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Instructional Technology


Program Overview

The Master of Arts in Instructional Technology prepares professionals to address learning and performance problems by integrating technology into the design, development and evaluation of learning environments. The program is flexible and will appeal to professionals working in education or workplace training.

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Blend Technology with Curriculum

This 30-credit-hour program may be completed in as little as two years of part-time study. You will learn from UA faculty credentialed in instructional technology who are well-versed in the topics and trends of the field.

Choose from two strands:

  • Technology for Teaching and Learning – ideal for individuals pursuing positions in P-12 schools, colleges and universities
  • Instructional Technology for the Workplace – ideal for individuals pursuing positions in instructional design and corporate training

All undergraduate majors are welcome to apply. This program does not lead to certification or licensure in K-12 education.

  • Application DeadlineJuly 1 for fall admission; November 1 for spring admission; April 1 for summer admission
  • Fees$10 College of Education graduate fee (per credit hour)
  • Other Program Specifics*Test scores are waived for Summer 2021 and Fall 2021 semester applications


The MA in Instructional Technology program requires the completion of 30 credit hours. With adviser approval, students select courses and electives that give them the opportunity to focus on areas of interest in business or education. Please note that courses are subject to change.

Required Courses

  • CAT 531 Computer-Based Instruction
  • INTE 532 Instructional Technology Design
  • INTE 533 Online Teaching and Learning
  • INTE 534 Issues and Trends in Instructional Technology
  • INTE 535 Adaptive and Assistive Technologies
  • INTE 536 Assessment and Evaluation in Instructional Technology
  • INTE 589 Instructional Technology Research and Product Development

Elective Courses

  • INTE 537 Game-Based Learning
  • INTE 538 mLearning
  • INTE 539 Special Topics
  • INTE 540 Technology Project Management and Budgeting
  • INTE 541 IT Leadership and Administrative Technology
  • One advisor approved course outside of the instructional technology program

View more information about this program through the University’s catalog.


Admission to the MA degree program requires the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or a 3.0 average for the last 60 hours in a degree program, or a 3.0 or higher in a completed graduate degree program
  • Minimum score of 300 on the GRE or 50th percentile on the MAT*
    • An admissions test waiver will be considered if the applicant has at least 5 years of full-time, relevant work experience or has already completed a post-baccalaureate degree. Requests will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Please contact Dr. Andre Denham for the waiver.

*Test scores are waived for Summer 2021 and Fall 2021 semester applications.

A completed application package includes official transcripts from all institutions attended, three letters of recommendation, a statement of purpose, official test scores and a Graduate School application.

Application Deadlines:

  • Fall admission – July 1
  • Spring admission – November 1
  • Summer admission – April 1

This program does not lead to certification or licensure in k-12 education.

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