New Master of Science Program Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2016

New Master of Science Program Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2016


The JSU College of Education and Professional Studies is pleased to announce a new Master of Science in Instructional Technology degree.

The program, which will help educators and corporate trainers at all levels integrate technology into their everyday instruction, is 30-31 hours long and 100 percent online. With today’s growing need for more instructional technology education, this program is ideal for classroom teachers, school-based technology coordinators, and central office technology specialists.

“The master’s level instructional technology degree program will equip individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to guide educational practitioners in the use of emerging technologies to improve teaching and learning,” said Jimmy Barnes, associate professor and instructional technology program chair. “Program participants will develop knowledge and skills in foundations of instructional design, software applications, e-learning modules and course development, and assessment and evaluation techniques.”

A recent JSU survey of administrators in the surrounding area indicated a distinct need for professionals trained in instructional technology. According to Barnes, 95 percent of the respondents indicated that their teachers and staff would benefit from further study in instructional technology, and 100 percent stated that they would recommend a program of this nature at JSU to their employees.

Applications are now open for the Fall 2016 semester. The priority admission deadline is July 1, but for this semester only, applications will be accepted until August 1. Please click here for the program of study, an application checklist and course descriptions.

For more information about this exciting new degree, please contact Dr. Jimmy Barnes, instructional technology program chair, at or 256-782-5085.