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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: 

  • Prepare you to seek a position as a technology coach or director for a school, school district, or training-based company.
  • Provide you with the credentials to support faculty in higher education as they build online courses.
  • Help you acquire the skills to teach online.
  • Expand the range of teaching and learning strategies to better prepare PK-12 or adult students for the 21st century.

Benefits of the Program

  • Customized program of studies that is based on your past courses.
  • Leads to the Pennsylvania Department of Education's (PDE) Instructional Technology Specialists Certificate. 
  • Provides you the credentials to assist classroom teachers to integrate technology into their curriculum. 
  • Helps you to become a technology coach.
  • Accredited by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
  • Recognized by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). 
  • We are aligning our prgram with the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). 

25% Financial Award on Tuition

  • For those students enrolling in the instructional Program, a 25% financial award is being offered.  Please visit the Graduate Admissions website for additional information.

    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.
    • Higher Education Faculty who must understand the use of technology for teaching so they can share that understanding with their own students. 
    • Apply now!  International students apply here.

    Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) Praxis I (PPST) and PAPA Exam Update

    • All students must submit official evidence that they 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.
    • As of March 18, 2013, PDE issued a change to the PRAXIS/PAPA exam that requires the PAPA exam if you do not hold certification in Pennsylvania.

    Program Exit Criteria

    • Receive a passing score on the PAPA exam, if required
    • Maintain a 3.00 GPA
    • Obtain 75 field experience hours approved by Program faculty
    • Complete a portfolio based on the PDE Competencies
    • Complete a Reflection of Professional Practice
    • Satisfactory completion of core courses
    • The following courses must appear on transcripts (Undergraduate or Graduate level):
      • 6 credits of English Composition
      • 6 credits of college level Math
      • 9 credits of Special Education Courses
      • 3 credits of ESL courses