Academic Catalog 2020-2021

Instructional Technology, Master of Arts

The School of Education (SOE) has developed a Master of Arts degree in Instructional Technology (MAIT) based on the NCDPI Instructional Technology Facilitator Standards (ITF), Digital Learning Competencies (DLC), the International Society of Technology in Education Standards (ISTE), and CAEP Standards. This program is built upon 21st-century knowledge, skills, and dispositions that prepare educators for technology integration and improved student learning within the curriculum. The online MAIT requires 33 credit hours and integrates a core set of pedagogy courses, internships, and practical applications of technology accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI).

Mission Statement

As part of the purpose of the MA in Instructional Technology, graduates are encouraged to be lifelong learners and leaders who model, create, facilitate, and collaborate technology within the curriculum that improves teaching and learning.

Admission Requirements

Program-specific admission requirements for full acceptance into the Master of Arts in Instructional Technology are the following.

  1. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale for all work completed beyond high school
  2. Satisfactory scores on the Graduate Record Exam or the Miller Analogies Test, or an "A"-level teaching license or equivalent for those who are pursuing graduate-level licensure
  3. Three professional recommendations from persons, at least one of whom is a current or former school administrator, who knows the applicant’s work as an educator or student
  4. Access to a classroom in which to engage in teaching and learning
  5. Cohort Form

Program Goals

  1. Provide a study of the evolution of technology, research, and current trends in education
  2. Provide opportunity to explore, research, assess, and implement technology integration necessary to meet the diverse needs of students
  3. Provide opportunities to promote teacher leadership and service within the school and community
  4. Provide a learning environment that embraces critical thinking, decision-making, and student learning
  5. Provide a knowledge base for research and data analysis to interpret appropriate technology integration for improved student learning

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Investigate, analyze, and evaluate how online resources can be utilized and integrated within the classroom for successful student learning
  2. Evaluate and facilitate the integration of technology into the K-12 curriculum
  3. Analyze basic troubleshooting for technology issues that might arise in the classroom
  4. Synthesize how technology can transform teaching and student learning
  5. Interpret, visualize, and plan for current and future technology initiatives

MAIT Curriculum (33 hours)

First Semester

MAIT 650The Web of Everything: Student Safety Online, Social Networking, Societal Impact, and Current Trends

6

Second Semester

MAIT 651Hypermedia: The Art of Effective Integration

6

Third Semester

MAIT 652Hypermedia: The Art of Effective Integration

6

MAIT 653Clinical Experience - Innovative Learning: Physical and Virtual

1

Fourth Semester

MAIT 654P3: Policies, Practices, and Professionalism in a Technology-Infused Society

6

MAIT 655Clinical Experience - P3: Policies, Practices, and Professionalism in a Technology-Infused Society

1

Fifth Semester

MAIT 656Transformational Technology and Strategic Leadership for the World of Tomorrow

6

MAIT 657Clinical Experience - Transformational Technology and Strategic Leadership for the World of Tomorrow

1

Total Credit Hours: 33