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UCF College of Education Art Education Program

Master’s Degree in Instructional Design & Technology

The Master of Arts (M.A.) degree in Instructional Technology requires a minimum of 36 credit hours and is designed to meet the needs of prospective and practicing professionals in various setting. The program enables candidates to complete courses in totally online Web and mixed mode (with one face-to-face meeting every other week). It also enables candidates to pursue careers in business and industry, K12 and higher education by offering tracks in:

Similarities and differences between the three MA professional tracks:

Target Population
Professional Tracks
Ed. Tech.
e-Learning
Instructional Systems
Educators
(PreK-12 and Higher Education)
X
X
Instructional Designers
(Business and Industry and Higher Education)
X
X

Although there are considerable overlaps and the differences are a matter of focus, rather than actual contents, the Ed. Tech. Track is designed primarily to help Educators in PreK-12 and Higher Education to use and integrate computer and digital technology to enhance learning. In contrast, the Instructional Systems Track is designed primarily to prepare Instructional Designers for work in business and industry, to develop and enhance their ability to analyze and design training and educational programs. The e-Learning Track is designed for both Educators (who want to learn how to design and deliver totally online and hybrid courses) and Instructional Designers (who are now being hired by many universities and colleges across the country to help faculty design and deliver totally online and hybrid courses). The following provides more detail about each track.

Educational Technology Track (available online and in mixed mode)

Educational Technology is a program for educators in PreK-12 and Higher Education looking for ways to increase their satisfaction and become highly skilled at successfully integrating technology into the curriculum. The skills and knowledge gained through this program allow educators to enhance their current job as well as seek new career paths in the field of education. Educators who graduate from this program have the skills to become: technology coordinators, instructors at the community college and university level, computer teachers and more. The Educational Technology program is exciting and applicable to your current teaching situation. The program provides an opportunity for study, research and professional training. It requires a great deal of independent thinking, and emphasis placed on the cultivation of scholarly attitudes and methods.

Minimum Hours Required for M.A.—36 Credit Hours
Area A: Instructional Technology Core—12 Credit Hours

  • EME 6055 Current Trends in Instructional Technology (3 credit hours)
  • EME 6062 Research in Instructional Technology (3 credit hours)
  • EDF 6432 Measurement and Evaluation in Education (3 credit hours)
    or EDF 6401 Statistics for Educational Data (3 credit hours)
    or EDF 6481 Fundamentals of Graduate Research in Education (3 credit hours)
    or EDF6472 Data-Driven Decision Making for Instruction (3 credit hours)
  • EME 6613 Instructional Systems Design (3 credit hours)

Area B: Professional Specialization—15 Credit Hours

  • EME 6417 Interactive Online and Virtual Teaching Environments (3 credit hours)
    or EME 6226 Instructional Development & Evaluation (3 credit hours)
    or EME 6209: Multimedia Instructional Systems II (3 credit hours)
  • EME 6053 Teaching & Learning with Emerging Technologies (3 credit hours)
  • EME 6405 Application Software for Educational Settings (3 credit hours)
  • EME 6507 Multimedia for Education and Training (3 credit hours)
  • EME 6602 Integrating Technology into Learning Environments (3 credit hours)

Area C: Electives—6 Credit Hours

NOTE: Electives in current certification area, technology, or other as approved by adviser. Courses not listed below require adviser approval. All ENC courses require approval from English Department. Please contact Virginia Herrington (Program Assistant for English Graduate Studies) at Virginia.Herrington@ucf.edu for details on how to gain approval. Courses numbers marked with XXX will have actual numbers by Fall 2005.

  • EME 6209 Multimedia Instructional Systems II (3 credit hours)
  • EME 6457 Distance Education: Technology Process Product (3 credit hours)
  • EME 6607 Planned Change in Instructional Technology (3 credit hours)
  • EME 6601 Instructional Simulations Design in Training and Education (3 credit hours)
  • EME 6646 Learning, ID & Cognitive Neuroscience (3 credit hours)
  • IDS 5937 Modeling and Simulation for Instructional Design (3 credit hours)
  • IDS 6504 Adult Learning (3 credit hours)
  • ENC 5216 Editing Professional Writing (3 credit hours)
  • ENC 5225 Theory and Practice of Document Usability (3 credit hours)
  • ENC 6261 Technical Writing, Theory and Practice (3 credit hours)
  • ENC 6296 Computer Documentation (3 credit hours)
  • DIG 6165 Principles of Interaction (3 credit hours)
  • DIG 6432 Transmedia Story Creation (3 credit hours)
  • DIG 6487 Principles of Visual Language (3 credit hours)
  • DIG 6551 Applied Interactive Story (3 credit hours)

Area D: Practicum—3 Credit Hours

  • EME 6940 Theory into Practice in Educational Technology (3 credit hours)

For recommendations on when to take courses, please refer to our recommended Plans of Study, as well as contact your faculty advisor.

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Instructional Systems Track (available online and in mixed mode)

The Instructional Systems Track of the Instructional Technology MA Degree Program is designed for prospective and practicing instructional designers, training specialists, multimedia developers and training directors/managers in business, industry, government, or other settings where training, professional development and lifelong learning takes place. Candidates develop expertise in how and why people learn, how to stimulate and facilitate learning, and in the use of alternative instructional delivery systems. Candidates analyze training requirements and design, develop, evaluate, and manage training and educational programs using current and emerging technologies, instructional strategies and theories of human learning.

Minimum Hours Required for M.A.—36 Credit Hours
Area A: Instructional Technology Core—12 Credit Hours

  • EME 6055 Current Trends in Instructional Technology (3 credit hours)
  • EME 6062 Research in Instructional Technology (3 credit hours)
  • EDF 6432 Measurement and Evaluation in Education (3 credit hours)
    or EDF 6401 Statistics for Educational Data (3 credit hours)
    or EDF 6481 Fundamentals of Graduate Research in Education (3 credit hours)
    or EDF6472 Data-Driven Decision Making for Instruction (3 credit hours)
  • EME 6613 Instructional Systems Design (3 credit hours)

Area B: Professional Specialization—12 Credit Hours

  • EME 6226 Instructional Development and Evaluation (3 credit hours)
  • EME 6507 Multimedia for Education and Training (3 credit hours)
  • EME 6607 Planned Change in IT (3 credit hours)
  • EME 6705 Administration of IS (3 credit hours)

Area C: Electives—9 Credit Hours

NOTE: Courses not listed below require advisor approval. All ENC courses require approval from English Department. Please contact the English Department for details on how to gain approval. DIG courses may require approval from Department. Please contact the school of Visual Arts and Design in the College of Arts and Humanities for approval if necessary.

  • EME 6209 Multimedia IS II (3 credit hours)
  • EME 6457 Distance Education (3 credit hours)
  • EME 6601 Instructional Simulations Design in Training and Education (3 credit hours)
  • EME 6614 Instructional Game Design (3 credit hours)
  • EME 6646 Learning, ID & Cognitive Neuroscience (3 credit hours)
  • IDS 5937 Modeling and Simulation for Instructional Design (3 credit hours)
  • IDS 6503 International Trends in Instructional Systems (3 credit hours)
  • IDS 6504 Adult Learning (3 credit hours)
  • EIN 5251 Human Computer Interactions (3 credit hours)
  • EIN 5255 Interactive Simulation (3 credit hours)
  • EIN 5317 Training Systems Design (3 credit hours)
  • ENC 5216 Editing Professional Writing (3 credit hours)
  • ENC 5225 Theory and Practice of Document Usability (3 credit hours)
  • ENC 6261 Technical Writing, Theory and Practice (3 credit hours)
  • ENC 6296 Computer Documentation (3 credit hours)
  • DIG 6165 Principles of Interaction (3 credit hours)
  • DIG 6432 Transmedia Story Creation (3 credit hours)
  • DIG 6487 Principles of Visual Language (3 credit hours)
  • DIG 6551 Applied Interactive Story (3 credit hours)
  • EDF 6432 Measurement and Evaluation in Education (3 credit hours)
  • EDF 6401 Statistics for Educational Data (3 credit hours)
  • EDF 6481 Fundamentals of Graduate Research in Education (3 credit hours)
  • EDF 6472 Data –Driven Decision Making for Instruction (3 credit hours)

Area D: Internship—3 Credit Hours

  • EME 6946 Practicum/Internship

For recommendations on when to take courses, please refer to our recommended Plans of Study, as well as contact your faculty advisor.

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e-Learning Track (available online and in mixed mode)

The e-Learning Track is designed for educators and instructional designers across settings. The track focuses on the design, delivery and evaluation of high-quality e-learning materials that are used for both totally online and blended (aka. hybrid) learning environments. Candidates gain employment in business and industry, K-12, and higher education as organizations across sectors work to optimize the use of telecommunication technologies to enhanced individual and collaborative learning.

Minimum Hours Required for M.A.—36 Credit Hours
Area A: Instructional Technology Core—12 Credit Hours

  • EME 6055 Current Trends in Instructional Technology (3 credit hours)
  • EME 6062 Research in Instructional Technology (3 credit hours)
  • EDF 6432 Measurement & Evaluation OR EDF 6401 Statistics for Educational Data (3 credit hours)
  • EDF 6481 Fundamentals of Graduate Research in Education (3 credit hours)
  • EME 6613 Instructional System Design (3 credit hours)

Area B: Professional Specialization—12 Credit Hours

  • EME 6507: Multimedia for Education and Training
  • EME 6457: Distance Education
  • EME 6417: Interactive Online and Virtual Teaching Environments
  • EME 6458: Virtual Teaching and the Digital Educator

Area C: Electives—9 Credit Hours

  • EDF 6155 Lifespan and Human Development (3 credit hours)
  • EDF 6481 Fundamentals of Graduate Research in Education (3 credit hours)
  • EDF 6635 Teacher Leadership for Educational Equity and Social Justice (3 credit hours)
  • EDF 6725 Critical Issues in Urban Education (3 credit hours)
  • EDF 6884 Education as a Cultural Process (3 credit hours)
  • EDF 6886 Multicultural Education (3 credit hours)
  • EGI 6051 Understanding the Gifted/Talented Student (3 credit hours)
  • EME 6602 Integration of Technology into the Curriculum (3 credit hours)
  • ESE 6217 Curriculum Design (3 credit hours)
  • TSL 5345 Methods of ESOL Teaching (3 credit hours)
  • EME 6209 Multimedia Instructional Systems II (3 credit hours)
  • EME 6457 Distance Education: Technology Process Product (3 credit hours)
  • EME 6607 Planned Change in Instructional Technology (3 credit hours)
  • EME 6601 Instructional Simulations Design in Training and Education (3 credit hours)
  • EME 6646 Learning, ID & Cognitive Neuroscience (3 credit hours)
  • DIG 5875C Introduction to Modeling and Simulation (3 credit hours)
  • IDS 6504 Adult Learning (3 credit hours)
  • ENC 5216 Editing Professional Writing (3 credit hours)
  • ENC 5225 Theory and Practice of Document Usability (3 credit hours)
  • ENC 6261 Technical Writing, Theory and Practice (3 credit hours)
  • ENC 6296 Computer Documentation (3 credit hours)
  • DIG 6551 Applied Interactive Story (3 credit hours)
  • DIG 6432 Transmedia Story Creation (3 credit hours)
  • DIG 6165 Principles of Interaction (3 credit hours)
  • DIG 6487 Principles of Visual Language  (3 credit hours)
  • EDF 6432 Measurement and Evaluation in Education (3 credit hours)
  • EDF 6401 Statistics for Educational Data (3 credit hours)
  • EDF 6481 Fundamentals of Graduate Research in Education (3 credit hours)
  • EDF6472 Data –Driven Decision Making for Instruction (3 credit hours)

Area D: Practicum—3 Credit Hours

  • EME 6940 Theory into Practice (3 credit hours)

INDEPENDENT LEARNING

Practica are independent learning activities that take place in authentic settings in which students must apply, reflect on, and refine knowledge and skills acquired in the program.

 

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