You need a bachelor’s degree or equivalent to enroll in the ILT master’s program. A Colorado teaching license is not required, but 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 24 credits of required courses, 3 credits of elective, and an internship. The internship may be done at your place of work if you are currently teaching. The first year includes courses that are hybrid – with some on-campus time (primarily weekends) combined with online activities. The second year’s courses are primarily online, requiring no physical visits to campus.
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 portfolios are available; 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 Adobe Connect, a webinar and 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.
You need home access to a computer (Windows or Mac) with a high-speed Internet connection.