Instructional Technology, Master of Science in Education

Offered by Department of Teacher Education

Program Information and Admission Requirements

The Instructional Technology program requires four core classes covering the areas of research, democracy, diversity, and technology in accordance with the renewed focus of the College of Education. The program is 36 credit hours; however, additional credit hours may be needed for state certification in some endorsement areas.

Admission requirements include GPA and either the Graduate Record Examination or a Professional Biography.

The Instructional Technology program prepares graduates for careers in either business or education. In education, instructional technologists are building or district-wide technology resource personnel. They provide or assist with technology-related professional development, strategic planning components, trans-curricular integration of technology, improvement of instruction, coordinating and developing technology-oriented curricula plans, and instructional delivery. Instructional Technologists in the business world focus on designing and developing instruction, job aids, training aids, consulting, and similar training related issues. Instructional Technologists are involved with all instructional aspects of technology and related areas.

Successful completion of a comprehensive examination/project is required of all degree-seeking students prior to graduation. There are three parts:

  1. Program examination/project
  2. Departmental examination, and
  3. College of Education survey of Desired Outcomes.

Contact your adviser at least one semester in advance of your planned graduation. Additionally, you must apply for graduation in the first few weeks of the semester in which you intend to graduate even if you will not attend.

 

This program is offered online only.

All students are required to complete an exit survey during the semester of graduation or program completion.

Department Core Courses
Research Course
TE 800Education Research3
Democracy
TE 868Copyright, Fair Use, and Ethics3
Diversity
TE 810Design and Development of Instruction3
Technology
TE 886PTechnology Tools for Teachers3
Instructional Technology Core Classes
TE 870Developing Web-Based Portfolios3
Select one of the following:3
Motivating the 21st Century Learner 1
Developing Web-Based Educational Environments 1
Client-Side Web Application Development 1
Select one of the following:3
Field Experiences in Instructional Technology 2
Field Experiences in School LIbrary 2
Select one of the following concentrations:15
Total Credit Hours36

Instructional Technology Concentration

Select 15 credit hours of Electives15
Total Credit Hours15

Leadership in Instructional Technology Concentration

TE 878Leadership in Instructional Technology3
TE 880Management of Educational Technology3
TE 882Teacher Development Training in Instructional Technology3
Select 6 credit hours of Approved Electives 36
Total Credit Hours15

School Librarian Concentration

TE 869Introduction to School Library Program3
TE 871Collection Development and Management3
TE 872Organization of School Library and Technology Resources3
TE 873Reference Services and Resources3
TE 875Administration of the School Library3
Total Credit Hours15

Information Technology Concentration

CSIT 825PDatabase Systems3
CSIT 834PInformation Technology Teaching Methods3
CSIT 848PSystem Administration3
CSIT 858PComputer Security3
Select 3 credit hours of Approved Electives3
Total Credit Hours15

 Electives in Teacher Education

TE 805POverview of Assistive Technology3
TE 810Design and Development of Instruction3
TE 866Motivating the 21st Century Learner3
TE 867Traditional Storytelling3
TE 868Copyright, Fair Use, and Ethics3
TE 869Introduction to School Library Program3
TE 870Developing Web-Based Portfolios3
TE 871Collection Development and Management3
TE 872Organization of School Library and Technology Resources3
TE 873Reference Services and Resources3
TE 874Production of Instructional Resources3
TE 875Administration of the School Library3
TE 876Integration of Curriculum, Technology and Media Resources3
TE 877Developing Web-Based Educational Environments3
TE 878Leadership in Instructional Technology3
TE 879Seminar in Instructional Technology3
TE 880Management of Educational Technology3
TE 881Online Teaching Instructional Design3
TE 882Teacher Development Training in Instructional Technology3
TE 884Online Teaching Methodology3
TE 885Instructional Video Production3
TE 886PTechnology Tools for Teachers3
TE 887Electronic Media Production3
TE 888Enhancing Classroom Instruction Using Imaging Tools3
TE 889Creating Instructional Videos to Enhance Classroom Instruction3
TE 891Field Experiences in Instructional Technology3
TE 892Internship in Instructional Technology1-6
TE 893Field Experiences in School LIbrary3
CSIT 825PDatabase Systems3
CSIT 834PInformation Technology Teaching Methods3
CSIT 840PClient-Side Web Application Development3
CSIT 848PSystem Administration3
CSIT 850PE-Commerce Information Systems3
CSIT 858PComputer Security3
CSIT 892PPracticum in Computer Science/Information Technology1-6
CSIT 893PDirected Readings in Computer Science/Technology1-3
CSIT 894PDirected Research in Computer Science/Information Technology1-6
CSIT 895PIndependent Study in Computer Science/Information Technology1-3
Electives may also be taken in ART, CDIS, CSIT, ENG, JMC, and MIS with permission.

In lieu of a comprehensive examination an electronic portfolio will be submitted, evaluated, and approved.

Endorsements ONLY

School Librarian Endorsement Requirements

TE 810Design and Development of Instruction3
TE 868Copyright, Fair Use, and Ethics3
TE 869Introduction to School Library Program3
TE 870Developing Web-Based Portfolios3
TE 871Collection Development and Management3
TE 872Organization of School Library and Technology Resources3
TE 873Reference Services and Resources3
TE 875Administration of the School Library3
TE 893Field Experiences in School LIbrary3
Select 3 credit hours of Approved Electives3
Total Credit Hours30

Please note: Unless a student already has a master degree and does not wish to earn a second one, the faculty highly recommend that instead of working on the School Librarian endorsement only program, the students should get admitted to the graduate program and work on the School Librarian concentration program - the difference is six credit hours. The Graduate College's policy is to allow up to 12 credit hours of work taken in a non-degree status to transfer in to a degree program. Therefore, if a student has taken 30 credit hours for the endorsement and THEN decides to enroll in the degree program, the Graduate College has the option of "rejecting" all the credit hours beyond 12. So if there is a possibility a student "might someday" enroll in a master degree program, the faculty recommend getting admitted into the degree program now. Students can attain endorsements without getting the degree, even if they are in the degree program. Students should contact advisors with any questions about this or any other aspect of the program.

Leadership in Instructional Technology Endorsement Requirements

TE 810Design and Development of Instruction3
TE 868Copyright, Fair Use, and Ethics3
TE 870Developing Web-Based Portfolios3
TE 877Developing Web-Based Educational Environments3
TE 878Leadership in Instructional Technology3
TE 880Management of Educational Technology3
TE 882Teacher Development Training in Instructional Technology3
TE 891Field Experiences in Instructional Technology3
TE 876Integration of Curriculum, Technology and Media Resources3
or TE 886P Technology Tools for Teachers
Total Credit Hours27

Information Technology Endorsement Requirements

TE 810Design and Development of Instruction3
TE 868Copyright, Fair Use, and Ethics3
CSIT 825PDatabase Systems3
CSIT 834PInformation Technology Teaching Methods3
CSIT 848PSystem Administration3
CSIT 858PComputer Security3
TE 877Developing Web-Based Educational Environments3
or CSIT 840P Client-Side Web Application Development
Total Credit Hours21
1

Information Technology concentration/endorsement students may take TE 866 as an elective, but must take TE 877 or CSIT 840P as a requirement.

2

All IT degree or endorsement students, EXCEPT for school library students, must take TE 891. School Library degree or endorsement students must take TE 893.

3

TE 876, Integration of Curriculum, Technology and Media Resources, is highly recommended.