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LIU Post Educational Technology M.S. Debuts This Fall in Local Schools


Rita Langdon,Associate Provost and Director of Public Relations & Marketing
Long Island University, LIU Post

Beginning this September, LIU Post's College of Education, Information and Technology will offer the Master of Science degree in Educational Technology at two local school districts on Long Island.

The 30-credit program, which is offered on the premises of school districts in New Hyde Park and Dix Hills, allows K-12 teachers to immediately implement new knowledge into their classrooms and schools. Courses are offered in a "blended" format, which combines face-to-face instruction and online courses. Classes this Fall will meet in the Herricks Union Free School District in New Hyde Park, N.Y. and the Half Hollow Hills School District in Dix Hills, N.Y. Any New York State-certified teacher who meets admission requirements can enroll at a one-third tuition discount. The program prepares teachers for New York State certification as an Educational Technology Specialist.

"The next two-to-three decades are poised to be the most exciting and change-filled times in the history of education," said Dr. Bette Schneiderman, associate professor and co-developer of the M.S. Program, which is registered by the New York State Education Department. "Just as technology has forever altered non-school communications in the past two decades, it is now in position to, and will, alter education, the largest communications business we know, in similar ways." Dr. Michael Byrne, associate professor and co-developer of the program, adds, "Our M.S. in Educational Technology empowers teachers to understand and use technology in their own learning and teaching immediately, and to share their new knowledge with colleagues."

The program is offered during the Fall, Spring and Summer from September 2012 to May 2014. Students will be teamed up into cohorts of 20 individuals, which allows for an exchange among people with a variety of experience and career goals. Together they will emerge as teachers with expertise in using and applying web-based tools for 21st century communications, content creation and access, and personal and group learning in a virtual world. Courses cover cloud technology, interactive web systems, multi-media teaching formats and the building of virtual learning communities.

For more information visit or call Dr. Bette Schneiderman at 516-299-2147 or email

Updated 08/07/2012

Posted 07/09/2012

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