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Earn Your Master's Degree Online in Education in Instructional Technology with a K-12 Technology Specialist Entitlement

studentsEmerging technologies are changing the way educators teach and students learn. These changes have caused a growth spurt in career advancement opportunities for instructional technology experts. Enhance your skills with Northern Illinois University's M.S. Ed. in Instructional Technology including courses for a K-12 Technology Specialist Entitlement.

With a degree from NIU's Instructional Technology program, you'll receive-

  • Advanced knowledge - Learn the latest in instructional media and program evaluation designed to support learning.
  • Technology skills - Use current instructional media and technology to enhance teaching and learning, build staff development programs, and integrate materials and curriculum.
  • Two-in-one credentials - Earn your K-12 Entitlement while you're earning your Instructional Technology master's degree.
  • Flexible online sessions with face-to-face connections - Study online on your time and meet in person for pre-scheduled sessions to make connections and enhance your learning.
  • Cohort support - Learn and network with your peers.

Currently Enrolling and Past TS Online Cohort Schedule:

Admission Requirements:

  • Completed application to the Graduate School
  • Official transcripts of all degrees or coursework from accredited colleges and universities
  • GRE or MAT scores, which may be waived if candidate already holds a master's degree from and accredited college or university
  • Personal statement of career goals
  • Two letters of reference from professors, employers, or colleagues that address professional qualifications and potential for success in the IT field at the master's degree level

    Admitted student, be prepared to

  • Have regular access to a computer and ready for Learning Online.
  • Participate in unscheduled, online discussions during the course.
  • Be available from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday evenings for scheduled class discussions.
  • Be available to meet during scheduled face-to-face sessions.

The M.S.Ed. in Instructional Technology meets the Illinois State Board of Education and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education standards for K-12 Technology Entitlement advanced certification for individuals holding initial Illinois teacher certification. Individuals not certificated in the state of Illinois may seek the Entitlement as an initial certificate with some additional coursework. Contact NIU’s Educational Technology, Research and Assessment Department’s Program Advisor at 815-753-6085 for more details.