Texas Tech University

Master of Education in Instructional Technology

Online learning at the K-12 level, in higher education, and in private sector training, is a well-established trend. Texas Tech University's online Master of Education in Instructional Technology, offered by the College of Education, is designed for educators and trainers who want to expand their knowledge and become Internet-based instructors, instructional designers, and managers of distance education programs.

Program Overview

  • 39 credit hours
  • Courses are offered over a two-year period. Students usually take two courses per semester.
  • Coursework is completed online.
  • Prerequisite: bachelor's degree
  • Students must pass a comprehensive examination to complete the program.
  • Students are not required to enroll in a certain number of courses each semester, so completion time varies by individual. Learn more about the difference between part-time and full-time Student status..
  • Semester-based courses align with the Academic Calendar of Texas Tech University. New students may enroll at the beginning of any one of the four semesters throughout the year.

Application Process

Although there is no application deadline, potential students are encouraged to submit all application materials at least two months prior to projected initial enrollment. Learn more.

  1. Apply to Texas Tech University's Graduate School as a master's student. When asked to select a major, be sure to choose the degree entry that corresponds to your area of interest, followed by the word online.
    • Complete the Graduate Admissions application.
    • $60 initial application fee or $50 for each subsequent application (including changes of entry date, add/change program requests, or readmission requests).

    • Applicants must have unofficial transcripts from all colleges and universities previously attended sent to Texas Tech University Graduate School at graduate.admissions@ttu.edu. If you are admitted, you will then be required to submit official transcripts.
    • Students planning to pursue a master's degree are strongly encouraged to submit Graduate Records Exam (GRE) scores to the Graduate School, but GRE scores are not required for application.
    • The admissions process is viewed holistically by the College of Education and the Graduate School, so there is no stated minimum GRE or GPA requirement. Learn more.
    • All international applicants must provide proof of English proficiency before their applications can be considered for admission. A list of acceptable exams can be found on the Graduate School International Prospective Student webpage. This test is waived only for graduates of U.S. universities or universities in English proficiency-exempt countries. Applicants who have completed at least two consecutive years at a college or university in the U.S. or in an English proficiency-exempt country, are also exempt from the English proficiency requirement.
  2. Apply to Texas Tech University's College of Education.
    • Apply through the College of Education.
  3. Apply for financial aid and/or scholarships and College of Education Graduate Scholarships.
    • Financial aid is distributed based on full-time enrollment and several other eligibility requirements. Your enrolled hours as of the 12th day of class in the fall and spring semesters determines your enrollment status for the semester, and financial aid is disbursed accordingly. Attending less than full-time could mean a reduction in aid. Learn more about Student status..
  4. Upon your acceptance into the Graduate School and the College of Education, you will work with a faculty advisor to develop a degree plan. If you receive notification of rejection, you may contact the Associate Dean of Graduate Education and Research, (806) 742-1998, ext. 436, for advisement regarding the admissions appeals process.
    • The Graduate School and the College of Education will notify you of your admissions status by updating the Applications tab in your Raiderlink.
    • If you receive notification of rejection, you may contact the Associate Dean of Graduate Education and Research, (806) 742-1998, ext. 436, for advisement regarding the admissions appeals process.

Interested in taking only one or two courses? Use Texas Tech University's Graduate Temporary Status to apply and take as many as 12 credit hours without completing the application process to a degree program.

Program Requirements

Prerequisite: Bachelor's Degree

Courses are offered in two year cycles beginning each fall. Students usually take two courses per semester. There are no required on-campus classes; however, opportunities for face-to-face meetings with faculty members and students will be provided throughout the program.

Research and Statistic Core
Select one of the following courses:
EDCI 5380 Action research
EPSY 5379 Introduction to Educational Research
EPSY 5380 Introduction to Educational Statistics
Foundation Course
Select one of the following courses:
EDCI 5320 Curriculum Theory: Foundations
EDHE 5300 The History of Higher Education in the United States
EPSY 5310 Philosophy of Education
EPSY 5314 History of Education
EPSY 5323 Cultural Foundations of Education
EPSY 5331 Human Development in Education
EPSY 5332 Educational Psychology (recommended for online students)
Required Courses
EDIT 5316 Foundations of Instructional Technology
EDIT 5317 Instructional Design Foundations
EDIT 5325 Planning and Developing Instructional Media
EDIT 5370 Foundations of Distance Education
EDIT 5390 Online Distance Learning
EDIT 5395 Administration of the Instructional Technology Program
EDIT 5397 Practicum in Instructional Technology
Elective Courses
Select four of the following courses:
EDIT 5320 Educational Network Applications
EDIT 5321 Computer Programming for Educators
EDIT 5322 Authoring Systems for Educational Software
EDIT 5326 Instructional Software Design
EDIT 5341 Curriculum Applications of the Internet
EDIT 5342 Authoring tools for Internet Instruction
EDIT 5380 Video-based Distance Learning
EDIT 5390 Online Distance Learning

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