MSET Program Delivery
MSET courses are offered using a variety of web-enhanced instructional delivery methods. Delivery methods include Internet and Interactive Audio/Video (V-Tel) using the Dakota Digital Network (DDN). Certain courses require a limited on-campus residency.
Courses are offered using a variety of network and web-enhanced instructional delivery methods. Delivery methods include Internet and/or Interactive Audio/Video (VTel) using the Dakota Digital Network (DDN).
Certain technology intensive courses require an on-campus residency. At this time, only two classes (one required and one elective) require campus time:
- CET 751 Computer Hardware and Networking Essentials (a DSU required course)
- CET 753 Network Management in Educational Institutions (an elective that is part of the technology systems specialization)
These courses require hands-on learning experiences with specialized hardware and/ or software. They are available during the summer and are intensive campus sessions. They may also include a distance delivered component.
Students who anticipate difficulty with the residency requirement may be able to take the courses locally and transfer the credit. Such arrangements should be discussed with the faculty members prior to taking the alternative course to make sure the course(s) will transfer. With the purchase of appropriate software, the multimedia courses can be taken at a distance with the instructor's consent.
The program can be taken on a full or part-time basis, with classes offered in three academic terms: fall, spring, and summer. Time to complete really depends upon the number of credit hours taken per semester. Full-time students (9 credit hours per semester) can probably complete the program in four semesters. The program must be completed within 5 years of the date you begin the program (semester of first class taken).