Instructional Technology (MA)

This program prepares professionals to be leaders in Instructional Technology in the classroom, district and beyond. Students focus on integrating technology into the classroom and graduates focus on bringing progressive change to Iowa and beyond. Coursework is designed to build skills and develop vision based upon best practice for using technology within the learning environment.

Teacher licensure is not required for program admission.

Connect-IT cohort to begin Fall 2015

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Program highlights

  • Designed to be practical. In-class activities are intended to provide you with the flexibility to research and develop lessons/materials that are relevant to your specific needs.
  • The proposed two-year cohort beginning Fall 2015 will be composed of 10 online graduate students who will begin in August 2015 and complete in Summer 2017 (6 units per semester). Graduate students from the Central China Normal University have also been invited to participate in this cohort. They will be on-campus students taking some courses on campus and joining the online students in other courses (9 units per semester).
  • Designed to prepare our graduates to become Technology Integration Specialists, Master Technology-Using Teachers, Instructional Technology Coordinators, Instructional Designers, Educational Technology Center Staff, Special Education Media Specialists, Area Education Agency Specialists or Community College Instructors/Administrators.
  • Courses are designed using the Quality Matters set of professional standards based upon research, best practices and national standards for course design.
  • Dedicated to your learning and hands-on experience as you develop the skills to create a professionally-designed digital portfolio that provides the artifacts and evidence to support your attainment of standards.

Our commitment

  • Model digital-age learning and teaching experiences.
  • Promote digital citizenship, multiculturalism and ethical behavior in the global culture.
  • Challenge students to think beyond the status quo and be change agents for learning.
  • Prepare reflective and innovative educators committed to professional growth and life-long learning.

Convenient course delivery

Courses are offered online using eLearning, a Blackboard learning management system requiring Internet access and a web browser. Most courses also meet via interactive video conferencing, with fall and spring sessions held on Tuesday nights. Six-week summer sessions may be held weekdays and may include optional in-person instruction on the UNI campus. While most students encounter very few technical difficulties with our online courses, our team of support specialists is available to assist you as needed.