Master of Science in Instructional Technology with Instructional Technology Specialist Certification

Program Description

The online instructional design and technology graduate program from Saint Joseph’s University helps you harness the latest technology tools and interactive, multi-media strategies to advance learning and comprehension in an instructional setting. This advanced specialty degree is built on a curriculum of hands-on practice and experience with the cutting-edge technologies that are used daily in modern classrooms and corporate training environments.

With classes in multimedia production, instructional design, emerging technologies, alternative instruction and more, the online instructional design and technology Master’s program from Saint Joseph’s University arms you with the theory and hands-on experience necessary to aid teachers in their quest to bring technology into the classroom, or to position yourself as a leader in delivering effective adult education and training in the private sector. Moreover, graduates are eligible for Instructional Technology Specialist Certification in the Pennsylvania public school system, a credential that can be the basis for educational certification in many other states as well.


Admissions Requirements

Bachelors’ Degree with an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher

Internship Requirement for the PA Instructional Technology Specialist Certification

Field Experience in a K-12 school setting

Field Experience must take place while taking the Graduate Internship course during a 16 week semester (Spring, Summer, or Fall)

Required Clearances for the Graduate Internship

Prior to beginning the Graduate Internship, students must submit the SJU Background Clearance Document verifying that they have obtained all required clearances for their state

All clearances must be valid through the end of your Graduate Internship

Learning Goals and Objectives

Goal 1: Students will develop and implement a shared vision for the comprehensive integration of technology throughout the instructional environment

Objective 1.1: Students will develop technology-infused strategic plans at the district and school level.

Objective 1.2: Students will implement strategies for sustaining technology innovations.

Goal 2: Students will use technology effectively for differentiating student learning

Objective 2.1: Students will create technology-enhanced learning experiences

Objective 2.2: Students will incorporate research-based best practices in instructional design

Goal 3: Students will create effective digital age learning environments to maximize the learning of all students

Objective 3.1: Students will select and evaluate adaptive and assistive technologies to support student learning.

Objective 3.2: Students will evaluate digital tools and resources that enhance teaching and learning.

Goal 4: Students will develop technology-related professional learning

Objective 4.1: Students will conduct needs assessments to inform the content and delivery of technology-related professional learning programs

Objective 4.2: Students will design technology-related professional learning programs

Goal 5: The student will demonstrate the ability to become an agent who can deliver on the Jesuit promise of educational justice.

Objective 5.1: The student will demonstrate the ability to interact positively and respectfully with those of different racial, ethnic, language and socioeconomic backgrounds and sexual orientations through collaboration with their peers.

Objective 5.2: The student will demonstrate the ability to challenge practices and policies that reinforce inequalities and equitable access to technology for all learners.

Core Courses
ITS 605Technology Appl for Classroom 13
ITS 610Apply Theory Lrn Interact Tech 13
ITS 615Intro to Interact Technology 13
ITS 620Multimedia Productions 13
ITS 625Res in Instruct Technology 13
SPE 630Design&Tech Differentiated Ins 13
ITS 640Technology Plan Across Curr 13
ITS 646Cultur Ling:Diversity & Techn 13
Select one of the following:
Networks:Config & Implement
Teach & Learn at a Distance
Del Instruct-Interact Peripher
Graduate Internship 2
Graduate Internship 1