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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.

Degree Requirements

  • 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 Prerequisites:

  • Required Degree: Bachelor's degree with 18 credit hours in field of study or in another appropriate field of study.
  • Other Degree Requirements: Applicants without adequate preparation in education may be required to complete preparatory courses as a condition of admission.

Application Requirements:

  • General University Requirements: A degree seeking applicant must meet university wide requirements.
  • Application: A complete Graduate School application.
  • Transcripts: Official transcripts from all institutions attended. All international transcripts must be recorded in English or officially translated to English.
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae: Not required
  • Letters of Recommendation: Not required
  • Statement of Purpose: Not required
  • Test Scores: Individuals who do not meet the University-wide graduate admission GPA may be required to submit GRE scores. The scores may not be older than five years.
  • Other: None.
  • Evaluation of Foreign Credentials: U.S. Citizens (Domestic) or permanent residents who have earned university level credit from foreign institutions are required to submit all official transcripts from foreign institutions along with an evaluation of the transcripts from an approved Foreign Credential Agency.
    • An approved evaluation requires a detailed course-by-course evaluation. Summaries will not be accepted.
    • The Foreign Credentials Service of America (FCSA) is a private corporation that provides evaluations of foreign school credentials. The application is available at: Application for Credentials Evaluation.
  • International Applicants:
    • IELTS: Minimum score of 6.5.
    • TOEFL: Minimum scores of 79 or 550 for Internet or paper versions, respectively.
    • Additional Requirements: A degree seeking applicant must meet international graduate student admission requirements. 

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

Contact Information

Student Development Specialist: Molly Miller

Email Address:

Telephone: (210) 458-7443

Graduate Advisor of Record: Maria Arreguin-Anderson, Ph.D.

Email Address:

Telephone:(210) 458-7673

Degree Website:

Degree Catalog Link:

Funding Opportunities

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.

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