Instructional Technology Master of Arts degree to be offered at a distance through UNI

Applications are being accepted for the Instructional Technology Master of Arts cohort degree program to begin Summer 2014. This program prepares professionals to be leaders in Instructional Technology in the classroom, district and beyond. Students focus on developing 21st century learning environments through supporting learning with technology in the classroom. 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.

Program graduate Cathy Hines accepted a position as Instructional Technologist for South Hamilton Schools. β€œI am quite certain my degree from UNI played a large role in my earning of this position,” she says. β€œIn fact, I mentioned the program and the entire cohort frequently throughout my interview. I am applying much of what I learned and continue to learn more.”

Courses are offered online using eLearning, a Blackboard learning management system requiring Internet access and a web browser. Most courses also meet one evening a week via Adobe Connect, an interactive video conferencing system, with summer sessions held weekdays. Courses will begin the summer of 2014 using a 2-year cohort model in which students progress through the program sequence together, with the degree being awarded in the spring of 2016. To learn more about the program and how to apply, visit

For information about additional offerings available through Continuing and Distance Education at the University of Northern Iowa, visit or call 319-273-5970 or 800-648-3864.