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Master of Education in Instructional Technology

Program Details

Kent State University offers a Master’s degree program in Instructional Technology.  The degree program is designed for teachers who wish to develop on the already learned basics from a Bachelors level of education. The advanced degree curriculum will give graduate students a greater understanding of the technologies used to effectively apply a structured teaching curriculum in the classroom setting.  

The Instructional Technology degree builds on the knowledge and skills beyond classroom instruction, the learned skills will contribute a well-rounded professional demeanor to graduates wishing to enter areas of corporate training, multimedia production, Web development, administration of technology centers, and many other career positions that involve the application of instructional information and communications technologies.

The entire Master’s degree program is comprised of 34 credit hours that delve into the advanced topics of instructional technology, and introduce students to:  Instructional Design, Designing Online Courses, Designing Visuals for Instruction, Computer Applications in Education, Researching Current Issues in Instructional Technology and Instructional Applications of the Internet.  Additionally, students may choose from select areas of study to supplement core courses with future career aspirations.  Some of the approved electives that complement the program include: 

  • Variable Title Workshop in Educational Media        
  • Selection and Utilization of Educational Media
  • Organization and Administration of Educational Media Programs and Centers
  • Digital Video in Education
  • Technology and Learning
  • Simulation Games in Education
  • Advanced Instructional Design        
  • Managing Technological Change
  • Networking Basics for Educators         
  • Designing Multimedia Instruction 
  • Virtual Reality
  • Distance Education
  • Web Development for Educators


  • Must have completed a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university with a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Resume
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official transcript(s)
  • Goal statement

Accreditation & Licensing

American Podiatric Medical Association, Council on Podiatric Medical Education

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)


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