Instructional Technology:

Teachers need to use advanced technology to implement modern curriculum. While they don't need to become computer programmers or software writers, they do need to know how to use modern technology to plan and deliver instruction. The technology specialization of the graduate education program gives teachers the knowledge and skills, as well as the certification, they need to implement technology and to improve educational systems. Graduates can function as leaders of local school district instructional improvement teams, technology planning committees, site-based management teams, building-level management teams, and will also be able to otherwise work to improve instruction in their schools by helping their colleagues implement technology.

Participants who specialize in instructional technology complete the core, six required technology courses, and a culminating experience.


12 credits

EDU 500

Issues in Education or EDU 567 Issues in Educational Technology

EDU 504


EDU 510


EDU 515

Research Methods

Required courses

18 credits chosen from the following:

EDU 552

Multimedia for Instruction

EDU 553

Instructional Design

EDU 554


EDU 556

Programming for Instruction

EDU 558

Introduction to the Internet

EDU 563

Hypermedia Theory and Application

EDU 566

Principles of Instructional Design

EDU 568

Distance Education and Hybrid Technology

Professional Contribution

6 credits

EDU 565

Staff Development

EDU 595

Professional Contribution

Total 36 credits