to help START your job search for career opportunities in Instructional Technology and eLearning. You should start months BEFORE your graduation! 

General Search With "Chronicle Of Higher Education"
Click HERE on this active search link for general jobs in higher education and non-profit organizations. 

Specific Search With "Chronicle Of Higher Education"

Click HERE on this active search link for specifying jobs in Higher Education and non-profit organizations.

General Search With HigherEdJobs.com
Click HERE on this active search link for general jobs listed on the HigherEdJobs.com website.

Specific Search With 
HigherEdJobs.com
Click HERE on this active search link for specifying jobs listed on the HigherEdJobs.com website.

General Search In "Ed Tech" Category With TopSchoolJobs.org
Click HERE on this active search link for general jobs listed on the TopSchoolJobs.org website.

Specific Search With 
TopSchoolJobs.org
Click HERE on this active search link for specifying jobs listed on the TopSchoolJobs.org website.

General Search With K12jobspot.com
Click HERE on this active search link for general jobs listed on the K12jobspot.com website for K-12 positions involving technology:.

General Search With eLearningjobs.com
Click HERE on this active search link for general jobs listed on the eLearningjob.com website for eLearning career opportunities.

General Search For Corporate Jobs In eLearning Through "Chief Learning Officer"
Click HERE on this active search link for general jobs listed for corporate eLearning positions through listings on the "Chief Learning Officer" website. "Chief Learning Officer" is the leading corporate periodical in corporate eLearning. This organization hosts the leading annual corporate competition called the "LearningElite Awards" (http://resources.clomedia.com/learningelite/).    

General Search With eLearning Job Postings On A Leading Authoring Software Company Website 
Click HERE on this active search link for general jobs listed on Articulate's corporate website. "Articulate" creates authoring software used by developers to create highly professional eLearning content. This website is noted for a very active online community of eLearning professionals. Among a variety of free outstanding online resources involving eLearning, "Articulate" supports the amazing and extensive "Rapid e-Learning" blog created by Tom Kuhlmann: http://blogs.articulate.com/rapid-elearning/

General Search With Indeed.com 
Click HERE on this active search link for general jobs listed on the Indeed.com website.













Getting "CRN Numbers" Of Available Courses In 2017



Advising for Spring takes place during the end of every Fall Semester. 
Spring 2017          [January 17, 2017 - Nay 12, 2017]

EDIT 5028, Instructional (Online) Media Development  (3 hours)
CRN Number: 61496  
 
EDIT 6028, Advanced Telecommunications (LMS Management) (3 hours)
CRN Number: 61497    

EDIT 6027, Technology Planning And Administration (3 hours)
CRN Number: 62316    

EDFN 5024, Utilization Of Instructional Technologies (3 hours)
CRN Number: 60440

EDIT 6083, Educational Technology Professional Internship  (3 hours)
Contact your academic advisor to get the CRN number for this individualized professional internship. Take this course during the last semester of your degree program.




Advising for Maymester, Summer 1, Summer II, and Fall takes place during the end of every Spring Semester. 

"Maymester", 2017         

CURR 5006
, Practical Applications Of Learning Theories  (3 hours)
CRN Number: CRN 80866    


 "Summer I", 2017           

EDFN 5024
, Utilization Of Instructional Technologies (3 hours)
CRN Number: 80096

EDIT 6030
, Social Media Applications  (3 hours)
CRN Number: 81101    

EDIT 6080, Instructional Technology Research, Evaluation, And Assessment  (3 hours)
CRN Number: 80099


 "Summer II", 2017          

CURR 5018, Technology Integration And Portfolio Development  (3 hours) 
CRN Number: 80356

EDIT 5055, Instructional Design And Program Development  (3 hours)
CRN Number: 80098       

EDIT 6083, Educational Technology Professional Internship  (3 hours)
Contact your academic advisor to get the CRN number for this individualized professional internship. Take this course during the last semester of your degree program.


 Fall, 2017       

EDIT 5025, Instructional Telecommunications  (3 hours)
CRN Number: 40523

EDIT 5027, Trends In Instructional Technology  (3 hours)
CRN Number: 42059

EDIT 6025, Design And Development Of Multimedia And Interactive Instruction  (3 hours)
CRN Number: 42354

EDFN 5024, Utilization Of Instructional Technologies (3 hours)
CRN Number: 40521

EDIT 6083, Educational Technology Professional Internship  (3 hours)
Contact your academic advisor to get the CRN number for this individualized professional internship. Take this course during the last semester of your degree program.


Q. What's a "CRN number" again?
A. A "CRN number" is a 5 digit number that identifies a unique course in the ULM online catalog of courses. You need the "CRN number" to register for a course in "Banner". "Banner" is the name of the online registration program. In myULM, select Banner; then, enter the "CRN number" to register for that course.

Q. If I take a course that is not listed on my degree plan, will I get credit for graduation?
A. No. Take only the courses that you are advised to take in order to ensure that every course helps you progress through your academic degree plan. If there is any doubt, contact your academic advisor.




Graduation Requirements 
Need Help?
Contact Dr. Mike Beutner at (318) 342-3142 or send email:   beutner@ulm.edu  or call/visit during office hours.  




If you see a mistake or an omission, please send an email to beutner@ulm.edu  You will receive a "professional point"!