The online Master of Science in Education (MS Ed) in Instructional Technology with a concentration in Leadership in Instructional Technology degree program 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
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.