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.
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
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.