Instructional Technology Specialist

Instructional Technology Specialist

IIT graduates in the classroomThe MSIT Instructional Technology Specialist (ITS) concentration is designed for professionals charged with integrating interactive technologies into educational teaching environments. This program is ideal for individuals such as technology specialists, instructional technologists, curriculum developers, and media specialists. This program may be completed either on-campus or online.

In addition to having a Masters Degree in Instructional Technology, graduates from the program, with the appropriate selection of electives and passing PRAXIS scores, are also granted Instructional Technology Specialist Certification from the Pennsylvania Department of Education.


The ITS Concentration requires a total of 33 credit hours of coursework.

Click here to download a copy of the Education (ITS) Track course plan.

Required Courses (27 credit hours):

(Select the course number for description.) 57.540 Technology Planning Across the Curriculum 57.542 Technology Applications for the Classroom 57.546 Research in Instructional Technology 57.550 Instructional Design 57.551 Advanced Instructional Design 57.560 Multimedia Productions 57.570 Introduction to Website Development 57.586 Blended eLearning or 57.584 Online Course Design or 57.585 eLearning Concepts 57.590 Graduate Internship (3 credits)  

Elective Courses (6 credit hours):

(Select the course number for description.) 57.572 Introduction to Authoring 57.574 Advanced Authoring for Networks 57.578 Advanced Authoring for Game Development 57.576 Advanced Authoring for Mobile Devices 57.577  Advanced Authoring 57.587  Evaluating Blended and eLearning Initiatives 57.588  Learning Management System Administrations 57.579  Instructional Game Design 57.581  Special Topics:  Interactive Simulation Design 57.581  Special Topics:  Virtual Learning Environments 57.575  Managing Multimedia Projects Approved course from another department  

The courses incorporate a range of technologies to promote interactive communication and learning. Faculty and participants interact via real-time electronic classrooms, threaded online discussions, real-time chatrooms, and email.

Who can apply?

An individual with a bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college, who earned an undergraduate grade point average of at least 2.8 on a 4.0 scale.No more than 12 semester hours earned as a non-degree student may be applied towards a Master’s degree except by special permission.

For additional information contact Dr. Timothy Phillips ( or 570.389.4875)

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