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.

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 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. For detailed requirements please list the graduate school web site listed below.

For additional information contact Dr. Helmut Doll ( or 570.389.4848)