Advanced Program For Continuing Professional Education
Offered By: College of Education
Impact Education as a Technology Coach
Grand Canyon University's Master of Science in Instructional Technology program is designed for practicing teaching professionals who have an interest in becoming a technology specialist or coach—or educators who endeavor to increase their knowledge of technology in the classroom. This master's in instructional technology program and courses are aligned to the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Standards for Technology Coaches, as well as the Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) standards.
Courses in the Master of Science in Instructional Technology program are taught by experts in their respective fields who extend knowledge and experience in the following areas:
- Technology-based instructional theories and models
- Digital literacies and new media
- Ethical and equitable technology integration
- Technology for student assessment
- Multimedia instructional strategies
- Distance learning, andragogy, and coaching
Become a Leader in Instructional Technology
Project-based learning and the application of concepts in real-world context produce graduates with the hands-on training and career readiness to become leaders in technology at the K-12 classroom, school and district levels. You will engage in observational and field experiences to help foster your understanding of the complexity of:
- Leading in the school setting.
- Classroom technology use and training.
- Development of a vision for technology.
- Ensuring smooth day-to-day technology integration in teaching.
Opportunities will also be available to apply concepts, theories and research throughout the Master of Science in Instructional Technology degree program. Candidates must have access to a K-12 school classroom with technology to complete the capstone course and program assignments and maximize preparation for a career in instructional technology.
What You Will Learn
Explore Educational Technologies and Tech Integration in Schools
The curriculum for this master's in instructional technology introduces you to brain research that relates to teaching and learning, including how the inner workings of the brain affect student learning, memory and transfer. As you move throughout the master's degree program, you will gain an introduction to educational research, understand instructional theories and models in technology education, and focus on the organized integration of media in school curricula.
You will also learn:
- Current educational practices, policies and legal standards related to technology integration in schools.
- Various technology-based assessment tools.
- Instructional strategies using learning theories and appropriate multimedia resources.
- Basic curriculum development and design principles for distance education.
- The role of leadership in relation to implementing educational technologies and media.
In the Instructional Technology Capstone course, you will create a year-long professional development plan to integrate technology into your school. The experience will culminate in an electronic portfolio.
Enhance Learning Experiences through Technology
Upon completion of this master's in instructional technology online, you will have the hands-on experience and skills to pursue a career as a technology specialist or coach. For practicing educators who want to continue teaching in the classroom, you will deepen your understanding of how to effectively integrate technology into the curriculum, thus improving student learning and outcomes.
Pursue a next-generation education with an online degree from Grand Canyon University. Earn your degree with convenience and flexibility with online courses that let you study anytime, anywhere. GCU offers the most experienced leadership in delivering online degree programs. Full-time faculty members and fully trained adjunct instructors, equipped with strong academic backgrounds and practical experience in their fields, support you every step of the way. Designed with the career-oriented professional in mind, our online classes provide an intimate environment that stimulates engaging and challenging discussions. Choose from programs across our distinct colleges, in high-demand employment areas. Classes begin frequently.
Grand Canyon University’s evening programs cater to the demands of working professionals who prefer an in-person learning environment. Our night classes meet just once per week and offer the interaction and discussion of a typical college classroom. Night classes are designed for a specific number of students, providing a warm and nurturing environment that supports an engaging experience. In an evening cohort, you will progress through your degree program with the same career-minded classmates, providing an opportunity to network and forge relationships that go beyond the classroom. Classes begin frequently at various locations, including our main campus.