Instructional Technology is an academic program in the Department of Educational Psychology and Leadership. The program was established to prepare professionals at the masters (M.Ed.) and doctoral (Ed.D.) levels, and is designed to meet the needs of inpiduals desiring to become specialists in the field of instructional technology, to obtain public school certification in computing technology, or to obtain specific technology skills.
Texas Tech University's online Master of Education in Instructional Technology designed for educators and trainers who want to expand their knowledge and become Internet-based instructors, instructional designers, and managers of distance education programs. Online learning at the K-12 level, in higher education, and in private sector training, is a well-established trend.
The master’s program with an emphasis in educational computing requires 39 credit hours, and the emphasis in distance education requires 36 hours. Graduates often accept positions as technology specialists in public education, consultants or developers of instructional materials in the private sector, or community college instructors or technology specialists.
Courses are offered over a two-year period, where students usually take two courses per semester. Coursework is completed online. Students must pass a comprehensive examination to complete the program. Students are not required to enroll in a certain number of courses each semester, so completion time varies by inpidual.
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