The undergraduate major in instructional technology prepares students with regards to developing the knowledge and skills to be able to improve the learning and performance of individuals by using technology across a broad spectrum of employment settings.
This program is also consistent with the mission of the newly formed College of Education, Health and Human Services (CEHHS) with its commitment to excellence rooted in strong academics, innovative research and engaged learning. Students will have the opportunity to engage in real-world learning experiences through internships in professional settings. The curriculum outlined for the undergraduate degree in instructional technology provides students with a choice of a focus in either health informatics or education.
Digital technology is a key factor in almost every industry, business, educational setting and health care environments. Instructional technologists are needed in work places to train employees to use technology efficiently, to learn to use and apply new technologies as they emerge and to create training materials. Therefore, a wide variety of jobs are available for a student with a major in instructional technology including:
- Instructional Designer
- Training Developer
- Computer User Support
- Web-based Training
Instructional Technology is a field concerned with improving the efficiency and effectiveness of learning, performance improvement, and instructional delivery by using appropriate technology. The programs goals include:
- Design instruction using needs assessment
- Apply learning theory to instructional design
- Select a delivery system for the specific learning environment
- Integrate instruction with other factors that influence human performance
- Use technology in support of the development and delivery of instruction
Prerequisites (6 Cr. Hrs.)
|EDT 211||Design Tech-Based Learn Solutn||3|
|SPEE 101||Principles of Speech Comm||3|
|Total Credit Hours||6|
Dearborn Discovery Core Requirement
The minimum passing grade for a Dearborn Discovery Core (DDC) course is 2.0. The minimum GPA for the program is 2.0. In addition, the DDC permits any approved course to satisfy up to three credit hours within three different categories. Please see the General Education Program: The Dearborn Discovery Core section for additional information.
Areas of Inquiry
- Lecture/Lab Science Course
- Additional Science Course
Core Requirements (10 Cr. Hrs)
|COMP 105||Writing & Rhetoric I||3|
|COMP 280||Business Writing & Rhetoric||3|
|MATH 104||College Algebra||4|
|or MATH 105||Pre-Calculus|
|Additional hours are required to meet all of the Dearborn Discovery Core Requirements|
|Total Credit Hours||10|
Instructional Technology Courses for Major (27 Cr. Hrs.)
|EDT 401||Res, Trends,&Issues in Ed Tech||3|
|EDT 402||Survey of Educ Tech Tools||3|
|EDT 410||Teaching with Technology||3|
|EDT 414||Application of Instrl Design||3|
|EDT 420||Intro Teaching Learning Online||3|
|EDT 422||Educating the Digital Learner||3|
|EDT 430||Assistive Technology||3|
|EDC 400||Adult Learning:Theory/Practice||3|
|GEOG 302||Mapping Our World||3|
|Total Credit Hours||27|
Choose One Upper-level Course from Communications or Composition (3 Cr. Hrs.)
|COMM 317||Case Studies in Tech Writing||3|
|COMP 331||Online Reprtng,Resrch,Writing||3|
Choose One Area of Focus for the Major: Health Informatics or Education (6 Cr. Hrs.)
|Health Informatics (Choose two courses)|
|CHE 401||CHE Methods||3|
|HPS 403||Medical Information Systems||3|
|HHS 406||Program Evaluation||3|
|Education (Choose two courses):|
|EDC 300||Educational Psychology||3|
|EDC 454||Formal & Informal Testing&Eval||3|
|EXPS 410||Multicult in School and Soc||3|
Total Credit Hours for the Major: 36
Electives (32 Cr. Hours)
Additional Electives will be required to meet minimum credit hours for graduation. Please refer to Dearborn Discovery Core requirements to ensure these are met.
Total Hrs. for Degree: 120 total credit hours required for graduation.
1. All College of Education, Health, and Human Services undergraduate students are required to take the Composition Placement Test by the end of the first semester they are enrolled in classes.
2. Students transferring in Comp 105 or Comp 106, but receiving the prescription of 099 from the Composition Placement Test, must complete Comp 227 before taking EDD courses.
3. Minimum GPA’s required for program completion: 2.75 cumulative, 2.75 in major, 2.75 in optional minor(s), and 2.75 in Professional Studies.
4. For admission to Phase III of the teacher certification program, passing scores on MTTC Professional Readiness Exam (reading, writing and mathematics) are required.
5. Advising Policy: The student is responsible for complying with requirements described in the Undergraduate Catalog as well as on the Four Phase Checklist. Students are expected to meet with their College of Education, Health, and Human Services advisor at least once a year and in the term prior to graduation.
6. Courses taken on a PASS/FAIL basis will NOT be accepted toward program completion.
7. Minimum number of semester hours required to graduate is 128.
8. CEHHS recommends successful program completers for State of Michigan Teacher Certification however, it is ultimately up to the State of Michigan to issue certificates. Certain offenses on a criminal record can keep individuals from obtaining teacher certification. Please refer to The Revised School Code, Act 451 or 1976, section 380.1539b.
9. Must meet Dearborn Discovery Core Requirements see umdearborn.edu/696973/ for details.