Our Master’s in Educational Technology (MAET) Program is taught by an outstanding team of adjunct faculty within the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education in the College of Education.
Adjunct Faculty (Certificate Program)
- K-12 classroom teachers themselves who have experience using educational technology in the classroom
- Graduates from our certificate program
- Exceptionally skilled in educational technology
- Winners of awards such as technology Teacher of the Year from the Michigan Association of Computer-Related Technology Users in Learning (MACUL) and the national award of the International Society for Technology in Education.
Sara Beauchamp-Hicks is a former Special Educator who now is a technology instructor for Waverly Community Schools. She is also a teacher consultant of the National Writing Project, working with the UPWP as a technology liaison for five years. Always trying to create engaging, meaningful learning environments for children, Sara is currently working with her Waverly colleagues to build MakerSpaces in their buildings. Together they are connecting content, curriculum and making in fabulous ways. Sara is a Google Certified Teacher, belongs to MACUL and ISTE, is a MAET alum and loves to learn new things!. She and her husband, Troy, six wonderful kiddos, five of which are still at home.
Katie Bradford is a former middle school teacher and a 2013 graduate of the MAET program. Currently, she provides professional development to educators all across northern Indiana as an Innovative Learning Specialist for Five-Star Technology Solutions. Katie loves to share her passion for technology-rich instructional practices that can truly transform teaching and learning in schools today. Additionally, she is a Google Certified Trainer who shares how these tools can foster collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking by presenting at various conferences across Indiana. Aside from technology, Katie loves to travel, read, and go on outdoor adventures with her husband and dog.
Janine Campbell is a k-12 certified Visual Arts teacher at Byron Center Public Schools in Michigan. She has been teaching Art to middle schoolers since 2004 and has been a part of the MAET team since 2015. Janine has been recognized as a 2014 PBS Learning Media Digital Innovator, 2015 Michigan Art Education Association Middle Level Educator of the Year, and 2015 National Art Education Association Western Region Middle Level Educator of the Year. She enjoys traveling with her husband, making art, hiking, dancing, cupcakes, reading and writing. Visit this website to learn more about Janine’s classroom.
Edie Erickson is a classroom teacher and a 2014 graduate of the MAET program. She has taught in both South Carolina and Michigan, and currently serves as a third grade teacher in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. She loves learning and growing in her knowledge of teaching, and connects with teachers globally to feed this need to learn. Technology integration, collaborative learning, and providing opportunities for creativity are central in her teaching practice. Her devotion and skill in technology integration earned her the MACUL K-12 Technology Using Teacher Award for 2016 as well as several awards from the Discovery Educator Network.
Rachelle Galang is an instructor in the Graduate Certificate in Educational Technology Program at Michigan State University. In addition to this role, she is a technology integration specialist at Oakland Schools. Rachelle bleeds green. She is a proud alumna of the MAET overseas cohort, the Department of Teacher Education and the Spartan Marching Band. Aside from technology, her passions include music, traveling, dance and athletics. You can find out more about Rachelle on her website.
Ron has worked at the Kent Intermediate School District and the Kent Career Technical Center for 15 years both teaching in the classroom and providing educator and student professional development. He is an experienced instructional technologist with experience in instructional design, development of online, blended, and technology enhanced courses and experiences. Ron has many years of experience helping others use technology to enhance their teaching and learning, classroom engagement and collaboration. As a board member of MACUL and the REMC Association of Michigan, Ron actively contributes to helping students learn and teachers teach while using technology to enhance their effectiveness, learning outcomes, and engagement.
Amy Pietrowski has a love of technology that started at computer camp in 1984. She is passionate about helping teachers and students become effective learners through the use technology. A Maine native, Amy has taught in several schools around the world due to her husband’s Army career. Because of her frequent moves, she has taught at every grade level and almost every subject area! Inside the classroom, Amy teaches k-8 technology and coaches teachers in Laurel, Maryland. Outside of the classroom, Amy presents at numerous local and statewide technology conferences, is a Level 2 Google Certified Teacher, and PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator.
Dr. Andy Saltarelli is the director of digital learning initiatives in Stanford’s Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning. He helps to establish and facilitate strategic campus-side initiatives in digital and online learning. He leads a team of instructional designers who collaborate with faculty to develop new and effective online, blended, and other digital learning content that is delivered to learners on campus and beyond. Andy is a 2012 graduate of the EPET program and his research explores how instructional technologies and modalities affect the social psychological processes (e.g., belongingness, motivation, cooperation) underlying teaching and learning.
Stacey Schuh is a Blended Learning Coach for Michigan Virtual University, is a current MACUL board member and presenter for the Bureau of Education and Research. She supports blended learning initiatives and works directly with teachers and administrators to implement technology in the classroom. Stacey is a former classroom teacher and holds a master’s degree in educational technology and Education from Michigan State.
Andrew is a MAET graduate and educational technology consultant for the Kent Intermediate School District in Grand Rapids. He supports teachers and administrators with integrating technology to enhance student learning through face-to-face, blended, and online professional learning opportunities. In 2015, Andrew was named Outstanding Technology-Using Educator of the Year by the Michigan Association of Computer Users in Learning (MACUL).
Emily signed up for a pilot Education Technology class at MSU in 2006 and has been hooked on technology integration ever since. She has taught brick-and-mortar middle school math and virtual elementary classes. Transitioning to Higher Ed, she worked at DePaul University as an Instructional Technology Consultant and Quality Matters Peer Reviewer. She is currently a freelance instructional designer and toddler/preschooler-chaser. Emily has been teaching for the certificate program since 2009, and her favorite part is connecting with each student and learning about their unique perspective and goals as an educator.
Melissa White was an educator for 31 years starting as a K-12 School Librarian and ending as the Director of Instructional Technology at Ingham Intermediate School District. She was the MACUL 2013 Outstanding Educator. She has been teaching for the CEP Educational Technology certificate program since 2002. She is the co-creator of 21 Things 4 Teachers and 21 Things for Students, both of which have received the ISTE Seal of Alignment. For the past three years she has been consulting with Genesee and Oakland ISDs to create course content in educational technology. She lives in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan on the shores of Lake Michigan.
Nicole is a National Board Certified Teacher with 24 years of experience as a classroom teacher and currently as an instructional technology coach in a regional gifted center within Chicago Public Schools. She is an adjunct instructor at two private universities in Illinois. Nicole sits on the Executive Board of Illinois Computing Educators (Illinois’ ISTE affiliate) as President and is a former member of the Board of Directors for the Chicago Foundation for Education. She holds master’s degrees in Administration & Supervision and Technology in Education and is a Google Certified Educator. She’s a wife and a mom to 16 year old twins.