Dec 03, 2023  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalogue 
2023-2024 Graduate Catalogue

Instructional Technology, M.S.

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Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Daisyane Barreto


Admission Requirements

Application for admission is made by submitting application materials to the Graduate School:

  1. Graduate School Application.
  2. Official transcripts from all universities attended.
  3. Three recommendations by individuals in relevant professional fields.
  4. International students: TOEFL score of 550 or higher. TOEFL scores are good for two years from the date the test is administered.
  5. Letter of application describing applicant’s educational and professional experiences, his/her reasons for pursuing a master’s degree in instructional technology, and the contributions that the applicant hopes to make after completing the degree.
  6. Application and supplemental documents must be submitted by the published deadline.

An undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 is expected for admission. However, admissions decisions are based upon several factors, and where other factors of success warrant, individuals who fall below the established criterion in one of the areas may be considered for admission.

Degree Requirements (36 total credit hours)

The Master of Science degree program in instructional technology requires a minimum of 36 credit hours beyond the baccalaureate degree. The program will be comprised of: (1) a required set of core courses of 15 credit hours; (2) 15 credit hours of focus area courses; (3) a minimum of three credit hours of thesis or portfolio; and (4) three credit hours of internship.

The Master of Science degree in applied information technology is specifically designed to allow students, in consultation with their faculty advisors, to tailor a program of study specifically to their own personal or career needs. Each student’s program of study will be carefully designed to meet appropriate educational objectives. The option of taking at least six credit hours of course work outside the instructional technology discipline is consistent with a multidisciplinary view of the field.

III. Internship (3 credit hours)

IV. Thesis or Portfolio (3 credit hours)

Program Objectives

Upon completion of the graduate MS in Instructional Technology, the candidate should be able to:

  • Instructional Design:
    1. Conduct performance analysis and determine the appropriateness of instructional solutions for the problem.
    2. Plan and conduct need assessment.
    3. Assess learner/trainee characteristics.
    4. Analyze the characteristics of a setting (learning environment).
    5. Conduct analysis of jobs/tasks and content.
    6. Sequence learner outcome.
    7. Specify instructional strategies and sequence the instructional strategies.
    8. Determine instructional resources (media/computer technology) appropriate to instructional activities.
    9. Select appropriate applied information technologies to achieve instructional objectives.
  • Instructional Development:
    1. Develop projected and non-projected graphic instructional materials.
    2. Demonstrate ability to produce audio scripts and audiotapes.

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