Online Bachelor’s Degrees in Instructional Technology

An online bachelor’s degree in instructional technology may provide students with the skills and training required to oversee school curriculum and technology implementation. In this four-year program, students may learn how to meet federal and state standards of learning, implement educational technology programs, and train school teachers in new teaching strategies. In addition to general education requirements, program coursework may also include a set of core classes such as curriculum design, technology and learning, and evaluation of e-learning.

Upon graduation, students may either seek entry-level employment or pursue a graduate degree in instructional technology. Baccalaureate-level graduates may gain employment in various educational settings including public and private schools, faith-based education programs, and charter school districts.

Program Overview

  • Prerequisite: High School Diploma or GED
  • Program Length: Four years to complete
  • Post-Grad Options: Entry-Level Employment or Master’s / Doctoral Program
  • Projected Employment Growth: 20% (2010-2020)*

Program Coursework

The curriculum for baccalaureate-level instructional technology programs may consist of a combination of general education requirements alongside major-specific courses. These courses may teach students how to provide training to teachers in current educational technology programs, assess the current school curriculum for effectiveness, and develop new teaching strategies and techniques based on current technology. Possible instructional technology classes may include the following:

  • Curriculum Design
  • Technology and Learning
  • Web Design
  • Emerging Issues in Educational Technology
  • Assessment of Student Learning
  • Evaluation of E-Learning
  • Collaboration in the Virtual Classroom

Career Options

Baccalaureate-level graduates may gain employment in public schools, private schools, charter school districts, magnate schools, and faith-based educational programs. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities as an instructional coordinator are projected to increase by 20% from 2010-2020.*

Possible careers include:

  • Instructional Coordinator
  • Course Editor
  • Information Architect
  • Educational Technology Specialist
  • Curriculum Designer

Continuing Education

Students who successfully complete an online baccalaureate-level program may wish to continue their studies by enrolling in a graduate degree program. A graduate degree in instructional technology may allow students to achieve advanced skills in instructional media, distance education, and instructional design.

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook

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