Welcome to the IST Program
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.
Graduate Program Information
Admission and Progression Requirements, and all Program Requirements can be found in the Graduate Catalog. Please see the information below:
- Demonstrate an understanding of instructional technology standards and are able to apply knowledge and skills specific to their concentration area.
- 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.
- Demonstrate skills and commitment to create, use, evaluate, and manage effective learning environments and processes utilizing innovative technologies.
- 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.
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