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B.S. in Applied Management with an Emphasis in Instructional Technology, Training and Evaluation


Online or blended program designed for community college graduates

Our information society is evolving quickly, and that’s fueling a tremendous need for experts in instructional technology, training and evaluation (ITTE) in business, government and educational sectors. Careers that harness technology to maximize human performance and productivity are among the fastest growing occupations in the United States. Our online bachelor's degree completion program provides you with occupationally relevant skills and knowledge in instructional design training, learning media development, human performance technology and assessment and evaluation. Our program is designed for students or professionals holding Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.), Associate of Arts (A.A.) and Associate of Science (A.S.) degrees in disciplines directly related to the program’s emphasis, including computer software development, graphic design, management or web development. Whether you are currently working or just finishing your degree, our BSAM-ITTE program prepares you for a range of positions designing, using and evaluating instruction delivered via computer technology. The program prepares students for a diverse and competitive job market in the field of Performance Technology, Training, and Evaluation.

The BSAM-ITTE program prepares students for careers in the area of

  • Instructional design
  • Performance training
  • Learning media development
  • Human performance technology
  • Assessment and evaluation

Why choose the NIU BASM-ITTE Degree?

  • Quality, affordable education from a leading public university.
  • The chance to bridge directly from an A.A.S., A.A. or A.S. degree to a B.S. with prior learning credit for the relevant technical knowledge and skills you have developed.
  • Award-winning online instruction.
  • Hands-on experience with a variety of instructional technologies and real-world case studies.

Real World Learning

The NIU College of Education embeds diverse, real-world learning opportunities in its programs. You will participate in either an internship or portfolio development to gain valuable hands-on experience in the working world and boost your potential for future employment. You’ll also enjoy hands-on experience through a variety of instructional technologies and real-world case studies.

Program Format

NIU is the state’s largest public university producer of Educational Technology graduates, and our BSAM-ITTE is designed with adult learners like you in mind. You can choose your format: online with some synchronous online meetings, or in a blended format that combines online sessions with face-to-face classes at our regional campus. You’re also learning online from the best: Our faculty-designed online graduate courses received U.S. News & World Report and Blackboard Exemplary Course Program distinction for several consecutive years. Our program entails 40 specific upper-division credit hours in addition to your general education requirements. You can complete these upper-division courses in as little as two-and-a-half years, depending on how many courses you take each semester.

If you have questions regarding NIU's BSAM in Instructional Technology, Training and Evaluation please contact:

Judy Puskar
Program Advisor

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