Instructional Technology and Design, M.S.

For information regarding deadlines and requirements for admission, please see

In addition to the application materials required by The Graduate School, applicants must submit:

  • Transcripts for all undergraduate degrees awarded.
  • Transcripts for all graduate degrees awarded (if applicable).
  • TOEFL/IELTS scores (if appropriate).
  • A resume.
  • A one-page statement of professional goals as related to the M.S. in Instructional Technology and Design. Please provide a one-page (single-spaced, one-inch margins, 12pt font) statement of interest in the program and how it will help advance your personal and career goals. In your statement, consider the following questions; although you need not answer them point by point, you should be sure to cover these themes within your statement:
    • How you became interested in pursuing a career in instructional  technology and design. Consider including how volunteer, educational, work, and/or personal experiences have led to your decision.
    • What specific contexts are you interested in applying instructional technology and design skills.
    • What is your vision for a future career in instructional technology and design.
    • Why you are interested in the M.S. in Instructional Technology and Design program at UNC Greensboro.
  • Three letters of recommendation. Your reference providers are required to write a letter on your behalf in addition to filling out the required form. We also recommend that at least one of your letters of recommendation come from a previous professor or course instructor.

Degree Program Requirements

Required: 33 credit hours

Core Courses (15 credits)
LIS 672Instructional Design 3
LIS 676Introduction to Equity Education3
or TED 646 Introduction to Equity Education
ERM 605Educational Measurement and Evaluation 3
or ERM 604 Methods of Educational Research
or LIS 661 Introduction to Research Methods
SES 662Assistive Technology for Inclusive Education3
TED 669Educational Implications of Learning and Developmental Theory3
or LIS 669 Educational Implications of Learning and Developmental Theory
Pedagogical Expertise (15 credits)
Select 15 credits from the following: *15
Computer Technologies for Information Management
Emerging Technology Trends
Introduction to Technology Resources
Instructional Communication and Technologies
Technology, Equity, and Society
Designing Blended and eLearning Environments
Seminar: Issues and the Virtual Community
eLearning Design
Seminar in Selected Topics
Independent Study
Integrating Technology into Subject Matter Instruction
Trends and Issues in Curriculum and Instruction **
Capstone (3 credits)
LIS 677Capstone Experience in Instructional Technology3
Total Credit Hours33

Or approved substitutes.


When topic is Integrating Technology into the K-12 Curriculum.

Accelerated B.S. to M.S. in Instructional Technology and Design

Application and Admission

Qualified UNC Greensboro undergraduate students who are pursuing the B.S. in Information Science with a concentration in Information Technology Training and Development may apply for admission to the Accelerated Master's Program (AMP) and the M.S. in Instructional Technology and Design program. A cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 based on at least 30 credits earned at UNC Greensboro is required and a 3.5 GPA in major courses is required. Applicants must have completed at least 60 credits and have declared their concentration in Information Technology Training and Development and may not apply for admission to the AMP before the first semester of the junior year. All applicants must submit the Accelerated Master's Program information when applying for admission to the M.S., submitting all application materials. GRE scores are not required.


Admitted students may apply up to 6 credits of graduate-level course work toward completion of both the undergraduate and graduate degree, provided that they earn a grade of B (3.0) or better in the course and fulfill graduate-level requirements. The graduate courses the student will take within the Accelerated Master's Program in Instructional Technology and Design must be approved by the Graduate Program Director and must be specified on the Accelerated Master's Program request from the following LIS courses:

Required Course (3 credits)
LIS 672Instructional Design 3
Elective Course (3 credits)
Select one course (3 credits) from the following:3
Website Production and Usability for Information Professionals
Instructional Communication and Technologies
eLearning Design

Please consult with an advisor to determine how the courses taken at the graduate level will meet requirements in the bachelor’s degree program. All degree requirements for the M.S in Instructional Technology and Design remain the same.