Wilkes University

Instructional Technology

The online master's degree in Instructional Technology delivers a greater understanding of digital-age learning with the skillset to integrate current and emerging technologies into contemporary pre-K–12 learning environments.

In additional to the master's degree, the program offers Pennsylvania Department of Education certification as an Instructional Technology Specialist.

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Graduates leave the program prepared to effectively use and implement technology at every level of education, from district-wide down to the individual student.

The degree consists of 30 credits. An additional 3-credit internship is required for the Instructional Technology Specialist Certification. Review  Instructional Technology Requirements  for students accepted into the program Spring 2011 or later. 30 graduate credits are required for the degree but those who elect to also participate in the 3-credit internship for certification will earn 33 credits total.

A maximum of 6 credits of graduate work already completed at another accredited and recognized institution may be applied toward the requirements for the program. Transfer credits cannot be more than six years old.

Admissions Requirements:

  • An online application
  • Bachelor's degree with at least a 3.0 GPA from an accredited institution
  • Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts
  • Two completed graduate recommendation forms

Applying for the Pennsylvania Instructional Technology Specialist Certificate also requires an Instructional Level I or II certificate from PDE. Students who do not hold a valid Level I or Level II Pa. teaching certificate must achieve a Pennsylvania qualifying score in the three pre-professional Praxis 1 tests (reading, writing and mathematics) before they can be recommended to PDE for Instructional Technology Specialist Certification.

View Instructional Technology Program requirements. To help keep track of the program requirements you can download a pdf-formatted Instructional Technology checklist. If you don't have the Adobe Acrobat Reader needed to open this document you can download a free one from the company's website.