Educational Media (MA) - Instructional Technology Specialist/Computers
Click here for academic department program information. Click here for the Graduate Bulletin (catalog) degree program information and find the 437D major code information. Applicants are encouraged to review the information on both of these web sites.
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.
Information Unique to Distance Education Program Admission and Enrollment:
The off campus Instructional Technology Specialist/Computers program accepts applicants when new sessions are planned (via a cohort-model) at an off-campus location or online. Cohorts begin, if there is sufficient interest, in one semester, and cohort members take their classes at the same pace (usually two classes per term) until graduation.
Program Delivery Information:
This distance education program is delivered via face-to-face or online instruction. Face-to-face courses are typically taught at the site in the evenings or on Saturdays. Online cohorts have both synchronous class meetings (usually in the evening) and asynchronous coursework. Online cohorts may have one required face-to-face orientation meeting and/or a face-to-face meeting to complete the comprehensive exam. For locations, start dates and application deadlines, please refer to the Proposed Cohorts table below.
Please click here for a complete course list (36 total hours) with concentration information.
|County||Location||Semester Start||Application Deadline|
|Online||Online||Summer 2014||April 1, 2013|
|Online||Online||Fall 2014||July 1, 2014|
*You may also express interest in having the program delivered at other locations by completing this electronic form (opens in a new window). Please be aware that expressions of interest are relayed to the academic departments where decisions are made about where programs will be offered.
- Applicants must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
- Applicants seeking licensure must have a North Carolina "A" Licensure or the equivalent from another state.
- Completed online application to graduate school
- Application Fee
- Official (sealed) transcript from each college or university attended (other than ASU)
- Resume (uploaded as part of the online application)
- Three references (submitted as part of the online application)
- Test scores are required for this graduate program (see information below)
For this program a test score (no older than 5 years) from the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) is equally accepted. Minimum score requirements are provided in the Graduate Bulletin.
Click here to access Graduate School application information, requirements, and the online application for admission.
Applications must be complete (online application submitted, the fee paid, and all required supporting documents received by the Graduate School) and ready for review by the applicable deadline (see Proposed Cohorts table above). If it appears to be too late to apply, please contact the program manager to discuss options.
State regulations may require all institutions of higher education (including Appalachian State) that deliver online instruction to students located within their borders to have written authorization to do so. If you reside outside of North Carolina and intend to apply to one of Appalachian’s ONLINE distance education programs, please notify the program manager.
For information or questions related to the application process, please contact:
Ms. Lisa Freeman
Toll-free Phone: 800-355-4084, x 2906
Direct Phone: 828-262-2906
Dr. Amelia Cheney
Toll-free Phone: 800-355-4084, x 6091
Direct Phone: 828-262-6091
ASU Box 32054
2nd Floor, University Hall
400 University Hall Drive
Boone, NC 28608