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Graduate Programs - Instructional Technology – Master’s in Education

We are currently accepting applications.
“Today’s students consistently use technology to communicate, to share information and to make decisions.  These students are using technology as a tool to learn and as a means to help them function and survive in today’s fast-paced society. My role as the classroom teacher is to support them during their quest to find their personal potential. Enrolling as a graduate student at UMaine, in order to earn my Master’s degree in Instructional Technology, was a perfect fit to meet not only my professional needs, but personal as well, as this was a goal I had set for myself when I began teaching.  I live in Aroostook County, two hours north of Orono, and found the convenience of the IT program and its online course selection to be both challenging and accommodating. Faculty encouraged me to implement current research theories and best practices in order to create projects that could be used in my classroom. The master’s degree program in Instructional Technology has provided me with a vast array of resources, skills and experiences that I can bring to my classroom to meet the needs of the 21st-century learner.”     Leigh Belair  (Bridgewater, Maine)

Designed: to meet the need for graduate-level training in effective, innovative use of current and emerging technology in Maine’s schools. The required coursework, research and clinical experiences are directed at producing highly marketable educational leaders who can build school capacity to continually assess and upgrade the technology available to teachers and students. Based on International Society of  Technology in Education (ISTE) standards.


Pre-requisites: A bachelor’s degree, education preferred.

Credits: minimum of 36

Thesis: Non-thesis (1 seminar, 1 practicum)

Endorsement: After satisfactorily completing specified courses  students may earn the Maine Department of Education 680 (Computer Teacher) endorsement.

Scheduling: Students typically take one course per semester in the spring and fall plus one or two summer courses. It is possible to finish the degree, full time, in one year,  including two summers.  We have many online and distance education options as well as out-reach opportunities; Face-to-face classes are held in the evenings.

Advising: University of Maine faculty member in Instructional Technology

Curriculum: We do not have a strict sequence of classes but EDT 520 is typically the first class taken. Subsequent courses are determined in conjunction with student’s adviser.

Instructional Technology Core (21 Credits):


Instructional Electives (12 Credits):

Students may pursue individual interests and those suggested by their employment situations by selecting courses from the following list. The elective list is expected to change as technology evolves.

For additional information, contact:

Becky Libby
Graduate Programs and Records
College of Education and Human Development
University of Maine
5766 Shibles Hall
Orono, ME 04469-5766
Telephone: 207-581-2444

Application: Submit an application to the Graduate School. Application is online at

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Education and Human Development
5766 Shibles Hall
Orono, ME 04469
Phone: (207) 581-2412
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
A Member of the University of Maine System