Instructional Technology, MS Ed
Master of Science in Education Degree in Instructional Technology with an Emphasis in Leadership in Instructional Technology
Why Pursue This Program
The online Instructional Technology, Master of Science in Education (MS Ed) with a concentration in Leadership in Instructional Technology degree program 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.
Instructional technologists can be building, district-wide, or company-wide technology resource personnel who provide or assist with:
- Technology-related professional development
- Strategic planning components
- Trans-curricular integration of technology
- Instructional delivery
Successful completion of a comprehensive examination/project is required of all degree-seeking students prior to graduation. There are three parts:
- Program examination/project.
- Departmental examination.
- College of Education survey of Desired Outcomes.
Note: Education students are able to earn teaching endorsements in Instructional Technology, Information Technology and School Library. 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.
Career Outlook: The Instructional Technology program is for students interested in pursuing a management and/or training position in business or education. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for Instructional Coordinators is 11% which is faster than average. Instructional coordinators oversee school curriculums and teaching standards while also developing instructional material for classrooms and evaluating their effectiveness.
More about the Instructional Technology, MS Ed program:
The Instructional Technology program offers additional concentration areas to help students customize their degree to their professional needs.
- Information Technology
- Instructional Technology
- Leadership in Instructional Technology
- School Librarian
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.
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.