Instructional Technology (M.S.)

An applied professional program that educates leaders in technology training and development, school library media, and educational computing and media. Beginning Fall 2019, all concentrations will be available 100% online.

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Why Earn an M.S. in Instructional Technology?

This innovative academic and research curriculum will broaden your expertise and help you prepare for future leadership roles as  you learn to integrate technology into the curriculum or workplace in dynamic ways that increase learning and productivity. It is intended for current professionals in the fields of media, design, computing, education and libraries as well as those seeking advanced degrees and an upgrade in their skills and knowledge related to technology and learning. The majority of students complete the program on a part-time basis, although full-time study is encouraged.

Students select from one of three concentrations:  

  • Instructional design and development — This program of study is designed to enhance and refine instructional design and media-related competencies for those who wish to work in training or instructional settings in business, industry, government, the military or medical education.
  • School library media This concentration meets the Maryland State Department of Education requirements for the Library Media Specialist Certification and is designed for students who wish to serve as directors of school library centers.
  • Educational technology This concentration is for those who wish to integrate technology into classroom teaching or to coordinate the planning and integration of educational technologies at the school, district or state level.

All three concentrations are available entirely online and in person. In-person options are offered as hybrid meeting both face-to-face and online. Face-to-face classes usually start after 4 p.m. to accommodate working professionals.

All programs are also offered through the Towson Learning Network to employees of local school systems at various off-campus locations. Visit the Towson Learning Network to get information about applying to the program.

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.

national accreditation

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
Location
Hawkins Hall
Room 204A

Program Director

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