Instructional Technology

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

The Curry Impact

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

Schools, businesses 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 the top-ranked UVA Curry School, we offer a Master 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.

    Curry faculty are leaders in the following 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; Online 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 also lead them.

    Lead 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.

    Explore Our Degrees

    Choosing the right degree is important to ensure that you achieve your career goals. Let us help guide you through your choices.

    • M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction - Online

      The Curry School offers a Master of Education Degree in Curriculum and Instruction entirely online with a focus area in Instructional Technology. This program is designed for individuals who want to make a difference in educational settings by developing more effective instructional practices and better curriculum development strategies. Our students learn research-based strategies and best practices for developing effective instructional programs, through top-ranked curriculum and top-tier faculty, in an interactive flexible online experience – all at a lower than average tuition rate for both in-state and out-of-state students.

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    • Ed.D. in Curriculum & Instruction

      The Ed.D. in Curriculum & Instruction is a terminal graduate degree that prepares graduates for positions in PK-12 settings, higher education, foundations, NGOs, and government agencies. The Ed.D. has a focus area in Instructional Technology.

      The Ed.D. program is designed to prepare students to strategically confront the complex realities and challenges facing schools today and in the future from a broad-based perspective. Graduates will be prepared for employment as curriculum specialists, faculty members, and educational consultants where the emphasis is on the preparation of professionals, the application of practice, and the development of policies related to curriculum and the education of professionals.

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    Curry Curriculum and Instruction Program By the Numbers

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    Program Details

    • 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)