2018-2019 Graduate Course Catalog 
    Jun 13, 2024  
2018-2019 Graduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Instructional Technology, MS

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Tiffany A. Koszalka, Chair, 259 Huntington Hall, 315-443-3703, takoszal@syr.edu

This program is offered by the Instructional Design, Development and Evaluation Department (IDD&E). IDD&E offers a variety of programs to help students develop the skills required to identify and evaluate learning problems and to design and develop appropriate instructional solutions to these problems. Students develop the competencies to apply instructional analysis, design and develop instructional materials, evaluate instructional programs, and assess learning. The curriculum includes teaching students about a variety of soft (process and communication) and hard technologies. Through practical projects, students develop competencies to design, create, implement, and evaluate technology-supported instructional solutions for a variety of educational and professional settings. Certificates in educational technology, professional practice in educational technology and instructional design foundations, as well as M.S., C.A.S., and Ph.D. degree programs are also offered.

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Describe foundational areas of instructional analysis, design, development, implementation, evaluation

2. Demonstrate foundational skills in instructional design practices

3. Develop practices in self-reflection and professional development

4. Select, use, and evaluate appropriate technologies to enhance K-12 teaching productivity, and learning

Major Requirements

The M.S. program in Instructional Technology (IT) is intended for students who have completed prior studies in one or more fields of Pre K-12 education and who already hold or are eligible for a New York State (NYS) initial teaching certificate. The 30 credit program will advance professional practice by supporting leadership in the integration of technology in learning and enhancement of teaching with technology. Upon successful completion of the IT master’s program candidates will be eligible to apply for: New York State initial teacher certification as an Educational Technology Specialist (Pre K-12). This program also fulfills the requirement for a related master’s degree for New York State professional certification in most areas of initial New York State teaching certification.

The following courses and practicums constitute the required curriculum for the MSIT.

SUMMER Courses

Additional Degree Requirements

  • Present final Master’s portfolio for review
  • Complete DASA training
  • Complete NYS competency test

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