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MAEd in Instructional Technology

MAEd IT flyerDo you want a career you can be passionate about and proud of, a career that suits your abilities and gives you the opportunity to make a real difference?
Do you seek the best preparation to become an educator who is an expert at blending technology with teaching?

Become a student at East Carolina University, and begin preparing for a rewarding future as a professional in the field of instructional technology. Thanks to ECU and its leadership role in distance education, you can explore your opportunities for a brighter tomorrow by earning an advanced degree online. Courses, taught by highly qualified graduate faculty, are 100 percent delivered as distance education courses.

The Master of Arts in Education (MAEd) in Instructional Technology program is designed with working adults in mind. The program is presented completely via the Internet, allowing students to earn a master's degree without having to choose between their education and the obligations of family and career. Meeting the individual needs of every student is a priority with our faculty and program advisors.

The MAEd in Instructional Technology program prepares candidates to plan, implement, and evaluate effective technology programs in P-12 education. It leads to North Carolina licensure for computers in education and is particularly valuable for educators seeking positions as technology facilitators, coordinators, or directors in public schools.

The MAEd in Instructional Technology degree program is designed for students seeking employment in schools as technology facilitators, coordinators, or program directors. The over-arching goal for the program is to prepare professionals in the field of instructional technology to plan, implement, and evaluate technology programs within a collaborative teaching environment. Candidates completing the MAEd in Instructional Technology are considered Reflective Practitioners as a result of the electronic portfolio that includes reflective writings in support of competencies related to the 077 licensure for Instructional Technology Specialist-Computers. The 36 semester hour program is delivered 100% online using computer conferencing software and telecommunications technology.

Program Details

You will find several resources on this tab: an advising guide, a course rotation document and information about internships.

MAEd in IT Advising Guide Download this Word document and edit it when program planning.

Internship Fact Sheet & Application for EDTC 6992

Involves 110 hours of observation and practical experience in a school or other setting appropriate to the student's area(s) of specialization.

Prerequisites: A minimum of 24 credit hours from required courses in the MAEd program of studies. Students in the MAEd program must complete an internship supervised by an individual who holds a 077 Instructional Technology Specialist - Computer's License or a similar certification.

Internship Proposal for EDTC 6992
  1. Contact information for Internship supervisor, email, telephone, address.

  2. Description of proposed Internship project(s).

  3. Identify specific objectives or goals that you expect to achieve during the internship.

  4. Each activity must be matched to a specific state or national standard.

Please send Proposal to course instructor for EDTC 6992

Internship Report for EDTC 6992

Please submit a final report at the conclusion of your internship for EDTC 6992. The report should be written reflectively and linked to your final portfolio which is required culminating project for your MAEd in Instructional Technology. The final report should include:

  1. The name and contact information for Internship supervisor, email, telephone, address.

  2. Identify specific objectives or goals that you had expected to achieve during the internship.

  3. Description of Internship project(s) that were completed. These should be written reflectively with a description of the goals, what you achieved, what was not achieved, and how the experienced impacted you as a professional in the field of Instructional Technology.

  4. Outcomes from your internship must be matched to state or national standards.

  5. Conclude with a summary of outcomes from the experience.

  1. Introduction including professional and career goals.
  2. Philosophy of Education
  3. Resume
  4. Designated projects and assignments from your EDTC courses.
  5. Reflective statements for each project or assignment. Each artifact must include a reflective statement as a method for self-assessment. Reflective statements should describe the project, briefly summarize how it was developed, and how it is representative of the professional standards and competencies. Follow the 5 step process described in "Guidelines for Reflective Writing."
  6. A summative evaluation for the portfolio process.
MAEd Portfolio Scoring Sheet (used by IT Faculty to rate portfolios)

You are almost finished with your MAEd in Instructional Technology Education! There are a number of important processes, however, that must take place in addition to successfully completing your course work. Within the first two weeks of the semester in which you intend to graduate, you should apply for graduation, using the form and instructions found below. Then there is a graduate summary that must be completed - work on that with your faculty advisor and finish that by or before mid-semester. Finally, you will want to apply to have your license updated. Complete this paperwork near the end of the semester in which you are graduating.

Apply for Graduation

For instructions, go to Academic Policies and click on Graduation Process. To access the application, go to ECU Registrar, click on requested forms, and then on Graduate Graduation Application.

Complete the Graduate Summary

Go to Academic Policies and click on Graduation Process and Graduation Summary Form.

Apply for Add-on Licensure

Students with a Masters degree in Education or Master of Library Science may add on the 077 licensure by fulfilling the following requirements(18-21 s.h.):

  • EDTC 6010 Introduction to Instructional Technology (3)
  • EDTC 6020 Principles of Instructional Design (3)
  • EDTC 6139 Selection and Integration of Multimedia for K12 Schools (3)
  • EDTC 6035 Integrating Tech. into the Language Arts, Social Studies, and Information Skills Curriculums (3)
  • or EDTC 6037 Integrating Tech. into the Math, Science, and Healthful Living Curriculums (3)
  • EDTC 6070 Digital Literacy for 21st Century Classrooms (3)
  • EDTC 6149 Administration of School Technology Programs (3)
  • EDTC 6992 Internship - Seminar (3) Internship hours can be completed during regular work schedules.

Students admitted into a master's degree program or those admitted for the Special Endorsement for Computers in Education Certificate Program have priority registration. Those adding 077 to an existing master's degree will complete the NCDPI approved courses listed above. Priority registration is available to those students who are admitted to the Special Endorsement for Computers in Education Certificate Program and complete EDTC 6992 (3) Internship Seminar.

You may also apply through the Graduate School as "nondegree" student. Prospective students are encouraged to enter the Special Endorsement for Computers in Education Certificate Program.

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