Master’s Degree in Instructional Systems Technology (Applies to those graduating Fall 2015 and later)

The M.Ed. Program in Instructional Systems Technology requires a total of 36 credit hours comprising foundations courses (18 hours), internship and Capstone project (6 hours), plus elective coursework (12 hours).  This 36-credit hour M.Ed. program prepares instructional design professionals to create, analyze, use, integrate, implement, assess, evaluate and manage instructional and performance solutions. When students graduate they hold instructional design and technology positions in education (P-12 and higher education), corporate, government, or military organizations. The program develops professionals who are solidly grounded in instructional technology foundations, principles, theories, applications, and current trends and provides opportunities for them to integrate different forms of technology to enhance teaching and learning.

The M.Ed. Instructional Systems Technology program has three concentrations

  1. School Specialist
  2. Training and Development
  3. Online Learning and Teaching
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This concentration is for those who work in the P-12 system and who already hold either an “A” or “G” level teaching license from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (or from another state) for the new Masters/Advanced “M” license in Instructional Technology Specialists

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This concentration is for the instructional technology personnel who wish to do training and development in corporate, higher education, government and military.

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This concentration is for those interested in designing, developing, or managing online learning and teaching.

Degree Requirements

The M.Ed. Program in Instructional Systems Technology requires a total of 36 credit hours comprising Foundations courses (18 hours), Internship and Capstone project (6 hours), plus elective coursework (12 hours).  

Foundation Courses (18 hours)

School Specialist Concentration

 

Training and Development Concentration

 

Online Learning and Teaching Concentration

 

EIST 5100 Technology Integration in Education (3) EIST 6100  Foundations in Instructional Systems Technology (3) EIST 6100  Foundations in Instructional Systems Technology (3)
EIST 6100  Foundations in Instructional Systems Technology (3) EIST 6101 Learning Principles in Instructional Systems Technology (3) EIST 6101 Learning Principles in Instructional Systems Technology (3)
EIST 6101 Learning Principles in Instructional Systems Technology (3) EIST 6110  Instructional Design (3) EIST 6110  Instructional Design (3)
EIST 6110  Instructional Design (3) EIST 6130  Instructional Multimedia Development  (3) EIST 6130  Instructional Multimedia Development  (3)
EIST 6130  Instructional Multimedia Development  (3) EIST 6170 Human Performance Technology EIST 6150 Design, Development, and Evaluation of Online Learning Systems
RSCH 6101 Research Methods (3) RSCH 6101  Research Methods (3) RSCH 6101  Research Methods (3)


Recommended Elective Coursework (12 hours)

Students should work with an advisor to determine the related coursework that works best in their program of study. For the most current approved courses, please review the course descriptions in the Instructional Systems Technology Program website. Choose four courses from the following:

  • EIST 6121 Advanced Instructional Design (3)
  • EIST 6120 Current Trends in Instructional Systems Technology (3)
  • EIST 6140 Instructional Video Development (3)
  • EIST 6150 Design, Development, and Evaluation of Online Learning Systems (3)
  • EIST 6160 Designing Learning Systems with Simulation and Game Technology (3)
  • EIST 6000 Topics in Instructional Systems Technology (3)
  • EIST 6135 Learning, Resources and Technology (3)
  • RSCH 7196 Program Evaluation Methods (3)

Internship and IST Capstone Project (6 hours)

Students must complete an internship and a Capstone Project as part of the Capstone experience.  For more specific information regarding the Master’s Capstone Project, please contact your advisor.

  • EIST 6491  Internship in Instructional Systems Technology (3)
  • EIST 6492  Capstone Project in Instructional Systems Technology (3)

Licensure (for School Specialist concentration)

Instructional Technology Specialist (North Carolina 077)

The M.Ed. Program in Instructional Systems Technology also qualifies graduates who already hold either an “A” or “G” level teaching license from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (or from another state) for the new Masters/Advanced “M” license in Instructional Technology Specialists: Computers (NC 077) license. Students should work with an advisor to complete these requirements

Program Certification / Accreditations

  • National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
  • North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI)
  • Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) (with National Recognition)
  • International Society for Technology in Education

Recommended Program Completion Sequence

2 courses/semester plan

  School Specialist Training and Development Online Learning and Teaching
Fall – Year 1                                  EIST 6100
EIST 6101
EIST 6100
EIST 6170
EIST 6100
EIST 6150
Spring – Year 1 EIST 6110
EIST 5100
EIST 6110
Elective
EIST 6110
Elective
Summer – Year 1 EIST 6491  
RSCH 6101 
EIST 6491
RSCH 6101
EIST 6491
RSCH 6101
Fall – Year 2 EIST 6130
Elective
EIST 6130
EIST 6101
EIST 6130
EIST 6101
Spring – Year 2 EIST 6492
Elective
EIST 6492
Elective
EIST 6492
Elective
Summer – Year 2 Elective
Elective
Elective
​Elective
Elective
​Elective


1 course/semester plan

 

School Specialist

Training and Development

Online Learning and Teaching

Fall – Year 1

EIST 6100

EIST 6100

EIST 6100

Spring - Year 1

EIST 6110

EIST 6110

EIST 6110

Summer – Year 1

RSCH 6101

RSCH 6101

RSCH 6101

Fall – Year 2

EIST 6101

EIST 6170

EIST 6150

Spring – Year 2

EIST 5100

Elective

Elective

Summer – Year 2

Elective

Elective

Elective

Fall – Year 3

EIST 6130

EIST 6130

EIST 6130

Spring – Year 3

Elective

Elective

Elective

Summer – Year 3

EIST 6491

EIST 6491

EIST 6491

Fall – Year 4

Elective

EIST 6101

EIST 6101

Spring – Year 4

EIST 6492

EIST 6492

EIST 6492

Summer – Year4

Elective

Elective

Elective