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Curriculum Requirements

Instructional Technology

Our program consists of thirty-three credit hours of coursework with a professional portfolio requirement as the capstone experience for the program. Assuming that students take their coursework at a two-courses-per-semester pace, it can be completed in two years. In addition to coursework and the portfolio, every August there is a one-day required face-to-face orientation at the Knoxville campus prior to the start of the semester. This program will require students to engage in both synchronous and asynchronous online learning.

Foundations (3 Credit Hours)

Students, in consultation with their advisor, must select one course. These are sample courses that fulfill this requirement:

EDPY 521 – Program Planning in Adult Education (3)

EDPY 522 – Adult Development (3)

EDPY 525 – Adult Learning (3)

EDPY 572 – Theories of Learning in Applied Educational Psychology (3)

EDPY 574 – Facilitating Change in Educational Environments (3)

Concentration Core (24 Credit Hours)

IT 521 – Proseminar I: Instructional Technology as a Profession (3) fall

IT 532 – Online Learning Environments (3) spring

IT 566 – Understanding Online Interaction (3) fall *IT 532 prerequisite

IT 570 – Instructional Systems Design (3) fall

IT 573 – Introduction to Multimedia in Instruction (3) spring

IT 578 – Instructional Media Development (3) spring *IT 570 prerequisite

IT 577 – Practicum in Online Learning Environments (3) summer *IT 566 prerequisite

IT 594 – Proseminar II: Trends and Careers in Instructional Technology (3) spring

Elective (3 Credit Hours)

Electives include options such as educational psychology, program evaluation, assessment, or media development. If a break is taken, then a three-credit hour course must be taken another semester to fulfill graduation requirements.Students, in consultation with their advisor, must select one course. This is a sample course that fulfill this requirement:

IT 525 – Professional Ethics in Instructional Technology

Research (3 Credit Hours)

Students, in consultation with their advisor, must select one course. This is a sample course that fulfill this requirement:

EDPY 506 Introduction to Educational Research


NOTE: Please check the Graduate Catalog for the most recent course descriptions

Updated 11/06/2018

Educational Psychology & Counseling Department
College of Education, Health & Human Sciences

535 Bailey Education Complex
1122 Volunteer Boulevard
Knoxville, TN 37996-3452
Phone: 865-974-8145 Fax: 865-974-0135