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The Educational Technology, Research, and Assessment (ETRA) Department, a dynamic and collaborative community of scholars, is dedicated to responsible research and reflective practice to promote innovative learning environments and improved learning outcomes for all learners. 

We serve graduate students in the College of Education with three degree programs including M.S.Ed. in Instructional Technology, Ph.D. in Instructional Technology, various CGS and state entitlement and endorsement programs and an M.S. in Educational Research and Evaluation, as well as a bachelor of science degree completion program in Applied Management with an emphasis on Instructional Technology, Training and Evaluation (BSAM-ITTE).

Learning Opportunities

Instructional Technology Cohort

Online Accelerated M.S.Ed. in Instructional Technology with Technology Specialist entitlement, you can earn the degree and complete in four semesters (15 months).

Not an NIU student? Apply as a Student-at-Large 

New Smash Up Offerings

A "smash-up" is a short-format course, 1-3 credits, that provides a working knowledge of a certain or special topic to people with varying levels of prior exposure or understanding.

Get Involved

ETRA's Graduate Student Association (ETRA-GSA) fosters community and intellectual exchange between you, faculty and alumni. Proving outreach, mentoring, support and information for its members and serves as a liaison between you and the department.

Upcoming Events

Contact Us

Educational Technology, Research and Assessment
Gabel Hall 208
DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: 815-753-9339 
Fax: 815-753-9388

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