Instruction for Educators (non-credential track)

Offered in both fully online and blended formats, this program provides a strong foundation in educational philosophy and instructional design to prepare preK–12 teachers to effectively integrate and assess technology in their content areas.

Candidates in this program are not eligible to apply for the Illinois Technology Specialist endorsement.

In addition to National College of Education Graduate Admissions Requirements, applicants must:

Program Details:

Requires 32 SH for completion

Required Courses

MED Core - 6 SH

ESR 505Educational Inquiry and Assessment


LSE 500Introduction to the Learning Sciences and Technology


Program Requirements - 18 SH

TIE 512Technologies for Digital Age Work & Learning that Facillitate & Inspire Student Learning /Creativity


TIE 515Critical Educational Technology Issues in Historical, Philosophical, and Policy Contexts


TIE 524Digital Age Learning Experiences and Assessments


TIE 535Instructional Design Foundations for Digital Age Learning Environments

1 TO 3

TIE 542Digital Tools for Teaching, Learning and Assessment


TIE 592Portfolio Seminar to Advance Content Knowledge, Professional Growth, & Leadership


TIE 593Research Seminar: The Role of Emerging Technologies in Teaching, Learning, and Assessment


Notes: TIE 535 must be taken for 3 semester hours. 

Program Electives - 8 SH

Choose 8 SH from the courses below:

TIE 583Workshop/Technology in Education/Contemporary Issues

1 TO 3

TIE 584Workshop/Technology in Education/Curriculum Materials

1 TO 3

TIE 585Workshop/Technology in Education/Instructional Practices

1 TO 3

TIE 594Independent Study/Technology in Education

1 TO 3

TIE 595Selected Topics/Technology in Education

1 TO 5

Note: Workshop electives cannot total more than 6 SH. Students must seek approval from the Program Director in consultation with their Academic Advisor. 

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