Hybrid Summer 2024: Online and On-Campus
If you are interested in joining MAET Hybrid in Summer 2024, please complete the Summer 2024 Interest Form to reserve your spot and receive more information. Summer Hybrid learners will begin their experience online for two weeks, then come to MSU’s beautiful campus for two weeks, and complete their learning online in an addition two weeks. In 6 total weeks, learners will earn 9 graduate credits.
- Online, asynchronous: July 1 – July 14, 2024
- On-campus, face-to-face: July 15 – July 26, 2024
- Online, asynchronous: July 27 – August 9, 2024
We will not meet in person on the weekend between the two on-campus, face-to-face weeks (July 20 and 21).
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 Strategies for Transformation 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 Summer Hybrid 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 and you will have completed almost 1/3 of your Master of Arts in Educational Technology degree! 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, MAET students, and MSU graduate students from other programs can enroll in this strand.
You will complete 3 courses (9 credits):
- CEP 810: Teaching for Understanding with Technology
- CEP 811: Adapting Innovative Technologies to Education
- CEP 812: Applying Educational Technology to Issues of Practice
Strategies for Transformation Strand
The goal of the Strategies for Transformation 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. MAET students can enroll in this strand. MAET students and MSU graduate students from other programs can enroll in this strand.
You will complete 3 courses (9 credits):
- CEP 800: Psychology of Learning in School and Other Settings
- CEP 822: Approaches to Educational Research
- CEP 818: Creativity in Teaching and Learning
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 Hybrid?
“When I think of the Summer Hybrid Program, I am brought back to the experiences and lessons I learned. The hands-on learning experiences allowed me to challenge my thinking and my teaching practices, unlike before. I reimagined how I wanted my students to learn from these adventures I experienced in the MAET program. The opportunities to collaborate with other teachers and my professors on a more personal level allowed me to grow my knowledge of educational technology and are the connections I cherish. Throughout every interaction with MAET, I have been supported and connected with professors and links to help transform the world of education.”
~ Ashley Snow, Mindsets for Innovation Strand 2022, High School Social Studies, Sturgis, MI
“The MAET program understands educational technology is about being flexible and finding the right tool to be as effective as possible. Instructors respect us as professionals and are eager to learn and filter the material through our experiences and expertise. This is especially true of the Hybrid program. The 6-week program was jam packed with practical and dynamic experiences that demonstrate learning environments of a wide variety. From museums and other creative spaces to traditional classrooms you get to experience how learning and teaching practices are implemented. Throughout the whole program, I have felt empowered to take risks, supported when they failed, and guided on how to become the best, and most dynamic, educator I can be.”
~David McGregor, Strategies for Transformation Strand 2022, High School English, Flushing, MI
“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 remote learning to in-person learning and back, 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
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?
Our Summer Hybrid cohort runs for six weeks.
When can I start?
Our Summer Hybrid cohort programs begin in July each year. You may also begin by taking courses online in the Fall or Spring semester.
If you are new to the MAET program, please ensure that all application materials are submitted by June 1 to start in the hybrid cohort.
Everyone who is interested in participating in the Summer Hybrid program should complete the Summer 2024 Interest Form.
How do I apply?
- Make sure that you have submitted the Summer 2024 Interest Form. This is not a guarantee of admission. The form reserves a spot for you as you apply to the program.
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a meeting with one of our advisors if you need help deciding between earning a graduate certificate only or if you want to apply to the full MAET program (you will still earn a graduate certificate).
- Complete the Univeristy application and supply the materials required.
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.