Master of Science in Instructional Technology with Instructional Technology Specialist Certification
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.
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.
|ITS 605||Technology Appl for Classroom 1||3|
|ITS 610||Apply Theory Lrn Interact Tech 1||3|
|ITS 615||Intro to Interact Technology 1||3|
|ITS 620||Multimedia Productions 1||3|
|ITS 625||Res in Instruct Technology 1||3|
|SPE 630||Design&Tech Differentiated Ins 1||3|
|ITS 640||Technology Plan Across Curr 1||3|
|ITS 646||Cultur Ling:Diversity & Techn 1||3|
|Select one of the following:|
|Networks:Config & Implement|
|Teach & Learn at a Distance|
|Del Instruct-Interact Peripher|
Graduate Internship 2
|Graduate Internship 1|
Required for PA Instructional Technology Specialist Certification
Must successfully complete all core courses and obtain required clearances