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Instructional Technology Minor

The University of Central Missouri’s Instructional Technology minor will equip you with the skills you need to work with the latest educational technologies and instructional techniques. You’ll build multimedia, presentation and design capabilities to bolster your teaching skills and learn how to better serve students, businesses and customers.

Our Instructional Technology minor, offered 100% online, benefits any UCM major related to teaching and education, including Art Education, Educational Studies and Training, Elementary Education and Secondary Education

No matter your career aspirations, UCM’s minor in Instructional Technology will enhance your marketability and improve the quality of education you can offer other learners in a wide range of professional settings.

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Hands-on teaching practicum

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Fully online program

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Complete your minor from anywhere

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Best Value College in Instructional Tech

What you will study

UCM’s Instructional Technology classes will help you build on your teaching skills with experience using spreadsheets, presentation programs, word processing files, databases and many other online learning technologies. You’ll also take a deep dive into new technologies, enhancing your skills in areas such as designing game-based learning activities and recording and editing audio and video.

Our minor in Instructional Technology also offers you training in professionalism and ethical behavior for the workplace. Regardless of your career trajectory, this well-rounded minor will prepare you with the practical skills you need to be a leader in a variety of traditional or virtual learning environments.

Supplement your major program of study with classes such as:

  • Technology and Society
  • Integrating Technology Into Teaching
  • Principles of Online Instruction
  • Fund Development for Educational Technology


Excellence in Instructional Technology

  • A Best Value College for Educational/Instructional Technology (College Factual, 2022)


Unique learning opportunities in instructional technology

At the University of Central Missouri, we know that hands-on experience in the classroom is one of the best ways to sharpen your professional skills:

  • Internship: As part of the online program for UCM’s minor in Instructional Technology, you’ll complete at least one practicum in an onsite or virtual learning environment, such as a school or library. Field experiences give you the chance to practice your teaching methodologies and presentation skills using the latest instructional technologies. You can complete the internship at the approved location of your choice, supported throughout by your UCM faculty team.


What can you do with a minor in Instructional Technology from UCM?

UCM’s Instructional Technology minor prepares you to teach in any type of classroom, whether in person or online, in an academic or professional setting. You won’t just be teaching with the latest technologies — you’ll be ready to teach others about them.

Graduates from the University of Central Missouri who have completed the Instructional Technology minor move on to exciting roles in areas such as:

  • Teaching
  • Instructional design
  • Educational technology consulting
  • Corporate training
  • Military training
  • Library educational services

UCM’s Instructional Technology minor will also better prepare you to pursue advanced degrees in your major area of study or an education-focused field. Graduate schools value applicants with a strong desire to improve their skills beyond their major curriculum — especially when it comes to improving technological skills.

Jobs for Instructional Technology minors

Use our interactive tool below to learn more about salary potential, job outlooks and other career information for graduates with experience in instructional technology, education and teaching.




Financial assistance options for your Instructional Technology minor

The University of Central Missouri offers you a high-quality, affordable education. In addition to our competitive tuition rates, our financial advisors will help you figure out how to finance your college education and explore your options for grants, scholarships and loans. At UCM, we strive to make our programs accessible for all students, and we’ve been recognized by LendEDU for our high number of graduates with low student debt.

UCM offers general university scholarships that are open to incoming freshmen, transfer students, continuing undergraduates and out-of-state students. Many of our programs also offer financial awards exclusively for their students. Learn more about program-specific scholarships for your major by using the UCM Scholarship Finder.


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Student Learning Outcomes

As a graduate with a minor in Instructional Technology, you will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to teach with and about technology at a distance
  • Demonstrate the use of various forms of technology integration in the classroom environment, including word-processing, databases, spreadsheets, educational applications, presentation programs and the Internet
  • Demonstrate the ability to teach with and about technology
  • Apply appropriate theories and reflective models in instructional technology settings
  • Exhibit professionalism and ethical behavior
  • Provide leadership in the field of instructional technology
  • Actively participate in the educational process by applying cutting-edge technologies that infuse the most current and effective strategies into the learning process
  • Develop capabilities for applying technologies as tools in the learning environments and designing materials for the classroom

Course Sequencing

INST 4110: Google Educator Prep is a prerequisite for INST 4120: Google Education Trainer Prep. INST 4920: Practicum in Instructional Technology should be taken following other coursework for the minor. Other than that, you can take most courses in any order. Contact your advisor for more information and advice.

Minor Requirements

We believe that hands-on experience is ideal. At the end of the program, you will complete a practicum at a school of your choice in conjunction with your student teaching or separately prior to this experience. This gives you the opportunity to tie together everything you learned throughout your courses with local experts and real-life scenarios.


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