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M.S.Ed. in IT Curriculum

All students in the Instructional Technology Master's Degree (IT) must complete 36 credit hours.  All M.S.Ed. in IT students will take the following courses (listed in numerical order, not the order in which you will take them) for a total of 15 credit hours:

IT430 - Computer-based Publishing & Instruction   
IT486 - Web Design for Instruction 
IT500 - Major Concepts in Instructional Technology  
IT596 - Design Studio 1
IT597 - Design Studio 2
IT598 - Design Studio 3 (Final Project or Thesis)

In addition to the above courses, students will complete additional courses depending upon their emphasis within the program.  Each emphasis has a curriculum that has been designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills that they need for the 21st Century job market.  The courses for each emphasis are listed below.

Distance Education

IT505 - Needs Assessment and Program Evaluation
IT510 - Instructional Systems Design
IT567 - Online Teaching Tools
IT568 - Design and Development of Online Lessons, Modules, and Courses
IT569 - Facilitating Online Classrooms

One Educational Psychology Course, chosen from the following:  EPFR514 - College Student Learning and Development or EPFR515 - Issues in Learning Theory

One Analysis of Educational Issues Course, chosen from the following: EPFR451 - Gender and Education, EPFR520 - Philosophical-Historical Foundations, EPFR521 - Socio-Cultural Foundations, EPFR522 - Diversity in Higher Education

Educational Technologies

IT481 - Computers in Education: Theory and Practice
IT550 - Emerging Technologies in Education
IT560 - Leadership in Educational Technology

One Distance Education Course, chosen from the following: IT540 - Distance Education, IT567 - Online Teaching Tools, IT568 - Design and Development of Online Lessons, Modules, and Courses, IT569 - Facilitating Online Classrooms

One Educational Research Course, chosen from the following: EPFR501 - Research Methods, EPFR502 - Qualitative Inquiry in Education, EPFR503 - Research Methods in Higher Education, IT505 - Needs Assessment and Program Evaluation in Instructional Technology

One Educational Psychology Course, chosen from the following:  EPFR514 - College Student Learning and Development or EPFR515 - Issues in Learning Theory

One Analysis of Educational Issues Course, chosen from the following: EPFR451 - Gender and Education, EPFR520 - Philosophical-Historical Foundations, EPFR521 - Socio-Cultural Foundations, EPFR522 - Diversity in Higher Education

Instructional Design and Performance Improvement

IT505 - Needs Assessment and Program Evaluation
IT510 - Instructional Systems Design
IT520 - Performance Technology
IT530 - Managing Instructional Development

One Distance Education Course, chosen from the following: IT540 - Distance Education, IT567 - Online Teaching Tools, IT568 - Design and Development of Online Lessons, Modules, and Courses, IT569 - Facilitating Online Classrooms

One Educational Psychology Course, chosen from the following:  EPFR514 - College Student Learning and Development or EPFR515 - Issues in Learning Theory

One Analysis of Educational Issues Course, chosen from the following: EPFR451 - Gender and Education, EPFR520 - Philosophical-Historical Foundations, EPFR521 - Socio-Cultural Foundations, EPFR522 - Diversity in Higher Education

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Faculty
David Knowlton, Ed.D.,
1998, University of Memphis

Yuliang Liu, Ph.D.,
2000, Texas A & M University

Melissa Thomeczek, Ph.D.,
2002, Indiana State University

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