Master of Arts in Education in Instructional Technology
Become an expert in blending technology and teaching when you complete a master’s in instructional technology
The role of technology is becoming ever more crucial in our ability to effectively engage today’s students and empower them to learn. Be at the forefront of its successful use within your school or district when you complete a master’s in instructional technology at East Carolina University.
At ECU, where we offer a Master of Arts in Education (MAEd) in Instructional Technology, you’ll learn how to design, implement, and evaluate technology programs in P-12 education. Better yet, you’ll do it with the flexibility you need to achieve your professional goals while balancing other needs.
Complete your master’s in instructional technology online
When you choose ECU to help you make the difference you seek, you’ll get a quality education right where you are. We know our students often work around jobs and family schedules while preparing for a rewarding future, so we offer our master’s in instructional technology online. Take all courses for your instructional technology degree at your home or other location for true convenience.
Why study instructional technology at ECU?
ECU’s master’s in instructional technology program has earned top rankings as a master’s in educational technology online degree by The Best Master’s Degrees. It was also named one of the “most affordable” by College Affordability Guide. Get tremendous value for your master’s in instructional technology education when you enjoy these other great benefits of our program:
The real-world experience you desire
With ECU, flexibility is designed into your master’s in instructional technology online program, including where you complete an internship and how you’ll apply your learning. Observe a professional within your own school—or another—and get hands-on experience specific to your goal.
ECU faculty for our master’s in instructional technology programs are committed to your individual needs and success. Expect their support as you navigate your coursework and even your professional goals—attention you may not receive with other master’s in educational technology or instructional technology programs.
An impressive portfolio
As you complete projects for your master’s in instructional technology, you’ll build an electronic portfolio to share with potential employers. They’ll recognize you as a reflective practitioner—due to your reflective writing—helping you stand out from candidates who hold a master’s in educational technology or instructional technology from another institution.
Courses you will take in the instructional technology master’s program
Your master’s in instructional technology online classes will help you become a thoughtful, strategic technology expert. You’ll learn to solve problems and implement solutions in courses that include:
- Selection and Integration of Multimedia for P-12 Schools: Discover methods and materials to help you choose and implement the right multimedia.
- Addressing Differences in Human Learning in Schools: Learn strategies that allow you to assess students and curriculum to meet specific needs.
- Technology Specialists as Teacher Leaders in K-12 School Systems: Use the latest research to navigate your path to become an instructional leader.
View the entire list of exciting courses (PDF) for this instructional technology degree in our advising guide (PDF). This guide includes terms when classes are offered; because most classes are offered 2-3 times per year, there are many options for when you may start the program or the pace in which you work to complete the program.
Hear from our instructional technology master’s students
“I have really enjoyed my time at ECU and find that it has been both challenging and rewarding. It is the faculty involvement that makes this program such a valuable experience. I have attended several distance education programs and this one by far has been the best.”
What can you do with your master’s in instructional technology?
As an ECU graduate with a master’s in instructional technology, you’ll be prepared to collaborate with—and even lead—others in all phases of technology implementation. You’ll provide the tools that other teachers or graduates with a master’s in educational technology use daily. Stand out for your new abilities as you pursue your professional goals.
Your options with an instructional technology degree
With technology paramount in today’s classrooms, you’ll be a better and more skilled teacher as you manage various multimedia in your lessons. Should you wish to transition to a technology-specific position, your instructional technology master’s degree will qualify you for North Carolina licensure for computers in education. This can open doors to jobs as a technology facilitator, coordinator, or director in P-12 educational settings.
Also, as a graduate with an MAEd in Instructional Technology degree, you’ll be eligible to pursue 077 licensure for Instructional Technology Specialist-Computers. ECU offers the courses necessary to complete the required competencies and take your career further.
Where are instructional technology master’s graduates working?
ECU alumni who hold an MAEd in Instructional Technology have careers in school districts throughout North Carolina. Related career opportunities are expected to grow 7%—as fast as the national average, per the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics —over the next decade. It’s an opportune time to learn new skills and expand your professional horizons with a master’s in instructional technology from ECU.
Get started on your instructional technology master’s degree
Take the next step toward earning your master’s in instructional technology online. We have the resources to answer all your questions and help you get started.
Degree programs related to instructional technology
- Instructional Technology, MS
- Graduate Certificate in Computer-based Instruction
- Graduate Certificate in Distance Learning and Administration
- Special Endorsement in Computer Education Certificate
- Graduate Certificate in Digital Learning for Educational Leaders
- Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design in Adult Education
Accreditation for instructional technology at ECU
The Master of Arts in Education, Science Education, program is accredited by SACS, CAEP, and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.