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.
Deadline dates for applications and receipt of all required application materials are:
|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:
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Jacksonville, Alabama, 36265-1602
- Completed JSU Graduate Application for Admission.
- Non-refundable $35.00 application processing fee.
- Official transcripts from all colleges/universities with degrees posted. (Students who have previously attended JSU do not need to request a transcript from the university.)
- 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.
- If currently an educator, a copy of the candidate’s Professional Educator Certificate.
- A professional curriculum vita or resume.
- 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.
|Introduction to Graduate Education and Technology 1|
|EFD 500||Research in Education||3|
|EFD 552||Diversity Issues in Education||3|
|Instructional Technology Requirements|
|EIM 503||Technology-Enhanced Teaching and Learning||3|
|EIM 504||Learning Through Interactive Technologies||3|
|EIM 505||Digital Literacy in the Classroom||3|
|EIM 517||Designing Virtual Learning Spaces||3|
|EIM 551||Technology in School Environments||3|
|EIM 555||Instructional Design||3|
|Select two courses by advisement from the following:||6|
|Advanced Twenty-First Century Teaching and Learning|
|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
30-31 Graduate Semester Hours Required for this Degree
Students who did not take ED 500 Introduction to Graduate Education and Technology (1) (discipline specific section) as a master’s student at JSU are required to take the course in the first semester of enrollment.
Students who have not previously satisfied the special education requirement at the undergraduate, graduate, or PLU level, as documented on an official transcript, must take SPE 500 Survey Course in Special Education (3).
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.