The Master of Science in Curriculum Development and Instructional Technology (CDIT)
The Master of Science in Curriculum Development and Instructional Technology is designed for students who wish to extend their expertise in curriculum and instructional design and in instructional technology. Practicing teachers, including those who teach at an elementary level or in specialized areas, may qualify through this program for permanent teaching certificates. It is also useful for students wishing to prepare for leadership positions in government, social service, health-related fields, corporate training, and development of educational media products. Students in the CDIT program can alternatively create a general program of study on issues of educational theory and practice tailored to their specific background and career goals.
Students can complete the CDIT masters through either classroom-based or online coursework.
Program of Study (30 credits)
One course (3 credits) in Instruction, such as Tap 621 or Tap 623;
One course (3 credits) in either:
Curriculum Development, such as Tap 510, Tap 652, or Tap 655;
Instructional Technology, such as Tap 523, Tap 525, Tap 526, Tap 527, or Tap 550;
Two courses (6 credits) in the Foundations of Education
One course in Educational and Social Thought
One course in Human Learning and Development;
At least five courses (15 credits) in the student's chosen area of specialization as developed with their advisor.
Research. One of:
Tap 680 Research Seminar: Critical Introduction to Educational Research Paradigms (3 credits)
Tap 681 Research Seminar: Research in Practice (3 credits)
Tap 699 Master's Thesis (3 credits)