Master's (M.S.) Instructional Technology

Instructional Technology Master's Degree
Get your Instructional Technology Master's Degree in just 10 courses!

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  • Application requirements: Two letters of recommendation, transcripts, minimum GPA of 3.0 (undergraduate), proof of English language proficiency, personal statement, and résumé
  • International Students: Please visit this page for information regarding transcript evaluation requirements.
  • Deadline(s): April 15 for summer semester summer, July 15 for fall semester start, December 15 for spring semester start. The application and all supporting materials are due by the listed deadlines.
  • Course Requirements: 10 courses (30 credits) - offered in person, online, and hybrid options in fall, spring and summer sessions
  • Typical Course Load: Fall (1-2 courses), Spring (1-2 courses), Summer (2 courses)
  • Time to Completion: Between 1 and 3 years
  • Practical Experience Component: We don't have requirements but very flexible internship opportunities in all semesters with colleges and business organizations in the area if students are interested
  • Culminating Experience: None, this is design and development comps or thesis
  • Alumni Current Positions: Instructional designers (education and industry), Instructional technologists (education and industry), Manager of Training & Instructional Design, Teacher Trainers/Coaches (in colleges and universities both domestic and international), MakerSpace Manager, Doctoral students in Teaching, Learning, & Technology (We have students who moved from this program to the doctoral program to become designers/technologists and/or faculty members)


Lehigh University’s Master of Science degree in Instructional Technology gives students the tools to incorporate a diverse range of technology in learning and instruction, whether they are working in K-12 schools, higher education, or the business world. Master’s candidates learn how to integrate instructional technology more effectively in a variety of contexts, such as in classrooms, corporations, and non-profits, as well as how to effectively design, implement, and evaluate their technological integrations. 

Application requirements include providing undergraduate and (if applicable) graduate transcripts, two letters of recommendation, a personal statement, and resume. The program can be started in the fall, spring, or summer terms. 

The degree requires the completion of 10 courses (30 credits) offered in person, online, and in hybrid options, including summer institutes that are intensive eight-day courses. Typically, it takes one to three years to finish, depending on whether students are full-time or part-time.   


There are numerous opportunities for flexible internships with colleges, businesses, and other organizations. Graduates have gone on to become successful instructional designers in education and industry, instructional technologists, managers of training, and instructional design in large companies and nonprofits and teacher trainers at universities in the U.S. and abroad. Some pursue doctorates and join college faculties.  

Working closely with Lehigh faculty, students learn to incorporate technology in education and training for people of all ages and environments. Lehigh’s Instructional Technology program emphasizes Universal Design for Learning, an approach to teaching that accommodates differences in how individuals learn and helps all students succeed. The curriculum shows how to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act to personalize learning for an increasingly diverse population. 

Courses offer instructional design proficiency in such areas as Project-Based Learning, Simulation-Based Learning, Game-Based Learning, Digital Storytelling and MakerSpace Development. Students are taught how to integrate STEM curriculum design and development, as well as Assessment/Evaluation Construction and Program Review processes. 

Master’s candidates benefit from Lehigh faculty expertise in geospatial tools such as ArcGIS, Google Earth and mapping softwares, assistive technology, artificial intelligence, 3D modeling and game design with Blender and Unity3D, mobile technologies and application development, augmented reality and virtual reality use and development. 


College Core Requirements (3)
Educ 471 Diversity and Multicultural Perspectives 3
Program Core Requirements (15 credits)
TLT 401 Overview of Teaching and Learning  3
TLT 403 Introduction to Instructional Design 3
TLT 458 Introduction to Multimedia Programming and Development 3
TLT 460 Advanced Multimedia Programming and Development 3
TLT 476 Assessment of Instructional Technologies 3
Electives (pick 4 for 12 credits)
TLT 367 Environmental Education 3

TLT 368

Teaching and Learning with Geospatial Tools 3

TLT 450

Introduction to Learning Analytics 3

TLT 451

Data Visualization 3
TLT 462 Special Topics in Development of Instructional Resources and Technologies for Learning 1-3
TLT 465 Design Thinking for Learning 3
TLT 470 Technology for Teaching and Learning 3
TLT 472 Online Teaching and Learning 3
TLT 474 Large-scale Planning and Implementation of Educational Technology 3
TLT 480 Curriculum Theory and Design 3
EDUC 493 Internship in: (with subtitle) 1-6
Other electives as approved by advisor
Information for International Students

Optional Practical Training (OPT) lets eligible F-1 students work in their field of study in the United States for 12 to 36 months after completing their program. Most students studying on F-1 visas become eligible for 12 months of Optional Practical Training (OPT) off-campus work authorization. F-1 students with a degree in a STEM field—science, technology, engineering or math—may be eligible for a 24-month extension of their 12 months of OPT. Thus, students with an F-1 visa in our program may be eligible for the STEM OPT extension, which allows for up to a total of 36 months of Optional Practical Training off-campus work authorization. For more information on who is eligible to apply for this extension visit Lehigh’s Office of International Students and Scholars: STEM OPT Extension (