Appendix F: Distance Education Program Being Planned

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SUBMIT DATE:12/14/2012 
Constituent Institution:NC State University 
CIP Discipline Specialty Title:Education 
CIP Discipline Specialty Number:13.1309 
Level:
Exact Title of the Proposed Program:Master of Education in Technology Education 
Exact Degree Abbreviation:M.Ed. 
Date of Initiation:08/1/2014 
Will this sequence of courses be completely individual access (e.g., Internet, videocassette)? YES 
If "yes," what will be the mode of delivery?Internet 
If "no," list proposed sites. 
If short-based, length of time to complete the prog (e.g., 1 year, 18 mos.):2 years 

SACS/COC substantive change questions (1=Procedure One; 2=Procedure Two)

Site-based (where the instructor is present):

Is the institution initiating instruction where the student may earn more than 25% and less than 50% of credits toward a degree at a site 30 miles or more from the campus? (2) NO 
Is the institution initiating an (additional) off-campus site at which students may earn at least 50% of an educational program? (1) NO 
Is the institution adding significantly different degree programs at a currently approved site? (2) NO 
Distance learning (where instructor and student are geographically separated):
Is the institution offering its first credit courses via technology-based instruction by which students can obtain at least 25% of credits toward a degree program? (2) NO 
Is the institution expanding a previously reported program from less than 50% of credits to 50% or more of a degree program? (2) NO 
Is the institution adding a significantly different program from previously reported programs offered via technology-based instruction? (2) NO 
Does this action constitute a substantive change? If so, by what date should SACS be notified?  
1. Briefly describe the proposed program and intended audience.

Through the use of a combination of asynchronous and synchronous communication systems, the proposed online program will replace only the existing face-to-face Master of Education in Technology Education-Option B program (Option B does not have a thesis requirement).  The proposed program is intended to extend access to working educators and other prospective students who have limited time to travel to campus for class or live in areas where a technology education program is not locally available.

 
2. Describe the proposed instructional delivery systems (e.g., on-site instruction by faculty, interactive video, Internet, etc.).

The proposed only program will present course material via the Internet through the use of a combination of both asynchronous and synchronous communication systems such as, but not limited to, Adobe Connect Pro and Moodle Wolfware.

 
3. Describe need for the program (referencing results of surveys or special studies).

North Carolina State University (NCSU will soon the the only North Carolina institution offering a Master of Education in Technology Education degree regardless of the instructional delivery method. Both Appalachian State University and North Carolina A & T University have announced the closing of the M.Ed. in Technology Education programs.  Additionally, a study conducted at NCSU indicated an increased interest from engineering students in pursuing a Master of Education in Technology Education degree.  Therefore, this proposed online program possesses great potential in attracting prospective students due to the lack of availability of similar programs.

 
4. Projected total annual enrollment:
Year 1:12 
Year 2:12 
Year 3:17 
Year 4:20 
Year 5:22 
his intent to plan a new distance education degree program (or program site) has been reviewed and approved by the appropriate campus committees and authorities.
YES 
Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
 
Contact Name:Dr. Terri Varnado 
Contact Title:Assistant Teaching Professor 
Contact Email:terri_varnado@ncsu.edu