Welcome to Instructional Technology at Texas A&M University -Texarkana. The Instructional Technology program explores the role that established and emerging technologies can play in improving education. Classes focus on the design, development, and implementation of effective instruction for a variety of audiences and settings, including K-12 schools, higher education, and training/professional development in business, industry, and government.
What You’ll Learn from Us
We improve learning in diverse contexts using a wide range of tools, methods, and innovations. Instructional Technology programs prepare students to be leaders in diverse learning contexts. These contexts include K-12 public or private schools, military learning, museum education, online education, adult training, internet-mediated content development and delivery (also known as e-learning), workplace learning initiatives in business and industry, public/nonprofit training, and higher education. Instructional Technology is one of the fastest growing fields in both business and education.
What You’ll Do Here
Students in our Master of Science in Instructional Technology program develop a thorough grounding in instructional design, applied learning theory, and innovative educational practices supported by technology. Additionally, they acquire and hone their skills in using powerful technology-based tools to develop and deliver educational materials. Areas include
- Instructional design
- Technology integration
- Applied learning theory
- Learning management systems (LMS)
- Needs analyses
- Product and program evaluation
- Systemic change and change management
- Adopting innovations
- Project management
- Human performance technology
- Program support
Instructional Technology Careers
Careers in Instructional Technology are diverse, ranging from the design of both face-to-face and mediated learning, to the development of human resources and human performance. We prepare students to penetrate a wide range of 21st century careers. Find out more about this exciting new field and the opportunities available for graduates via the links to the left under Instructional Technology. Career options include
- technology administrators, professional development specialists, and classroom teachers in K-12 schools;
- instructional designers, evaluators, and managers in business, industry, government, and education; and
- designers and developers of training programs, educational websites, videos, and games in industry and in a wide variety of other positions and settings.
Please contact Dr. Kevin Williams, Assistant Professor of Instructional Technology at Kevin.Williams@tamut.edu or 903.223.3028.