Master’s Degrees and Graduate Certificates
About Arcadia’s Instructional Technology Degree Program
This program seeks to prepare highly qualified teachers who are capable of utilizing technology as a partner in the learning process. The overarching goal is to develop practitioners who are able to assess educational situations and plan for the effective use of technology that supports learning. The program is designed from a problem-based learning perspective. Problem-based learning is an instructional method or educational approach that is characterized by the use of real-world problems as a stimulus for learners to utilize critical thinking and problem-solving skills. It places an emphasis on active engagement that involves learners in the metacognitive process of thinking about their learning and leading them to a deeper level of understanding.
1. Provide sound theoretical foundation while building a bridge to practice.
2. Establish the practice of reading and evaluating current research in Instructional Technology.
3. Strengthen teachers’ problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
4. Develop skills necessary for teachers to plan and utilize technology as a partner in the teaching and learning process.
5. Provide training in current and emerging technologies.
6. Encourage teachers to participate in professional technology organizations and share their knowledge with future teachers.
Note: The Instructional Technology Master’s degree and certificates do not lead to PA state certification as an Instructional Technology Specialist. For information about PDE approved Instructional Technology Specialist programs go to: www.education.state.pa.us.