Feb 22, 2019  
2012-2013 Graduate Catalog 
2012-2013 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master of Science in Education in Instructional Technology

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This 39-semester-hour program prepares students to be competent practitioners and creative leaders in all major areas of the field. Students develop competencies in such areas as performance technology, instructional software design and development, information access, materials’ selection and evaluation, media administration, program evaluation, and instructional design, development, and evaluation.


An applicant may submit MAT scores in lieu of GRE scores.

Student-at-Large, Study-Abroad, and Transfer Credit

Students-at-large are normally prohibited from registering for graduate courses in instructional technology unless they are pursuing an approved certification or endorsement as a Library Information Specialist. A maximum of 15 student-at-large and transfer semester hours in combination may be applied toward the master’s degree in instructional technology. See “Requirements for Graduate Degrees” for limitation on study-abroad and transfer credit. With the approval of the student’s faculty adviser, a student who has completed endorsement and/or certification requirements as a Library Information Specialist or Technology Specialist at NIU as a student-at-large may apply some or all of those student-at-large hours towards the master’s degree in instructional technology.


The M.S.Ed. in instructional technology requires a minimum of 39 semester hours of graduate course work, determined jointly by the student and adviser. An approved program of courses includes general requirements in instructional technology, and electives as follows.

Comprehensive Examination

The comprehensive examination requirement is fulfilled by successfully completing and presenting a portfolio of student work that demonstrates competency in all core areas of the program. Students must have completed 30 credit hours toward the M.S.Ed. degree in order to participate in the portfolio process.

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