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2016-2017 Graduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Instructional Technology

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A collaborative degree between the University of Maine, the University of Maine Farmington, and the University of Southern Maine


The University of Maine Master’s program in Instructional Technology is a 33-credit fully online degree.  It is designed to help students become leaders in effective and innovative uses of current and emerging technology.  The required coursework, research, and clinical experiences are designed for educators working in a variety of contexts.  Students will engage in inquiry-based curriculum and build capacity to continually assess their local context; implement technology to enhance teaching, learning and assessment; build professional learning networks to support ongoing professional development; and develop expertise in current and emerging instructional technologies. Essential to this program is a commitment to local community, advocacy for accessibility, and social justice, especially in the context of the potential for new technology to influence local educational settings.


The Masters in Instructional Technology is designed to investigate the following central questions:

  • Learning Environments: How do educators leverage technology to create environments that support the development of diverse skills, and emphasize challenging learning experiences?
  • Teaching and Learning: How can technology enhance teaching and learning partnerships that support and promote innovative models of deeper learning?
  • Digital Citizenship: How can educators promote an understanding of the social, ethical and legal issues and responsibilities related to a globally connected society?
  • Professional Practice: How can educators develop and model pedagogical and andragogical principles of learning to promote professional growth and practice in a globally connected society?
  • Leadership: How can educators align vision, implementation, and practice to foster learning enhanced by technology?


Core Courses (21 credits)

  • EDT 520 Digital Age Teaching and Learning Methods
  • EDT 531 Studio in Computing for Learning
  • EDT 540 Instructional Design and Project Management
  • EHD 510 - Introduction to Educational Research
  • Technology for All Learners (speak with advisor for options)
  • EDT 559 - Leadership for Educational Technology
  • Capstone - 1 of the following
    • EDT 657, Educational Practicum
    • EDT 693, Educational Internship
    • EDT 543 Practicum in Instructional Design

Electives (12 credits)

  • EDT 528 Designing Networks to Optimize Learning
  • EDT 537 Introduction to Flipped, Blended, and Online Learning
  • EDT 541 Advanced Instructional Design
  • EDT 542 Supporting Technology Integration through Professional Development and Coaching
  • EDT 543 Practicum in Instructional Design
  • EDT 545 Information Security K-12 Environment
  • EDT 562 Technology for Young Learners
  • EDT 560 Assessment in the 21st Century Classroom
  • EDT 561 Technology Supported Inquiry-Based Teaching and Learning
  • EDT 580 Educational Technology Summer Institute
  • EDT 598 Special Topics

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