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MS in Instructional Technology

The Master of Science in Instructional Technology program at Grand Canyon University is designed to help students prepare for careers that combine an understanding of teaching strategies with innovations in educational technology. Read on to get more detailed information about this graduate degree program.

Official Program Name:

Master of Science in Instructional Technology

School Offering Program:

Grand Canyon University

Degree Level:

Master's

Program Prerequisites:

The Master of Science in Instructional Technology program might appeal to prospective students who are licensed teachers or administrators. An academic background in information technology and education could be helpful for individuals completing this curriculum. Applicants to Grand Canyon University's master's degree programs should already have a bachelor's degree; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

Students in Grand Canyon University's Master of Science in Instructional Technology program have the opportunity to learn how educational technologies can be used in assessment and instruction. Core classes focus on such topics as the different types of instructional technology, the selection and implementation processes for instructional technologies, and curriculum planning and design for multimedia instruction. Students might also learn about teaching- and learning-based brain research, visual communication theory, legal and ethical issues in technology, the delivery of distance education programs, and coaching strategies in educational technology. For the capstone project, students have the opportunity to develop a needs assessment and technological integration plan for their school.

Learning Format:

Online and on-campus

Program Length:

32 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Grand Canyon University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for a Master of Science in Instructional Technology:

An introductory course in the College of Education, nine core courses, and a capstone make up the curriculum of the Master of Science in Instructional Technology program. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Grand Canyon University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Core Courses (32 credits)

  • Introduction to Graduate Studies in the College of Education
  • Brain-Based Learning
  • Introduction to Educational Research
  • Instructional Theories and Models in Technology Education
  • Digital Literacies and New Media
  • Ethics, Culture, and Equity with Technology
  • Assessment and Instructional Technology
  • Multimedia Instructional Strategies and Methods
  • Distance Learning
  • Leadership and Technology Coaching
  • Instructional Technology Capstone

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Once they have developed a stronger understanding of educational technologies and technology-based instructional strategies, graduates of the Master of Science in Instructional Technology program could pursue teaching or administrative positions in public or private school settings. They could be responsible for assessing and integrating technologies in the classroom, developing technology-based curricula, or teaching courses in multimedia and technology. Positions graduates could pursue include:

  • School district technology specialists
  • Instructional coordinators
  • Technology class teachers
  • Distance education specialists

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