Instructional Technology Services and Distance Education (ITSDE)

ITSDE supports the use of educational technologies to enhance the teaching, learning, and research experiences of the faculty, students, and staff at the University. The ITSDE office provides support and infrastructure services to assist faculty with the development and continued maintenance of fully online, hybrid, and traditional face-to-face courses. The overall goal of the office is to enhance faculty-student interactions, increase student engagement with course materials, foster
communication and collaboration, and increase opportunities for students to develop their skills for the workforce and lifelong learning.

The following units report to this office: Learning Management Systems, Instructional Design Services, Classroom Technology Services, Technology Training, Multimedia Support, and Program and Student Support for Distance Education.

ITSDE works in close cooperation with the academic schools and colleges to administer online courses, certificates, and degree programs to students seeking convenient and cost-efficient opportunities to complete their education. All online courses at the University are delivered through an online Learning Management System (LMS) that allows the University to deliver quality instruction in a web-based format that mirrors instruction offered in traditional face-to-face settings. Students and faculty interact via online group discussion sessions, interactive video classrooms, streamed videos, and web conferencing sessions. Students are required to log into the Learning Management System by using a secured username and password to gain access to course materials, assignments and other important items related to their class.

Currently, more than 500 courses are offered online from all colleges and schools of the University. There are two certificate programs, five undergraduate degree programs, and four graduate degree programs being offered online. The certificate and degree programs include:

  • Advanced Certificate in Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Environmental Safety & Health
  • Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Electronics Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Geomatics
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Safety & Health
  • Master of Science in Agricultural Education
  • Master of Science in Information Technology
  • Master of Science in Instructional Technology
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Technology Management*

*Online consortium degree program with Indiana State University

In addition, there are four licensure programs in Business Education, Elementary Education, Technology Education, and Vocational Industrial Education.

North Carolina A&T State University has been consistently ranked among the top in three online degree programs for the past three years by the U.S. News & World Report. The news magazine ranked NC A&T Nos. 15, 85 and 106 in graduate computer information technology, graduate education programs and bachelor's degree programs for its 2014 Best Online Education Program rankings. Additionally, the graduate computer information technology program ranked in the top 5 for Best Online Graduate Computer Information Technology Programs for Veterans.