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2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Instructional Technology, MAEd

MSITE Director of Students: Ron Preston (352-E Flanagan Building; 252-328-9355; prestonr@ecu.edu)
Program Coordinator: Patricia J. Slagter van Tryon (369 A Flanagan Building; 252-737-1568; slagtervantryonp@ecu.edu)

The Instructional Technology, MAEd program prepares candidates to plan, implement, and evaluate effective technology programs in P-12 education. It leads to North Carolina add-on licensure for Instructional Technology Specialist-Computers and is particularly valuable for educators seeking positions as technology facilitators, coordinators, or directors in public schools. Candidates completing the program are considered reflective practitioners as a result of the electronic portfolio that includes reflective writings in support of competencies related to the 077 licensure and North Carolina Technology Standards for Instructional Technology Specialists. The Instructional Technology, MAEd is delivered 100% online.

The program requires a minimum of 33 s.h. as follows:

Comprehensive Assessment Requirement:

All ECU graduate programs require students to successfully complete a comprehensive assessment. The assessment for this program is the development of a professional portfolio and the successful completion of the internship (EDTC 6992 ). 

Licensure for the Instructional Technology, MAEd

Licensure for the Instructional Technology, MAEd leads to a NC Advanced, M Level license in Instructional Technology Specialist-Computers. This can be the first license a candidate obtains. No prior licensure area is required. If a candidate does hold an initial A level NC license, they should be informed that this M level license is a separate, new M level area and does not upgrade their current A level license to an advanced, M level one. ECU degree programs satisfy the professional licensure and/or certification requirements in North Carolina and prepare students to sit for these exams. Requirements in other states may be different. Upon successful completion of ECU educator preparation program degree requirements and licensure requirements for the State of North Carolina candidates will be eligible for an ECU recommendation for a NC license. However, final licensure granting decisions are the sole responsibility of the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction not ECU. Candidates who seek out of state employment or out of state licensure will have to meet the receiving state’s requirements. There is no automatic licensure reciprocity between states. ECU will verify the completion of an approved, accredited program for candidates who seek this verification, but those candidates will be responsible for working with the receiving state to complete any additional requirements to obtain the license and/or employment in the receiving state.

Licensure/Certification Requirements in North Carolina

The curriculum for all ECU Certificates, Degrees, and other Graduate Programs  have been designed to meet the licensure/certification requirements in North Carolina and prepare students to sit for licensure/certification exams in North Carolina. The various licensure boards in each state are responsible for setting requirements for licensure/certification in their state. Other states have their own requirements, and you’ll want to make sure your program meets criteria in your home state (or state where you intend to work) before you apply. Search our state  Licensure Dashboard to see if the program you’re interested in meets the educational requirements for licensing/certification in your home state (or state where you intend to work).