Teach in the 21st Century!
Go beyond your undergraduate degree requirements by adding a minor in Instructional
Technology. The entirely online undergraduate minor helps elementary education majors
go further than just the basics. Do a better job of ntegrating technology into your
teaching, differentiating instruction, and engaging and motivating your own students.
The minor builds upon your educational coursework and will support your growth as
- Integrate technology into your teaching and enhance the learning environment in your
- Build upon your elementary education coursework and gain a deeper understanding by
adding a minor
- Learn about the latest technology trends and enhance your marketability
Using Technology to Learn
Complete your minor regardless of when and where the rest of your classes take place.
All of the courses in the minor are online.
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
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.
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.
UCM is the longest continuously CAEP accredited public institution in Missouri