The master's degree program in instructional technology is an applied professional program that helps to educate leaders in three technology fields: training and development, school library media, and educational computing and media. The program is also open to professionals in other fields who are seeking to improve their skills and knowledge in technology integration.
Towson University's program offers practical applications of educational theories to help students seamlessly integrate technology into the classroom, media center or corporate environment. Towson also offers an applied doctoral degree program in instructional technology.
The Library Media Specialist concentration meets the Maryland State Department of Education requirements for the Library Media Specialist Certification and is designed for students who wish to serve as directors of school library media centers.
Each student in the program produces a culminating project to demonstrate professional competencies in instructional technology. These culminating projects may be in the form of action research, a curriculum or unit design, an electronic portfolio or a professional-level internship. The Library Media Specialist Concentration is AASL accredited and Towson University's Teacher Education Unit is NCATE accredited.
Many courses offer at least one online project or activity, and some courses meet only once or twice on campus while all other activities take place online. Classes usually start after 4 p.m. to accommodate working professionals. Our affiliation with the Towson Learning Network means students may be eligible to take classes off campus, at the HEAT Center in Aberdeen, Maryland, or at convenient county schools.
This program is also offered through the Towson Learning Network to employees of local school systems at various off-campus locations. Visit the Towson Learning Network to get information about applying to the program.