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Instructional Design and Technology

The Instructional Design & Technology (IDT) emphasis focuses on development of the knowledge and skills necessary for the implementation and management of instructional design and development projects in a variety of settings. This emphasis provides opportunities to develop expertise in a wide range of instructional technologies and associated best practices. Applied skills, psychological foundations of learning, visual communication, and instructional design are central to this emphasis, which leads to jobs with titles such as Instructional Designer, Developer, and/or Trainer (whether for traditional face-to-face, online, hybrid, text-based, game-based, simulations-based, or other instructional contexts), These professionals work with content experts to develop training and instructional programs for K-12 and higher education, business, industry, government, and non-profit settings. The requirements are as follows:

Total hours required: THESIS = 30 hours; Thesis research = 6 hours; NON-THESIS = 36 hours

Required Courses (24 hours)

EIPT 5203 – Assessment and Evaluation in Education and Counseling

EIPT 5533 – Introduction to Instructional Technology

EIPT 5183 – Motivation and Learning in the Classroom

EIPT 5920 – Internship in Education

EIPT 6143 – Instructional Development

EIPT 6343 – Instructional Design Theories, Models, and Strategies

EIPT 6503 – Design of Text-Based Instruction

EIPT 6523 – Visual Literacy for Educational Media Production

Electives (6-12 hours; 6 if thesis, 12 if non-thesis) may be selected with advisor approval from the courses listed below; any other courses must be approved by advisor in advance.

Media Development & Production
EIPT 6313 – Multimedia Design & Development for Learning

EIPT 6423 – Web Based Instruction

Theory and Design
EIPT 5513 – Teaching with Technology

EIPT 6333 –  Computers as Cognitive Tools

EIPT 6433 – Theories, Pedagogies, & Tools for Online Learning

EIPT 6533 – Design & Development of Open-Ended Learning Environments

EIPT 6153 – Motivation and Emotion

EIPT 6163 – Instructional Design & Development II

EIPT 6183 – Cognition and Instruction

Research & Evaluation
EIPT 5023 – Analysis of Quantitative Data I

EIPT 5033 – Introduction to Research and Evaluation in Education

EIPT 6203 – Instrument Development

EIPT 6213 – Advanced Measurement Theories

EIPT 6023 – Analysis of Quantitative Data II

EIPT 6043 – Qualitative Research Methods

EIPT 6073 – Program Evaluation

EIPT 6083 – Qualitative Research Methods II

EIPT 6613 – Research Issues