Instructional Technology is a growing field in education, business and government environments. Instructional technology combines instructional design and uses technology as a tool to reach instructional goals. Careers in Instructional Technology include instructional designers, multimedia designers, technology specialist, corporate trainers, and technology support among others. On this page you will find General Program Information, as well as information for Prospective and Current Students.
General Program Information
The Master of Science in Instructional Technology (ITEC) is designed to provide candidates with the knowledge and skills needed to become technology leaders and practitioners within their professional arenas (e.g., education, business, government, non-profit organizations). By its design, the program offers a broad view of the field of instructional technology (e.g., history, theory, technology, management) yet is flexible enough to allow candidates to select an area of concentration reflective of their vocational interest. These areas of concentration, which provide specialized training in three technologically distinctive fields, are:
- Distance Education,
- Media Design & Development, and
- Technical Support of Instructional Technologies.
Developing skills for leadership in and administration of these technological fields is the overarching goal of the ITEC program.
Information for Prospective Students
The ITEC program is built upon the knowledge that successful organizations demand highly trained individuals to serve as technology leaders.
The Instructional Technology degree comprises 36 semester hours of graduate credit. The program consists of an 18-hour core (six 3-hour courses), 12 hours (four 3-hour courses) of advanced study in a selected area of concentration (i.e., distance education, media design and development, or technical support of instructional technologies), and 6 hours (two 3-hour courses) of electives allowing for further individualization of the candidate’s program.
Potential students are required to submit a Graduate School application to the Graduate School as well as their GRE scores (ETS), a copy of their current teaching license OR Praxis I scores, and their collegiate transcripts.
The ITEC program may be completed within two years. 95% of courses are available online! All ITEC courses have been approved by the Arkansas Department of Education as professional development hours.
On-campus requirements for the ITEC program can be found on the Program of Study linked here.
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Last updated October 23, 2017