Program Overview

As part of the expansion of technology in our lives, nearly every aspect of society is now deeply ingrained with the internet and information systems. The expansions of the systems have allowed unprecedented levels of control and function over information control over society. Information technology has allowed communication in business as part of the supply chain, transactions, advertising, and other parts of production. The responsibilities of managing these systems falls on educated professionals, who can design, create, program, and maintain the hardware and software systems of an information network. 

Programmers and developers are inpiduals who have spent their entire careers focusing on how to accomplish a project using computers and computer networks. The responsibility of familiarizing others and training others with technology and for use of technology belongs to trained professionals who understand how the technology works and how to relate in a way to train others in its use. 

East Carolina University offers a Master of Arts in Education in Instructional Technology to train those who are preparing to become professionals in the field of instructional technology. The program will train students to plan, implement, and evaluate technology programs within a collaborative teaching environment. The program is part of a curriculum that includes classes in instructional technology, principles of instructional design, analysis and evaluation in instructional design, management of distance education, designing virtual environments in business and information technology education, instructional strategies for technology training, and website design and maintenance. The program will result in students becoming skilled educators in the field of information.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges


    Official transcripts for all colleges/universities attended, Three (3) letters of recommendation, Statement of Purpose, copy of teaching license(s). Must hold a current North Carolina teaching license.


    Not all programs may be approved in every state. Students should check for state authorization prior to enrollment.

    School Overview

    East Carolina University is a public research university located in Greenville, North Carolina. Founded in 1907, East Carolina University began as the East Carolina Teachers Training School. Today, ECU is the second largest university in North Carolina.

    Students at ECU can earn their degrees in a variety of subject areas. These fields of study include dance education, finance, biochemistry, instructional technology, management and many others. At ECU students can earn degrees at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral level in addition to post-secondary certificates.


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