The master's degree in Instructional Technology is designed primarily for teaching professionals.Core education courses are combined with courses in educational technology to prepare educators to assume positions of leadership in their school or district in the area of technology. In additional to the master's degree, the program offers Pennsylvania Department of Education certification as an Instructional Technology Specialist.
Graduates of the program have accepted positionsas computer coordinators in K-12 settings; have secured positions in the computer industry or in desktop publishing/graphic arts agencies; serve as computer consultants to education, business and industry; or are pursuing a doctorate in the field.
The degree consists of 30 credits. An additional 3-credit internship is required for the Instructional Technology Specialist Certification. ReviewInstructional Technology Requirementsfor students accepted into the program Spring 2011 or later.
Each student develops a program of studywith Dr. Jim Chiavacci, program coordinator and advisor, which satisfies requirements for the degree. 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.
The Instructional Technology degree is offered online, on the Wilkes campus in Wilkes-Barre or at three Pennsylvania sites:Berks County IU 14, Bethlehem Area School District, and Cumberland Valley School District.
To begin taking courses, you must first submit an application to the Wilkes University graduate program and then register for courses. Please note the course registration number (crn) of the graduate course you would like to enroll in before you apply online since you will be given an immediate opportunity to register for a course as soon as you submit your online application. You can find the crn on the current graduate education schedule listed under the Related Resources on the upper right of this page.
Complete the Online Application. If you have never applied to a Wilkes University graduate program you will be required to submit a $35 application fee.
To be accepted you must mail the following additional documents:
Official transcripts from any undergraduate institutions you attended
To apply for the Instructional Technology Specialist, you will need:
Copy of your teaching certificate. Students who do not hold a valid level 1 or level 2 Pennsylvania Instructional 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.
Upon completion of the online application you will be given a Wilkes Identification Number (WIN) and other information that will allow you to log into the Wilkes Portal.The Portal gives students the ability to register for courses online, view and print grades and unofficial transcripts or make use of the online library services.You can always log into the Wilkes University Portal by going to mywilkes.wilkes.edu.