FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
MEd IN CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION - MASTER TECHNOLOGY TEACHER
Can I access student services and resources online?
Yes. A number of OLLU services can be found at: http://education.ollusa.edu/mtt/student_tools.htm
Familiarize yourself with the Library, Information Technology Services, etc. to see what is available online.
How do I get advised for registration?
You need to be “advised” from time to time, so you and the MTT coordinator/advisor, Dr. Sandra Zuniga, will keep you on track and in the right courses. For the most part there is little variation in the MTT coursework and there is little to do relative to advising.
You should receive a Degree/Curriculum Plan during your initial advising session. You and your advisor will use this to keep track of your progress. Make sure you revisit your short and long term goals and keep your degree plan current.
Your advisor’s contact information is as follows:
Sandra Zuniga, Ed. D.,
Coordinator, Online MTT Program
(210) 434-6711 x2304
What term schedule does this program follow?
You are enrolled through the Weekend College program. This is somewhat like being enrolled in a different College or School than the rest of the students here in San Antonio. We work in trimesters rather than semesters. Most of the other students in the Extended Studies program attend classes on Saturdays or Sundays, so you might notice many of the dates in the Extended Studies documents refer to weekends.
The Trimester calendar is somewhat confusing at first, but goes like this:
Trimester 1 – mid-Sept. – mid-Nov.
Trimester 2 – Jan. – Mar.
Trimester 3 – end of Apr. – early Jul.
How do I get started in my online course once I’ve registered?
As new terms approach, you can find course information at http://education.ollusa.edu/distance/
I’m seeking State certification for the MTT. Do I have to pass this in order to graduate?
Yes. Those in pursuit of SBEC Master Technology Teacher certification will need to prepare for the Texas Examination of Master Teachers. As soon as you feel ready to tackle this, take the sample assessment in the prep manual: http://www.texes.ets.org/assets/pdf/testprep_manuals/mttprepmanual.pdf You will then need to make arrangements with Dr. Zuniga to take the University’s practice exam and aim for a passing score of 75. Once you’ve done this, she will recommend you to the local certification office for bar-coding and you will register via telephone for the local test administration.
As you sketch out your personal timeline for completing this program requirement, please keep in mind:
- If you do not pass the exam, you must wait 90 days (as per SBEC) to re-test.
- The exam is given once a month, with the exception of some summer months.
Please keep these in mind as they have been known to get in the way of completing graduation requirements. IT IS NEVER TOO EARLY TO BEGIN PREPARING AND TESTING! The rule is: Test early, test often. I am not seeking MTT certification because I do not hold a teacher certificate. What exam do I have to pass in order to graduate?
Those who are not pursuing MTT certification will need to complete local graduate comprehensive exams to complete degree requirements for the M.Ed.
Where do students meet in an online course?
All course documents and interactions are found on the WebCT Learning System. Use your seven-digit ID and webct as your initial password.
Our Lady of the Lake University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Our Lady of the Lake University.