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Instructional Technology Leadership - Master of Science in Education

Earn a master's degree in instructional technology leadership

Our instructional design and educational technology master's degree program prepares you to effectively solve learning problems in a variety of settings and improve the quality of education through the informed use of educational technologies. As a student in this program, you will graduate with a Master of Science in Education (M.Ed.) degree and be prepared for a wide variety of career advancement opportunities.

What can I expect from this program?

The educational instructional technology and design program makes uses of video, audio, computer and telecommunication strategies, which are uniquely combined to optimize information access and learning at the graduate level. Courses in this degree program integrate new curricular experiences involving:

  • Cooperative learning
  • Project-based assessments
  • Expert interview
  • Product demonstrations
  • Role-modeling
  • Field-based inquiry
  • Worldwide networking with traditional listen-and-learn methods

This innovative, 33-credit hour program and coursework in the areas of instructional design and educational technology will equip you to lead the way in improving teaching and learning in educational and training settings. Through the application of educational technology theory and practice, you will explore coursework involving educational technology systems, and instructional design and applications.

Want to learn more and apply?

Visit the Graduate Education page to learn more about the application and admissions process, financial aid, and more.

Admissions Information

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Course format

online course format

Instructional Technology Leadership courses are offered online through the Blackboard Learning Management System.

SBU students

The SBU Advantage

  • Learn from faculty who are highly qualified educators with experience as teachers, principals and superintendents. In addition to their roles as faculty members, many also serve on state and national education boards.
  • Benefit from an engaging and relevant curriculum with an emphasis on practical application. Learn in our classroom one night and apply it in your classroom the next day.
  • Fit classes into your busy schedule through our convenient online and hybrid offerings that are scheduled with the time-constrained demands of the working educator in mind.

Faith Integration

SBU's Education graduate degree programs have been intentionally designed to model how the Christian faith shapes expertise, practice and experiences in professional educational settings. To assist students in developing as transformative agents in today's schools, our programs provide a foundation to become both scholars and practitioners — a synthesis of academic knowledge, practical skills and servant leadership. We desire that our students, while working toward a graduate degree in education, become true servant leaders who are able to integrate their faith into their practice to make a difference in today's society.

Michael Arnold
"SBU affords me the opportunity to teach my subject matter in a Christian environment. The importance of servant leadership in today's schools is vital for the growth and development of the students and faculty our students will serve."
Dr. Michael Arnold
Professor of graduate education

M.S.E. in Instructional Technology Leadership Course Rotation

Degree is available completely online. Complete assignments when it is most convenient for you. A collaborative online learning community is facilitated by our highly qualified faculty through the Blackboard Learning Management System.

Note: You can begin the course rotation in either fall, summer or spring terms.

2-Year Plan

Fall Semester

ITL 5923 Online Teaching in the K-12 Environment 3
ITL 5723 Advanced Media Management and Supervision
Total hours 6

Summer Semester

ITL 5643 Advanced Hardware and Software 3
ITL 5623 Multimedia Tools and Applications 3
EDU 5213 Current Issues in Educational Technology 3
Total hours 9

Spring Semester

ITL 5733 Leadership in School District Technology 3
ITL 5093 Field Based Research in Instructional Technology 3
Total hours 6

Spring Semester

ITL 5613 Instructional Role of Educational Media and Technology 3
ITL 5813 Technology Planning and Budgeting 3
Total hours 6

Fall Semester

ITL 5633 Instructional Material Design and Application 3
EDU 5083 Educational Research 3
Total hours 6

Summer Semester

ITL 5213 Current Issues in Educational Technology 3
Total hours 3

This is a proposed guideline. Please check the catalog for your final degree requirements and consult with your advisor to develop an official plan of study. Southwest Baptist University reserves the right to make changes to degree plans without advanced notice or obligation. You are responsible for understanding and completing all degree, departmental and graduation requirements.

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MSE in Instructional Technology Leadership plan (PDF)