Admissions & Requirements

The admission process is competitive and determined by the following application components:

  • Applicants are required to have a minimum of a B.A. or B.S. Degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Official transcripts
  • (Optional) GRE or MAT scores (Students who have completed either the IST Graduate Certificate or at least 4 courses within the IST Graduate Certificate with a GPA of 3.5 or above do not have to submit GRE or MAT scores)
  • Three letters of recommendation from professionals who are able to judge the quality of the applicant as a future student in this program
  • Statement of Purpose of no more than 750 words in 12-point font and double-spaced, written definitively, coherently, and incorporating thoughtful expression in response to:
    • What skills and knowledge do you hope to acquire and develop as a result of this program?
    • Characterize what you would contribute to the collective learning experiences of your fellow students.
  • Additional items required for those using this program to satisfy the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) Instructional Technology Specialists: Computers (10877).  This requirement is only for those who wish to earn the 077 license.  Those who wish to work in other instructional technology settings (higher education, corporate, military, government) do not have to fulfill this requirement.
    • A valid appropriate North Carolina teaching license A or G level (or equivalent from another state). In the online admission application, there is a field in which to specify the type of teaching license. Rather than uploading a copy of the teaching license into the application system, scan the license and email a copy to the Program Director
    • A minimum of 2 to 3 years teaching experience