Instructional Technology (M.S.)

The instructional technology master’s degree program is an applied professional program that educates leaders in technology training and development, school library media and educational computing and media.

TU students in class

Why Earn an M.S. in Instructional Technology?

As the premier teacher preparation institution in Maryland, Towson University has a 150-year tradition of developing classroom teachers, education specialists and school leaders. The Department of Educational Technology and Literacy’s innovative academic and research curriculum will broaden your expertise and help you prepare for future leadership roles.

Technology continues to grow and change at a rapid pace. Extensive professional development is required to integrate technology into the curriculum and workplace in dynamic ways that increase learning and productivity.

About the Program

The master’s in instructional technology 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.

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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Program Advantages 

  • a hands-on, experiential curriculum with a focus on innovative and authentic learning projects
  • emphasis on understanding the interconnectedness of educational technology and literacy
  • on-campus and online course offerings via Blackboard and other digital platforms
  • state-of-the-art Educational Technology Center, Multimedia Lab and technology-rich classrooms
  • engaged, accessible faculty recognized for research that combines education and instructional technology in dynamic ways
  • accommodates working professionals and full-time students with a variety of later afternoon, evening and online classes

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
Hawkins Hall
Room 204A

Program Director

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