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Instructional Technology


Be part of the profession that informs innovative designs for learning.

Businesses, schools and government organizations are turning to new ever-evolving technologies to more effectively engage learners, improve the quality of the learning experience, and increase performance. As such, many educators need to expand their skills in instructional technology to become more effective and innovative integrators of technology into the learning experience. At top-ranked UVA Curry School, we offer a Master's of Education degree (online), and a Doctorate of Education degree (hybrid) in Instructional Technology. These programs provide the top-tier curriculum and instruction that prepares you to successfully incorporate the use of the latest technology in your education, business, or government career.

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

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

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; Simulation & Game Design; On-Line Learning; Systems Design & Analytics; Technology Leadership for Schools, Universities & Organizations.


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.


Questions and plan a visit:
We are pleased to set up a visit for you to meet faculty to further discuss the program and your goals.
Contact Program Coordinator - Dr. Stephanie Moore, 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…

Affiliated Research and Programs

  •  Team-based instructional leadership for teachers’ technology integration
  • Engineering Design Initiative: Integrates engineering design into K-12 classrooms
  •  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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