Keiser University

Master of Science in Education, Online Teaching and Learning, MSEd OTL

Keiser University

This program is available in the following campuses:

Graduate School, Miami, Port St. Lucie, Sarasota, Tallahassee

The Master of Science in Education, Online Teaching and Learning program provides teachers, administrators, training developers, and community educators the knowledge and skills to design, teach, and lead online education and programs in institutions, businesses, and organizations. Focused on coursework that offers students advanced courses in assessment, diversity, decision-making, and technology aligned with practical learning applications, this unique program prepares graduates to be proficient instructors, designers, trainers, facilitators, and leaders in online education programs for K-12 and adult learners.

Program Objectives

Keiser University’s MSEd OTL program prepares students to contribute to the education profession as leaders. Upon completion of this program, students are prepared to:

  • Demonstrate theory-based and practical leadership in online education in K-12, higher education, corporations and other institutions.
  • Incorporate critical thinking, scholarly writing, research, and technology in practice.
  • Design and assess online curriculum, instruction, and programs related to student learning.
  • Direct educational operations related to online teaching and learning including virtual classroom management, assessment of student learning, and accountability with an emphasis on innovative technology-related procedures and practices.
  • Exhibit competency in professional practices including ethics, diversity, legal issues, and communication with all educational stakeholders.
  • Demonstrate professional communication skills in writing through organizing, thinking critically, and communicating ideas and information in documents and presentations.

Prerequisites for Major Courses

Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution.

The Master of Science in Education, online Teaching and Learning is designed to meet the needs of students with accredited baccalaureate degrees. Students may be classroom teachers, education administrators, business training development professionals or teachers seeking positions within administration.

Note: Courses in the MSEd OTL program are each eight-weeks in length, and students are normally scheduled for two courses concurrently.

Program Outline

To receive a Master of Science in Education, Online Teaching and Learning degree, students must earn 36 graduate semester credit hours. In the final semester of their program, students complete an action research project. No elective courses are offered in this program. Thirty of the program hours must be completed through Keiser University. Program requirements are as follows:

Master of Science in Education, Online Teaching and Learning Major Core Courses ( 36.0 credit hours )
EDU510 / Affirming Diversity 3.0 credit hours
EDU511 / Integrative Instructional Technology 3.0 credit hours
EDU512 / Education Governance, Motivation and Ethical Decision Making 3.0 credit hours
EDU513 / Advanced Curriculum and Instructional Design 3.0 credit hours
EDU514 / Advanced Educational Assessment and Evaluation 3.0 credit hours
EDU521 / Learning Theories Applied to Classroom Instruction and Management 3.0 credit hours
EDU522 / Continuous Improvement and Planning 3.0 credit hours
EDU570 / Building Online Collaboration in Learning Environments 3.0 credit hours
EDU571 Current Issues and Technologies for Online Education and Training 3.0 credit hours
EDU572 / Design and Delivery of Web Conferences and Webinars 3.0 credit hours
EDR551 / Decision Oriented Educational Research 3.0 credit hours
EDR 610 / Action Research Project ( Capstone ) 3.0 credit hours

Faculty

  • Dr. Sue Adragna, Chair–Educational Leadership, Adult Education, Curriculum Instruction
  • Dr. Kelly Gatewood, Chair–Instructional Design and Technology
  • Dr. Andrea Thompson
  • Dr. Jessica Fuda-Daddio
  • Dr. Michelle Bridgewater
  • Dr. Terri Bubb
  • Dr. Cynthia Glenn
  • Dr. Larry Pace
  • Dr. Theresa Rouse
  • Dr. Kelly Schwirzke
  • Dr. Stephanie VanDeVenter
  • Dr. Ashlee Wood
  • Dr. Jackie Booth, Chair of the Master of Science in Education
  • Dr. Richard Dietzel
  • Dr. Jim Hutton
  • Dr. Brian Keintz
  • Dr. Andrew Kirschner
  • Dr. Salla Lozada
  • Dr. Manuel Rosa
  • Dr. Steve Roth
  • Dr. Dianna Martin

Master of Science in Education, Online Teaching and Learning, MSEd OTL program links:

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