Master of Arts (M.A.)
Program Highlights & Benefits
Online synchronous format offers engaging, interactive learning experiences in real time and the convenience of asynchronous online learning
2 year completion time, including breaks
Cohort model helps facilitate supportive and collaborative learning
Workload designed for full time professional educators
Goals and Focus of the Program
The Master of Arts in Instructional Technology program focuses on the ability of the candidate to understand the networked learner (student and teacher) in a 21st century classroom/setting and to align instruction with the needs of each student using ISTE, Common Core, and content standards. The focus of the program is to develop candidates’ capacities to use social media as a platform to engage learners and teachers in connecting authentically to a network of learners/teachers and classrooms/settings globally. Courses teach candidates how to use technologies authentically and purposefully as they develop performance-based learning and assessment experiences which meet the learning needs of each student. Development of units, projects and lessons are based on the philosophy of backward-design, Universal Design, and is standards based. Each course develops candidates’ abilities to use technology to meet the needs of all students including second language learners and special needs students.
The Master of Arts in Instructional Technology program follows a cohort instructional model with a fully online delivery structure. Eight-week courses include online classes that meet in real time (synchronous), as well as provide offline (asynchronous) learning experiences within the four hour class period. Online class sessions meet virtually from 4:45 PM – 8:45 PM on the same night of the week. The duration of the program is approximately two years.
Candidates in the Master of Arts in Instructional Technology program will hold at least a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 2.5, and access to a classroom and students throughout the duration of the program to fulfill field study requirements.
Degree Requirements and Career Outcome
The degree requirements for this program are successful completion of the program’s respective courses (listed below) and completion of a capstone project as a university requirement, which is embedded within the coursework. Upon completion of this program, candidates will have earned a Master of Arts degree in Instructional Technology. This is not a certificate, licensure or endorsement program.
Plan of Study
Educational Technology: Theory and Application
Technology in Education
Assessment for Learning
Technology for Learning
Integrating Technology and Literacy
Assistive Technology for Access to the Curriculum Special Education
Public School Law
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*Master’s Capstone Project Included
The courses for this program may be offered in a different order. This list should not be considered the finalized course sequence.