Instructional Technology

Program Contacts

Louis Nadelson, PhD: Department Chair
Telephone: (501) 450-3282 | Email: lnadelson1@uca.edu

Jeff Whittingham, PhD: Graduate Program Coordinator
Telephone: (501) 450-5445 | Email: jeffw@uca.edu

Note: This program is in the final stages of approval for significant revisions—more tightly focused purposes and curricula that support them, as represented below. When the approvals are completed, this notice will be removed. In the meantime, be in touch with the program contacts listed above for additional information about the program.

[1] Objectives

The Master of Science in Instructional Technology (ITEC) is designed to provide K-12 educators with the knowledge and skills needed to become technology leaders and practitioners. 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 K-12 educators to select an area of concentration reflective of their professional interests. These areas of concentration, which provide specialized preparation in three technologically distinctive fields, are (a) online teaching and learning, (b) computer science teaching and learning, and (c) multimedia design and development. Developing a mindset for leadership and innovation is the overarching goal of the ITEC program.

The ITEC program is designed around an overarching goal of assisting individuals in acquiring the skills for leadership and innovative uses of instructional technology. More specifically, graduates will possess skills and knowledge needed to effectively

  1. Provide professional expertise in instructional technology.
  2. Integrate principles of various technologies for achieving educational or learning goals.
  3. Implement effective curriculum to meet diverse student needs.
  4. Be a visionary and innovative leader in the use of instructional technology.

[2] Admission Requirements

To be accepted into the degree program in instructional technology, an individual must

  1. Meet the general admission requirements of the university.
  2. Provide the department with copies of transcripts of all previous academic work.
  3. Submit a valid standard educator license OR a two-page, double-spaced letter of intent that includes reasons for applying to this program, future goals, and three professional references.

No action will be taken relative to admission until all materials and information are received. Admission materials and information should be received by the department prior to registration.

A maximum of six semester hours of graduate degree credit with grades of “B” or above may be transferred from another UCA graduate program or another regionally accredited institution. Candidates must specifically request consideration of transfer work completed prior to admission to the program. After admission to the program, approval to transfer work from another institution must be approved prior to enrolling in the courses. No internship hours may be transferred.

[3] Program Requirements

The Instructional Technology degree comprises 30 semester hours of graduate credit. The program consists of a 15-hour core (five 3-hour courses) and 15 hours (five 3-hour courses) of advanced study in a selected area of concentration (i.e., online teaching and learning, computer science teaching and learning, or multimedia design and development). In order to exit the program, the candidate will be required to successfully complete all coursework.

[3.1] Core Curriculum (15 credit hours)

ITEC 6301 Instructional Design using Technology
LEAD 6321 Research Methods
EDDL 7328 Digital Age Learning Environments OR EDDL 7399 Emerging and Disruptive Technology in Learning
LIBM 6325 Intellectual Property, Copyright and Digital Citizenship

Choose one of the following leadership courses:

ASTL 6303 Teacher Leadership
ITEC 6370 Teacher Leadership in Online Education
ITEC 6368 Technology Planning and Leadership

[3.2] Areas of Concentration

The candidate selects one of the following areas.

[3.2.1] Online Teaching and Learning (15 credit hours)

ITEC 6371 Universal Design for Learning
ITEC 6372 Online Education Course Design, Delivery, Implementation, and Evaluation
ITEC 6373 Online Teaching and Instructional Strategies
ITEC 6380 Supporting Student Success in Online Teaching
ITEC 6341 Design and Production of Media Resources for Online Courses

[3.2.2] Multimedia Design and Development (15 credit hours)

ITEC 6354 Multimedia
EDDL 7328 Digital Age Learning Environments or EDDL7399 Emerging and Disruptive Technology in Learning (whichever was NOT taken as part of the core curriculum)
ITEC 6341 Design and Production of Media Resources for Online Courses
ITEC 6371 Universal Design for Learning
ITEC 6337 Computer Graphics and Animation

[3.2.3] Computer Science Teaching and Learning (15 credit hours)

ITEC 6320 Teaching and Learning Coding and Programming 1
ITEC 6321 Teaching and Learning Coding and Programming 2
ITEC 6322 Computing Systems and Networking
ITEC 6327 Data and Analysis
ITEC 6328 Teaching and Learning in Computer Science

[3.4] Retention Requirements

To be recommended for a degree, candidates must complete all required course work with at least a 3.00 GPA.

[3.5] Continuous Enrollment Requirement

College of Education graduate students are expected to maintain continuous enrollment throughout their program of study until achieving program completion. Specifically, College of Education graduate students are expected to be enrolled in at least two of the three semesters in a given calendar year (Spring, Summer I or II, and Fall). If a student must take a time-out, the student is expected to notify his/her home department. If a student fails to register for more than one semester out of three in a given calendar year, he/she may be ineligible for readmission unless granted by the home department.

[4] Graduate Certificates

[4.1] Instructional Technology – Online Teaching and Learning (15 credit hours)

→ Gainful Employment Information – Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning: tba

ITEC 6371 Universal Design for Learning
ITEC 6372 Online Education Course Design, Delivery, Implementation, and Evaluation
ITEC 6373 Online Teaching and Instructional Strategies
ITEC 6380 Supporting Student Success in Online Teaching
ITEC 6341 Design and Production of Media Resources for Online Courses

[4.2] Instructional Technology – Multimedia Design and Development (15 credit hours)

→ Gainful Employment Information – Graduate/Undergraduate Certificate in Multimedia Design and Development: 2018

ITEC 6354 Multimedia
EDDL 7328 Digital Age Learning Environments or EDDL 7399 Emerging and Disruptive Technology in Learning (whichever course was NOT taken as part of the core curriculum)
ITEC 6341 Design and Production of Media Resources for Online Courses
ITEC 6371 Universal Design for Learning
ITEC 6337 Computer Graphics and Animation

[4.3] Instructional Technology – Computer Science Teaching and Learning (15 credit hours)

→ Gainful Employment Information – Graduate Certificate in Computer Science Teaching and Learning: tbd

ITEC 6320 Teaching and Learning Coding and Programming 1
ITEC 6321 Teaching and Learning Coding and Programming 2
ITEC 6322 Computing Systems and Networking
ITEC 6327 Data and Analysis
ITEC 6328 Teaching and Learning in Computer Science

[5] Graduate Course Links

Follow this link for ITEC course descriptions: course link.

Follow this link for ASTL course descriptions: course link.

Follow this link for LEAD course descriptions: course link.

Follow this link for LIBM course descriptions: course link.