May 18, 2024  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 

Applied Management (Department of Educational Technology, Research and Assessment)

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General Information

Admission to the major is limited to students (1) holding an A.A.S. in a discipline directly related to the program emphasis, or students holding an A.A./A.S. degree, and (2) who can demonstrate that they have significant professional experience related to the program emphasis. Admission will be determined by the appropriate program emphasis faculty. All majors must meet NIU’s requirements for general education (21-33 hours), complete a minimum of 40 hours of course work at the 300-400 level, and earn a minimum of 30 hours at NIU. Up to 30 hours of proficiency credit can be applied toward the 120-credit-hour university graduation requirements with the approval of the department adviser and chair. The completion of a culminating experience (e.g., senior seminar, capstone course or project, or internship, etc.) is required.

B.S. in Applied Management Degree Completion Program

The B.S. in Applied Management degree completion program is designed to award credit to practicing professionals for their recent education and previous learning experiences in the area relevant to the proficiency credit being requested. In addition to the course requirements outlined below, up to 30 semester hours of credit may be awarded for documented prior learning through professional experiences and non-traditional learning in an area related to the emphasis. Credit will be awarded based on evaluation of a professional portfolio. These credits will be held in “escrow” and will be posted to the student’s transcript upon the completion of all designated 300- and 400-level course work for the applied management degree. Students interested in the B.S. in Applied Management degree completion program should contact a program adviser for a preadmission interview and course counseling session. Attained proficiency credits may be used for the majoring emphasis only, and may not be applied to other emphases in the B.S. in Applied Management degree program.

Emphasis in Instructional Technology, Training and Evaluation

The emphasis in Instructional Technology, Training and Evaluation is designed to provide students with occupationally-relevant skills and knowledge in the area of instructional design and assessment, training and learning media development, and human performance technology.

Students will acquire the conceptual and technical basis of instructional design, obtain hands-on experience with various interactive and evaluation technologies and programming, and have the opportunity to engage in collaborative works in authentic environments. Moreover, students will be participating in internships or portfolio development to gain valuable hands-on experience in the working world and increase their chances for future employment.

This is primarily an online program.

Additional Required Courses

Additional Requirements

Additional prerequisites are required in the area of communications, media production, computer applications (such as, but not limited to, word processing and slide presentation software), psychology, and math.

Total hours for Emphasis in Instructional Technology, Training and Evaluation: 40

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