Instructional Technology (Master of Science)

The Instructional Technology program will equip individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to guide educational practitioners in the use of emerging technologies to improve teaching and learning. Program participants will develop knowledge and skills in foundations of instructional design, software applications, e-learning modules and course development, and assessment and evaluation techniques. This program is not a professional educator certification program.

Application Deadlines

Deadline dates for applications and receipt of all required application materials are:

Date Event
July 1 Fall Admission
November 1 Spring Admission
April 1 Summer Admission

Any exceptions to these deadlines must be granted by the graduate program chair.

Application Materials Required for the MS in Instructional Technology

Applicants for a master’s degree education program must submit all of the following documentation to Graduate Admissions to be considered for admission:

Graduate Admissions
Jacksonville State University
700 Pelham Road North
Jacksonville, Alabama, 36265-1602

  1. Completed JSU Graduate Application for Admission.
  2. Non-refundable $35.00 application processing fee.
  3. Official transcripts from the baccalaureate degree awarding institution and all transcripts from institutions where post-baccalaureate work has been completed. To be considered for admission, applicants must hold a degree from an institutionally accredited institution or its foreign equivalent. (Students who have previously attended JSU do not need to request a transcript from the university.) 
  4.  Three Graduate Reference Forms completed by individuals who can provide qualitative assessment of the applicant’s potential for success in graduate coursework. Reference forms will be submitted electronically. Instructions for submission will be sent through email to the applicant upon submission of the online graduate application.
  5. If currently an educator, a copy of the candidate’s Professional Educator Certificate.
  6. A professional curriculum vita or resume.
  7. International student applicants must see the International Student Applicants section of this catalog for other application and enrollment requirements.

Admission Requirements for the MS in Instructional Technology

Applicants are admitted on a selective basis by the faculty members of the program, upon review of the completed application package.

Minimum Requirements for the MS in Instructional Technology

An overall 3.25 GPA is required on all coursework attempted for the master’s degree. Transfer credit cannot be used to raise the GPA to the required 3.25.

Course Title Credits
Prerequisite Requirements 0-1
Introduction to Graduate Education and Technology 1
Foundation Requirements
EFD 500Research in Education3
EFD 552Diversity Issues in Education3
Instructional Technology Requirements
EIM 503Technology-Enhanced Teaching and Learning3
EIM 504Learning Through Interactive Technologies3
EIM 505Digital Literacy in the Classroom3
EIM 517Designing Virtual Learning Spaces3
EIM 551Technology in School Environments3
EIM 555Instructional Design3
Elective Requirements
Select two courses by advisement from the following:6
Advanced Twenty-First Century Teaching and Learning
Curriculum Development
Psychological Principles of Learning
Education Methods, Assessment, and Technology in Secondary Schools
Survey Course in Special Education 2
Data Analysis K-12
Technology for SPE
Other elective(s) as deemed suitable by student advisor
Total Hours30-31

 30-31 Graduate Semester Hours Required for this Degree

Graduation and Comprehensive Exam

A comprehensive exam is required for this degree; please see the graduate advisor for full details. All students must apply for graduation by the given deadline of the semester in which they plan to graduate. Please see the Graduation and Comprehensive Exam section of this catalog for more information.