MSED Instructional Technology
The Masters of Science in Education in Instructional Technology involves a minimum of 30 semester hours for the degree and will provide participants with the necessary knowledge and hands-on experience to effectively integrate technology into their classroom and instruction. The degree program provides a true value-added opportunity for all educators. Specifically, the degree will:
- Addresse all the requisite skills demanded of an individual seeking a position as technology director for a school, school district, or training-based company.
- Subscribe a program of study specific to the needs of either: the PK - 12 classroom teacher, or the technology coach or the corporate trainer.
- Enhance the value of the graduate to his/her department, school, district, or corporate enterprise.
- Expand the range of teaching and learning strategies to better prepare PK - 12 or adult students for the 21st century.
Participants must complete a specially designed program of graduate-level courses described in the Program of Study. The program is offered primarily in an interactive, online environment. While contact between you and other students or faculty may take place at any time, most online interactions will take place in the evening.
The program has been designed to address the demonstrated proficiencies required by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for instructional technology. Although we meet each of these nine standards, the purpose of the Masters in Instructional Technology is to meet the technology needs of teachers. The Program goes well beyond these standards by focusing on how technology is used to promote classroom learning. You will learn when to use technology. You will consider how students learn best using technology. You will master the integration of technology into your own learning objectives.
Who Should Apply?
You should consider the Masters in Instructional Technology if you are a:
- PK - 12 Educator, faculty, administrators, or staff who wants to understand how technology can become a tool for classroom teaching.
- Technology Coordinator who wants to learn the vocabulary of classroom teachers to assist them in the application of technology to better serve the student.
- Corporate Business Trainer who wants to implement sound teaching strategies in their various training programs.
25% Discount on Tuition
Higher Education Faculty who must understand the use of technology for teaching so they can share that understanding with their own students.For those students enrolling in the Instructional Technology Program in the Spring 2013 semester, a 25% discount is being offered. Please visit the Graduate Admissions website for additional information.
Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) Praxis I (PPST) and PAPA Exam Update
As of March 18, 2013, PDE issued a change to the PRAXIS/PAPA exam. In the past, if you had an undergraduate degree you did not have to take any PRAXIS exam. On March 18, 2013 we received an email from PDE that the regulation changed. This change affects everyone in the Commonwealth of PA.
All students must submit official evidence that the successfully passed the PAPA exam as mandated by PDE. You must show a passing PRAXIS I (PPST) score if you are working as a teacher today. If you never took the PRAXIS I (PPST) exam, you must now take the PAPA exam and show a passing score. All candidates for any PDE certificate must now show passing scores.
If you are about to take the PAPA exam, please name Duquesne University as a recipient of your test results.