Dates for Summer 2022
- Online: July 11 – July 24, 2022
- On-campus, face-to-face: July 25 – August 5, 2022
- Online: August 6 – August 19, 2022
We will not meet in person on the weekend between the two on-campus, face-to-face weeks (July 30 and 31).
If you are interested in joining MAET Hybrid in Summer 2022, please complete the Summer 2022 Reservation Form to reserve your spot and receive more information.
What is the Hybrid Summer Program?
Each summer we welcome two cohorts of educators to the beautiful College of Education at Michigan State University for two weeks of extraordinary face-to-face learning. Students begin their coursework online for two weeks and then come together on-campus for two weeks. Students return home to complete two final weeks of learning with their cohorts online.
We call this a hybrid program because it blends face-to-face and online learning experiences. The cohort model allows students to forge strong professional connections to a group of colleagues who are working through a common set of courses together.
MAET degree students who complete both the Mindsets for Innovation and Theory, Research, and Practice Strands earn 18 graduate credits toward their degree over two summers. Students complete the other 4 courses (12 credits) required for the MAET degree completely online or by blending Overseas and online learning options.
Graduates of MSU’s teaching internship may be able to transfer credits toward their degree.
The department reserves the right to cancel a course for which there is insufficient enrollment. Notification of cancellation is normally provided at least a week before a course is set to begin. Paid tuition and registration fees will be refunded for a course that is cancelled by the department.
How is the Hybrid Summer Program structured?
The Hybrid summer experience is an integrated approach to curricula from 3 graduate-level courses that are blended together. Assignments across courses within each strand are woven to emphasize the relationships among ideas, and to provide a connected learning experience that flows as a whole.
Mindsets for Innovation Strand
Upon successful completion of the Mindsets for Innovation Strand, you will earn your Graduate Certificate (GC) in Educational Technology. This GC prepares you to work with students in a range of educational settings to help students become powerful digital-age thinkers, makers, and problem solvers. You will acquire foundational knowledge and skills that will transform your thinking about how, why, and when to integrate a range of digital technologies to support student learning. Graduate Certificate students and MAET students can enroll in this strand.
You will complete 3 courses (9 credits):
- CEP 810: Teaching for Understanding with Technology
- CEP 811: Adapting Innovative Technologies in Education
- CEP 812: Applying Educational Technology to Issues of Practice
Theory, Research, and Practice Strand
The goal of the Theory, Research, and Practice Strand is to develop your expertise in educational theory and research by applying your knowledge to your context and practice. You will explore various uses of technology and what is currently known–or believed–about human learning and development. This strand is comprised of two different pathways that lead toward the master’s degree: Leadership or Creativity. Part of your day will be spent on your core courses (CEP 800 and 822), and the remainder of your time will be spent with your smaller pathway group, focused on leadership or creativity. MAET students can enroll in this strand.
You will complete 3 courses (9 credits):
- CEP 800: Learning in School and Other Settings
- CEP 822: Approaches to Educational Researchn
- CEP 815 or CEP 818 depending on your selected pathway
Leadership Pathway: This pathway will allow you to develop your leadership abilities and deepen understanding of the ethical and societal implications of technology integration. You will be prepared with strategies for facilitating professional development based on a forward-thinking vision. You will complete CEP 815: Technology and Leadership as your third course.
Creativity Pathway: This pathway prepares you with thinking tools that support creative teaching as well as nourish students as creative thinkers and producers. You will gain an understanding of the creative process and discuss practical and societal challenges regarding creativity in education. You will complete CEP 818: Creativity in Teaching and Learning as your third course.
Why should I do it?
Our students consistently tell us that the connections they build to other teachers through our Hybrid summer cohorts enrich their professional lives long after the courses are over.
Students also tell us that Hybrid summer cohort programs allow them to focus on their professional learning exclusively without having to balance their professional and teaching responsibilities at the same time. Students appreciate the chance to fully immerse themselves in learning again!
What do students say about our programs?
“Envision the best conference, webinar, or professional learning that you’ve ever attended; now multiply that by ten, and you might be able to picture what exactly the MAET program entails. Each course will become your favorite course, and each professor, your favorite educator. This program will completely transform and challenge the way you think about learning, assessment, teaching and technology. If you think you’ve seen the Michigan State University campus, think again. Committing to the hybrid version of the MAET program, means you are guaranteed to see every inch of the East Lansing campus through a new lens, and leveraged in ways you’d never dreamed of. The educators of MAET make the transition from two weeks of in-person learning, to four weeks of remote learning, absolutely seamless. You’ll feel supported, challenged, and part of a community no matter where you access this program from.”
~ Lauren Marchelletta, MAET ’20, Technology Integration Specialist, Oakland Schools, MI
“The MAET program provides a complete package when it comes to a degree. Not only does it provide research and hands-on practice, but it creates an atmosphere where the students are collaborating with classmates, connecting with professors and using educational experiences immediately in the classroom. I left the MAET program with professional connections and learning that will make a huge impact not only on me, but also on my students and district.”
~Ashlie O’Connor, MAET ’16, Instructional Technology and Data Specialist, Alpena, MI
“This program exceeded my expectations in so many ways. It has truly changed my life. The quality of the courses was excellent. The projects and lessons were relevant and pushed me to learn and grow. However, the thing that I value most about this program is the connections I have made, both with the professors and other students. My PLN is incredibly strong as it has branched out from the base of MSU MAET. Everyone I have interacted with at MSU has been incredibly kind and supportive.”
~2016 Alumni Survey
How much is it?
Depending on the application path you choose and where you live, tuition rates differ. Please visit our tuition page for a listing of all current tuition rates.
How long will it take me?
Hybrid summer cohort programs last six weeks during the summer.
When can I start?
Our Hybrid summer cohort programs begin in July each year.
If you are new to the MAET program, please ensure that all application materials are submitted by June 1.
Current Students who wish to enroll in the Hybrid summer cohort program should contact MAET advisors at email@example.com or by calling (517) 432-7195 to ensure you enroll in the correct sections.
Everyone who is interested in participating in Hybrid summer cohort program should complete the Summer 2022 Reservation Form.
How do I apply?
To reserve a spot in a Hybrid summer cohort program, please complete the Summer 2022 Reservation Form. This is not a guarantee of admission. The form reserves a spot for you as you apply to the program.
You must decide whether to apply to the MAET program (for either strand) or the Educational Technology Graduate Certificate program (for Mindsets for Innovation Strand only). This choice will depend on your career goals. An advisor is happy to help you navigate this decision.
Can I stay on campus during the face-to-face portion of Hybrid?
For the 2 weeks of on-campus, face-to-face learning, students may choose to live on the beautiful campus of Michigan State University, taking advantage of the numerous cultural and recreational opportunities available here during the summer. Housing for the summer cohort will be reserved with the Owen Hall Graduate Student Residence Visiting Scholar Rooms on campus. Specific information on how to reserve housing will be provided in email updates for those registered for Hybrid.
All meals are at your discretion, but you may choose to dine in the newly renovated Riverwalk Market at Owen Hall, Shaw Vista or other wonderful EatAtState locations around campus and around the East Lansing area.