Master of Arts: Instructional Technology

This 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 33 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, and a paper. The departmental graduate research requirement for a non-thesis option may be met in one of four paper formats:

  • a literature review,
  • original research, 
  • a graduate project, 
  • or a journal article.

Each of these options include a literature review. The final determination of the type of paper to be selected must be decided in consultation with the director(s) of the study. 

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. For more information related to the thesis option please review the Graduate College resources

For more information contact Dr. Leigh Zeitz , 319-273-3249

Curriculum Core (9 hours required)

ELEMECML 6201

3 credits

Issues and Trends in Curriculum

LITED 6212

3 credits

Methods and Materials in Literacy Education

INSTTECH 6232

3 credits

Selection and Integration of Materials

Instructional Technology Core (16 or 20 hours required)

INSTTECH 4131/5131

3 credits

Technology in Education

INSTTECH 4139/5139

3 credits

Media Planning and Production

INSTTECH 6237

3 credits

Coordinating Technology in an Educational Setting

INSTTECH  6240

3 credits

Instructional Development

INSTTECH 6289

2 credits

Seminar: Research Readings

INSTTECH 6299

2 or 6 credits

Research

Instructional Technology Specialty Area (10-14 hours required)

Option 1 Electives

Technology Applications

INSTTECH 4138/5138

3 credits

Visual Literacy

INSTTECH 4140/5140

3 credits

Using Databases in Education

INSTTECH 4147/5147

3 credits

Digital Imaging

INSTTECH 4150/5150

3 credits

Digital Instructional Television Production

INSTTECH 4153/5153

3 credits

Emerging Instructional Technologies

INSTTECH 4170/5170

3 credits

Principles of Publication Design

INSTTECH 6205

3 credits

Instructional Computing Design

INSTTECH 6210

3 credits

Distance Education

INSTTECH 6260

1 - 4 credits

Advanced Media Projects

INSTTECH 6285

1 - 3 credits

Readings in Media

INSTTECH 6286

1 - 3 credits

Studies in Media

INSTTECH 6297

1 - 3 credits

Practicum

Related Topics

INSTTECH 6210

3 credits

Distance Education

INSTTECH 6260

1 - 4 credits

Advanced Media Projects

INSTTECH 6285

1 - 3 credits

Readings in Media

INSTTECH 6286

1 - 3 credits

Studies in Media

INSTTECH 6297

1 - 3 credits

Practicum

EDPSYCH 6214

3 credits

Foundations of Instructional Psychology

MEASRES 6205

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.

SLS 4114/5114

3 credits

Introduction to the School Library Program

SLS 4115/5115

3 credits

Organization of Information

SLS 6225

3 credits

Administration of the School Library Program

SLS 6250

3 credits

Reference Services and Information Retrieval

SLS 6290

2 - 4 credits

Practicum

Plus one of the following:

SLS 4132/5132

3 credits

Library Resources for Children

SLS 4134/5134

3 credits

Library Resources for Young Adults

Other electives as approved by your advisor

Total 33 - 42 Credits Required