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Master of Science in Educational Theory and Practice with a Concentration in Instructional Technology Specialist

Master of Science in Educational Theory and Practice with a Concentration in Instructional Technology Specialist Online*


Program Overview

Why this master’s in instructional technology is for you


The MSE in Educational Theory and Practice – Instructional Technology Specialist online program gives educators the tools to adapt best practices for technology-based learning. Specifically, this program focuses on digital media and design, principles of distance education, using social media in the classroom, and more.

icon $9,510 Total Tuition
icon As few as 12-14 months Program Duration
icon 30 Credit Hours
icon $9,510 Total Tuition
icon As few as 12-14 months Program Duration
icon 30 Credit Hours
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Arkansas State University is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), formerly known as the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), 1140 19th Street, NW, Suite 400, Washington, D.C. 20036. Phone: 202-223-0077.

In this online master’s program, the application-based curriculum enables education leaders to use technology solutions as a method of improving accessibility for all students and incorporating electronic media to support learning outcomes.

This program gives students the opportunity to broaden their knowledge of curriculum theory and current practices based on National Board Certification standards. Plus, students in this program will benefit from the incorporation of technology that aligns with national expectations for the 21st-century educator.

Within this master's degree, students will learn to:

  • Understand and apply different theories behind the ways individuals learn
  • Help prepare teachers for National Board certification
  • Understand the role of technology in effectively teaching students
  • Apply technology solutions for effective learning situations
  • Utilize technology for accessible educational learning experiences for all students

As licensure requirements may change without notice, it is the responsibility of the student to confirm the requirements for licensure in his/her state as it applies to the participation in an out-of-state degree program.

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Tuition

Our MSE in Educational Theory and Practice – Instructional Technology Specialist will fit your budget


Our MSE in Educational Theory and Practice – Instructional Technology Specialist online program offers the same affordable tuition to in-state and out-of-state students. All fees are included in the total tuition.

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Total Tuition $9,510
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Tuition Per Credit Hour $317
Per Credit Hour Per Course
U.S. Resident Tuition Required Fees Total U.S. Resident Tuition Required Fees Total
$277.00 $40.00 $317.00 $831.00 $120.00 $951.00

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Calendar

Here are the key dates to know before you start


Our MSE in Educational Theory and Practice – Instructional Technology Specialist online program is designed to be flexible and convenient for working professionals, with accelerated coursework and multiple start dates a year.

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Term Length Course Begin Course End Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Payment Deadline Last Day to Withdraw
Spring 2022 7 wk 01/11/2022 02/25/2022 12/15/2021 12/17/2021 01/06/2022 01/07/2022 02/11/2022
7 wk 03/07/2022 04/29/2022 02/21/2022 02/25/2022 03/03/2022 03/04/2022 04/15/2022
Summer 2022 5 wk 05/31/2022 07/01/2022 05/16/2022 05/20/2022 05/26/2022 05/27/2022 06/17/2022
5 wk 07/05/2022 08/05/2022 06/20/2022 06/24/2022 06/30/2022 07/01/2022 07/22/2022
Fall 2022 7 wk 08/23/2022 10/07/2022 08/08/2022 08/12/2022 08/18/2022 08/19/2022 09/24/2022
7 wk 10/17/2022 12/09/2022 10/03/2022 10/07/2022 10/13/2022 10/14/2022 11/26/2022
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Admissions

Getting started on your instructional technology master’s degree


A-State Online offers a streamlined admission process for both new students and transfers. Students who are interested in the MSE in Educational Theory and Practice – Instructional Technology Specialist online program must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution and a valid teaching certificate. Make sure to review full admission requirements below.

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with at least 2.75 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Valid, active teaching certificate
  • Note: If you have a 2.75-2.99 GPA, you must make a grade of B or better during the first 12 hours of graduate work at Arkansas State University.
  • Complete online application
  • Pay the nonrefundable $30 fee
  • Send official transcript(s) from the college/university attended. Official transcripts are sealed transcripts sent from the sending institution.

Additional Information

Unless otherwise noted, Arkansas State University has not confirmed if a program has met requirements for an out-of-state licensure. Please refer to the Program Approval Map to determine which programs are eligible to be offered in states and to find relevant state agency contact information. Eligibility to offer in a state does not guarantee the program will meet state licensure/certification requirements.

Please contact your state’s Professional License Department/Board to ensure that your chosen distance education program meets your state’s requirements in which you intend to practice.

  • Students who fall below the minimum admission requirements (GPA) may send a written letter of appeal, GRE or GMAT scores (may be unofficial), and additional supporting information to [email protected].
  • The appeal request will be forwarded to the department chair for conditional admission review.

Up to 9 graduate hours from A-State or other higher education institutions may be credited toward a program. No course can be older than six years by graduation time. Transfer credit will be evaluated by the Director of the Program. To request prior credit be evaluated, please complete the Graduate Transfer Credit Evaluation Form.

Submit all documents to:

A-State Online
P.O. Box 2520
State University, AR 72467

Fax: 870-972-3548
Email: [email protected]

For Non-US Postal Mail Overnight Delivery Only:

Academic Partnerships
c/o Central Receiving
2713 Pawnee St.
Jonesboro, AR 72401

Courses

Take a look at our online MSE in Educational Theory and Practice – Instructional Technology Specialist courses


Students are required to complete 30 hours of coursework.

ETLI 6013: Digital Media & Design

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

The purpose of this course is to familiarize candidates with digital media technology. It focuses on design and development of electronic media to support learning, including tools to facilitate professional layouts, imaging, presentations, communications, and web development.

ETLI 6023: Principles of Distance Education

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course will provide an overview of distance education and investigate current issues in distance education. Project work will involve evaluating, designing, and delivering distance learning.

ETLI 6103: Socially Interactive Technology in Education

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is designed to teach educators how social media can be utilized in the classroom effectively. This course is a practical and theoretical analysis of how social networking environments influence the ways information and knowledge are created and circulated.

ETLI 6213: Leadership in Instructional Technology

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course provides candidates with the opportunity to develop leadership skills in information technology. Analyzing the role of the technology as a catalyst for change, emphasis is on identification and evaluation of implementing new technologies in instructional environments.

ETLI 6313: Assessing Technology and Standards

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Designed to enable students to understand and use appropriate classroom assessment practices by applying knowledge of pedagogy and development to high-quality strategies for formative and summative assessment.

ELAD 6003: School and Community Relations

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Focuses on concepts, programs, and procedures for establishing and maintaining positive relations between the school, its constituents, and related agencies.

ETLI 6433: Capstone/Internship

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This capstone course provides students with practical hands-on clinical experience in a school setting. The course will focus on authentic problems and activities that require students to demonstrate skills in instructional technology.

ELFN 6773: Introduction to Statistics and Research

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

An introductory course in methods and techniques of research, and the statistical treatment and interpretation of research data.

ELCI 6533: Theories of Instruction

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Focuses on learning theories and various models of teaching.

ELAD 6073: School Law

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Focuses on constitutional and statutory provisions and court decisions regarding the legal aspects of education.


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