Bulletin--Instructional Technologies Program

Instructional Technologies


College of Education
Dean: Henrietta Schwartz

Department of Instructional Technologies
BH 115A
415-338-1509
Chair: Eugene Michaels

Advisers: Foreman, Michaels, Wilson

Programs
M.A. in Education: Concentration in Educational Technology

Certificate in Training Systems Development


Program Scope and Career Outlook
The Department of Instructional Technologies offers the Master of Arts in Education with Concentration in Educational Technology and the Certificate in Training Systems Development (graduate). The program provides three areas of emphases for graduate study: instructional computing and multimedia development, training design and development, and instructional media design and production. In addition, the program offers a Supplementary Authorization in Instructional Computing for K-12 teachers who complete ten to twelve (10-12) units of course work in that area.

The program prepares students for careers as trainers in corporations and public service agencies, as instructional multimedia designers and producers, and as specialists in instructional computing and software design. Graduates of the program include: corporate trainers, instructional materials designers, computer instructors, multimedia developers, instructional software developers, video producers, classroom teachers seeking advanced computer applications skills, and training consultants. The program emphasizes the instructional systems approach, cognitivist principles of learning design, practical design experience, and project-based courses. During their studies, students may develop a portfolio which includes instructional computing software, instructional print materials, video and multimedia instructional programs. For additional information, contact the department chair.

The Certificate in Training Systems Development is designed for students who do not wish to earn a master's degree, or for those who have already earned a master's degree in a related field. The purpose of the graduate certificate is to develop and update skills and knowledge in the specific area of training design and development in order for students to advance to new positions in corporate or public agency training departments. It offers professional training program developers an opportunity to strengthen and augment their skills. This program is especially useful to students who already hold a master's degree in a related field, such as industrial psychology, radio and television, or human resource development, or for those who need documentation in training competencies to meet governmental requirements.

MASTER OF ARTS IN EDUCATION: CONCENTRATION IN EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY

Admission to Program
Applicants to the program must meet the university's requirements for all graduate majors. In addition, the department requires that applicants to the program schedule an interview, either in person or by telephone, with the department chair in order to review the applicant's interest and preparation in the field.

Advancement to Candidacy
In order for students to advance to this status, they must indicate that they have the following academic preparation or practical experience.

Written English Proficiency Requirement
Students must demonstrate written English proficiency to the satisfaction of the department, which can be met by taking the Graduate Essay Test (GET) during the first year of study. Students who fail the GET will be required to take and pass EDUC 614 with a grade of at least a "B" before filing a Graduate Approved Program (GAP).

Core Requirements
Upon completion of prerequisites or during the first year of study, all students must take ED T 700, History and Theory of Instructional Technology, and ED T 717, Design-Based Instructional Technology. Students must also choose between ED T 718, Administration-Based Instructional Technology, or ED T 722, Computer Authoring Systems in Instructional Design, before beginning work on their field study or master's thesis. Additionally, before students can begin their field study (ED T 895) or master's thesis (ED T 898), they should complete ISED 797, Seminar on Educational Research.

Major Emphases
Each master's candidate must choose one of three areas as the major emphasis of study. In order to have a major emphasis, the student chooses nine units from the graduate courses offered in each area. Students must meet program and course prerequisites as they select the courses, and they must have approval from an adviser in order to designate a major emphasis. The areas of emphasis are: instructional computing and multimedia development, training design and development, and instructional media production.

Electives
Students may choose six units of electives within the department or in related disciplines.

Courses for this program are listed in alphabetical sequence (see Educational Technology discipline in the Announcement of Courses section).

Core Requirements				Units
ED T 700	Seminar: History and Theory of 
		Instructional Technology	 3
ED T 717	Seminar: Design-Based Instruc-
		tional Technology		 3
ED T 718	Seminar: Administration-Based 
		Instructional Technology or
	ED T 722	Computer Authoring 
			Systems in Instructional 
			Design			 3
ISED 797	Seminar in Educational Research	 3
ED T 895	Field Study or
	ED T 898	Master's Thesis		 3
Major Emphasis (see below)			 9
Electives					 6
		Minimum total			30
The minimal requirement for graduation is 30 units. Based on individual student needs, background, and interest, the department may require some students to complete more than 30 units for the attainment of the degree.

Areas of Emphasis
In order for a student to have an area of emphasis, he or she should complete at least nine units in one of the following areas.

Area I: Instructional Computing and Multimedia Development

ED T 619	Computer Graphics for Instructional Media
ED T 627	Instructional Applications of Computing
ED T 628	Advanced Applications of Educational 
		Computing
ED T 630	Introduction to Interactive Video
ED T 631	Technology in Teaching
ED T 641	Design of Computer Assisted Instruction
ED T 722	Computer Authoring Systems in Instructional 
		Design
ED T 728	Seminar: Computer Resource Specialist
ED T 731	Computer-Designed Instructional Materials
ED T 740	Seminar: Interactive Video
ED T 741	Advanced Design and Development of Computer-
		Assisted Instruction
Area II: Training Design and Development

ED T 626	Contemporary Developments in Educational 
		Technology (1-3)
ED T 653	Professional Development in Training (1-3)
ED T 717	Seminar: Design-Based Instructional 
		Technology
ED T 718	Seminar: Administration-Based Instructional 
		Technology
ED T 727	Seminar: Print-Based Instructional Methods
ED T 737	Seminar in Training Systems Design
Area III: Instructional Media Production
ED T 625	Instructional Video Production I
ED T 642	Instructional Video Production II
ED T 646	Scriptwriting for Instructional Media
ED T 649	Multi-Image Design and Production
ED T 650	Video Applications in Training
ED T 651	Corporate and Institutional Television 
		Production
Culminating Experience
The culminating experience may be completed by one of two options: ED T 895, Field Study, or ED T 898, Master's Thesis.

Field Study Requirements. In order to complete the field study, the students must design, develop, and produce an instructional design project, using the instructional systems process, from needs analysis to formative evaluation. The instructional product may be in any medium: print, video, multimedia, or computer. The design process used in the development of the product must be described in writing, and any design document, such as performance objectives, storyboards, flowcharts, or scripts, must accompany the written description. The written description must include an introduction, statement of the instructional need or significance of the project, research review, description of the design methodology, and the formative evaluation of the product, and conclusion.

Master's Thesis. Students who wish to conduct a research study use the thesis as a way to demonstrate their research and scholarly interests and abilities. The thesis reports the results of a research study, which has been based on a question of theoretical or applied interest in the field of training or education. The thesis should reflect research questions and inquiry that demonstrate graduate-level capabilities.

CERTIFICATE IN TRAINING SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT

Admission to the Program
Applicants to the program must meet the university requirements for all graduate majors. In addition, the department requires that applicants to the program schedule an interview, either in person or by telephone, with the department chair in order to review the applicant's interest and preparation in the field.

Program Prerequisites
In order for students to enter the program of study, they must indicate that they have the following academic preparation or practical experience:

Written English Proficiency Requirement
Students must indicate written English proficiency to the satisfaction of the department during the first year of study which can be met by taking the Graduate Essay Test (GET). Students who fail the GET will be required to take and pass EDUC 614 with a grade of at least a "B" as a condition of program completion.

Once admitted to the program, students must complete twelve core and six elective units to be awarded the certificate.

Core Requirements				Units
ED T 717	Seminar: Design-Based Instruc-
		tional Technology		 3
ED T 718	Seminar: Administration-Based 
		Instructional Technology	 3
ED T 737	Seminar in Training Systems 
		Design				 3
ISED 735	Seminar in the Adult Learner	 3
Electives (see below)				 6
		Minimum total			18
Electives
Students may select six units from one of the other two areas of emphasis within the master's program (instructional computing and multimedia development or instructional media production) or from the courses and seminars in the Adult Education Program. The electives must be approved by an adviser.

The minimal requirement for award of the certificate is eighteen (18) units. Based on individual student needs, background, and interest, the department may require some students to complete more than eighteen units for the award of the certificate.

Award of Certificate
When all requirements have been met, each student may request the certificate from the Chair of Instructional Technologies. At the time of the request, the student must provide the chair with transcripts indicating satisfactory completion of all certificate requirements. The chair will then initiate issuance of a certificate. The certificate will be signed by the chair and the dean of the Graduate Division. Award of the certificate will be entered on the student's transcript.

Supplementary Authorization to the Teaching Credentials
Teachers who have earned a Single or Multiple Subject Credential can receive a Supplementary Authorization in Educational Computing by completing ten to twelve (10-12) upper division or graduate units in appropriate courses in the department. The supplementary authorization can be used to verify competencies as a computer laboratory manager or for computer-based teaching. For further information, contact Dr. Peggy Wilson.


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