The Instructional Technology M.Ed program leads to a thorough understanding of the instructional design and technology application addressed in the Technology Applications Certificate that align with the national technology standards and SBEC Standards. Student K-12 educators in the program are encouraged to complete testing for the supplemental certification at the end of the program*. Course work integrates content specialization focused learning. The program requires significant amounts self-directed project based learning. Demonstration of competency in courses is designed for preparation across various instructional technology career tracks. An advanced degree in Instructional Technology is frequently required to hold positions of instructional designer, technology specialist, professional development developer. The degree frequently becomes necessary for future leadership positions such as a technology director, or as a prerequisite for entry into certain doctoral degree programs.
Questions regarding this program should be directed to Anissa Jones-Thomas, Program Director, Instructional Technology at firstname.lastname@example.org or 713.525.3517.
*For students seeking K-12 Technology Application certification, they must have a valid teaching certificate, pass the certification exam(s),and pay for all exam(s) and certification fees directly to SBEC independently. This course aligns with SBEC standards but is not a certification program course, and is open to all interested students.
Instructional Technology Courses
Complete all of the following courses.
Directed Study Courses
Complete three of the following courses.
Note: The directed studies courses are determined with the program director based upon program focus. Students may choose to take courses related to STEM, preparation for doctoral programs, K-12, or design creatives.