Program Overview

The Master of Education in Instructional Technology program at Utah State University is primarily designed for teachers and administrators who wish to enhance their understanding in the role of technology in education and its implementation in the teaching and learning process. Possible career opportunities upon graduation include positions in faculty support in academic settings, human resources, and traditional classroom teaching.

Students have the option of choosing from two distinct specializations: Educational Technology and Information Technology and School Library Media Administration (SLMA). The first option is intended for individuals who need preparation in applying technology tools in educational settings. The latter is for students interested in becoming administrators in a school library media center. The SLMA option includes all coursework and practicum necessary for gaining the Utah Library Media K-12 Endorsement.

There is also an option of a focus in Distance Learning. Students who earn the ME Degree with this focus and have a current Utah teaching license may be able to apply for a Distance Learning Endorsement from the Utah State Office of Education. The mission is to help graduates develop the ability to design and implement various distance technology and instructional design elements into current and future practice.

All students in this program are admitted as a cohort each fall. They move forward with the same group of peers, which fosters feedback and discussion. Each student is also required to attend a three-day orientation on the Logan campus at the beginning of the program.

To earn this Master's Degree, students must earn a total of 36 credit hours of coursework, including the development of a portfolio. This total is made up of three core courses and remaining credits come from courses in the student's chosen emphasis. Possible courses include Distance Education Tools, Information Access, and Foundations of ITLS.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

    School Overview

    Utah State University, located on a suburban campus in Logan, Utah, is a land-grant and space-grant institution. USU was founded in 1888 as Utah’s agricultural college, which focused on agriculture, mechanic arts, and domestic arts. The main campus of USU is located in Logan, and regional campuses are located in Bingham City, Tooele and Uintah Basin. USU operates more than 20 distance education centers throughout Utah.

    The school offers programs in liberal arts, business, engineering, natural resource sciences, economics and elementary and secondary education. The academic programs at USU lead to bachelor's, master'sd and doctoral degrees and are housed in the following colleges: 

    • School of Graduate Studies
    • Caine College of the Arts
    • College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences
    • College of Engineering
    • College of Humanities and Social Sciences
    • College of Science
    • Emma Eccles Jones College of Education & Human Services
    • Jon M. Huntsman School of Business
    • S.J. & Jessie E Quinney College of Natural Resources

    USU has a flexible distance education program that offers degrees and programs that can be completed entirely online from any location that has internet access. Associate, bachelors and masters degrees, certificates, professional education licensure, and professional education endorsements can be earned online.


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