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 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

Certificates of Graduate Study

Doctoral Program (Ed.D.)

The doctoral program (Ed.D.) 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.

Doctor of Education in Instructional Technology

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