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Master of Arts - Instructional Technology

As a student within the Instructional Technology specialization of WLC’s Master of Arts program, you’ll develop hands-on skills with innovative instructional tools to enhance digital literacy and increase student engagement within a dynamic 21st century learning environment.

  • Why Instructional Technology?

    • Experience a variety of digital and cloud-based instructional tools in a hands-on environment;
    • Develop and enhance skills in program design and administration;
    • Advance your and your students' digital and technological literacy skills;
    • Create dynamic 21st century learning environments;
    • Receive technical training in the latest digital educational theories and technologies that benefit diverse learners.

    This area of study is ideal for all educators seeking to maximize the use of digital and cloud-based technologies to enhance instruction and increase student achievement, especially those who aspire to become technology integrators, coordinators, or directors.

    Students completing their Instructional Technology specialization may earn Wisconsin licensure as a Director of Technology or Instructional Technology Coordinator (92) or Director of Instruction (10).


    Instructional Technology Specialization Requirements:

    This 36 credit graduate degree program culminates with an action research project and creation of a portfolio. Students seeking initial teacher certification may need to complete additional coursework to meet state licensure requirements. Leadership opportunities are integrated throughout the program and in a required practicum experience.

    Foundation Courses

    • EDU 601 Education as a Change Agent in a Diverse Society
    • EDU 610 Advanced Educational Psychology
    • EDU 621 Curriculum Design and Technological Integration
    • EDU 622 Best Practices in High Performance Instructional Methodologies

    Specialization Courses 

    • EDU 651 Instructional Technology
    • EDU 652 Foundations of Online Learning
    • EDU 654 Collaborative and Assistive Technologies
    • EDU 691 Practicum: Instructional Technology Experience

    Elective Course Options 

    • EDU 623 Coaching, Mentorship, and Instructional Leadership
    • EDU 624 Assessing and Evaluation for Academic Success
    • EDU 625 Professional Development and the Learning Community
    • EDU 653 Multimedia in the Classroom
    • EDU 655 Building and Assessing the E-Learning Environment
    • EDU 656 iPad in Education
    • EDU 658 Transforming Education with Google Apps
    • EDU 681 Leadership, Change, and Collaboration
    • EDU 684 Entrepreneurship in Education
    • EDU 690 Special Topics in Instructional Technology

    Research Course 

    • EDU 692 Education Research Design

    Reflection Course 

    • EDU 693 Capstone Project

    Minimum Total: 36 credits