Master of Science in Education

  • Be on the forefront of K-12 education. Learn to use and 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 — the only educational technology specialist program in the Rochester area — is flexible and aligns with teacher schedules.
  • Nazareth provides a student-centered experience and you benefit from the Nazareth School of Education faculty and alumni network.

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. Learn on campus three weeks in July and two weekends per semester, and do other coursework online.

Career Information

  • 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.

Clinical Assistantship Program

Save a third of the total tuition cost and gain valuable experience with an educational technology specialist clinical assistantship. A limited number of full-time students in the master's degree program get selected to work about two days a week in a public or private school to support school-based initiatives, children, and their learning. Clinical assistantship details and application are online.

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 Brockport High School in Brockport, 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, a third-grade teacher at St. Lawrence School in Greece, N.Y.

What to Expect
  • Choose the traditional model (three to 12 credits per semester, either on campus or online) or the two-year hybrid model (start with three weeks on campus in July, plus one weekend on campus at the beginning and end of the fall and spring terms, and remaining coursework online).
  • Some students can complete the traditional degree format in as little as 12 months.
  • Includes K-12 certification as an Educational Technology Specialist.
  • You have the option to get specialized preparation in teaching students with autism and students with severe or multiple disabilities, and a federal grant may cover your cost for those courses. See details about the Interdisciplinary Specialty Program in Autism (I-SPAN) specialization and the I-SPAN Scholars grant opportunity, which also can cover the Teaching Students with Severe or Multiple Disabilities annotation.
  • You have the option to take a three-course elective sequence to earn a local certificate of specialization in deafness

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Program Director

Jim Fenwick

Jim Fenwick

Professor & Chair / Director, Graduate Educational Technology Specialist Program in Language, Literacy & Technology Education
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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