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.
| 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.
| General University Requirements
||Must meet university wide requirements.
||A completed a Graduate School application.
||Official transcripts from all institutions attended. All international transcripts must be recorded in English or officially translated to English.
| Resume or Curriculum Vitae
| Letters of Recommendation
| Statement of Purpose
| Test Scores
||Individuals who do not meet the University-wide graduate admission GPA may be required to submit GRE scores. General GRE, may not be older than five years.
| Evaluation of Foreign Credentials
All applicants including non-U.S. citizens (International), U.S. Citizens, and permanent residents who have earned university-level credit from foreign institutions are required to submit official transcripts along with an evaluation of the transcripts from Foreign Credentials Service of America.
- An approved evaluation requires a detailed course-by-course evaluation. Summaries will not be accepted.
- Foreign credential evaluations must be received by the application deadline for your application to be processed.
- Foreign Credentials Service of America in Austin, TX is the only accepted evaluation agency. They can be reached at (512) 459-8429, email@example.com, or online at https://www.foreigncredentials.org/our-services/apply-now/.
- If you need a request form, please visit the FCSA website to access the form here.
| International Applicants
||Must meet international graduate student admission requirements
- IELTS: Minimum score of 6.5.
- TOEFL: Minimum scores of 79 or 60 for Internet or paper versions, respectively.
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.