The purpose of the Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Instructional Technology is to address the learner and develop instructional design using 21st century skills and technology. Students will focus on creativity and innovation; critical thinking and problem solving; and communications and collaboration skills that will prepare them to be competitive in our evoloving global society.
By addressing the needs of digital native learners and digital immigrant teachers, whether in a k-12, corporate, or higher educational setting, masters students will learn to asses, problem solve, and design pedagogy for more effective learning. As classroom instructors across a range of academic disciplines integrate technology into their classrooms, or work place, there is an expanding need to have pedagogy and skills that drive this integration.
What is an Instructional Designer? An instructional designer is somebody who applies a systematic methodology based on instructional theory to create content for learning events. What is an Instructional Technologist?
Instructional Technologists apply research in learning theory, psychology, and emergent technologies to solve instructional and performance problems. Depending on class choices, a degree in Instructional Technology will prepare graduates to be K-12 instructional technology integrators, technology coaches in education, instructional designers in education, corporate trainers, instructional designers, and entrepuners in edubusiness.
During your master's program you will become proficient in using diverse technology applications while addressing the pedagogical needs that will help you confidently implement technology.
This unique program encompasses learning theory, practice and learning new technology applications using a hands-on approach. Please contact the graduate coordinator if you have any questions.
Completion Process of the M.Ed. in Instructional Technology:
- Apply to the Graduate College - Review Instructional Technology Admission Requirements.
- Determine the Plan of Study - After finishing six credits, meet with your graduate advisor to write and submit your plan of study.
- Take courses and learn - Take 30 credits of courses + 3 credit Internship for the master's and learn based on your needs. You will learn to use, implement and instruct with technologies beyond average experience.
- Create, Submit and Present your Portfolio - Display your learning in a professional manner. In the portfolio you articulate your goals and may identify learning goals for your internship.
- Complete an Internship - Complete a 120 hour internship that extends your knowledge base - 3 credits.
- Complete Portfolio and Graduate
- Total = 33 credits