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The Master of Arts in Instructional Technology is designed for licensed K-12 teachers interested in furthering their skills in technology and advancing their careers.

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The MAIT is designed for licensed K-12 teachers interested in furthering their skills in technology and advancing their careers. The Master of Arts in Instructional Technology program will provide:

  • Opportunities to become lifelong learners and leaders who model, create, facilitate, and collaborate technology within the curriculum,
  • Opportunities to utilize and integrate current technologies in the classroom,
  • Become experienced users of web applications, blogs, social media, and discussion forums,
  • A study of technology models, resources, and current practices in technology integration,
  • A learning atmosphere that supports and promotes mission, vision, values, and goals,
  • Opportunities to collaborate and participate in Professional Learning Networks with other educators,
  • Opportunities for exposure to hardware, software, and resource planning and implementation.
Upon completion of this program, candidates will have earned a Master of Arts in Instructional Technology and can be recommended for an NCDPI 077 – Instructional Technology Facilitator or NCDPI 079 add-on licensure as an Instructional Technology Facilitator Special Endorsement.

Students in the Master of Arts in Instructional Technology program must hold at least a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum 2.50 grade point average for all coursework beyond high school. A minimum of three years of North Carolina Department of Public Instruction-recognized teaching experience is required by the time the student completes the program.

Integrated curriculum will be offered within the five-semester, 33-hour Instructional Technology degree program. Each semester students will take one module, consisting of six integrated semester hours. The final three courses of the program combine each six-credit-hour course with a one-credit-hour internship during the third, fourth, and fifth semesters.

Additional information, including descriptions of specific courses and their corresponding credit hours, is available in the Academic Catalog.

Fully Online: Coursework will be delivered using a web based audio-video codec. Classes will meet in an online format once a week to participate in online discussions, chats, and complete group activities and presentations. Blackboard will be utilized to complete and post assignments weekly activities.

Successful completion of this program and its electronic portfolio qualifies a candidate for licensure in the state of North Carolina. Before beginning the program, a student who intends to work in a state other than North Carolina should contact the appropriate state licensure authority in order to determine whether North Carolina licensure requirements meet that state’s requirements or whether additional requirements apply. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm and comply with the licensure requirements in any state other than North Carolina.

Educators who work in South Carolina should consult the SC Department of Education webpage on Online and Out of State Educator Preparation Programs which includes the following instructions.

Prior to beginning an online program, an individual must request a formal program approval using the online Request for Change/Action form. Along with the form, educators will need to include, college or university name and address, program name, program description and the purpose of the program. Also what the educator wants to obtain with degree program (ex: Initial certification in Elementary Education). Approval for online programs cannot be given via phone or email.

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