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Graduate Catalog 2014-15

INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY

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Application Deadlines:
For domestic classified status, the deadline is approximately a month before the start of classes (Definite dates are on the application itself). International students, please see the FAQs #16 for your deadline. NOTE: If you are a new graduate student and you intend to apply for a Competitive Graduate Award (CGA), the deadline for having all of your application materials turned in moves up to January 15th. If you apply for the CGA but your SIUE application is incomplete, your application for the Competitive Graduate Award will be removed from consideration.

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATION

The Department of Educational Leadership offers a program of study leading to the Master of Science in Education degree with a major in Instructional Technology. The program prepares individuals for a variety of instructional development and technology-related positions in education, business, and industry. In addition, the nature of our courses is unique due to the variety of media and communication tools used for student learning. The courses are regularly modified to adapt to trends in the field and the needs of our students. See the Department web site for additional information related to course formats. Options within the program include Educational Technologies, Instructional Design and Performance Improvement, and Library Information Specialist.

The Educational Technologies option enables teachers and other school personnel to learn how to plan, implement, and evaluate technology-based instruction and learning activities in p-12 settings. Students pursuing this option will become knowledgeable users of technology as well as designers of curriculum and instruction that effectively utilize and integrate technology to improve student learning. Students interested in leadership roles in educational technology, such as those wishing to become technology coordinators in schools or school districts, can work toward meeting the standards for the Illinois State Board of Education's (ISBE's) Technology Specialist endorsement through this program.

The Instructional Design & Performance Improvement option focuses on skills necessary for careers in the areas of instructional technology, performance technology, instructional design, training, and performance consulting. Emphasis is placed on systematic instructional design and on the use of various media and technologies for learning and instruction. Students in this option may also focus on the design and development of online learning and other performance improvement strategies.

The Library Information Specialist option enables teachers and other school personnel to learn how to plan, implement, and evaluate library information-based activities in P-12 settings. Students pursuing this option will become knowledgeable users of library information as well as designers of curriculum and instruction that effectively utilize and integrate library information to improve student learning. Students interested in Library Information Specialist endorsement can work towards meeting the standards for the Illinois State Board of Education's Library Information Specialist endorsement through this program.

Throughout the program, students will participate in two juried presentations at roughly one-third and two-thirds of the way through the program. Juries provide students with an opportunity to share their work with a jury of professors and peers, and defend their work in light of their own goals and the content of their degree programs. The juried presentations of students' work include both face-to-face and online components.

ADMISSION

The general requirements for admission and retention are the same as for the Graduate School. Applicants may arrange for an appeal interview with the Admissions Committee if admission is denied. Students applying for the Educational Technologies and Library Information Specialist options must possess a teaching certificate that can be renewed in the state of Illinois.

PROGRAM OF STUDY

Students must complete 36 semester hours for a master's degree in Instructional Technology. Courses of study for the four areas of emphasis are as follows:

Educational Technologies

Required Courses:

  • Theories (12 hrs.): IT 500, EPFR 501 or EPFR 502, 520 or 521, 515.

  • Methods (9 hrs): IT 481, IT 435, IT 560

  • Tools and Technologies (9 hrs.): IT 486, 550, and 565

  • Field Experience (6 hrs.): IT 571 (1 hr), 572 (2 hrs), 573 (3 hrs)

Instructional Design and Performance Improvement

Required Courses:

  • Theories (12 hrs.): IT 500, EPFR 501 or EPFR 502, 520 or 521, 515.

  • Methods (9 hrs.): IT 510, IT 520, IT 530,

  • Tools and Technologies (9 hrs): IT 430, 486, and 540.

  • Design Studio (6 hrs.): IT 596 (1 hr), IT 597 (2 hrs), and IT 598 (3 hrs) or IT 599 (3 hrs.)

Library Information Specialist

Required Courses

• Theories (12 hrs): IT 500, EPFR 501 or EPFR 502, 520 or 521, 515

• Methods (6 hrs): IT 481 and 560

• Tools and Technologies (12 hrs): IT 442, 443, 448, and 542

• Field Experience (6 hrs): IT 571, 572, and 573

NOTE: Some of the courses listed above may not appear in the graduate catalog. If you wish to take a course not listed, contact the graduate program director for further information.

Those who are not enrolled in the IT master's program and are only interested in the Library Information Specialist (LIS) endorsement may register for classes as a non-degree seeking (unclassified) student on a space available basis. LIS endorsement permits a currently certified classroom teacher to work as a school media specialist at the P-12 school level (elementary or secondary) for which (s)he is certified. Students may complete 24 semester hours (Methods, Tools and Technologies, and Field Experience above) for the LIS endorsement which is issued by the ISBE's Library Information Specialist endorsement through this program. Students must pass a state-administered exam to receive the endorsement on their existing Illinois state's teaching certificates.

EXIT REQUIREMENTS

Students must successfully complete 2 juried presentations and Design Studio or Field Experience requirements. All candidates must present an oral defense of an electronic portfolio summarizing Design Studio or Field Experience activities.

POST-BACCALAU REATE CERTIFICATE

WEB-BASED LEARNING

The web-based learning certificate offers current and future instructional design professionals in business and industry an opportunity to gain expertise in the area of designing and developing web-based learning environments. The curriculum combines a study of instructional systems design with web-based multimedia technologies. Through completing this web-based curriculum, most students will have advanced knowledge and skills necessary for designing and developing web-based learning and interactive multimedia products.

ADMISSION

The general requirements for admission and retention are the same as for the Graduate School. Applicants may arrange for an appeal interview with the Admissions Committee if admission is denied.

PROGRAM OF STUDY

The post-baccalaureate certificate program requires the completion of 18 hours of online course work, which consists of the following required classes:

Web Design for Instruction (IT 486)

Principles of Instructional Technology (IT 500)

Instructional Systems Design (IT 510)

Performance Technology (IT 520)

Managing Instructional Development (IT 530)

Distance Education (IT 540)

EXIT REQUIREMENTS

The student must successfully complete the program of study, with at least a grade of B in each course.

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