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Technology, Innovation & Pedagogy MA – Courses & Requirements

This online program is designed for working educators and professionals.

  • Courses are scheduled so that you can take one course at a time, but still complete two courses per term.
  • Fall and Spring term courses are eight weeks each, and Summer term courses are six weeks each.

Course of Study (30 Credit Hours)

For an example of upcoming courses, visit the Current Program Students page.

Content coursework is completed in five terms (approximately 20 months).

  • Comprehensive Exam Option (30 credit hours): if you choose this option you can take the exam at the end of the fifth term, or take the exam the following term.
  • Thesis Option (34 credit hours): you will finish the program in two years (six terms).

Meet at the ISTE Conference

Though this is a fully online program, the International Society for Technology in Education annual conference is a great place to meet your instructors and fellow students. Contact mia.williams@unco.edu for details.

Required Core (12 Credit Hours)

TIP 523 Innovative Pedagogy and Assessment (3)

TIP 525 Learners and Curriculum in the Digital Age (3)

TIP 527 Social Justice in the Digital Age (3)

TIP 529 Instructional Design (3)

Research Core (6 Hours)

SRM 600 Introduction to Graduate Research (3)

TIP 675 Innovating Education Culture: Research and Practice (3)

Electives (12 Credit Hours)

Tailor your remaining content coursework to your interests. You can choose to complete all courses from either focus area, or mix coursework from both to fit your career goals.

Innovation & Integration Focus

TIP 640 Applications of Multiliteracies (3)

TIP 641 Designing, Playing, & Learning (3)

TIP 643 Alternative Instructional Formats (3)

TIP 645 Children’s Engineering and STEM (3)

Instructional Design Focus

TIP 630 Trends and Issues in Instructional Design and Technology (3)

TIP 631 Distance Education (3)

TIP 633 Instructional Design Applications (3)

TIP 635 Instructional Materials Development for Online Learning (3)

Comprehensive Exam

Upon completion of all coursework, students must pass a written comprehensive exam.


For full details, see the official program listing in the UNC Graduate Catalog.

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Credits Required:
Time to Completion:
2 years or less
$520/credit hour

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Program Coordinator:

Dr. Mia Williams


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