M.A. Instructional Technology

Master of Arts Degree - Instructional Technology

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Discover IT @ UNIThis graduate degree program is designed to prepare educators for a variety of professional positions in educational settings, including: school building level, school district level, vocational-technical school, community college, and university. Licensure as a teacher is not required for admission to the program (unless seeking the optional School Teacher Librarian endorsement). The candidate's bachelor's degree may be in any field.

The program is available in either the thesis or non-thesis option and requires a minimum of 35 semester hours. All students completing the non-thesis option are required to, at the end of their program of study, submit a comprehensive electronic portfolio that is representative of their work. Students completing the thesis option are required to pass an oral examination prepared and administered by the thesis committee. The examination will be comprehensive in nature and will normally accompany the thesis defense.

Curriculum Core (9 hours required)
210:201 3 credits Issues and Trends in Curriculum
230:212 3 credits Methods and Materials in Literacy Education
240:232 3 credits Selection and Integration of Materials
Instructional Technology Core (16 or 20 hours required)
240:131g 3 credits Technology in Education
240:139g 3 credits Media Planning and Production
240:237 3 credits Coordinating Technology in an Educational Setting
240:240 3 credits Instructional Development
240:289 2 credits Seminar: Research Readings
240:299 2 or 6 credits Research
Instructional Technology Specialty Area (10-14 hours required)

Option 1 Electives

Technology Applications

240:138g 3 credits Visual Literacy
240:140g 3 credits Using Databases in Education
240:147g 3 credits Digital Imaging
240:150g 3 credits Digital Instructional Television Production
240:153g 3 credits Emerging Instructional Technologies
240:170g 3 credits Principles of Publication Design
240:205 3 credits Instructional Computing Design
240:210 3 credits Distance Education
240:260 1—4 credits Advanced Media Projects
240:285 1—3 credits Readings in Media
240:286 1—3 credits Studies in Media
240:297 1—3 credits Practicum

Related Topics

240:210 3 credits Distance Education
240:260 1—4 credits Advanced Media Projects
240:285 1—3 credits Readings in Media
240:286 1—3 credits Studies in Media
240:297 1—3 credits Practicum
200:214 3 credits Foundations of Instructional Psychology
250:205 3 credits Educational Research

Option 2 Electives (17-19 hours)

Students electing to add the School Teacher Librarian endorsement must take the following electives in lieu of those listed above.

350:114g 3 credits Introduction to the School Library Program
350:115g 3 credits Organization of Information
350:225 3 credits Administration of the School Library Program
350:250 3 credits Reference Services and Information Retrieval
350:290 2—4 credits Practicum
Plus one of the following:
350:132 3 credits Library Resources for Children
350:134 3 credits Library Resources for Young Adults
Other electives as approved by your advisor
Total 35—42 Credits Required