Online Instructional Technology, MS Ed | University of Nebraska at Kearney

Instructional Technology, MS Ed (Information Technology)

Master of Science in Education

University of Nebraska at Kearney

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    Fully Online
  • Total Credits
  • In-State Tuition Per Credit
  • Out of State Tuition Per Credit

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The online Instructional Technology, Master of Science in Education (MS Ed) with a concentration in Information Technology degree program is designed for K-12 educators who teach IT courses or provide IT support to their school district. It is offered by the University of Nebraska at Kearneys department of Teacher Education in cooperation with the department of Computer Science and Information Systems.

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

Career Outlook: 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 its 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.

Concentrations include:

  • Information Technology
  • Instructional Technology
  • Leadership in Instructional Technology
  • School Librarian

This program is accredited by National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education
Scott Fredrickson, Ed.D.

Scott Fredrickson has more than 25 years of teaching experience in instructional technology, more than 20 published papers to his name and over 40 publications and presentations.

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. A professional biography

NOTE: This program is authorized, exempt, or not subject to state regulatory compliance and may enroll students from all 50 states

To apply to this program:

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

Fall Semester
July 10
Spring Semester
November 10
Summer Sessions
April 10

Students will also select three hours elective credit in cooperation with their adviser.

Core Courses

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
CSIT 825PDatabase Systems3

Course Number: CSIT 825P

Prereq: CSIT 130* or CSIT 834P* or instructor permission AND graduate standing This course is a comprehensive study of multi-user database concepts. The relational model and relational database management systems along with proper database design will be emphasized. The normalization process and the various normal forms will be covered. Internet database applications are introduced. SQL will serve as the standard language for database manipulation. Several current database management systems will be introduced and will serve as the sample DBMSs for implementation of the course material.

CSIT 834PInformation Technology Teaching Methods3

Course Number: CSIT 834P

Prereq: TE 810 or TE 870 or TE 886P or instructor permission This course will include information technology curriculum development and instruction, with a focus on applying programming concepts to K-12 education. Intended only for Teachers. Cannot be applied toward any other Computer Science and Information Technology Major or Minor.

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. Prerequisite: CSIT 130 or CSIT 834P or instructor permission and graduate standing

CSIT 848PSystem Administration3

Course Number: CSIT 848P

Prereq: CSIT 834P* or TE 870 or permission of instructor This course provides an overview of how to manage a server and its users. Topics include but not limited to installing server operating system, creating user and group accounts, setting up policies, adding and configuring devices and drivers, managing data storage, setting up security evaluating performance, trouble shooting, and virtualization.

CSIT 858PComputer Security3

Course Number: CSIT 858P

Prereq: CSIT 848P* or instructor permission This course provides an overview of security issues associated with the development and deployment of information systems. Topics include authentication, encryption, firewalls, security standards and protocols, attack prevention, detection, and recovery.

TE 800Education Research3

Course Number: TE 800

This introductory online course in educational research focuses on evaluating and interpreting educational research and applying its findings to educational practice.

TE 810Design and Development of Instruction3

Course Number: TE 810

This course deals with the principles of instructional design and how to apply these principles in instructional development projects. The course utilizes a systems approach to the instructional design process by focusing on a series of interrelated procedures and techniques to design, develop, implement, and evaluate instruction for diverse learners.

TE 868Copyright, Fair Use, and 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 imagine 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 is a general introductory course for using computers and other technology to promote student learning. Students will learn how to integrate computer-based instruction programs into their curriculum and be introduced to electronic library and other on-line resources. In addition, students will investigate other current hardware and software technologies for use in teaching and learning.

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 advisor.

Cost for Nebraska Residents

  • Per Credit Hour

  • Tuition: $309.00
  • Fees: $52.25
  • Total: $361.25
  • 3 Credit Hours

  • Tuition: $927.00
  • Fees: $156.75
  • Total: $1083.75

Cost for Out of State Residents

  • Per Credit Hour

  • Tuition: $435.00
  • Fees: $52.25
  • Total: $487.25
  • 3 Credit Hours

  • Tuition: $1305.00
  • Fees: $156.75
  • Total: $1461.75

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