Instructional Technologies

College of Education
Dean: Jacob Perea

Department of Instructional Technologies
BH 163
415-338-1509
Chair: Eugene Michaels

Advisers: Foreman, Michaels, Wilson

Programs

M.A. in Education: Concentration in Instructional Technologies

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 Instructional Technologies 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 Technology Integration for Teachers. 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, as specialists in instructional computing and software design, and as computer-resource teachers. Graduates of the program include: corporate trainers, training consultants, instructional materials designers, computer instructors, multimedia developers, instructional software developers, video producers, and classroom and laboratory computing teachers. The program emphasizes the instructional systems approach, instructional message design, practical design experience, technical skills development, and project-based courses. During their studies, students develop a portfolio which includes instructional computing software, instructional print materials, and video and multimedia instructional programs. For further 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 INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES

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 be considered for admission to the program, 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 must 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, or the equivalent, with a grade of B or better before filing a Graduate Approved Program (GAP). Students who receive a "Marginal Pass" may have an additional course, ITEC 854, Design of Print Instructional Materials, assigned as a part of the master's program.

Core Requirements

Upon completion of prerequisites or during the first year of study, all students must take ITEC 800, Theoretical Foundations of Instructional Technologies, and ITEC 801, Instructional Systems Design. Based on their areas of emphasis, students must take an additional core course in the department:

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 from the courses.

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).

Units

Prerequisite Courses

Based on individual assessment, students may 
meet the department's prerequisites by
experience of cognate courses at other
universities. If they lack the prerequisite
skills or knowledge, students may have to
complete certain courses from the fol-
lowing list. These courses meet the pre-
requisite requirements for the award of
the master's degree. The units cannot be
applied toward the master's degree.
ITEC 700	Introduction to Instructional 
Technologies
ITEC 711	Instructional Computing in 
Elementary and Middle Schools or
ITEC 712	Instructional Computing in 
Secondary Schools
ITEC 715	Computer Foundations for Multi-
media Authoring
ITEC 770	Instructional Videography I

Core Requirements

ITEC 800	Theoretical Foundations of 
Instructional Technologies 3
ITEC 801	Instructional Systems Design			3
Major Emphasis(see below)		12
Electives		6

Culminating Experience Requirements

ISED 797	Seminar in Educational Research		3
ITEC 895	Field Study or

ITEC 898	Master's Thesis		3
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

Instructional Computing and Multimedia Development

Emphasis Core Requirement

ITEC 830	Design of Instructional Multimedia		3

Major Field

Units chosen from the following:		9
ITEC 820	Instructional Multimedia 
Authoring
ITEC 822	Advanced Instructional Multi-
media Authoring
ITEC 860	Distance Education
ITEC 865	Telecommunications and the 
Internet
ITEC 870	Advanced Instructional Video-
graphy II

Training Design and Development

Emphasis Core Requirement

ITEC 850	Design and Management of Training 
Projects			3

Major Field

Units chosen from the following:		9
ITEC 805	Contemporary Developments in 
Instructional Technologies
ITEC 825	Formative Evaluation for Educa-
tional Media
ITEC 852	Instructional Technologies in 
Organizations
ITEC 854	Design of Print Instructional 
Materials
ISED 735	Seminar on the Adult Learner
PSY 766	Psychological Foundations of 
Organizational Change

Technology Integration for Teachers

Emphasis Core Requirement

ITEC 816	Computer Resource Specialist		3

Major Field

Units chosen from the following:		9
ITEC 740	Computer Design of Instructional 
Graphics
ITEC 815	Integrating Computing into School 
Curricula
ITEC 817	Instructional Computer Laboratory
Management
ITEC 842	Cognition, Mind, and Learning for 
Educators

Culminating Experience

The culminating experience may be completed by one of two options: ITEC 895, Field Study, or ITEC 898, Master's Thesis.

Field Study Requirements.In order to complete the field study, 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, or multimedia. The design process used in the development of the product must be described in writing--in the form of a narrative case study--and any design document, such as performance objectives, storyboards, flowcharts, or scripts, must accompany the written summary. The narrative case study 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 instructional design in the fields 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, 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, which must 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, or equivalent, with a grade of B or better. Students who receive a "Marginal Pass" may have an additional course, ITEC 854, Design of Print Instructional Materials, assigned as a part of the certificate program.

Units

Prerequisite Courses

Based on individual assessment, students may 
meet the department's prerequisites by
experience of cognate courses at other
universities. If they lack the prerequisite
skills or knowledge, students may have to
complete certain courses from the fol-
lowing list. These courses meet the pre-
requisite requirements for the certificate.
The units cannot be applied toward the
certificate.
ITEC 700	Introduction to Instructional 
Technologies
ITEC 711	Instructional Computing in 
Elementary and Middle Schools or
ITEC 712	Instructional Computing in 
Secondary Schools
ITEC 715	Computer Foundations for Multi-
media Authoring
ITEC 770	Instructional Videography I

Core Requirements

ITEC 800	Theoretical Foundations of Instruc-
tional Technologies (during first
year of study) 3
ITEC 801	Instructional Systems Design			3
ITEC 850	Design and Management of 
Training Projects 3

Electives		9
Minimum total		18

Electives

Units chosen from the following:		9
ITEC 825	Formative Evaluation for Educa-
tional Media
ITEC 852	Instructional Technologies in 
Organizations
ITEC 854	Design of Print Instructional 
Materials
ITEC 860	Distance Education
ISED 735	Seminar on the Adult Learner
PSY 766	Psychological Foundations of 
Organizational Change

The minimal requirement for completion is eighteen (18) units. Based on individual student needs, background, and interests, 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 Credential

Teachers who have earned a Single or Multiple Subject Credential can receive a Supplementary Authorization in Instructional Computing by completing ten to twelve (10-12) 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 the department.



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