What is Educational or Instructional Technology?
Master’s in instructional technology graduates are able to integrate technology into daily classroom work, as well as into teacher training. As an educational technology specialist in schools, graduates of this master’s program lead the vision for how technology can be used in schools and help to make purchasing decisions based on those goals. In addition, they are prepared to support the day-to-day use and integration of technology in teaching and troubleshoot problems that may arise.
The Master of Science (MS) in Instructional Technology from GCU prepares teaching professionals to increase their involvement with technology. Graduates are prepared to become technology specialists and coaches. Some graduates of this master’s in instructional technology program choose to remain in the classroom and effectively incorporate technology into their teaching. This program does not lead to licensure.
Earn your Master’s in Instructional Technology Online
The GCU master’s degree in of instructional technology can be completed online. This allows teachers who are already working in classrooms to continue with their day jobs and attend school with flexibility. The GCU Master of Science in Instructional Technology faculty and staff have experience with:
- Technology-based instructional models
- Digital literacy methodology
- Technology integration
- Technology for assessment
- Multimedia instruction
- Distance learning
While taking classes online for the master’s in educational technology, GCU students will study both theoretical and practical applications of combining technology and instructional design for schools. A cornerstone of the master’s in instructional technology is brain research about how technology connects to teaching, learning, and memory. Graduates also learn about:
- Current practices and legal standards related to technology in schools
- Tech-based assessment systems
- Technology learning theories
- Multimedia teaching resources
- Curriculum development for distance education
- School-based technology and media leadership
The MS in instructional technology degree program at GCU culminates with the creation of a professional development plan in which students outline how they intend to integrate technology at their school sites.
What Can I Do With a Master’s in Educational Technology?
The Master of Science in Instructional Technology online degree program from GCU prepares graduates to work as educational technology specialists and coaches. With the knowledge and leadership skills embedded in the course, some GCU grads have gone on to work as:
- Instructional coordinators
- Distance education specialists
- District-level technology specialists
- Technology class teachers
Bring your school into the 21st century with a tailored technology implementation plan. Join other future technology specialists in the Master of Science in Instructional Technology degree program at GCU. See you online!
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