An Online Master's Degree Focused on Innovative Teaching, Educational Technologies and Instructional Design
This online Technology, Innovation and Pedagogy Master of Arts degree program provides you with a rigorous but practical experience in educational technology innovation and pedagogical practices. Defining a new learning environment requires a set of technologies and social practices where meaning is delivered and consumed in new formats.
You can focus your coursework on Innovation & Integration, or Instructional Design (or choose a combination of both). Our faculty encourage collaborative research and other scholarly projects, and coursework offers opportunities to publish research and present in scholarly venues.
Drive Innovation For the Future of Education
The goal of the program is to develop education professionals and classroom teachers that have foundational theoretical knowledge of technology-infused pedagogy for transformative teaching and learning. Graduates work in a variety of learning contexts (K-12, higher education, online environments, military training, business/organizational, and international settings) as scholars, educators, professional developers, program developers and consultants.
Time to Completion:
2 years or less
Delivery Option & Start Term:
Online program: Start any term
This online program is designed for working educators and professionals. Content coursework is completed in five terms (approximately 20 months).
- 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.
Required Courses (30 Credit Hours)
To see the upcoming courses, visit this program's Current Students page.
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)
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 the Program Coordinator for details.
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
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.
- Visit the UNC program page about both the on-campus and off-campus TIP MA programs.
- Learn more about the Technology, Innovation & Pedagogy faculty.