Instructional Technology

Welcome

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.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. Erin Shaw

Program Coordinator:       Dr. Erin Shaw

Phone:                                    (501) 450-5303

Email:                                     erins@uca.edu

Office:                                    Mashburn Hall 221

ITEC Faculty

General Program Information

The Master of Science in Instructional Technology (ITEC) is designed to provide candidates with the knowledge and skills needed to become K-12 education 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 candidates to select an area of concentration reflective of their educational interest. These areas of concentration, which provide specialized training in three technologically distinctive fields, are:

  1. Online Teaching and Learning
  2. Computer Science Teaching and Learning;
  3. Media Design & Development.

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 30 semester hours of graduate credit. The program consists of an 15-hour core (five 3-hour courses), 15 hours advanced study (five 3-hour courses) of in a selected area of concentration (i.e. online teaching and learning OR computer science teaching and learning OR media design and development).

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. Provide the Graduate School with Graduate Record Examination (GRE) general test scores or Praxis I or verification of a valid standard educator license.

The ITEC program may be completed within two years. 100% of courses are available online! All ITEC courses have been approved by the Arkansas Department of Education as professional development hours.

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.

DegreeWorks – Review DegreeWorks quarterly. This ensures the student stays on track to graduate.

Program of Study – This form may be used to assist the candidate in planning their course of study.(Graduate Bulletin)

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.