Master of Arts (M.A.)
What You Learn
This program is for licensed K-12 teachers interested in furthering their skills in technology and/or advancing their careers
- To understand, analyze, and evaluate how online resources can be utilized and integrated within the classroom for successful student learning
- To understand and facilitate the integration of technology into the K-12 curriculum
- To understand basic troubleshooting for technology issues that might arise in the classroom
- To understand how technology can transform teaching and student learning
- To understand, visualize, and plan for current and future technology initiative
- To understand and become an experienced user of web applications, blogs, social media, and discussion forums
How You Learn
Fully Online: You will log into Blackboard to complete assignments, participate in online discussions, and complete group activities. While there are no face-to-face meetings, collaborative interfaces will allow audio/video interaction among all participants. Some of the activities may include chats, discussion boards, recorded and/or live webinars, various web links for viewing, and internships with real-life technology exposure and working experience. Your classes will operate in Blackboard and each semester’s final projects will be submitted in an electronic portfolio in Taskstream. Upon full acceptance to the online program you will be required to complete online certification to verify your proficiency in an online environment.
Upon completion of this program, educators will qualify for an NCDPI 077 – Instructional Technology Specialist Computer License. Educators with an “A” teaching certificate and acceptance into the program who complete the first three courses in the program will qualify for a Special Endorsement in Computer Education 079. The state of North Carolina offers reciprocity to several states. It is the responsibility of the applicant to check specific state requirements.
Students in the Master’s in Instructional Technology program must hold at least a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum 2.50 grade point average for all coursework beyond high school. Students must hold initial licensure.
The Web of Everything: Student Safety Online, Social Networking, Societal Impact, and Current Trends
HyperMedia: The Art of Effective Integration
Innovative Learning: Physical and Virtual
P3: Policies, Practices, and Professionalism in a Technology Infused Society
Transformational Technology and Strategic Leadership for the World of Tomorrow
|Total Credit Hours:||33|
This is not an official schedule and your cohort may take these courses in a different order.