Welcome to the Masters of Instructional Technology web-page. 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. If you have any questions please feel free to contact the Program Coordinator, Dr. Stephanie Huffman.
|Program Coordinator:||Dr. Stephanie Huffman|
|Office:||Mashburn Hall 221|
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. (Graduate Bulletin)
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.
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.
Is the Masters of Instructional Technology Program right for you?
- Are you an independent learner?
- Are you considering earning a Masters degree to advance in the workplace?
- Do you need professional development hours?
- Are you interested in the growing field of Instructional Technology?
- Would you like to take courses form the comfort of your home?
If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, the Masters of Instructional Technology (ITEC) at the University of Central Arkansas was designed just for you!
Information for Current Students
Advising – ITEC students should be advised every semester prior to registration. As a general rule, it is a good idea for students to contact their advisor 2-3 weeks prior to registration. For registration information, monitor the Office of the Registrar for the Advanced Registration Schedule. The Schedule of Classes is usually updated 2-3 weeks prior to advanced registration.
Petition of Candidacy – Students should complete the Petition of Candidacy after completing 9-hours of study. The Petition of Candidacy maps out your program of study and is used by the Graduate School and advisors to track the students progress. Petition of Candidacy for can be found on the Graduate School web site or by clicking HERE.
Program Check Sheet – This form may be used to assist the candidate in planning their course of study. (Instructional Technology Check Sheet)
Student Resources – The Leadership Studies website provides various student resources such as information on the Educational Testing Service (ETS), Graduate School, Torreyson Library, Technology Requirements for Distance Education, the UCA Writing Center, as well as tutorials for Blackboard and Chalk & Wire. Student Resources can be accessed in the navigation menu or by clicking HERE.
Candidates in the Master’s of Instructional Technology program must complete a Culminating Activity to meet graduation requirements. The Culminating Activity is a partial fulfillment of the requirements of the Master’s Degree in Instructional Technology at the University of Central Arkansas. The purpose of the Culminating Activity is to demonstrate a candidate’s ability to create professional-quality project or research paper synthesizing what she or he has learned in the program. The Culminating Activity must have academic significance and must be completed under the guidance of the candidate’s advisor. The project, as a general rule, will be in the candidate’s area of specialization in the graduate program. Further details for the Professional Project or Professional Paper Guidelines can be found on the Student Resources page or Culminating Project Guidelines.