Program Overview

This M.Ed. in Instructional Systems Technology is a 36 credit hour program for those pursuing instructional systems technology credentials as preparation for leadership and curriculum design in the Training and Development field; and, for those pursuing these credentials to satisfy requirements for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Instructional Technology Specialists: Computers..The M.Ed. in Instructional Systems Technology program is currently the only graduate IST programs in North Carolina holding National Recognition status from the Association for Educational Communications and Technology AECT.

The Instructional Systems Technology Master of Education has three concentrations: Online Learning and Teaching, School Specialist and Training and Development.

  • School Specialist This concentration is for those who work in the P-12 system and who already hold either an “A” or “G” level teaching license from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (or from another state) for the new Masters/Advanced “M” license in Instructional Technology Specialists
  • Training and Development This concentration is for the instructional technology personnel who wish to do training and development in corporate, higher education, government and military
  • Online Learning and Teaching This concentration is for those interested in designing, developing, or managing online learning and teaching.