Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Instructional Technology
The Master of Education (M.Ed.), Instructional Technology, degree supports advanced educators in integrating current and emerging technologies through valid instructional design models. Aligned with local and national standards, the M.Ed. program in Instructional Technology provides K-20 educators with advanced knowledge, skills, and dispositions in the use of instructional technology and design in a variety of teaching and learning contexts. Applicants enter the program after completion of the bachelorís degree and complete a minimum of 36 semester credit hours for the M,Ed. It is recommended that students pursuing the Master of Education degree in Instructional Technology have professional experience in an educational context. The program is designed for the part-time student, taking 6 credits a semester, beginning in a summer term. Students are strongly encouraged to apply early in the preceding spring for entry into the program during the summer term.
A. Admission Criteria
At the time of application, the applicant must specify the M.Ed. in Instructional Technology as the program area to which admission is requested. Should a student wish to change the requested program area, reapplication to the Office of Graduate Studies and to the new program area for admission is required.
The application packet, which includes the Graduate School application, official transcripts, evidence of Bachelorís degree, GRE or MAT scores, and letter of intent, must be completed at least one month prior to the semester in which the student commences the program. Students who file incomplete applications or who do not meet all criteria for admission may be admitted with performance requirement stipulations, if the program area faculty approves.
The following are required for consideration for the Master of Education in Instructional Technology:
- Bachelorís degree from a college or university accredited in the United States or its equivalent from an international institution of higher education.
- Grade point average of 3.0, or higher, for all upper division credits taken at the undergraduate level.
- Score at the 35th percentile, or above, on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) OR score at the 35th percentile, or above, on one of the sections of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) (Verbal, Quantitative, Analytical).
- Submission of admission forms and application fee to the Office of Graduate Studies.
- Formal acknowledgement of the above by the Office of Graduate Studies.
- Letter of intent to the program area leader.
No more than nine (9) credits of unclassified graduate study may be applied to the studentís current program of study. The student is responsible for meeting the requirements of, and being admitted to, the program as a classified student before taking coursework beyond the nine credits. The student is also responsible for meeting all conditions of performance (if any) in the time frame stipulated; failure to do so will result in a review of the studentís status by the program area faculty.
B. Notification of Admission
- Applicants will be notified of their acceptance or rejection via a letter from the ISU Office of Graduate Studies.
- Applicants for admission to the Master's Program in Instructional Technology will also be notified of their acceptance or rejection via a letter from the College of Education - Graduate Department of Educational Leadership and Instructional Design. The acceptance notice will include a package of informational materials, as well as an advisor assignment.
Applicants enter the program after completion of the bachelorís degree and will complete a minimum of 36 semester credit hours for the M.Ed. degree, with 12 credits in each of these three areas: Core Professional Studies, Educational Pedagogy, and Technology Content.
Core Professional Studies (12 credits)
- EDUC 6601 Research and Writing 3 cr
- EDUC 6602 Theories of Learning 3 cr
- EDUC 6610 Applied Educational Statistics 3 cr
- EDLT 6616 Integration of Technology into School Curriculum 3 cr
Educational Pedagogy (12 credits)
- EDLT 6621 Issues and Trends in Instructional Technology 3 cr
- EDUC 6622 Educational Assessment and Evaluation 3 cr
- EDLT 6626 Instructional Technology and Staff Development 3 cr
- EDLT 6655 Fundamentals of Instructional Design 3 cr
Technology Content (12 credits)
- EDLT 6639 Delivering Instruction in Electronic Formats 3 cr
- EDLT 6656 Fundamentals of Multimedia Development in Education 3 cr
- Electives 6 cr*
*Electives are selected by the candidate with approval from the faculty advisor. Electives must be graduate level courses that further the candidateís academic goals within the program.
David Coffland, Ed.D.
Graduate Department of Educational Leadership & Instructional Design
College of Education, Idaho State University