• Learn to seamlessly integrate the latest technology into your curricula and classroom. Gain the knowledge and skills to teach others to do the same and to lead this change in elementary and secondary education.
  • This M.S.Ed. program is the only educational technology specialist program in the Rochester area and is flexible to align with teacher schedules.
  • Nazareth provides a student-centered experience and you benefit from the Nazareth School of Education faculty and alumni network.


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Classes offered evenings and weekends


Hybrid learning option


Complete in as fast as 12 months


Fieldwork provides real-world experience

Program is Ideal For

  • Anyone with initial teacher certification in any field who wants to add value, become a leader in his/her district via technology knowledge, and gain professional certification.
  • Math- and science-certified teachers who want to diversify their experience while remaining technically oriented.
  • Out-of-state educators, who can opt for hybrid learning.

Curriculum Examples

  • Applications in Technology
  • Logo and Lego Robotics
  • Multimedia for Educators
  • Accessibility and Diverse Learners
  • Bullying Workshop
  • Capstone Seminar

Learning Options

  • Traditional format: Take classes on campus
  • Hybrid format: Learn on campus three weeks in July and two weekends per semester, and do other coursework online.

Value of your Degree

  • This sought-after expertise elevates your teaching. Master the use of design, visual, graphic, and assistive technology tools to enhance learning for all types of students.
  • You will be equipped to provide leadership on technology adoption and assistive technologies, important facets of K-12 education. Use technology to solve K-12 challenges.
  • This degree meets graduate credentialing requirements for N.Y. state professional certification.

Making Grad School Affordable

Grants, scholarships, veterans benefits, loans, and undergraduate loan forgiveness are options for paying for this grad degree.


Graduates' Perspectives

"This program has given me the confidence to use technology in my classroom in order to enhance student learning and understanding. The instructors went out of their way to make my experience at Nazareth meaningful."

— Stephanie Mattice '14, technology teacher at Hilton High School in N.Y.

The skills you learn in class and the quality of the faculty make this a great program for teachers. You can easily apply what you learn in the program to your own classroom.”

— Lauren Missell '14, special education teacher in the Rochester City School District

What to Expect

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Program Director

Jim Fenwick

Jim Fenwick

Professor, Director of the Graduate Educational Technology Specialist Program
Golisano Academic Center 283

Education: B.A., Hartwick College; M.S., University of Bridgeport; Ed.D., Teachers College, Columbia University

Teaching and Research Interests: Computer simulation, technology, and robotics.

Proudest Moments: Dr. Fenwick is most proud of books he has authored on the programming language Logo and the hybrid program.

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