Department Head: Andrew Walker
Location: Emma Eccles Jones Education 215A
Phone: (435) 797-2614
FAX: (435) 797-2693
Degrees offered: Master of Science (MS), Master of Arts (MA), Education Specialist (EdS), and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences; Master of Education (MEd) Educational Technology and Learning Sciences
Graduate specializations: MEd—School Library Media Administration
Full Details of the learning objectives, assessment plan, student outcomes, and evidence of continuous improvement for these programs of study can be found at itls.usu.edu/about/assessment.
Objectives and Requirements
There is no major in instructional technology and learning sciences. Two minors are offered, one in School Library Media Administration and another in Multimedia Development.
Instructional technology is a systematic way of analyzing, designing, developing, implementing, and evaluating the processes of learning and teaching with specific objectives based on research in human learning and communication. It employs a combination of human and non-human resources to bring about more effective instruction. Instructional technology includes aspects of instructional design, product development, interactive learning technologies, multimedia, distance education, and library and information literacy. Each aspect of the field has unique contributions to make to the teaching-learning process.
The department offers a specialization in School Library Media Administration. A program emphasis in online learning communities in education and training is also offered.
Graduates are in demand in business and industrial settings, as well as in education, because of their preparation in training and instructional design. Admission to the graduate program is open to all students regardless of their undergraduate preparation.
See general admission requirements. The EdS, MS, MA, and MEd admission requirements include a 3.0 GPA for the last 60 semester credits (90 quarter credits) and an MAT score or GRE verbal and quantitative scores at or above the 40th percentile. Those applying for the PhD program must have GRE verbal and quantitative test scores at or above the 40th percentile. Demonstrated writing proficiency is required of all applicants. International students must have a minimum 79 TOEFL or 6 IELTS language proficiency score unless they have completed a Master's degree at a U.S. university.
Applications for PhD and EdS degree programs must be submitted to the School of Graduate Studies by January 6th. Applications for MS, MEd, and MA programs must be submitted to the School of Graduate Studies by April 1st for a Fall start or October 15th for a Spring start. Space permitting, additional qualified candidates will be considered up to two months before the next semester starts. Students who wish to be considered for financial aid must submit applications by January 31st for the coming academic year. A required three-day orientation will be held in August before classes start.
Applicants for the EdS and PhD programs who do not hold a master's degree in Instructional Technology must complete additional course requirements.
No applications will be considered until all required information is received by the School of Graduate Studies.
Course requirements for all degrees are dependent upon the area of emphasis and are individually planned by the student and the supervisory committee. For planning materials and program details, contact the department.
Fellowships, assistantships and other financial support are available and awarded on a competitive basis. Apply through the department.
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