Curriculum & Instruction with Instructional Technology Leadership


Technology is everywhere, intertwined in almost every part of our lives. It affects how we shop, socialize, connect, play, and most importantly, learn. Using technology in the classroom helps prepare students for future careers, encourages collaboration, and helps them stay engaged by giving them control over their own learning.

The Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction in Instructional Technology Leadership Emphasis can help you leverage technology in your classroom. The 36-hour, two-year program will help you design, implement, and assess learning experiences to involve your students in an improved learning process, as well as enriching your professional practice and providing positive models for students, colleagues and the community.

Curriculum & Instruction with Instructional Technology Leadership Program Goals

Be better prepared to assist in or facilitate the development of technology programs for students in pre-kindergarten through grade 12.

Equip yourself for leadership roles in improving teaching and learning through the application of educational technologies used in K-12 schools, higher education institutions, organizations and associations.

This emphasis incorporates NDE Rule 24 006.36 Instructional Technology Leadership standards for supplementary endorsement.

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" Connected educators today have literally a world of resources at their fingertips, and limitless opportunities to learn new instructional strategies, share best practices and collaborate. ”
Brent Dieckhoff
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The next start date for Curriculum & Instruction with Instructional Technology Leadership is Monday, Aug 26.

Curriculum & Instruction with ITL Courses

    EDUC 534 Empowering Teachers as Leaders
    This course introduces the concept of teacher leadership and its value in the field of education today. This course will explore what it means to be a teacher leader in various environments, to be advocates for students, to participate meaningfully in school reform and/or renewal processes, and to articulate knowledge of content, pedagogy, and other teaching/learning.
    EDUC 531 Differentiation of Instruction to Improve Student Achievement
    This course reviews theory-based differentiated models of instruction that will provide practitioners with a strong background in a variety of instructional modalities. In this course students will discover what is old and what is new. They will learn how to determine important differences in their students’ points of entry to their classroom and uncover implications for class management; for working with students and parents; and for creating fair and appropriate assessments. This course balances information with practical applications and includes material for teachers across grade levels, personal styles and philosophies of teaching.
    EDUC 501 Contemporary Thought in Education
    This course provides an examination of the theoretical and philosophical bases for contemporary educational patterns; and current educational issues. Interests of the participants will determine the areas of application to private and public education.
    EDUC 506 Integrating Technology into the Classroom
    This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the role of technology in the 21st century classroom. Students will explore current research, design models, tools, and instructional strategies that support the use of technology to enhance teaching, learning, and assessment. Students will be expected to use course information to design an instructional unit that effectively integrates technology as a tool for enhancing the learning environment.
    EDUC 672 Best Practice in Integrating Technology into Curriculum and Instructional Design
    The focus of the course will include the integration of technology and technical resources and tools into curriculum areas for instructional improvement; aligning content and technology standards to curriculum; research and best practice in implementing educational technology in curriculum design, taking on a leadership role in planning for technology integration in school improvement programs and policy design; and the development of appropriate learning opportunities for staff. Theory will be linked to real-life problems utilizing a variety of active learning exercises.
    EDUC 594 Research Evaluation and Design
    This course emphasizes the development of skills in qualitative and quantitative research methods, and the evaluation of various forms of existing information, with emphasis on the ability to relate this information to personal professional practice.
    EDUC 670 Technology in Assessment and Instructional Improvement
    This course is designed to provide educators with an overview of the uses of technology to improve instruction and assessment. Students will chose a current technology used in a specific learning environment and analyze and evaluate its effectiveness within instruction and assessment including practical classroom use and staff development for the particular technology. Students will then research and make recommendations on how the particular technology could be integrated most effectively to increase teacher understanding, enhance student learning and contribute to school improvement.
    EDUC 671 Using Technology to Build Effective Online Learning Communities
    This course will explore the characteristics of online learners, creating an effective online learning environment, developing cognitive, social, and teaching presence, and a comparison of andragogy vs pedagogy teaching and learning strategies.
    PSY 511 Psychological Foundations of Teaching and Learning
    A study of selected theories of learning and their implications for the classroom setting. Applications of psychological principles and research to instructional situations with an emphasis on those that involve a Christian setting.
    EDUC 540 Curriculum and Instruction Capstone
    The capstone course is an opportunity for students to demonstrate that they have achieved the goals for learning established in their professional development plan. This project should take into consideration all of the courses leading to this degree and focus on a student’s personal interest area(s) as they relate to improvement in two of the INTASC teaching standards.
    EDUC 590 C & I Practicum
    The Curriculum and Instruction Practicum is an in-the-field experience (100 hours) under the guide of a mentor for a semester which must be completed for the Curriculum Specialist endorsement.
    SOC 565 Serving and Leading in Community and World
    This course provides an in-depth examination of vocation, professional and organizational development and the ways educators, building on their personal beliefs and values, enact authentic service and leadership in a variety of contexts. Using the framework of evangelical Lutheran Christianity, participants explore, analyze and clarify, and apply vocation to their community and to the world.
  • Total Credits 39
  • Total Courses 12
  • Course Length 8 weeks
  • A common core of required coursework designed to increase graduate students’ skill levels and knowledge base (12 credit hours)
  • Professional development coursework, including best practice in curriculum instruction and design (12 credit hours), and assessment analysis and application, leadership development, and educational research (9 credit hours), totaling 21 credit hours.
  • A capstone design project in each student’s interest area meeting goals of their personalized professional development plan (3 credit hours)

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