Courses for M.S.Ed. Instructional Technology

The following courses comprise the program of study for the Master of Science in Education in Instructional Technology.

View the online Graduate School Course Catalog for detailed Program course descriptions. Refer to this catalog for electives and other courses.

Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
GILT 511

Technology and Education

Examines the pedagogy of teaching digitally, the use of technology as a teaching strategy for the classroom, and the impact of school-related legislation and leadership roles available in instructional technology.

GILT 512

Instructional Design

"Instructional Design is a ""hands-on"" course. As such, you will work on assignments to address some of the key issues confronting educators with respect to the design and implementation of technology-based lessons in the classroom. This course introduces the fundamental concepts of technology-based instruction by examining the pedagogy of teaching and the use of technology as a teaching tool. The instructional design theories that are introduced are equally applicable to education, training and learning in general. However, this course was designed specifically around the application of these theories and practices in the teaching of children. Blending these theories, participants design instructional materials that take full advantage of their target population's learning strengths, and help their learners master the material and identified learning objectives. The design activities are provided to guide you in the development of an overall unit of instruction and how the particular lesson you will create in this course fit into the grand scheme of the identified unit of instruction. "

GILT 513

Instructional Application of Technology

Participants will prepare technology-based instructional lessons in K-12 subjects (Math, Science, English and Social Studies). They will integrate their understanding of instructional design and delivery with basic learning theories.

GILT 514

Management of Instructional Technology

Technology planning, the impact of technology on students and organizations, the multicultural effects of technology, and project management life cycle will be considered.

GILT 515

Instructional Technology Practicum

The pivotal learning experience providing an opportunity to learn by doing. Participants will be paired with real-world demands to implement technology in schools. Typically taken during the final semester of the program.

GILT 518

Assessment of Instructional Technology

Assessment of Instructional Technology aims to address the overwhelming goal of measuring student success using a variety of tools and measurement methods. Through this course, we will explore traditional and alternative assessments, evaluative methods, intentions and interventions in your classroom. Methodology explores classic methods of observational formative assessments and the use of technology-based tools to assess student learning and the overall assessment of technology based learning. This course is designed to expose Instructional Technologists to theories, models and tools of assessment that can support instructors and classroom instruction.

GILT 520

Teaching with Technology Across the Curriculum

GILT 520 is an on-line course for educators and corporate trainers to use technology as a tool to solve real-world problems as part of the learning process. The focus of the course is on the integration of technology across the curriculum by using it as a tool, rather than as an instructional delivery device. New applications of known technologies will be utilized and new technologies will be introduced and evaluated for their value in an integrated unit; this component is critical, as technology changes dramatically, day-to-day. Emerging technologies will be researched and examined for their potential to enhance education, and strategies will be developed to stay current with the ever-changing environment which technology has added to our culture. The strategies are more pedagogically justified as a learning tool then developing proficiency in specific technology applications.

GILT 521

Digital Imagery for Teachers

This course focuses on various uses of multimedia for enhancing course material. Participants create and edit digital images, implement design concepts for creating web pages, and work with video. The students will become more comfortable with different software packages that allow for more creativity and interactivity in the class- room and in the workplace.

GILT 540

Delivery, Trends, Responsibilities and Professionalism

This course is for candidates that are pursuing Online Instruction Endorsement from PDE. Candidates will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of digital citizenship, legal issues with online education, confidentiality procedures and protocols. The course also covers effective online instruction as appropriate through the Teacher Effectiveness model of teacher supervision and evaluation.

GILT 631

Instructional Techniques

The focus of this course is on planning for pupil involvement with particular emphasis on selection of content, activities, materials and instructional techniques to improve school teaching in the content areas.