Instructional Technology (NC A&T State University)

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NCA&T State University's Master of Science in Instructional Technology will give you the skills and knowledge to work with instructional design and delivery in both education and business fields. A rich variety of coursework will provide both theoretical and practical knowledge, and you will leave the program with a solid foundation in the science and art of instructional planning in a variety of settings, and experience and expertise in the use of a variety of media. The program is specifically targeted to prepare professionals within the following areas: training management, media/learning center management, distance education, technology specialist for schools and districts, media coordinator for school media centers and libraries, production of computer/Internet-based instruction, instructional design, multimedia development, consulting, training design and development.

You will choose from among four study concentrations. You can choose a general track in business and industry, or if you already hold a North Carolina "A" teaching license, you can pursue licensure as a school media coordinator or an instructional technologist/computers.

The program is housed in the NCA&T School of Education's Department of Curriculum and Instruction. The courses in the online Master of Science in Instructional Technology program are the same courses offered by the on-campus program, but you take your courses entirely online. You will stay in contact with your instructors, participate in a variety of learning activities, and complete all the same work as students studying on campus, as required and on time, but you will do it from your computer at home.

Course delivery is both asynchronous and synchronous, depending upon the requirements of the professor teaching each course. Some interactions may take place using webcams to enhance communication.


The Master of Science degree in Instructional Technology requires 21 semester hours of approved graduate-level courses, after completion of an 18-hour core. You must pass a core comprehensive exam, prepare a program portfolio consisting of assignments from your coursework, write a thesis or complete a special project, and maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 to complete the degree program. For a complete list of program requirements, go to the program Web site.


To be admitted to the program, you must have an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution, preferably in an education field. For a complete list of admission requirements, go to the program Web site.

The application form and information on admission procedures are available here.

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