Skip navigation

Instructional Technology

Both programs may be coordinated to fulfill the requirements of either State of Illinois endorsement or certification as a Library Information Specialist or Technology Specialist. See the NIU graduate catalog for more information about courses and programs of study.


  • Master's: Grad Advisor - (815) 753-9321
  • Doctoral: ETRA office - (815) 753-9339

Master's Program (M.S.Ed.)

The master's program (M.S.Ed.) in Instructional Technology is a 33-semester-hour program prepares students to be competent practitioners and creative leaders in all major areas of the field. It provides specialized training to those persons who wish to be employed as school library information specialists, technology specialists, instructional developers in business and industrial training departments, or as producers of software in a variety of locations.

Master of Science in Education in Instructional Technology

Get More Information.

Certificates of Graduate Study

Doctoral Program (to be converted to Ph.D. in fall 2016)

The Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) program in Instructional Technology prepares administrators, designers, and instructors in the field of Instructional Technology. The program emphasizes research in and theoretical applications of technology in society and the workplace.

The Ed.D. program will be converted to Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Instructional Technology in fall 2016. The Ph.D. program maintains the same number of course credit hours as the Ed.D program which requires a minimum of 63 semester hours of graduate course work at NIU beyond the graduate credits earned toward the student’s master’s degree.   

Doctor of Philosophy in Instructional Technology

Get More Information.

Application Deadline to the Ph.D. program:
  • April 1st for Summer and Fall admission
  • October 1st for Spring admission