Instructional Systems This is a Track

College : Education and Human Performance Degree :
Department : Educational and Human Sciences Option : Nonthesis
Program Websites : http://education.ucf.edu/insttech/

TRACK DESCRIPTION

The Instructional Systems track in the Instructional Design and Technology MA program is designed for prospective and practicing instructional designers, training specialists and training directors/managers in business, industry, government, or other settings where training, professional development and lifelong learning takes place.

CURRICULUM

Total Credit Hours Required:
39 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Bachelor's Degree

The Instructional Systems track in the Instructional Design and Technology MA program requires a minimum of 39 credit hours beyond the bachelor’s degree. The curriculum includes 15 credit hours of instructional technology core courses, 12 credit hours of professional specialization, 9 credit hours of electives, three credit hours of practicum, and a comprehensive exam taken during the last semester of course work.

Required  Courses—27 Credit Hours

Core—15 Credit Hours

  • EME 6055 Current Trends in Instructional Technology (3 credit hours)
  • EME 6062 Research in IT (3 credit hours)
  • EDF 6432 Measurement and Evaluation in Education (3 credit hours) or EDF 6401 Statistics for Educational Data (3 credit hours)
  • EDF 6481 Fundamentals of Graduate Research in Education (3 credit hours)
  • EME 6613 Instructional System Design (3 credit hours)

Professional Specialization Courses—12 Credit Hours

  • EME 6226 Instructional Development and Evaluation (3 credit hours)
  • EME 6507 Multimedia for Education and Training (3 credit hours)
  • EME 6607 Planned Change in IT (3 credit hours)
  • EME 6705 Administration of IS (3 credit hours)

Elective Courses—9 Credit Hours

Courses not listed below require adviser approval. All ENC courses require approval from the English department.

  • EME 6209 Multimedia IS II (3 credit hours)
  • EME 6457 Distance Education: Technology Process Product (3 credit hours)
  • EME 6601 Instructional Simulation Design for Training and Education (3 credit hours)
  • EME 6614 Instructional Game Design in Training and Education (3 credit hours)
  • EME 6646 Learning, Instructional Design, and Cognitive Neuroscience (3 credit hours)
  • DIG 5875C Introduction to Modeling and Simulation (3 credit hours)
  • IDS 6503 International Trends in Instructional Systems (3 credit hours)
  • IDS 6504 Adult Learning (3 credit hours)
  • EIN 5251 Usability Engineering (3 credit hours)
  • EIN 5255C Interactive Simulation (3 credit hours)
  • EIN 5317 Training System Design (3 credit hours)
  • EIN 6258 Human Computer Interactions (3 credit hours)
  • ENC 6216 Editing Professional Writing (3 credit hours)
  • ENC 5225 Theory and Practice of Document Usability (3 credit hours)
  • ENC 6261 Technical Writing, Theory and Practice (3 credit hours)
  • ENC 6296 Computer Documentation (3 credit hours)
  • DIG 6432 Transmedia Story Creation (3 credit hours)
  • DIG 6136 Design for Media (3 credit hours)
  • DIG 6551 Applied Interactive Story (3 credit hours)

Practicum—3 Credit Hours

Practica are independent learning activities that take place in authentic settings in which students must apply, reflect on, and refine knowledge and skills acquired in the program.

  • EME 6946 Practicum/Internship (3 credit hours)

Independent Learning

Practica are independent learning activities that take place in authentic settings in which students must apply, reflect on, and refine knowledge and skills acquired in the program.

Application Requirements

For information on general UCF graduate admissions requirements that apply to all prospective students, please visit the Admissions section of the Graduate Catalog. Applicants must apply online. All requested materials must be submitted by the established deadline.

In addition to the general UCF graduate application requirements, applicants to this program must provide:

  • One official transcript (in a sealed envelope) from each college/university attended.
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • Personal letter of intent stating professional and academic goals and why you want to attend our program.
  • Résumé.
  • Applicants applying to this program who have attended a college/university outside the United States must provide a course-by-course credential evaluation with GPA calculation. Credential evaluations are accepted from World Education Services (WES) or Josef Silny and Associates, Inc. only.

For more information about the MA program, visit the program website at http://education.ucf.edu/insttech.

Application Deadlines

Instructional Systems *Fall Priority Fall Spring Summer
Domestic Applicants Jan 15Jul 15Dec 1Apr 15
International Applicants Jan 15Jan 15Jul 1Nov 1
International Transfer Applicants Jan 15Mar 1Sep 1Dec 15
*Applicants who plan to enroll full time in a degree program and who wish to be considered for university fellowships or assistantships should apply by the Fall Priority date.

FINANCIALS

Graduate students may receive financial assistance through fellowships, assistantships, tuition support, or loans. For more information, see the College of Graduate Studies Funding website, which describes the types of financial assistance available at UCF and provides general guidance in planning your graduate finances. The Financial Information section of the Graduate Catalog is another key resource.

Fellowships

Fellowships are awarded based on academic merit to highly qualified students. They are paid to students through the Office of Student Financial Assistance, based on instructions provided by the College of Graduate Studies. Fellowships are given to support a student’s graduate study and do not have a work obligation. For more information, see UCF Graduate Fellowships, which includes descriptions of university fellowships and what you should do to be considered for a fellowship. 


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