Master of Education (M. Ed.) Curriculum & Instruction - Learning, Design, & Technology

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction offers this degree program.

Is this program for me?

The Master’s program in Curriculum & Instruction - Learning, Design, & Technology (formerly Instructional Technology) systematically prepares education, healthcare, and business professionals to create, deliver and analyze instruction and improve performance using effective technology tools.

Students beginning the Curriculum & Instruction - Learning, Design, & Technology graduate program should be comfortable using the following technology tools and resources:

  • Electronic Communication
  • Electronic Information
  • File Management
  • Use of Software
  • Use of Productivity Software
  • Understanding and Using Graphics
  • Understanding and Using Audio
  • Presentation Software

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These skills will be assumed of all students and will not specifically be covered in our courses. Students are encouraged to review this list very carefully before meeting the first time with their advisors and prior to registering for courses. If students have a concern that they do not meet these skills, they should discuss with their advisors the possibility of taking CUIN 6320, Technology in the Classroom, as an elective prerequisite to other courses in the program.

NOTE: Students should address their prerequisite skills in their personal statement (required in the Master's admission packet).

It will typically take 2 to 3 years to complete the degree if students are enrolled full-time (9 hours per semester).

What will I learn?

The Master’s Program in Curriculum & Instruction - Learning, Design, & Technology develops professional, interpersonal, and intrapersonal skills through:

  • Core Coursework
  • Portfolio
  • Specialized Electives
  • Comprehensive Exam or Master’s Thesis


Students will also learn the following skills:

  • To integrate technology in educational practice to improve learning in innovative and creative ways
  • To use a diverse range of technologies to communicate and collaborate with others
  • To design, develop, and evaluate authentic learning experiences and assessment incorporating innovative tools and resources to maximize learning
  • To strategically plan for technology use, implementation and dissemination in educational practice
  • To make sound decisions based on research about the use of technology to support and enhance learning

Since degree plans change periodically, students will follow the degree plan that is in place at the time in which they complete an official, approved degree plan.  Following is the most current sample degree plan for the M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction - Learning, Design, & Technology.

What can I do with my degree?

A master’s degree in Curriculum & Instruction - Learning, Design, & Technology prepares professionals for various careers in settings such as:

  • Public and Private Schools
  • Community Colleges and Universities
  • Corporations
  • Hospitals and Health Care Facilities

It also provides the coursework and training necessary to obtain the following Certifications:

  • A Master Technology Teacher Certification
  • Certificate in Designing and Developing Educational Graphics
  • Certificate in Designing and Developing Educational Multimedia
  • Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning

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Graduates with a M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction - Instructional Technology may pursue the following careers:

  • Community College Instructor
  • Master Technology Teacher
  • Instructional Designer
  • Medical Educator
  • Corporate Trainer
  • Web Designer or Developer

To apply for this program, please see our Graduate - How to Apply page.

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