Instructional Technologies


College of Education
Dean: Jacob Perea

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.

In order for students to advance to fully classified graduate 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 EDT 700, History and Theory of Instructional Technology, and EDT 717, Design-Based Instructional Technology. Students must also choose between EDT 718, Administration-Based Instructional Technology, or EDT 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 (EDT 895) or master's thesis (EDT 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 (consult Index for page reference).

Core Requirements

										Units
EDT 700		Seminar: History and Theory of Instructional Technology		3
EDT 717		Seminar: Design-Based Instructional Technology			3
EDT 718		Seminar: Administration-Based Instructional Technology or
EDT 722		Computer Authoring Systems inInstructional Design		3
ISED 797	Seminar in Educational Research					3
EDT 895		Field Study or
EDT 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

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

Area II: Training Design and Development

EDT 626		Contemporary Developments in Educational Technology (1-3)
EDT 653		Professional Development in Training (1-3)
EDT 717		Seminar: Design-Based Instructional Technology
EDT 718		Seminar: Administration-Based Instructional Technology
EDT 727		Seminar: Print-Based Instructional Methods
EDT 737		Seminar in Training Systems Design

Area III: Instructional Media Production

EDT 625		Instructional Video Production I
EDT 642		Instructional Video Production II
EDT 646		Scriptwriting for Instructional Media
EDT 649		Multi-Image Design and Production
EDT 650		Video Applications in Training
EDT 651		Corporate and Institutional Television Production

Culminating Experience

The culminating experience may be completed by one of two options: EDT 895, Field Study, or EDT 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
EDT 717		Seminar: Design-Based Instructional Technology		3
EDT 718		Seminar: Administration-Based Instructional Technology	3
EDT 737		Seminar in Training Systems Design			3
ISED 735	Seminar in the Adult Learner				3
Electives								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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