Career opportunities in Instructional Technology and preK-12 education are constantly evolving. All graduates of the Master of Education program will have strengthened their teaching and leadership skills, particularly in relation to technology integration. In addition, and depending on their backgrounds, graduates may find positions such as:
- Teacher leader in a school, related to technology integration. Such leadership could either be informal, as in an expert teacher who assists others, or formal, as in a position of technology integration specialist or staff developer.
- Staff Developer or Technology Integration Specialist at the district or state level
- Member of a Technology Planning Committee, Curriculum Committee, or Grant Writing Team at the school or district level
- Developer of multimedia for education and training
- Online distance education teacher for virtual K-12 schools
Graduates who wish to become K-12 teachers in the public schools and who do not yet have state licensure to teach may need to pursue an initial teacher certification program, based on state or national requirements.
UMUC has formed an educational alliance with the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). As part of this alliance, UMUC offers special sections of the first four courses in the program (those required for the Certificate in Instructional Technology Integration) tailored specifically to teaching world languages. More information is available at www.umuc.edu/actfl or from UMUC Corporate Learning Solutions at 855-CLS-5300 or firstname.lastname@example.org.