The information explosion has created a high demand for professionals capable of designing, developing, implementing and managing innovative, technology-based instructional systems targeted at the education and training of employees and students. The Instructional Technology master's programs at UWF prepare professionals in education, military, healthcare, and business and industry to meet these challenges. UWF IT graduates are well prepared to solve complex organizational problems from the perspective of education, training and performance improvement.
UWF offers two Master of Education degree programs in IT:
The M.Ed. in Instructional Technology program is a fully online, 36-credit-hour program. There are no on-campus requirements, so students can complete the entire program from a distance. The program emphasizes the integration of technology to achieve educational goals in a wide variety of educational settings — K-12 schools, colleges and universities, industry, the military, government, and healthcare. The program recognizes the current emphasis on Web-based and mobile delivery of education and training, providing students with opportunities to become proficient in designing distance infrastructures, establishing policy directives within organizations, supporting students and instructors or facilitators, developing instructional materials, and implementing distributed systems, preparing them for any of the many career opportunities available to instructional technologists.
Students select from four areas of specialization:
And from electives that help meet career goals:
All students complete a capstone field experience which permits them to apply what they have learned in real-world settings.
Each student works closely with an advisor to develop a degree plan that meets his or her interests and career aspirations. The program
can be completed in as little as 2 years, by taking two courses per semester for six consecutive semesters.
The M.Ed. in Educational Leadership, ETMS-IT Specialization is a fully online, 36-credit-hour program. There are no on-campus requirements, so students can complete the entire program from a distance. This program emphasizes the application of instructional technology and the principles of instructional design from a military training perspective. In this program, students investigate emerging technology applications, such as Web-based instruction, multimedia design, and distance learning, with a strong focus on instructional systems design, planning, and change.
The ETMS-IT program is made up of a combination of courses and electives that cover the following topics:
Each student works closely with an advisor to develop a degree plan that meets his or her interests and career aspirations. The program can be completed in as little as 2 years, by taking two courses per semester for six consecutive semesters.
To be admitted into the program, prospective students must meet the following requirements: