Interested in using Instructional Technology to help students achieve, and helping your colleagues infuse instructional technology into their teaching? The Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Instructional Technology may be just what you are looking for to enhance your career!
Technology has brought change to the work of organizations of all types. Significant changes can be seen in the use of technology in instruction and the delivery of instruction via technology.
Yet, technology is primarily a tool that serves content. Its impact is largely dependent upon the appropriate design of the information and instruction delivered through technology.
The program is designed for certified teachers who plan to seek a master's degree. The M.Ed. in Instructional Technology was designed in collaboration with P-12 classroom teachers, district specialists, and university faculty for preparing school and district Technology Coordinators. The program leads to a Kentucky "P-12 Instructional Computer Technology" endorsement.
What makes the UofL M.Ed. in Instructional Technology program stand out from the rest?
Note: If you are not a P-12 teacher but are interested in instructional technology, Industry IT certifications, instructional design, and state-of-the-art training development for military, government, and private industry, go to B.S. Workforce Leadership and M.S. Human Resource and Organizational Development.
The M.Ed. in Instructional Technology is a 30 credit hour program. Candidates learn a compendium of skills, strategies, and applications for helping student compete in a global and digital world, as well as preparation to be a school or district Technology Coordinator. For details on course requirements for this program, go to the Graduate Catalog.
Note: Meeting GRE score and GPA minimums does not guarantee admission to the program.
Students may apply to the program by first going to the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies website.
Students must also submit the following information:
Applicants who have attended a college or university outside of the United States are also required to submit an evaluation of their transcript through either WES (World Education Services) or ECE (Educational Credential Evaluators). Please note that transcript evaluations can sometimes take several weeks.
Upon admission to the program, students will be assigned a faculty advisor and will work collaboratively with that advisor to complete the following components. The materials below will be submitted electronically through LiveText.
The personal statement is the applicant's opportunity to demonstrate his/her writing ability as well as provide a personal introduction to the admissions screening committee. The personal statement should be no more than 500 words, and should be double-spaced and word-processed. Applicants are encouraged to proofread their writing, and to submit the best work possible. The attached rubric (Ideas to Action Holistic Construct Rubric) is provided to help applicants understand how their writing will be evaluated.
In developing the personal statement, applicants are encouraged to identify and describe personal characteristics, abilities, beliefs and goals as well as diverse experiences with children and adolescents which will contribute to their success as an outstanding educator. Applicants should also review the College of Education and Human Development's Conceptual Framework, reflecting on the concepts of inquiry, action, and advocacy. Applicants should consider the following questions:
P-12 teachers serve as computer-using teacher leaders in their schools and as Technology Coordinators at school and district levels.
Candidates earn the Endorsement for P-12 Instructional Computer Technology to compliment their base teaching certificate.
In addition to the financial aid opportunities offered by the University, the College of Education & Human Development also has information about financial aid.
In recognition of valuable service to the preparation of teachers and the need for all teachers to have continual professional growth, a supervising teacher or a resource teacher for teacher interns may, with prior approval of the course-offering institution, take a maximum of six (6) credit hours per term at any public postsecondary institution and pay no tuition. The postsecondary institution shall waive the tuition up to a maximum of six (6) credit hours.
To apply, you must complete the Tuition Waiver Certification for Supervising and Resource Teachers Application [PDF]. It should be completed by the supervising teacher, certified by their principal, and returned to our office. Return the form to the Student Financial Aid Office at U of L, attention: Wesley Partin.
Eligibility: 6 credit hours of tuition benefits for each semester served as a full responsibility supervising or resource teacher, or 3 credit hours of tuition benefits for each semester served as a shared supervising or resource teacher. Students may exercise the tuition waiver option up to twelve months following the assignment. Tuition benefits are paid directly to the University of Louisville.
Once you are admitted to the program, you may request to transfer up to 6 credit hours if your UofL advisor approves the request. Transfer requests are then submitted to the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies.
Successful candidates will graduate with a Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Instructional Technology and receive a P-12 Instructional Computer Technology Endorsement. If this is a second master's degree, you may apply for Rank I hours as you complete the degree.
The program can be completed in as few as two years or as many as six years.
All courses are offered outside the practicing teacher's day (evening, Saturday, summer). The program is designed so that many assignments are classroom or school-based.
Courses are offered at UofL Belknap Campus and JCPS locations. A limited number of online courses are available at the present time.
Yes. The program is designed so that many assignments are classroom or school-based. If you are not currently in a school, you will be placed in an approved setting to complete the assignments.