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Instructional Technology

Instructional Technology – Be part of the profession that informs innovative designs for learning…

…Serving life-long learners of all ages

... Leading Instructional Design & Technology (IDT) in virtually any practice domain:

  • Schools and Universities;
  • Adult Training and Performance Support;
  • Consumer and Public Health Education;
  • Software, Simulation, and Game Design;
  • Information systems
  • Museums

…the list goes on!

What sets IT at the Curry School apart?  High-end design, high tech, and high touch! 

Faculty are leaders in these fields, and as a result of our program’s collaborative knowledge construction and skill development, you can be, too: Instructional Design & Learning Sciences; 3-D Fabrication & "Maker Culture"; Simulation & Game Design; On-Line Learning; Systems Design & Analytics; Technology Leadership for K-12, Universities & Organizations; Software Development.

We'll prepare you to: Be a Self-Directed Thinker; Employ Evidence-Based Practices; Engage in Design-Based Thinking.

You’ll leave with a robust portfolio progressively built throughout the program, demonstrating your creativity, competencies, and curiosity.

Our graduates can design engaging, effective, and innovative learning environments and lead them.

Come see for yourself.  Plan a Visit:

We would be pleased to set up a visit for you to meet program faculty and discuss your goals.

Contact Program Coordinator, Dr. Mable Kinzie kinzie@virginia.edu, to make arrangements.

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Program Overview

Degree Options

 Our highly interactive Master’s degree (M.Ed.) can be earned in only two semesters of full-time study, or on a part time basis. It's suitable for careers as a/an: 

  • Instructional Designer
  • Training & Development Coordinator
  • K-12 Technology Coordinator
  • Director of Online Learning
  • Software Developer

Doctoral degrees extend the core competencies addressed in the M.Ed. degree, offering opportunities for in-depth study and mentorship:

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree in IT prepares the practitioner-scholar for a career as a:

  • K-12 and University Practitioner-Scholar, leading organizational IT innovation, or
  • Senior/Lead or Executive Director of Instructional Design in Business, Museums, Public Service, and the list goes on….

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in IT is excellent preparation for a career as a: : 

  • University Faculty
  • Research Scientist
  • Chief Learning Officer

Affiliated Research and Programs

  • CANLEAD.net:  Team-based instructional leadership for teachers’ technology integration
  • Engineering Design Initiative: Integrates engineering design into K-12 classrooms
  • etips.info:  A case-based learning platform for teacher and leader preparation programs
  • Lab School for Advanced Manufacturing Technologies
  • MyTeachingPartner-Mathematics/Science:  Curricula and Online Teacher Support System
  • Online Leadership & Accessibility:  Program development, K-12 pedagogy & field experience, and accessible learning environments
  • SHANTI (Science, Humanities and Arts Network of Technological Initiatives)
  • WISE EngineeringOnline environment to support K-12 engineering design

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