Instructional Technology

We unite research with application.

Enhancing education by integrating philosophies, practices and technologies that advance teaching and learning in diverse instructional settings.

Teachers and schools are under increased pressure to incorporate technology more directly in the classroom, and schools handle a wider range of student abilities than ever before.

While instructional technology tools promise to help enhance what teachers can do, many teachers are not well prepared to use them.

Our certificate and master’s degree programs are targeted toward people from varied backgrounds who want to learn to incorporate technology more effectively in educational settings.

The master’s degree in instructional technology is aimed at those interested in the systematic planning and use of technology, particularly in school settings. We also offer a certificate program designed to help teachers and other school professionals learn how to integrate instructional technologies into effective teaching and learning.

Our doctoral programs focus on best practices in teaching and learning, including the design, development and integration of instructional technologies. The program uses a scientist-practitioner model that unites research with application.

Students concentrate in teaching, learning and instructional technology in school-based and non-formal and online learning environments.

In addition, students work with faculty on a variety of scholarly projects in areas such as learner motivation and engagement, teacher professional development, technology integration in the schools and the design and development
of instructional technologies. They regularly publish in the field’s leading journals and also present their research findings at national and international conferences.

Learn more about our Instructional Technology program from our students!

Sarah Burton, Instructional Design, M.S., '17

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Our program prepares individuals to understand how languages are learned, how first languages and cultures of English learners affect learning styles, classroom interactions, and acquire English language.

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