Mission Statement: The Master of Education degree with a major in Instructional Design and Technology is designed to prepare students to become proficient users of technology in educational, health, and corporate settings. The program provides a theoretical base and practical application that prepares the learner to create, design, develop, and implement best practices in instructional design and technology. Upon completion of the degree in-service teachers with at least three years of teaching experience will be eligible to apply for state certification as a Master Technology Teacher. All graduates will be prepared to enter the job market for instructional design and technology positions. Graduates will be well prepared in online pedagogies and online instructional design.
All students must meet the admission standards of the University and the West College of Education, and provide official Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores that are less than five years old with their application packet. Each candidate is required to complete an action research paper related directly to some phase of the graduate program and to the student’s professional work whenever possible. An electronic portfolio that demonstrates the students’ skills as technology proficient educators is also required.
Program Information: The graduate program in Instructional Design and Technology requires 36 semester hours.