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M.S.Ed. Instructional Technology

Develop the skills to transform learning in a multitude of settings.

Program Info

The M.S. Ed. in Instructional Technology program, made up of online courses, enables you to integrate technology into your classroom; to help others integrate technology into their classrooms; and to support professional development in corporate, private, or higher education settings.

The curriculum in this 30-credit online program is taught using the Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) model. The TPACK model identifies the nature of knowledge required by teachers for technology integration in their teaching and addresses the complex, multifaceted, and situational nature of teacher knowledge. You will learn how to design and develop lesson in STEM, especially Robotics.

You will acquire vital expertise and innovative techniques to become an instructional technology support professional. The applicable knowledge and skills you gain will allow you to:

  • Design technology-enhanced curriculum for the classroom
  • Develop digital citizenship with design thinking and computational thinking
  • Lead relevant professional development
  • Develop the vision, mission, and initiatives associated with technology

Graduates from the Instructional Technology program find meaningful and rewarding employment on a global level as:

  • Technology coaches
  • Support specialists
  • Instructional designers
Admission Requirements

Admission Materials 

Duquesne University Online Application


Please official undergraduate transcripts to:
School of Education 
Office of Graduate Admissions
Duquesne University
214 Canevin Hall
600 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15282



Admission Criteria 

  • Minimum cumulative 3.00 GPA, or minimum 3.00 GPA on the most recent 48 credits
  • Due to higher education regulation changes, Duquesne University is unable to accept applications for admission to online programs and courses from students residing in certain states. Before applying, please review the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

International Applicants Only

  • Duquesne University requires submission of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test scores for all non-native English speaking applicants
  • Score Requirements
  • TOEFL score of 550 on the paper version or TOEFL score of 80 on the paper version (TOEFL iBT); Or a score of 7.0 on the IELTS Exam, current to within one year
  • Additionally, the English as a Second Language program conducts a review of each matriculated student upon arrival to determine individual needs for English instruction to support success in their chosen degree program
  • Visit International Admissions for additional information and requirements.
Tuition and Aid

A Duquesne degree is an investment in your future. Join one of the nation's top-tier universities with the best value, considering cost and academic quality, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report. At Duquesne, you'll become part of a community of nearly 9,500 students studying at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels.

In addition to graduate tuition rates, students may also incur fees for administrative services, room, and meals, if applicable. At Duquesne University, we believe that financing your education is a partnership between the student and the university. As part of that partnership, The School of Education offers financial assistance in many forms including:

  • Tuition awards between 25-35%
  • University-offered graduate assistantships are available for competitive applications.
  • Current full-time lay teachers of pre-K through high school or school administrators in a Roman Catholic school in the Pittsburgh, Greensburg, or Altoona-Johnstown Dioceses pursuing a non-doctoral degree or certificate in the School of Education may be eligible to receive a 60% tuition award. This Lay Teacher award does not apply to the doctoral programs. Only one Duquesne University degree may be earned under this reduced tuition program. The Catholic School Lay Teacher & Administrator Award Form details information pertaining to this award.

For further assistance, please contact the Duquesne University Office of Financial Aid.

Federal government financial aid options:

In addition to awards and scholarships, you may be eligible for financial aid with the federal government. The federal government has loan options that can cover education and living costs. Loan forgiveness options are also available for those working inside and outside of the classroom, these include:

  • Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)

For further assistance, please contact FedLoan Servicing.

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Sandra Quiñones

Sandra Quiñones, Ph.D.

Program Director
Associate Professor
Department of Instruction & Leadership in Education

412A Canevin Hall
Phone: 412.396.4517
Curriculum Vitae
Full Profile

Sandra Quiñones (Ph.D., Teaching, Curriculum & Change, University of Rochester, 2012),is Program Director for the Instructional Technology programs and an associate professor in the Department of Instruction & Leadership in Education at Duquesne University. Her qualitative scholarship focuses on Latina/o education and family-community engagement issues, with an emphasis on bicultural-bilingual elementary teachers’ experiences and perspectives of being well educated. She specializes in the application of Chicana/Latina feminist concept of trenzas/braids as a metaphorical-analytical tool in life history and narrative inquiry approaches. A former elementary teacher in Rochester, New York and San Juan, Puerto Rico, Dr. Quiñones teaches undergraduate and graduate literacy education courses. Since joining Duquesne University in July of 2013, she has worked collaboratively on a mixed methods research study of a supplemental literacy program, a qualitative single case study of an exemplary community school in Eastern Pennsylvania, and a community-engaged mixed methods study of a mindfulness-based professional development program being implemented at multiple educational institutions.

David Carbonara

David Carbonara, Ed.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Instruction and Leadership in Education

327A Fisher Hall
Phone: 412.396.4039
Curriculum Vitae
Full Profile

David Carbonara (Ed.D., Science Education/Educational Research and Methodology, University of Pittsburgh, 1990) is a leading teacher-scholar in the field of instructional technology for classrooms and online learning environments. He is a former Director of Technology for a large school district. He also taught math and science courses in grades 7-12. His focus for teaching and research is how to prepare pre-service teachers and in-service technology innovators in STEAM education to engage students in computational thinking. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education and presents and publishes regularly.

Misook Heo

Misook Heo, Ph.D.

Department of Instruction and Leadership in Education

729 Fisher Hall
Phone: 412.396.1662
Curriculum Vitae
Full Profile

Misook Heo (Ph.D., Information Science and Technology, University of Pittsburgh, 2000) enjoys teaching subjects that focus on scientific approaches toward how people learn and its practical implications in multimedia and interactive instructional design. Her research interests include informal learning, knowledge sharing, and information visualization. Dr. Heo was a Fulbright Scholar in 2014.

Joseph Kush

Joseph Kush, Ph.D.

Department of Instruction and Leadership in Education

327C Fisher Hall
Phone: 412.396.1151
Curriculum Vitae
Full Profile

Joseph Kush (Ph.D., Educational Psychology, Arizona State University, 1984) is a Professor of Education at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. He serves on the editorial boards of several school psychology, technology, and assessment journals. His research interests include intellectual assessment and issues of test bias and test fairness for children from minority backgrounds and issues related to instructional technology. He is also strongly committed to issues of social justice. He is an accomplished guitarist and uses Macintosh computers exclusively.