Master of Arts (M.A.)

Instructional Technology

Hybrid 30 major credits * 2 years

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$199/mo

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Program Highlights & Benefits

Meet one night per week from 4:45 - 8:45p

2 year completion time, including holiday breaks

No GRE or admission tests

No weekend classes

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.

Program Design

The Master of Arts in Instructional Technology program follows a cohort model in which face-to-face sessions take place from 4:45 PM – 8:45 PM on the same night of the week at a central location. Eight-week courses include a combination of face-to-face as well as online sessions, with the possibility of courses being delivered fully online. The duration of the program is approximately two years.

Prerequisites

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, a current teaching certificate, one year of full time, contracted, teaching experience and access to a classroom throughout the program to fulfill field study requirements.

Degree Requirements and Career Outcome

The degree requirements for this program are successful completion of program’s courses (listed below) and a passing score on the comprehensive exam taken after all coursework is complete. 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

CourseTitleHours
EDUC 516
Educational Technology: Theory and Application
3
EDUC 570
Technology in Education
3
EDUC 534
Assessment for Learning
3
EDUC 536
Technology for Learning
3
SPEC 538
Critical Literacy
3
EDUC 584
Integrating Technology and Literacy
3
SPEC 505
Assistive Technology for Access to the Curriculum Special Education
3
EDUC 587
Public School Law
3
EDUC 515
Educational Research
3
EDUC 537
Reflective Practitioners
3
Total Credit Hours:30
Please Note:

Anticipated Comprehensive Exam Date, if needed: March 2022

*The courses for this program may be offered in a different order. This list should not be considered the finalized course sequence.