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MA, Information and Learning Technologies, Digital Media for K-12 Teachers + Endorsement

Think about how education will be different in ten or twenty years. How will children engage each other and share resources - together in class or at home online? What kinds of technology-mediated experiences will they have? This master's option in Digital Media for Teaching and Learning plus endorsement for K-12 teachers will equip you to provide leadership to your school or district - using learning technologies that are already changing how people learn.

Licensed teachers will qualify for a Colorado endorsement in Instructional Technology. Through a variety of projects and experiences, you will integrate learning technologies into your daily teaching activities and demonstrate the impact on students' achievement - and help fellow teachers do the same. 

Begin any time, including summer. Courses meet primarily online. 

Outstanding faculty are dedicated to your academic and professional growth. Through project work you will build a professional network of contacts and supports, including other teachers and specialists.

If you're considered a non-resident student and are living outside the state of Colorado, there's a financial advantage to taking all of your CU Denver courses online. The discounted online rate​ is 120% of the resident rate. This amount is higher than the standard in-state tuition, but significantly lower than the non-resident tuition amount.​

For additional information, contact or 303-315-6300.​


You need a bachelor’s degree or equivalent to enroll in the ILT master’s program. Access to a school (where you teach or do volunteer work) is important for completion of projects.


The program requires completion of a plan of study consisting of 30 credits. The internship may be done at your place of work if you are currently teaching. 


As you complete courses you will add products to a professional portfolio. This portfolio is submitted to faculty your final semester and serves as the comprehensive exam for the master’s degree. Links to recent portolios are available on the ILT resources page​. Reviewing this work can give you an idea of the kind of courses, projects and careers our students engage in.


We use the Canvas course management system for all courses. Canvas is like Blackboard or Moodle, a place where you can submit assignments, download documents and participate in discussions. You will have access to Canvas once you are registered and courses begin. We also use Zoom, a synchronous communication tool, in some of our courses. Use of this tool is provided to students in this program. Faculty and students use email as a major form of communication both within and external to Canvas. Other software tools include MSWord, MSPowerPoint, and various Web 2.0, open source and freeware tools. You would typically select specific authoring tools for various projects and assignments based on the needs of the project.

Successful completion of the MA degree requires a minimum of 30 graduate semester hours. Visit our course plans​ for more information.

Overview of ILT tracks

ILT’s three program options (or tracks) are shown below. The second table gives extra advice for K-12 teachers.


For corporate and higher-ed environments and other workplace settings. Develop training resources via traditional e-learning outlets: self-paced modules, fixed-paced courses with LMS support; webinars and live events; and multimedia learning resources. 

K12 Teaching

For K12 educators staying in the classroom; topics include active and experiential pedagogy; media and maker projects; integration of technology; blended and online learning; PD/professional learning.

ID/Adult Learning

Planning and design of courses for higher ed; improving workplace learning; using technology on-site and online; facilitating organization change and technology adoption. This track’s core is smaller, allowing for individual student interests and needs.

K12 teachers - deciding on a program option

If your career goal is:

Then pursue this track:

Stay in the classroom

K-12 Teaching

District leader/PD specialist

K-12 or eLearning

Out of schools and into adult settings (corporate or higher ed)

eLearning or ID/Adult Learning


Graduates usually remain in K-12 schools and engage in :

  1. Active and experiential pedagogy
  2. Media and maker projects
  3. Technology integration projects
  4. Blended and online learning
  5. P/D professional learning

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