Instructional Technology (M.S.)

An applied professional program that educates leaders in technology training and development, school library media and educational computing and media. All instructional technology programs are available 100% online.

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The Master’s of Science in Instructional Technology offers three concentrations: Instructional Design and Development, Educational Technology, and School Library Media. All three concentrations are available entirely online and in person. In-person options are offered in a hybrid format with both face-to-face and online meetings. 

All programs are also offered through the Towson Learning Network to employees of local school systems and business. Visit the Towson Learning Network or speak to the Program Director to get information about applying to a cohort.

Instructional Technology Concentrations

Students select from one of three concentrations:

Instructional Design and Development

For professionals who are interested in the analysis of human performance problems to propose best learning solutions; as well as design and development of innovative learning materials. Students will learn and apply learning (instructional) design principles using emerging learning technologies. Students in this program will develop knowledge and skills of implementing and evaluating learning solutions (effective instruction) in a variety of settings including higher education, business and industry, government agencies (training), health industry (medical) and military for both face-to-face and online learning environments.  

Educational Technology

For educational professionals who are interested in exploring the role of technology in classroom teaching, or leading the design, application and implementation of emerging technologies and digital learning at the school, district or state level.  Students in this program work with cutting edge classroom technologies and master practical and theoretically-based strategies for effectively using technology to improve student learning.

School Library Media

For professionals who wish to pursue a career as a School Library Media Specialist. Discover the exciting combination of literacy, technology and teaching. Support teachers to design and implement innovative digitally rich learning opportunities in a school setting (Certification available to Maryland residents). 

Degree Requirements and Course Descriptions

You can view admission and degree requirements and course descriptions for the M.S. in instructional technology in the Graduate Catalog.

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The program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the Maryland State Department of Education. In addition, the Instructional Technology/school library media program is CAEP/AASL (American Association of School Librarians) accredited.

Contact Information

Program Director

David Robinson
School Library Media Track
David Robinson
Hawkins Hall
Room 204A

Program Director

Liyan Song
Educational Technology and Instructional Design Tracks
Liyan Song
Hawkins Hall
Room 102D