Instructional Technology Program

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.

Our Connections, Become Your Connections

Our educational model has always connected people, places, programs and partners in a unique ad powerful network to create the knowledge needed to meet global and societal needs.
Dr. Alec Bodzin

Professor, Instructional Technology


Learning with Geospatial Technologies

Research and curriculum design and development projects that use GIS and Google Earth as learning technologies to promote spatial thinking and reasoning skills with learners.

Environmental Literacy and Inquiry

Inquiry-based secondary school curriculum that uses geospatial technologies to investigate environmental issues.

NSF ITEST and DR K-12 grants

Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers & Discovery Research PreK-12

Curriculum design and development research projects funded by the National Science Foundation to investigate the effectiveness of a geospatial curriculum approach with classroom learners.

Dr. Kareen Beerer
Dr. Kareen Beerer

Vice President, Professional Development at Discovery Education

Develops and implements strategies to support Discovery Education’s school district partners in effectively integrating the Common Core State Standards into classroom instruction.

Dr. Farah Vallera
Dr. Farah Vallera

Professor of Practice, Instructional Technology

Alumna of the Teaching, Learning, and Technology program and teaches instructional design and technology courses in the College

Sarah Burton, Instructional Design, M.S., '17 video testament
Learn more about our Instructional Technology program from our students!

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

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