Why Study Instructional Technology?

Towson University has been a leader in teacher preparation for 150 years. The Department of Educational Technology and Literacy continues in its leading role in the development of educational professionals who are making a difference in the field and across the region.

Graduate careers

  • Instructional Designer
  • Instructional Coordinator
  • eLearning Developer
  • Training and development Specialist
  • Instructional Technologist
  • Interface and Multimedia Designer
  • Training Director
  • Technology Integration Specialist
  • Library Media Specialist
  • Teacher (K-12 classroom)
  • School System Technology Administrator
  • University Professor

Based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job openings for those in the field of instructional technology are expected to increase by 10 percent over the next 10 years. For training and development specialists, that figure is 11 percent. These are higher than the projection for all occupations, which is about 7 percent.

Students graduating from our programs:

  • develop an in-depth understanding of the interconnectedness of educational technology with teaching and learning processes
  • gain firsthand knowledge of best practices, resources and the current needs in the field through our collaborations with school systems in Baltimore and throughout the state
  • learn from engaged, accessible faculty recognized for their research that combine education and instructional technology in dynamic and ways