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Academics

Distinguishing Characteristics

Graduate program(s)
ITMA, Instructional Technology Master's of Art
Distinguishing characteristics of online program (as submitted by school)

ITMA is designed to prepare professional instructional technologists. The focus is on using new educational media and computer technologies to create effective and innovative learning environments. Competencies include design, development, management, utilization, and evaluation (per AECT). Students develop an electronic portfolio that showcases ISTE technology standards (constituting the core of professional education program technology standards set by NCATE).

School type Public
Grad programs NCATE accredited Yes
Grad programs TEAC accredited No
Terms N/A

Program Offerings

Advanced degree programs offered
Education Specialist Yes
Ph.D. N/A
Ed.D. N/A
Online master's in education degree programs 1
Concentrations offered
Curriculum and Instruction
Educational/Instructional Media Design
Categories of study offered to master's students
Teaching track Yes
Counseling/Psychology track N/A
Administration track N/A
Research/Policy track N/A

Course Offerings

Credit-granting courses 29

Faculty

Instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 4 full-time
Instructional faculty with Ph.D. or terminal degree 100% full-time
Tenured or tenure-track faculty 3
Average experience teaching online courses 15 years
Program fully finances faculty training Yes
Tech staff supporting faculty 1 full-time; 9 part-time

Class Size

Average class size 11
Maximum class size 30

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online Yes
Can earn degree entirely abroad Yes
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations No
Group projects/simulations No
Exams No
Classes include campus-based students No
Collaboration among online and campus students No face-to-face students
Students enroll as online students Online and on-campus students are in separate courses
Credits earned online equal earned on campus Yes
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus All
Same curricula for online and campus students Most

Retention

One-year retention rates
One-year retention rates

Graduation

Graduation rates
Graduation rates
Most frequent duration of time for new students to graduate 3.0 years
Program target time to graduate 3 years
Required time to earn degree N/A

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