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. For students holding initial NY State Initial Teaching Certification and seeking NY State Professional Teacher Certification, please visit the NYSED Master's Degree requirement website for regulations concerning appropriate degrees. 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. This program is available fully online.

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 655H/L/M/S/T;
    • Instructional Technology, such as Tap 523, 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;
  • Specialization: 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)

Please note: This program offers an internship, field experience, study abroad component, or clinical experience in the course listing as an option to fulfill course requirements. Students who have previously been convicted of a felony are advised that their prior criminal history may impede their ability to complete the requirements of certain academic programs and/or to meet licensure requirements for certain professions. If you have concerns about this matter please contact the Dean’s Office of your intended academic program.