“With so many options out there, why pursue a degree through Two Summers?”
UConn Two Summers is a one-year, predominantly-online Master of Arts Degree (MA) / Sixth Year Certificate (SD) program with a very specific purpose:
Make contemporary ideas about Educational Technology more accessible to working educators
Although originally conceived to service K-12 teachers and school district technology coaches, we accommodate other professional fields and disciplines as well, including but not limited to:
- Library Media Specialists
- Instructional Designers
- Game Developers
- Corporate Trainers
- University Training Staff
- Medical / Legal Educators
Two Summers stands out from other online and face-to-face Educational Technology programs because:
- UConn’s Two Summers Program is forward-looking. Rather than emphasizing a handful of current/trendy technologies, the program aims to help teachers, educators, trainers, and designers develop a theory-based vision for technology use, collect/analyze data, and integrate technology in a variety of instructional environments. You can learn more by exploring the ISTE standards for technology coaches.
- The program is only one year long (12 months) vs. the more common two years for a Master of Arts Degree / Sixth Year Certificate
- Two Summers is primarily virtual, designed for practicing educators/professionals who need schedule flexibility. Most of the coursework is completed asynchronously and from a distance.
- Program instructors include a combination of experts in emergent areas of educational technology (e.g., game-based instruction, transmedia storytelling, contemporary learning theory, assistive technology).
- Two Summers includes a semester-long practicum through which students apply their skills in the classroom/training environment (dependent on the student’s needs/access).
- Two Summers includes a number of game-based instructional activities intended to actualize the principles taught across the program’s courses.
- Cohorts are typically capped at 20 students, allowing for greater one-on-one interaction with faculty/advisors.
- The UConn Neag School of Education has consistently ranked among the country’s top 20 public schools of education.
- Application guidelines follow those of the UConn Graduate School, but no GRE scores are required for admission.