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Instructional Technology, MS Ed (Leadership in Instructional Technology)

Master of Science in Education

University of Nebraska at Kearney

  • Course Delivery
    Fully Online
  • Total Credits
    36
  • In-State Tuition Per Credit
    $293.00
  • Out of State Tuition Per Credit
    $425.00

Earn your degree from the University of Nebraska at Kearney

Get the same diploma as on campus students

Leadership in Instructional Technology is one of four concentrations within the Master of Science in Education - Instructional Technology online degree.  This concentration is for students interested in pursuing a management and/or training position in business or education. 

The Leadership in Instructional Technology track leads to a supplemental endorsement for the Nebraska Department of Education. It is designed to provide administrative and leadership skills in the use of technology in school settings. In addition to developing instructional technology skills, students develop technology administration abilities, manage professional development resources and will be able to provide instructional technology leadership for their school building or district.

For certified teachers, this track will lead to a Nebraska Department of Education supplemental endorsement in Leadership in Instructional Technology. Students outside Nebraska should check with their state's department of education for endorsement requirements. For non-teachers, this track does not lead to the initial teaching certificate but it does allow for flexibility in course selection and inclusion of additional management and administrative technology courses.

This program is accredited by National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education
This program has been ranked by US News and World Report for excellence in online education

About Faculty

University of Nebraska online courses are taught by expert faculty who embody the qualities resulting from research experience and professional/field experience. Students learn from faculty with a variety of backgrounds, many of whom are published researchers in their fields. NU faculty who teach online do so in a way that enables maximum learning and because technology provides students with maximum access to education.

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  1. A bachelor's degree

  2. 2.75 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale

  3. Official transcripts from all previous schools

  4. Professional Biography

NOTE: If you reside in state(s) DE, FL, KY and NC, please contact a program adviser before applying.

To apply to this program:

  • Complete and submit the online application for admission
  • Pay the $45 non-refundable application fee
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Application Deadlines

Fall Semester
June 15
Spring Semester
October 15
Summer Sessions
March 15

Program of Study

  • Department Core Courses - 12 credit hours
  • Instructional Technology Core Courses - 15 credit hours
  • Concentration Courses - 15 credit hours
    - 9 credit hours required courses
    - 6 credit hours electives
Information Technology concentration/endorsement students may take TE 866 as an elective, but must take TE 877 or CSIT 840P s a requirement.

Core Courses

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
CSIT 840PClient-Side Web Application Development3

Course Number: CSIT 840P

This course covers the wide range of state-of-the-art computer technologies that are used to present information in a multimedia context. Students will use current tools and strategies for the interfacing of text, graphics, sound, and additional multimedia objects. Students will also learn the current techniques for creating hypertext documents as defined by the World Wide Web Consortium. Finally the students will learn an appropriate state-of-the-art scripting language to allow for dynamic content in their hypertext documents. Prereq: CSIT 130 or CSIT 834P or instructor permission AND graduate standing

TE 800Educational Research3

Course Number: TE 800

This introductory web-based course in educational research focuses on evaluating and interpreting educational research and applying its findings to educational practice. The course will provide opportunities for students to (a) define and differentiate between and among basic, applied, and action research and explain how each contributes to practice; (b) conduct and interpret preliminary, primary, and secondary sources of research in both online and hard copy formats; (c) compare and contrast various research designs, and (d) analyze qualitative and quantitative research methodology. This will include the use of statistical techniques and conditions to describe educational phenomena and to determine the validity and reliability of research methods, case studies, critical-theory, historical, and ethnographical methodology.

TE 810Design & Development of Instruction3

Course Number: TE 810

TE 868Copyright, Fair Use & Ethics3

Course Number: TE 868

This course focuses on the ethical use of copyrighted material and Fair Use Guidelines as they relate to education and business training.

TE 870Developing Web-Based Portfolios3

Course Number: TE 870

This course will focus on planning, revising, and developing web-based working and academic portfolios. Tools such as web editors and image editing software will be used. Student will create a working portfolio to use during their academic programs.

TE 877Developing Web-Based Educational Environments3

Course Number: TE 877

This course is for teachers and instructional technologists who wish to design, implement and evaluate learner-centered instructional environments. Students will create, implement and evaluate nonlinear, student-centered interactive web-based projects, based upon their students' assessed learning needs.

TE 886PTechnology Tools for Teachers3

Course Number: TE 886P

This course will focus on using technologies in an instructional environment with an emphasis on ethical, human, legal and social issues, methods and skills appropriate to planning and designing learning environments, and instructional management methodologies using appropriate materials, methods, resources, and curricula for integrating technology.

TE 891Field Experiences in Instructional Technology3

Course Number: TE 891

This course will provide field experiences for students pursuing the instructional technology program. Basis of the experience will be decided upon between the student and the adviser.

Elective Courses

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
TE 866Motivating the 21st Century Learner3

Course Number: TE 866

This course focuses on exploring research-based principles for motivating PK-12 students with the aim of fostering in them a disposition of lifelong learning. Topics include: strategies for fostering intrinsic motivation, using technology to stimulate learning, strategies for motivating the reluctant learner, and maintaining your own motivation as an educator. The course emphasis is on the practical application of strategies customized to the graduate student’s own field of educational interest.

Cost for Nebraska Residents

  • Per Credit Hour

  • Tuition: $293.00
  • Fees: $52.25
  • Total: $345.25
  • 3 Credit Hours

  • Tuition: $879.00
  • Fees: $156.75
  • Total: $1035.75

Cost for Out of State Residents

  • Per Credit Hour

  • Tuition: $425.00
  • Fees: $52.25
  • Total: $477.25
  • 3 Credit Hours

  • Tuition: $1275.00
  • Fees: $156.75
  • Total: $1431.75

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What's it like to take a program online?

  • Quality learning experience

    The University of Nebraska has offered distance education courses for more than 100 years so you can expect a quality, rigorous experience. Online courses are often highly interactive with faculty and students communicating through e-mail, discussion forums and chat groups. You’ll have direct access to world-class faculty – researchers who are experts in their fields or practitioners with real-world experience. Also, you’ll be part of a community of learners and can benefit from the perspectives of students from across the globe.

  • Flexibility

    Online learning gives you the flexibility and freedom to attend your classes wherever is convenient to you. You can save time and money by being able to continue to work and by avoiding relocation or travel costs. You will be required to complete assignments in a certain timeframe, but in most instances, you can log in and complete coursework during the time of day that works best for you. You aren’t tied to a specific class time.

  • Service you expect from a leading University

    Online learners at the University of Nebraska have access to the same student services available to on-campus students. An academic adviser will guide you along your journey, library services are available to help you excel in your program and career services are available when you are ready to take your next step. These are just a few of the services in place to help you succeed.

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