Grand Canyon University

M.S. in Instructional Technology


3300 W Camelback Rd

Phoenix, AZ 85017

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.S. in Instructional Technology

Format: Online

Program Description:

A Master of Science in Instructional Technology degree from Grand Canyon University (GCU) focuses on the design, development and implementation of technology-based learning solutions. This graduate-level program aims to train professionals who can create effective instructional materials and training programs using technology.

MS in Instructional Technology Degree Overview

Master’s in instructional technology graduates are able to integrate technology into daily classroom work, as well as into teacher training. As a technology specialist in schools, instructional technology master’s degree graduates may lead the vision for how technology can be used in schools and help to make purchasing decisions based on those goals. In addition, you are prepared to support the day-to-day use and integration of technology in teaching and troubleshoot problems that may arise.

The instructional technology master’s degree from GCU prepares teaching professionals to increase their involvement with technology. Some MS in Instructional Technology degree graduates choose to remain in the classroom and effectively incorporate technology into their teaching.

This instructional technology degree program is designed for professionals who already hold a teaching license. It may include many of the same courses as a licensure program but does not have the same student teaching or internship requirements. A program that leads to licensure is ideal for students who are looking to earn their initial teaching license and may already have a bachelor’s degree in a non-teaching field.

What Will I Learn in the Instructional Technology Master’s Degree?

A cornerstone of the master’s in instructional technology is brain research about how technology connects to teaching, learning and memory. Master’s in instructional technology degree graduates also learn about:

●      Current practices and legal standards related to technology in schools

●      Tech-based assessment systems

●      Technology learning theories

●      Multimedia teaching resources

●      Curriculum development for distance education

●      School-based technology and media leadership

Earn Your Instructional Technology Master’s Degree Online or In-Person in the Evening

While taking classes in both the online or in-person evening modalities for the MS Instructional Technology master’s degree, you will study both theoretical and practical applications for technology in schools. The two modality options allow current teachers who are already working in a classroom the flexibility to pursue a higher education while balancing their current career and busy schedule.

1 COVID-19 has adversely affected the global economy and data from 2020 and 2021 may be atypical compared to prior years. The pandemic may impact the predicted future workforce outcomes indicated by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics as well. Accordingly, data shown is effective September 2022, which can be found here: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Instructional Coordinators, retrieved on March 1, 2023.

If seeking licensure or certification, applicants to the program are responsible for contacting their state department of education for licensure requirements and program approval. In addition, fingerprint/background clearance is required.


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Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Loans Offered: Perkins Loan, Stafford Student Loans, PLUS Loans, Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership (LEAP) State Grant, Arizona Post-Secondary Education Voucher Program State Grant, Federal Pell Grant, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

Locale: Large City

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