Technology, Innovation, and Education
Students in the Technology, Innovation, and Education (TIE) master's program are required to complete eight courses for the Ed.M. degree. Five of these eight courses must be selected from the offerings listed below.
Courses that meet TIE requirements:
- HT-123 Informal Learning for Children
- HT-500 Growing Up in a Media World
- S-150 *Advancing the Public Understanding of Education
- S-999 Special Reading or Research
- T-522 Innovation by Design: Projects in Educational Technology
- T-523 *Formative Evaluation for Educational Product Development
- T-530 *Designing and Producing Media for Education
- T-545 Engagement and Learning
- T-550 Designing for Learning by Creating
- T-553 Teacher Learning and Technology
- T-560 Universal Design for Learning
- T-565 Entrepreneurship in the Educational Marketplace
- T-581 Advanced Design Studio
- T-598 Field Experience in Electronic Technology and Education
Cambridge and the Boston area are lively centers of both education and high-tech innovation – which makes the region rich with unique opportunities for internships. TIE internships complement students' on-campus learning through mentoring, hands-on job experience, and sometimes even a job after graduation, as well as course credit.
Here's a sampling of places where TIE students have held internships:
- Educational and nonprofit institutions: Arnold Arboretum, Cambridge Rindge & Latin High School, CAST, Concord Consortium, EDC, HGSE's Project Zero, Harvard Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Lexington Public Schools, Media and Technology Charter High School, MIT Media Lab, Newton Public Schools, Project for School Innovation, TERC, Tufts University Pearson Center, and The Walden Woods Project
- Educational software and Website development companies: IBM Visual Communications Lab, Inflexxion, Muzzy Lane Software, Overdrive, Six Red Marbles, and Tom Snyder Productions
- Media: Geovision, Walden Media, WGBH/PBS (including NOVA, Frontline, and many programs in the WGBH children's programming unit)
- Museums: Boston Museum of Science, MIT Museum
- Hospitals: Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, Mass Eye & Ear Infirmary
- Research and consulting: Ambient Devices, Eduventures, Overdrive Interactive, Public Consulting Group
Foundations is a unique feature of the TIE curriculum. During the summer before entering HGSE, TIE students receive videos and readings that introduce key ideas in learning theory, community building, and educational technology. Then they participate in a series of Web discussions and other online activities. The Foundations program jump starts students' learning experience, while giving them a chance to get know one another before arriving in Cambridge.
Many HGSE students choose to take courses at other Harvard graduate schools (aka, cross-registering), including the Harvard Business School (HBS) and the Kennedy School of Government (KSG). For more information about cross-registering at other Harvard schools, please visit the Cross Registration website.
HGSE Course Catalog
For more information about HGSE course offerings, view the entire HGSE course catalogue.