Program

The Instructional Technology/Computers program is designed for K-12 educators and administrators who want to combine studies in both instructional applications and computer technologies. These studies lead to state licensure for the Technology Director (077) and the Technology Facilitator Endorsement (079). Many teachers pursue this degree to improve their use of computer technologies in their classrooms.

Nearly all of our students are part-time, distance-based practicing education professionals who learn together in regional cohorts. All of our content -- and nearly all of our interactions with students and with each other -- is housed in an innovative online learning environment, called AET Zone. AET Zone, a 3D virtual world for learning, has been recognized as a significant and innovative educational technology (remove link) initiative. To learn more about AET Zone, please visit http://appedtech.appstate.edu

Students can choose between two tracks:

  • Instructional Technology/Computers: designed for K-12 educators and administrators who want to combine studies in both instructional applications and computer technologies;
  • Instructional Technology/Computers, General: designed for those interested in teaching at a community college or working in corporate training settings.

Thesis (optional)

*Note: Course of study is subject to change to meet new state licensure requirements.