Master of Science in instructional Technology
Specializations require that students attain a certain level of sophistication in the following areas of study:
• Use of appropriate technology as a tool in achieving professional goals
• Analysis of current theories specific to the disciplines of the specialization
• Evaluation of the effects of technology on cultures and contexts
All students entering the Instructional Technology Program are expected to have a certain facility in using technology including simple operation of a computer, familiarity with word processing, and the ability to use the Internet. Additionally, to establish that students have the required background for a specialization, specific prerequisite courses may be required. In addition to the core of courses common to the Program, each specialization may include elective courses. The Master of Science in Instructional Technology requires thirty-six (36) credit hours.
As part of meeting criteria for coursework and completing the required number of credits, each student designs, conducts and completes a research project as the final requirement for graduation. The project is normally completed as part of the course GRIT 791 Seminar in Instructional Technology. It is judged as complete when it has been presented in scholarly written format. A student who has not completed the study during Seminar in Instructional Technology registers for GRIT 795 Thesis Guidance until its completion. The study cannot be held in abeyance for more than two years.
Instructional Design and e-learning specialization
The specialization is designed for those eager to develop the technical skills necessary for the appropriate use of technology as a tool in the academic or/and corporate learning environment. Students will be encouraged to design instructional content to meet context specific needs within the school or workplace. The candidate for this specialization emerges from the program with newly developed leadership skills, expertise in the use of state-of-the-art technologies and a renewed understanding of the role technology can play for learning communities. Throughout their coursework students are encouraged to develop their potential as leaders by presenting at professional meetings, and possibly publishing the required research project.
Candidates for M.S in Instructional Technology with an Instructional Design and E-Learning specialization complete thirty six (36) credit hours of coursework including the required courses listed below.
Core courses (30 credit hours)
GRIT 541 Video Communications
GRIT 598 Scientific Inquiry: Tools for Research
GRIT 645 Introduction to Online Learning
GRIT 654 Cognition and Accessible Technologies
GRIT 651 Technology-Based Learning Environments
GRIT 671 Principles of Instructional Design
GRIT 699 Image Processing in Multimedia Design
GRIT 700 Technology Integration in Multimedia Development
GRIT 791 Seminar in Instructional Technology
GRIT 798 Ethical Leadership and the Future
Two electives (6 credit hours)
Selected Electives (3 credits each):
GRIT 550 Social Media
GRIT 551 Networking Organizations
GRIT 593 Web Design for eLearning
GRIT 661 Introduction to Studio TV
GRIT 685 Technology Planning
GRIT 704 Practicum and Portfolio
GRIT 710 Applied Instructional Design
Master of Science in Instructional Technology – combined Program
In conjunction with the School of Undergraduate Studies at Chestnut Hill College, the Instructional Technology Program offers qualified undergraduate students the chance to complete both a bachelor’s degree with Computer Information Science or Information Technology specialization and a Master of Science in Instructional Technology. The Program includes specific course requirements and qualifying levels of student performance. Contact the Coordinator of the Instructional Technology Program for details.