Why list and describe all my courses?

The annotated transcript fulfills a program requirement for graduation—it is where we look to assess your course background and certify the completion of the Master of Arts in Educational Technology (MAET) or Master of Arts in Education (MAED) program. Additionally, this is a good opportunity for you to start reflecting about your courses for your upcoming Synthesis Essay.

Why write a description of each course?

The process of collecting, organizing, and reflecting on the courses in your master’s study is intended to encourage you to think about all you’ve learned. The MAET and MAED programs are relatively flexible and involve many choices. Gathering all of this information in one place and synthesizing the impact of each course will hopefully help you develop an appreciation for the unique way that your master’s degree experience has played out.

We want you to be able to show others what you did to complete your degree in a way that goes beyond the standard transcript (course numbers and titles). This means describing those experiences with a little more depth and breadth. We want you to begin the process of creating a portfolio that demonstrates what you have accomplished to your peers, significant others, and potential employers. Many of the people who make up your intended audience will be unfamiliar with your program of study; this is a place where you can communicate who you are, what you’ve learned, and the experiences that your different courses brought you.