Instructional Systems Technology Program

Instructional Technology Program

Overview

The Master of Education Degree and the Graduate Certificate in Instructional Systems Technology (IST) at UNC Charlotte are designed for those who wish to hold instructional design and technology positions in the areas of K-12 and higher education and corporate, government, and military training and human performance improvement. The program offers three concentrations: School Specialist, Training and Development, and Online Learning and Teaching. The program develops professionals who are grounded in instructional technology foundations, principles, theories, applications, and current trends and provides opportunities for students to integrate different forms of technology to enhance teaching and learning. The program is mapped onto standards from AECT, ISTE and NCDPI. The program is 100% online.

 

 

 

 

What is Instructional Technology?

AECT defines educational technology as “"the study and ethical practice of facilitating learning and improving performance by creating, using and managing appropriate technological processes and resources."(AECT, 2008)

To read more about the field, click on this link to Reiser’s article on “What field did you say you were in?” Click here

What type of jobs do you get with this degree?

Instructional Systems Technology prepares professionals to work on instructional design and technology positions in Education (K-12 and higher education), Corporate, Government, and Military.

Some of the positions that you might be eligible to work for are:

K-12 Education

Higher Education

Corporate

Government

Military

Technology Specialist

 Instructional Technology Coordinator

 Media Specialist

 Computer Resource Teacher

Technology Director

Technology Facilitator

Technology Coach

 

 

Instructional Designer/Developer

Instructional Technologist Coordinator of Academic Technologies

Educational Media Specialist

Distance Education Specialist

 Academic Support and Distance Education Coordinator

 Learning Management Specialist

 Instructional Technology Coordinator

 Faculty Support Specialist

 

Instructional Designer/Developer

Instructional Technologist

Training and Development Specialist

Elearning Specialist

Human Resource Consultant

Corporate Trainer

Content Developer

Project Manager

Evaluator

Instructional Design Consultant

Instructional Designer/Developer

Instructional Technologist

Training and Development Specialist

Human Resource Consultant

Corporate Trainer

Content Developer

Project Manager

Evaluator

Instructional Designer/Developer

Instructional Technologist

Training and Development Specialist

Elearning Specialist

Corporate Trainer

Content Developer

Project Manager

Evaluator

 

Click here to read more about the roles of the instructional technologist.

What does an instructional designer actually do?

 

 

 

GRADUATE PROGRAM INFORMATION

Admission and Progression Requirements, and all Program Requirements can be found in the Graduate Catalog. Please see the information below:

Masters

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Graduate Certficate

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Program Objectives

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of instructional technology standards and are able to apply knowledge and skills specific to their concentration area. 
  2. Apply research and evidence to provide leadership in the field of instructional technology and analyze, integrate, and implement technology‐rich learning solutions based on the needs of learners and instructional context. 
  3. Demonstrate skills and commitment to create, use, evaluate, and manage effective learning environments and processes utilizing innovative technologies. 
  4. Model and promote reflective practice, digital citizenship and ethical use of instructional design and technology to engage diverse learners, improve learning, and enrich professional practice. 

 

Delivery Method

Our program is 100% online

This program can be completed entirely online asynchronously using Moodle and/or Centra.  Each course instructor determines his/her course delivery method(s). Distance education courses have section numbers with an 8 as the middle digit (examples: 080, L80, 081). To participate in this program, you will need a high-speed internet connection and your computer must meet these Technical Specifications.

As a distance education student, the DE student guide will aid you throughout the graduate program - DE Student guide

 

Program Director

Dr. Beth Oyarzun

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Now accepting applications!

Graduate School Tuition Scholarships are available. Contact the program director for details.

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