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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 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.

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Contact the program coordinator by phone.

  • Name: Dr. Steve Crooks
  • Phone: 806.742.1998 ext. 297

Application Process

Although there is no application deadline, prospective students are encouraged to submit all application materials at least three 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.
    • The initial application fee is $60. Each subsequent application is $50.
    • 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.
    • International students must also submit a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score to the Graduate School. Scores must be less than two years old at the time of application. Learn more.
  2. Apply to Texas Tech University's College of Education.
    • Applicants must submit a number of materials to the College of Education. You may submit completed materials online or by mail to the Associate Dean of Graduate Education and Research, College of Education, Box 41071, Lubbock, Texas, 79409-1071.
  3. Apply for financial aid and/or general 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.
  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 a letter 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.

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 Curriculum Theory: Foundations
EDIT 5317 The History of Higher Education in the United States
EDIT 5325 Philosophy of Education
EDIT 5330 History of Education
EDIT 5370 Cultural Foundations of Education
EDIT 5395 Human Development in Education
EDIT 5397 Educational psychology (recommended for online students)
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