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Graduate Catalog 2020-2021

Instructional Design and Technology M.S.

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The graduate plan in Instructional Design and Technology (INST) leads to the Master of Science (M.S.) degree that prepares graduates to systematically design training and instruction. 

The degree may be completed entirely online with one exception. Online students might not be able to take Master's Degree Option 3: INST 6739 (Practicum) for their capstone experience if the proposed practicum site is 50 or more miles from the University of Houston-Clear Lake campus. Students in this situation would most likely be advised to pursue Options 1 or 2. For additional information regarding these plans, please contact a faculty adviser.

Check prerequisites before enrolling in any courses.

Degree Requirements

Professional Education Core (12 hours)

Choose One Course
SILC 6030 or SILC 5035

EDUC 6032 Applied Statistics
Credit Hours: 3
EDUC 6033 Research Design and Analysis
Credit Hours: 3
INST 6037 Advanced Technology Applications
Credit Hours: 3
Instructional Technology Core (15 hours)
INST 5130 Learning Theory and Instruction
Credit Hours: 3
INST 5131 Trends and Issues in Instructional Design and Technology
Credit Hours: 3
INST 5233 Performance Technology
Credit Hours: 3
INST 5333 Systematic Design of Technology-Based Instruction
Credit Hours: 3
INST 5433 Project Management for Instructional Projects
Credit Hours: 3
Electives
Choose one elective course as advised.

Master's Degree Options (6 hours):

Option 1
Minimum of two semesters required for a maximum of six hours, with continuous registration until
completion.
EDUC 6939 Master's Thesis Research
Credit Hours: 3
Option 2
Minimum of two semesters required for a maximum of six hours, with continuous registration until
completion.
EDUC 6839 Master's Project Research
Credit Hours: 3
Option 3
INST Elective Course
INST 6739 Instructional Technology Practicum
Credit Hours: 3

Additional Information

  • Practicum requires a minimum of 6 INST courses and the recommendation of the faculty adviser.
  • All placement sites must have an approved UHCL Agreement of Affiliation on record with the Center for the Professional Development of Teachers office prior to beginning the practicum.