Education (M.A.) Instructional Technology
Basic Degree Information/Description:
The Instructional Technology concentration focuses on the uses and applications of technology in instructional environments. Emphasis is placed on the development, function, and utilization of a variety of technologies within educational settings. This concentration is designed for students seeking to expand their knowledge of instructional technology as well as those seeking leadership roles in this area.
Why pursue an M.A in Education - Instructional Technology?
- Strong dual emphasis on emergent technologies and on pedagogically sound uses of technology.
- Strong community of practice with emphasis on varied levels of interaction with instructors and with peers.
- Blended course structures that facilitate face-to-face and online learning.
Thesis Option: 33 Semester Credit Hours
Non-Thesis Option: 36 Semester Credit Hours
For a complete list of degree requirements please see the Graduate Catalog.
Admission Requirements and Deadlines
Admission pre-requisites: Bachelor's degree with 18 credit hours in field of study or in another appropriate field of study.
Graduate Studies Application: Yes
Department Application: No
Transcripts: Official transcripts from all institutions attended. All international transcripts must be recorded in English or officially translated to English.
Test Scores: If an applicant’s GPA is between 2.7 and 2.99, probationary admission may be granted and the student must maintain a minimum of a 3.0 GPA during the first 12 hours of coursework.
Resume or CV: No
Letters of Recommendation: No
Statement of Purpose: No
Minimum TOEFL Score (for International Applicants): 550 paper/79 internet
Minimum IELTS Score (for International Applicants): 6.5
Additional Requirements: International students and those with international degrees may be required to submit additional documents per our admissions policies and procedures. The Graduate School reserves the right to request any additional documents needed to fairly and consistently evaluate applicant credentials.
Application Deadline Dates
Domestic Applicants (Citizens and Permanent Residents):
Spring- November 1
Summer- April 1
Fall- July 1
Spring- September 1
Summer- March 1
Fall- April 1
Student Development Specialist: Mallory Banks
Degree Website: http://education.utsa.edu/prospective_students/masters/
Contact the Graduate School: Contact now for more information.
Degree Catalog Link: http://www.utsa.edu/gcat/chapter6/COEHD/iltdept.html#maeist
Career Options Available for a M.A in Education-Instructional Technology Graduate:
- Instructional Coordinator
- Distance Education Director
- Course Developer
- Corporate Trainer
- Software Consultant
- Training Specialist
- Resource Instructor
- Assistive Technology Coordinator
- System Analyst I
Course Scheduling and Offerings:
- Most in-class courses are scheduled from 6 PM to 8:45 PM, but are blended in nature with some online engagement.
- Online courses are building on both synchronous and asynchronous engagement models.
- This program is housed on the UTSA Main Campus.
Research taking place in the M.A in Education-Instructional Technology program:
Traditional and emergent technology uses in educational contexts.