• 18 months
    Duration of Program
  • 25
    Max Number of Students Per Cohort
  • 100
    Percentage of Courses Online

About the Program

This program’s aim is to inspire educators to examine their teaching and their student’s learning to ask the following questions –

  • How can we better prepare students to be tomorrow’s leaders, entrepreneurs and inventors?
  • How can we change learning environments to better engage and inspire our students?
  • How can we use research to better inform our practice in both teaching and learning?

The Instructional Psychology and Technology Program in the Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education is proposing a new online master’s degree in 21st century learning. This 32 credit hour masters will be offered on the Janux system and encourage practicing teachers both certified by traditional and non-traditional routes to explore the future of learning. The courses include fundamental ideas of classroom management and educational psychology. It builds on that foundation to explore the ideas of 21st century learning including collaboration, problem based learning, and integrating technology in meaningful ways. Then to support teachers in their innovation, they will also learn about applying educational research into practice, assessment strategies for digital age learning, while engaging in an exploration of digital literacies and their role in promoting the STEM pipeline.

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This is a cohort-based program, starting each January, and students commit to take six or seven hours each semester until they finish 18 months later. The courses are offered in spring, summer, fall, spring (2) and summer (2). This is a structured cohort model – students must commit to enroll in all classes each semester. If a student decides to take a semester off, then they must wait until the next offering of that semester. New cohorts start each January with December 1 application deadline. A maximum of 25 students will be accepted for each cohort. Students in each cohort will be required to travel to Norman, OK for one meeting.

Spring 2016

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EIPT 5601
Orientation and Introduction to 21st Century Learning
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EIPT 5613
Classroom Management for the 21st Century
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EIPT 5623
Research Into Practice

Summer 2016

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EIPT 5631
Open Educational Resources
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EIPT 5643
Motivated Change
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EIPT 5653
Technology and Social Media in Education

Fall 2016

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EIPT 5663
Assessment in the 21st Century
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EDRG 5103
New Literacies in 21st Century Learning
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EIPT 5671
Reflection for the 21st Century

Spring 2017

Coming Soon
EIPT 5683
Technology-enhanced Problem-based Learning
Coming Soon
EIPT 5693
Critical Literacy

Summer 2017

Coming Soon
EIPT 5712
School and Community Relations
Coming Soon
EIPT 5693
Building Capacity for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
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Meet the Faculty

  • Sally Beach, Ph.D.

    Sally Beach, Ph.D.

    Professor, Instructional Leadership and Academic Curriculum

  • Amy Bradshaw, Ph.D.

    Amy Bradshaw, Ph.D.

    Professor, Instructional Psychology and Technology

  • Theresa Cullen, Ph.D.

    Theresa Cullen, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor, Instructional Psychology and Technology

  • Teresa DeBacker, Ph.D.

    Teresa DeBacker, Ph.D.

    Associate Dean, Professional Education

    Professor, Instructional Psychology and Technology

  • Xun Ge, Ph.D.

    Xun Ge, Ph.D.

    Professor, Educational Psychology

  • Benjamin Heddy, Ph.D.

    Benjamin Heddy, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor, Instructional Psychology and Technology

  • Maeghan Hennessey, Ph.D.

    Maeghan Hennessey, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor, Instructional Psychology and Technology

  • Stacy Zemke, Ph.D.

    Stacy Zemke, Ph.D.

    Adjunct Instructor

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Graduate students at the University of Oklahoma are students who have earned at least a Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited university and plan to pursue an advanced degree or a graduate certificate.

Refer to the Application Checklist to learn about the application process and then click Apply Now to get started.

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Application Checklist

  • Official transcripts
  • 3.0 GPA in the most recent degree completed
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A personal statement
  • Up-to-date resume
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Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education at The University of Oklahoma


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  • What technology do I need?

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