A masters program in the UNC School of Education combines business, education and technology — and the priority deadline for financial awards is on Feb. 12.
The Masters in Educational Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship is a hybrid professional degree within the School of Education that gives students business, educational and technological skills to be successful entrepreneurs.
The program started three years ago. Keith Sawyer, Morgan Distinguished Professor in Educational Innovations, took the lead in its creation, researching programs across the nation and creating a model.
At the core of MEITE is a combination of learning sciences, which encompasses what we understand about how people learn from empirical research, said Jeff Greene, associate dean for Academic Affairs in the School of Education. He said learning sciences is an aspect of UNC's program that sets them apart from the education programs at Stanford University, University of Pennsylvania and Carnegie Mellon University.
“What I think makes our program really distinctive is that learning science piece, and we try really hard to help our students understand theory and empirical research on learning so that they can be really informed creators of innovative technology solutions,” Greene said.