School of Education - George Mason University

The Learning Technologies in Schools (LTS) concentration provides the knowledge and skills needed to enable P-12 teachers to design effective teaching and learning opportunities for P-12 learners using a range of technologies appropriate for face-to-face, online, and blended learning environments.

New for Fall 2020!

The LTS concentration is comprised of 12 credits of core coursework and 18 credits of coursework in one of the specializations offered: Designing Blended and Online Learning (BOLS) or Designing Digital Learning in Schools (DDLS).

Learning Technologies in Schools (LTS) Core Courses (12 credits, fully online)

Candidates of the LTS concentration are required to take 12 credits of core courses. The core courses focus on trends and issues specific to blended and online teaching. Specifically, the courses will help P-12 teaches develop the knowledge and skills they will need to leverage online learning in ways that personalize P-12 students’ learning pace, place, path, and time. This includes understanding the affordances and constraints of online materials and curriculum.

The LTS core is offered fully online with no requirement to come to campus. By offering the LTS core fully online, P-12 teachers experience online learning first hand as a learner. The LTS core also models a variety of online practices and instructional designs that promote teaching excellence. Recognizing that online learners can feel isolated and anonymous in an online learning environment, instructors in the program provide P-12 teachers with a high level of communication and feedback, frequently via audio and video recordings. Most of the LTS core courses also facilitate collaboration and a sense of community with others in the program.

  • EDIT 760: Blended and Online Teachers and Learners (1 credit hour)
  • EDIT 761: Models of Blended and Online Learning (2 credit hours)
  • EDIT 762: Quality K-12 Blended and Online Learning (1 credit hour)
  • EDIT 763: Tools for K-12 Blended and Online Learning (2 credit hours)
  • EDIT 764: Blended and Online Communication (3 credit hours)
  • P-12 teachers will complete a one of two design experiences (EDIT 767 or EDIT 785). In the design experience for those in the Designing Blended and Online Learning specialization (EDIT 767), P-12 teachers design and develop a blended or online unit. In the design experience for those in the Designing Digital Learning in Schools specialization (EDIT 785), P-12 teachers develop a classroom unit of instruction that reflects effective design, use of technology, content learning, and digital learning.

    Learning Technologies in Schools (LTS) Specializations

    LTS teachers select one of two 18-credit specializations:

    Designing Blended and Online Learning in Schools (BOLS)

    Designing Blended and Online Learning in Schools (BOLS) specialization (18 credits)

    Fourteen credits of the Designing Blended and Online Learning in Schools specialization primarily focus on designing and developing blended or online learning units for P-12 teachers’ own teaching contexts. The remaining four credits of the BOLS specialization focus on developing materials and guides that will help P-12 teachers to better facilitate blended and online learning.

    The courses in this specialization are offered fully online and there is no requirement to come to campus. P-12 teachers are provided with a high level of feedback, frequently via audio and video recordings. P-12 teachers also form close, supportive relationships with other P-12 teachers in the specialization during discussions and collaborative projects.

    Required Courses - 18 credits

    Schedule of Classes - Admitted to the Fall Semester

    (Bolded text are LTS core courses)

    Year 1

    Fall Semester
    (6 credits)

    EDIT 760 (first 5 weeks)
    EDIT 761 (last 10 weeks)
    EDIT 764

    Spring Semester
    (6 credits)

    EDIT 762 (first 5 weeks)
    EDIT 763 (last 10 weeks)
    EDIT 767

    Summer Semester
    (7 credits)

    EDIT 768 (first 5 weeks)
    EDIT 791
     

    Year 2

    Fall Semester
    (5 credits)

    EDIT 765 (first 7 weeks)
    EDIT 766 (last 8 weeks)
    EDIT 769

    Spring Semester
    (6 credits)

    EDIT 792

    Schedule of Classes - Admitted to the Spring Semester

    (Bolded text are LTS core courses)

    Year 1

    Spring Semester
    (6 credits)

    EDIT 767 (first 5 weeks)
    EDIT 763 (last 10 weeks)

    Summer Semester
    (7 credits)

    EDIT 768 (first 5 weeks)
    EDIT 791

    Fall Semester
    (7 credits)

    EDIT 760 (first 5 weeks)
    EDIT 761 (last 10 weeks)
    EDIT 764

    EDIT 769
     

    Year 2

    Spring Semester
    (6 credits)

    EDIT 762 (first 5 weeks)
    EDIT 792

    Summer Semester

    Fall Semester
    (4 credits)

    EDIT 765 (first 7 weeks)
    EDIT 766 (last 8 weeks)
    Designing Digital Learning in Schools (DDLS)

    Designing Digital Learning in Schools (DDLS) Specialization (18 credits)

    The Designing Digital Learning in Schools specialization prepares P-12 teachers to design digital learning experiences for today’s classrooms and to assume leadership roles in implementing, supervising, managing, and integrating technology in schools. The DDLS specialization focuses on the interaction of design, technology, and content learning to influence P-12 teachers’ classroom practice in ways that promote P-12 students’ abilities to problem solve, use information, participate productively in communities, become knowledgeable, and effectively communicate.

    The courses in this specialization are offered in a cohort-based, blended format (face to face and online experiences). The cohort provides P-12 teachers the opportunity to form close, supportive relationships with other P-12 teachers in the specialization during discussions and collaborative projects.

    Schedule of Classes - Admitted to the Fall Semester

    (Bolded text are LTS core courses)

    Year 1

    Fall Semester
    (6 credits)

    EDIT 780
    EDIT 781

    Spring Semester
    (6 credits)

    EDIT 782
    EDIT 783

    Summer Semester
    (7 credits)

    EDIT 784
     

    Year 2

    Fall Semester
    (6 credits)

    EDIT 760 (first 5 weeks)
    EDIT 761 (last 10 weeks)
    EDIT 764

    Spring Semester
    (6 credits)

    EDIT 762 (first 5 weeks)
    EDIT 763 (last 10 weeks)
    EDIT 785

    Summer Semester
    (3 credits)

    EDIT 787

    Admissions

    Students should meet all general College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) admissions requirements. This is an advanced program and graduates do not earn a K-12 state teaching licensure.