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2018-2019 Course Catalog 
2018-2019 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Instructional Technology, M.A.

Also see
Curriculum and Instruction, M.A.  
Education, M.A. Multiple Intellegences Concentration  

The Master of Arts in Instructional Technology is a 30-credit master’s degree program for candidates seeking to gain advanced knowledge in digital-age learning to create a technology-rich learning environment.

This program meets the new State Board of Education policy, which reads: Applicants for a professional educator certificate who are first certified in Connecticut after July 1, 2016, shall complete a minimum of 15 graduate credits of content or content pedagogy, either as part of or in addition to a master’s degree. 

Program outcomes

The student will:

  • Be a critical thinker and effective problem solver who is concerned with the social, emotional and intellectual issues of all children and adolescents in contemporary educational settings
  • Apply advanced pedagogy in curriculum, instruction and assessment to engage all students in reaching their potential as people and as learners
  • Develop the capacity to influence and advance positive change for students, professionals and the profession in a complex global society

Acceptance requirements

  • Graduate admission application and nonrefundable admission fee
  • A conferred bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • A minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.67 
  • Two sealed official transcripts of all undergraduate work and any prior graduate work
  • Two letters of recommendation from individuals who can attest to the candidate’s suitability as a prospective teacher or to work with children and families, accompanied by the School of Graduate and Professional Studies cover form. Note: Recommendations must be obtained from individuals who are not family members, personal friends or members of the USJ School of Education.
  • Immunization record using the USJ Health Service form available on the University website
  • A planned program of study developed by the candidate and the faculty advisor, approved by the chair of the Department of Education

Continuation requirements

Students must earn a grade of B or better in their first attempt in their first two classes to remain in the program. They must earn a B or better in all courses for continuous progression throughout the program.

Exit requirements

Eligible candidates for the master of arts degree take a comprehensive exam in March or July. The application for the comprehensive exam is available from the School of Education. It is the candidate’s responsibility to obtain his/her faculty advisor’s signature and to submit the application to the office manager of the School of Education by the due date.