Library & Information Science (LIS)

M.Ed. in Teacher Education, Instructional Technology Concentration

The Master of Education in Teacher Education, Instructional Technology Concentration degree is an online only degree for people who want to work as an instructional designer and training specialist in a wide array of environments including k-12, higher education, non-profit, government, corporate, and military settings. Students will gain learning experiences and applied skills in the design, production, application, and evaluation of a broad range of media and technology for innovative teaching, instruction, training, and development.  Classes are taught synchronously online.  Sign up for an Online Information Session about this major.

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Program Contact

Nora Bird
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Example Careers

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics: “Employment of training and development specialists is projected to grow 9 percent from 2018 to 2028, faster than the average for all occupations. Job prospects should be best for those with experience developing online and mobile training programs.” The median salaries are $60,870 per year or $29.26 per hour and training specialists work in every industry (BLS, n.d.), including non-profits, k-12 and higher education, corporations, government, and the military. Instructional designers as an occupation are consistently rated a high satisfaction job. Typical career titles include: Trainer, instructional specialist, educational technologist, instructional designer, learning and development, learning specialist, eLearning specialist, curriculum developer, instructional technology consultant, and instructional technologist.

Designed For

People who want to help empower others through instruction and the acquisition of new knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs). As both science and art, students will learn the systematic process of assessing needs, identifying learning priorities, developing instructional or performance solutions, implementing instruction in a wide array of environments with an emphasis on online and mobile delivery. Another, more macro field of instructional design systems-based application, is Human Performance Technology (HPT), which addresses non-instructional problems and solutions in solving human performance problems.

Career and Practicum Opportunities

All instructors in our program have years of applied experience and therefore are able to place or provide recommendations to develop a learning experience internship in your area of interest and specialty. The degree is in high demand and is a generic set of skills applicable to almost any type of work environment. You will work closely with your advisor to customize your learning experience to particular work settings you wish to be placed (e.g. higher education, corporate, military, etc.). 

Program of study

Total hours: 33

Core courses

  • TED 545: Human Diversity, Teaching, and Learning (3) or
    TED 646: Introduction to Equity Education (3) or
    LIS 676: Introduction to Equity Education (3)
  • TED 669: Educational Implications of Learning and Developmental Theory (3) or
    LIS 669: Educational Implications of Learning and Developmental Theory (3)
  • ERM 604: Methods of Educational Research (3) or
    ERM 605: Educational Measurement and Evaluation (3)   

Pedagogical Expertise (18 hours)

  • TED 610: Integrating Technology into Subject Matter Instruction (3)
  • TED 628: Trends and Issues in Curriculum and Instruction (3)
  • LIS 630: Computer-Related Technologies for Information Management (3)
  • LIS 631: Emerging Technological Trends in Information Access (3)
  • LIS 635: Libraries and Technology (3)
  • SES 662: Assistive Technology for Inclusive Education (3)
  • LIS 672: Instructional Design (3)
  • LIS 674: Seminar: Issues and the Virtual Community (3)
  • LIS 688: Seminar in Selected Topics 1 (1-4)
  • Other courses approved by advisor

Required Leadership Courses (6 hours)

  • LIS 675: eLearning Design (3)
  • LIS 677: Capstone Experience in Instructional Technology (3)

Minimum Program Requirement

  • Eighteen hours are selected within courses in Pedagogical Expertise or cognate accredited graduate courses with advisor approval. Students seeking school licensure will have additional requirements.

Three-year Plan of Courses

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Graduate Program infobutton

Our goal is for every student in the School of Education (SOE) to be able to focus on their studies and not on student debt. A variety of financial aid is available to our students, including scholarships based on academic merit and financial need. We invite you to explore the many scholarship opportunities offered in the School of Education.


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