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Instructional Design and Technology

Designed For

Professionals seeking expertise in the areas of instructional design, training, and instructional technology.

Your Future

As an instructional designer in industry, government, higher education, or K-12, you’ll integrate theory, research, creativity, and problem-problem skills to develop learning objects, lessons, trainings, simulations, etc. that effectively utilize technology and multimedia tools.

Concentration Area Advisement

Dr. Credence Baker, cbaker@tarleton.edu

The Program

The 30 hour* Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction degree includes a combination of face-to-face, online, and hybrid coursework. Additional leveling courses may be required.

Program Core Courses
Credit Hours Subject Course Course Title
3 EDU 503 Foundations of Curriculum
3 EDU 538 Curriculum Design and Implementation
3 EDU 598 Techniques of Research
3 EDTC 570 Internship/Service Learning Capstone
Program Concentration Courses
Credit Hours Subject Course Course Title
3 EDTC 507 Adult Learners
3 EDTC 538 Principles of Instructional Design
3 EDTC 549 Educational Media &Technology
3 EDTC 553 Designing Online Learning Environments
3 EDTC 554 Teaching in Online Learning Environments
3 CIS 551 Project Management
Optional Thesis:

Requirements (offered to interested students)

  • Full admission to the C&I M.ED. program;
  • Concentration area program requirements AND 6 hours EDU 588;
  • Permission from concentration area advisor, committee chair, C&I department chair;
  • Thesis guidelines

Graduate Action Research Capstone Project

Course:

EDTC 570 Internship/Service Learning Capstone

Purpose:

Demonstration of proficiency in the application of the C&I program goals and concentration area content. The supervised capstone will allow the student to apply knowledge from the course of study related to instructional design, online course development, online course teaching, or instructional technology for a public or private organization.

Process:

The student will

  •  
    • Identify a problem or project within a public or private organization to complete (related to the student’s practice),
    • complete a review of the current research related to the problem or project,
    • develop a professional project plan that includes a synthesis of literature and data analysis related to the problem or project,
    • implement the plan,
    • develop a report of the outcomes/findings of the project
    • draw conclusions and make recommendations for further action.
  • The capstone project is directed by the chair of a 3-member, student-selected faculty advisory committee.

Comprehensive Exam Information

Advisement

Concentration Area Advisement

Concentration area advisors direct students’ enrollment advisement and release of advising holds up to the point students select a faculty committee.

Committee Chair Advisement

During the semester enrolled in EDU 598 Techniques of Research, students should select faculty committees. Once selected the student’s committee chair serves as advisor for enrollment and capstone project completion and assessment of comprehensive exam.


Concentration Area Advisement: Dr. Credence Baker, cbaker@tarleton.edu

Enrollment Recommendations

Recommended course enrollment by campus and semester started. Please note course delivery by campus is tentative and subject to change!

Instructional Design & Technology Course Rotation
Course Fall Spring Summer

EDU 538

Online (SVille, Waco) Hybrid (FW)

Online (FW)
Hybrid (SVille,Waco)

Online (Sville, Waco, FW)
Hybrid (FW)

EDU 503

Online (FW)
Hybrid (SVille, Waco)

Online (SVille, Waco)
Hybrid (FW)

Online (Sville, Waco,FW)
Hybrid (FW, SVille, Waco)

EDU 507

X

X

Online (Sville, Waco,FW)

EDU 598

Hybrid (SVille, FW, Waco)

Hybrid (SVille, FW, Waco)

Hybrid (FW)

EDTC 549

Hybrid (FW)

Hybrid (Waco)

Hybrid (SVille)

EDTC 538

X

X

Online (SVille, FW, Waco)

EDTC 553

Online (SVille, FW, Waco)

X

X

EDTC 554

X

Online (SVille, FW, Waco)

X

EDTC 570

Practicum/Capstone

Practicum/Capstone

Practicum/Capstone

CIS 551

Online (SVille, FW, Waco)

Online (SVille, FW, Waco)

X