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Instructional Technology

ITSEAUM’s Instructional Technology programs prepares educators at all levels (both P-12 and in industry) to integrate online components into instruction and additionally prepares educators to more fully engage 21st century learners in the learning process. It is the only Instructional Technology program in the state of Alabama that has achieved national recognition from the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) by successfully completing the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation’s (CAEP) accreditation review. 

 
The rationale for the Instructional Technology program focuses on academic and market demands for advanced studies in instructional technology. The vast array of computer-based technologies has fundamentally enhanced the ability of companies and schools to connect with students, employees, and customers. eLearning options for schools and businesses make the design of web-based instruction increasingly important. In Alabama, secondary students are required to have experience with online course components before graduation and distance learning options are steadily increasing through Alabama ACCESS for distance learning and legislation that requires each school system to have a virtual academy. 
 
The Instructional Technology option at AUM prepares educators at all levels (both P-12 and in industry) to integrate online components into instruction and additionally prepares educators to more fully engage 21st century learners in the learning process. This program helps train a new cadre of teachers who wish to incorporate cutting-edge technology in their classrooms to prepare innovative lessons utilizing appropriate instructional strategies. Additionally, P-12 schools, school systems, and institutions of higher learning need experts to train and equip faculty in the appropriate integration of technology in instruction. This need is increasing and is ongoing. Therefore, the program in Instructional Technology at AUM is critical for fulfilling the supply and demand for master level employees with instructional technology skills.

Master of Education (M.Ed.)
Online Program
Accredited by CAEP, The ONLY CAEP accredited Instructional Technology program in Alabama.
The Master of Education in Instructional Technology is designed for individuals who have a bachelor’s degree in any field and who wish to increase their understanding of the role of technology and its appropriate use in the support of student learning.  This degree option is also appropriate for industry educators (those outside the P-12 environment) who wish to study instructional design and learn how technology can be used in learning and teaching. This degree is non-certified.
Instructional Technology, M.Ed. Plan of Study
Suggested Course Sequence

Education Specialist (Ed.S.)
Online Program
Accredited by CAEP, The ONLY CAEP accredited Instructional Technology program in Alabama.
The Instructional Technology Education Specialist (Ed.S.) degree will prepare candidates with sought after technology skills in professional settings that include P-12 schools, government, higher education, healthcare management, and business and industry environments. A graduate with a Master’s degree from any area is eligible to enter the Education Specialist in Instructional Technology program. This degree is non-certified.
Instructional Technology, Ed.S. Plan of Study
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Instructional Technology Ed.S. Admission Requirements
Step-by-Step Guide to Apply

For more information on how to apply, click here or contact Dr. Timothy Lewis at tlewis19@aum.edu or Dr. Brooke Burks at bburks1@aum.edu.


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