Instructional Technology (MA)
This program prepares professionals to be leaders in Instructional Technology in the classroom, district and beyond. Our students focus on integrating technology into the classroom and our 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.
- 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.
- Designed to prepare our graduates to become Technology Integration Specialists, Master Teachers in using technology, Instructional Technology Coordinators, Instructional Designers, Educational Technology Center Staff, Special Education Media Specialists, Area Education Agency Specialists or Community College Instructors/Administrators.
- All courses are completed entirely online in cooperation with UNI Continuing and Distance Education and the UNI Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Courses in the program are offered through eLearning, a Blackboard learning management system requiring Internet access and a web browser. Most of the courses will also meet Tuesday evenings through interactive video conferencing using Adobe Connect. While most students encounter very few technical difficulties with our online courses, our team of support specialists is available to assist you as needed.
- 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.
- 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.