Bachelor of Arts in Information Technology
Concentration in Educational Technologies
Educational technologies is one of the fastest developing fields
of study today. It refers to the use of modern digital devices,
software, web resources, and computers to enhance the teaching and
IT - Educational Technologies at the Mount
As a student in this major, you will develop advanced skills in
various uses of computers, smart tools, iPads and other modern
digital devices. You will also learn how to design multimedia
content, make an effective presentation, save your files to the
Cloud, and use games such as Second Life as a part of your
On a theoretical level, you will develop instructional design
models, strategies for managing technology resources, grant
writing, and other conceptual skills to integrate technology in
Here at the Mount, you will enjoy learning with small class
sizes and labs equipped with the latest software editions.
Dedicated faculty members strongly encourage hands on learning,
collaboration, and individual initiative.
To complete the bachelor's degree, students must complete 120
hours of course work at the Mount. The IT/educational technologies
courses make up 45 of those 120 credit hours.
- Fundamentals of Computing
- Spreadsheets & Databases
- Internet Programming I
- Intro to Programming
- Computer Operation and Management
- Presentation Media
- Technologies for Learning
- Distributed Learning
- Managing Technology Resources
- Problem Solving & Collaborative Learning with
- Instructional Design of Educational Technology
- Electives (Internship or Technology Studio or Website
Required Courses in Other Disciplines
- Philosophy and Technology
- Math for the Elementary School Teacher
Facilities and Labs
If you are looking for advanced labs and computers, reliable IT
support, small and interactive learning spaces, and free Wi-Fi
access in every corner of the campus you are at the right
Meet the Byte Knights: Students IT Club
The Byte Knight Club welcomes all students with an interest in
technology. The club sponsors game nights, pizza parties, trips,
and social and professional events.
Students majoring in information technology with a concentration
in educational technologies must take a minimum of 39 credits in
the discipline and maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0.
Where Mount students have interned
Students have interned in local elementary schools working with
IT educational specialists. Some of those schools include Bishop
Dunn Memorial School, Horizons-on-the Hudson, San Miguel Academy,
Minisink Valley Elementary School, Wallkill Elementary School, and
Pawling Elementary School.
Students have also interned in distance-learning centers and in
teacher-training centers to help teachers integrate technology in
Graduate School and Career Options
Students can continue on for a master's in educational
technologies or specialize in another educational field such as
literacy, special education, or distance learning.
Students can elect to teach in an elementary school classroom,
become an IT specialist within the school system, or focus on
distance learning in an adult or college setting.
Teachers with an educational technology background play a large
role in improving the quality of education in the classroom. They
develop curricula, select textbooks and other materials, train
teachers, and assess educational programs for quality and adherence
to regulations and standards. They also assist in implementing new
technology in the classroom.
Often, these teachers are in charge of evaluating how well a
school or training program’s curriculum, or plan of study, meets
students’ needs. Based on their research and observations of
instructional practice, they recommend improvements. They research
teaching methods and techniques and develop procedures to ensure
that instructors are implementing the curriculum successfully and
meeting program goals. They monitor the introduction of new
technology, including the Internet, into a school’s curriculum. In
addition, they recommend installing educational software, such as
interactive books and exercises designed to enhance student
literacy and develop math skills.