The Master's of Arts in Educational Technology offers two program concentrations: (1) Instructional Technology and (2) Online Instructional Design. The Instructional Technology Concentration (licensure) is a 39 hour program. The program focuses on preparing students to become "practitioners of technology" in K-12 settings. This concentration requires an "A" teaching certification upon program entry, the completion of a practicum and an e-Portfolio upon program exit. Students completing the program will qualify for a North Carolina Department of Public Instruction 077 – Instructional Technology Specialist Computer License and a North Carolina Department of Public Instruction 079 – Technology Endorsement. Students must apply to the Department of Public Instruction for their license. Students completing the program will serve as educators in the K-12 setting in positions including teachers, technology facilitators, or technology coordinators.
The Online Instructional Design concentration is also a 39 hour program. The program focuses on current and dynamic current technology and prepares candidates for both educational and non-educational settings. The Online Instructional Design concentration is designed from an educational standpoint to create experts in the discipline of education who have the expertise to develop, create, and implement visual media.
have a bachelor's degree from a recognized institution;
2.5 GPA overall at the undergraduate level
hold a North Carolina initial teaching license or the equivalent (if necessary)
Three years of successful public school teaching
Two letters of recommendations from persons qualified to assess professional performance and comment on potential leadership abilities.
Dr. James Osler, Associate Professor
School of Education
2023 H. M. Michaux, Jr. School of Education Building
711 Cecil Street
Durham, NC 27707