The Master of Education degree with a specialization in Instructional Technology contains
two program options. Each option is detailed below in the Degree Requirements section.
This program may be completed online.
Students are eligible to apply for unconditional admission to the Master of Education
degree program in Instructional Technology if they meet the admission requirements
for Graduate College.
Applicants who fail to meet the minimum requirements for admission have the opportunity
for conditional admission if applicant meets the minimum graduate admission standards
and upon a successful appeal to the program director. Students admitted under a conditional
status must earn a cumulative 3.0 GPA on the first twelve (12) graduate hours in the
Candidates for the Master of Education degree with a specialization in instructional
technology must complete 36 semester hours of graduate-level course work that includes
educational media, library media, or information technology courses noted below in
the degree requirements for each option. In addition, the candidate must complete
professional education coursework noted below in the degree requirements for each
option. Please note the differences in licensure requirements of the two options.
Degree requirements for the Library Media Specialist K-12 option (36 hours)
This program may be completed online and requires a valid Arkansas teacher license*
Electives: Six (6) hours of additional instructional technology approved graduate-level
electives to meet the 36 semester hour degree requirement.
A cumulative grade point average of a 3.00 or better must be achieved in all graduate
work attempted at Arkansas Tech University, with a maximum of six (6) hours of "C"
grades. A student receiving more than six (6) hours of "C" or grades lower than "C"
should refer to the section of the catalog on Academic Probation and Dismissal.
Satisfactory completion of the research project in EDFD 6993.
Completion of all degree requirements within six (6) years of admission to the degree
A minimum of 27 semester hours of graduate coursework completed in residence at Arkansas
Certification for Online Teaching (12 hours)
This 12-hour program includes coursework in Curriculum and Instruction, specifically
educational media, that prepares licensed teachers interested in teaching online.
This program will also provide an additional skillset for graduate students working
toward a teacher licensure.
EDFD 5033 / MAT 5703 Introduction to Instructional Technology EDMD 5043 Foundations of Online Curriculum Design and Evaluation EDMD 5053 Online Course Development with Multimedia EDMD 5063 Advanced Curriculum Design for the Online Classroom
Graduate students admitted unconditionally must apply for candidacy to the selected
degree program upon completion of twelve (12) graduate credit hours. Students admitted
conditionally cannot apply for candidacy until all conditions assigned at the time
of admission to graduate study have been removed.
Upon the completion of twelve (12) graduate hours, a hold will be placed on the students'
record until a candidacy form has been approved by the Graduate Dean. Failure to apply
for candidacy will result in the hold remaining on the students' record, and an inability
to register for subsequent coursework.
Students who have filed a candidacy form but do not enroll or receive graduate credit
for one (1) academic year must submit a new candidacy form upon being readmitted into
the same graduate program. If admitted into a different academic program, students
are not required to submit a new candidacy form until twelve (12) graduate credits
have been accumulated within the new program.
Application for Graduation
In addition to satisfying all degree requirements, a candidate for a degree must file
an Application for Graduation online or at the Registrar's Office. Students must apply for graduation upon completion
of twelve (12) graduate credit hours.
Special Conditions of Graduate Credit
Graduate Credit Taken Prior to Admission to Arkansas Tech University
A maximum of nine (9) semester hours of graduate credit with a grade point average
of "B" or better may be transferred from an accredited graduate school if deemed appropriate
to the graduate program by the head of the student's major department and the Graduate
College Dean. Students must send a written request to the head of their major department
to petition an acceptance of the transfer credit prior to requesting admission to
candidacy to the graduate program. Graduate credit earned six (6) years prior to the
completion date of all degree requirements may not be applied toward the degree without
the approval of the appropriate program director and the Graduate College Dean. Credits
earned by correspondence courses or for remedial purposes will not apply toward the
graduate degree. No undergraduate course may be repeated for graduate credit.
Graduate Credit Taken After Admission to Arkansas Tech University
If after admission to graduate study, a student wishes to take a course at another
institution to count toward degree requirements at Arkansas Tech University, the student
must (in advance of enrollment) obtain written approval from the program director
and the Graduate College Dean.