MIT Program Tracks - Corporate and Education

Mahnaz Moallem, Suesan Sullivan and Trish Torkildsen in the spring 2005 MIT 510 class.The MIT program is directed toward preparing students to function in a variety of roles to be performed in a broad range of settings, including:

  • Instructional design and development
  • Instructional delivery systems and implementation
  • Assessment, evaluation, and research
  • Materials and media development/production
  • Program management and organizational development

Such roles are typically found in business and industry, human services, health institutions, higher education, government, military, and public and private K-12 education.

Students who enter the program are advised to identify their future goals and career path. Depending on students' career plans and goals, and in order to better prepare students for their future roles and responsibilities within different settings, one of the following tracks may be identified to assist the student and her/his advisor in taking appropriate focus area courses.


Business & Industry

Example Job Titles

  • Instructional Designer/Developer
  • Courseware Developer
  • Training Specialist
  • Human Resource Consultant
  • Training Supervisor
  • Training & Development Manager

Basic Duties

  • Develop instructional materials
  • Design, develop, and evaluate training materials
  • Conduct needs and task analyses
  • Conduct performance analysis
  • Supervise audio/video/graphics production
  • Conduct research, evaluate products and programs

List of Required and Suggested Focus Area Courses

Required/Core Courses:

  • MIT 510 Design and Development of Instructional Technology (Core -- 3 credits)
  • MIT 511 Multimedia Design and Development (Core -- 3 credits)
  • MIT 520 Managing Instructional Development (Core -- 3 credits)
  • MIT 530 Evaluation and Change in Instructional Development Process (Core -- 3 credits)
  • MIT 540 Colloquium I (Practicum -- 1 credit)
  • MIT 541 Colloquium II (Practicum -- 1 credit)
  • MIT 542 Internship (Practicum -- 1 credit)
  • MIT 599 Thesis (Required -- 3 credits) or MIT 598 Design and Development Research Project (Required -- 3 credits)

Suggested/Focus Area Courses:

Each student may choose 15 credit hours from the following list. The courses that are marked with * are highly recommended for this track.

  • MIT 501* Motivation in Instructional Design (Focus -- 3 credits)
  • MIT 502* Systematic Approach to Performance Improvement (Focus -- 3 credits)
  • MIT 512 Computer Applications in Education (Focus -- 3 credits)
  • MIT 513* Computer-Based Instruction (Focus -- 3 credits)
  • MIT 514 Distance Education (Focus -- 3 credits)
  • MIT 515* Web Teaching: Design & Development (Focus -- 3 credits)
  • MIT 521* Diffusion and Implementation of Educational Innovations (Focus -- 3 credits)
  • MIT 522* Organization and Management of Instructional Technology (Focus -- 3 credits)
  • MIT 531 Assessment of Learning Outcomes (Focus -- 3 credits)
  • EDN 500* Human Development & Learning (Focus -- 3 credits)
  • EDN 520 Instructional Development (Focus -- 3 credits)
  • EDN 523 Research in Education (Focus -- 3 credits)
  • EDN 564 Policy Formulation as a Systemic Process (Focus -- 3 credits)
  • EDN 566 School as a Socio-Technical System (Focus -- 3 credits)
  • EDN 568* Educational Program Design and Evaluation (Focus -- 3 credits)
  • SED 557 Technology Applications in Special Education (Focus -- 3 credits)
  • PSY 510 Cognitive and Developmental Psychology (Focus -- 3 credits)
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Government Agencies & Higher Education

Example Job Titles

  • Instructional Designer/Developer
  • Coordinator of Academic Support and Distance Education
  • Instructional Technologists
  • Instructional Technology Specialist
  • Instructional Technology Coordinator
  • Faculty Support Specialist
  • Coordinator of Educational Media Communication

Basic Duties

  • Develop and produce instructional materials for distance learning courses
  • Evaluate training materials for instructional soundness
  • Design and deliver training workshops
  • Develop and coordinate technology-enhanced educational systems, service, and support for faculty/staff
  • Coordinate faculty/staff development and training activities in effective and innovative application of technology
  • Lead initiatives in improving/training faculty/staff understanding and use of instructional technology
  • Assist faculty/staff with the design, development, delivery and evaluation of courses in a web-based or distance learning format
  • Integrate, coordinate, and manage multimedia activities and programs

List of Required and Suggested Focus Area Courses

Required/Core Courses:

  • MIT 500 Instructional Design: Theory and Research (Core -- 3 credits)
  • MIT 510 Design and Development of Instructional Technology (Core -- 3 credits)
  • MIT 511 Multimedia Design and Development (Core -- 3 credits)
  • MIT 520 Managing Instructional Development (Core -- 3 credits)
  • MIT 530 Evaluation and Change in Instructional Development Process (Core -- 3 credits)
  • MIT 540 Colloquium I (Practicum -- 1 credit)
  • MIT 541 Colloquium II (Practicum -- 1 credit)
  • MIT 542 Internship (Practicum -- 1 credit)
  • MIT 599 Thesis (Required -- 3 credits) or MIT 598* Portfolio (Required -- 3 credits)

Recommended Focus Area Courses:

Each student may choose 15 credit hours from the following list. The courses that are marked with * are highly recommended for this track.

  • MIT 501 Motivation in Instructional Design (Focus -- 3 credits)
  • MIT 502 Systematic Approach to Performance Improvement (Focus -- 3 credits)
  • MIT 512 Computer Applications in Education (Focus -- 3 credits)
  • MIT 513* Computer-Based Instruction (Focus -- 3 credits)
  • MIT 514* Distance Education (Focus -- 3 credits)
  • MIT 515* Web Teaching: Design & Development (Focus -- 3 credits)
  • MIT 521* Diffusion and Implementation of Educational Innovations (Focus -- 3 credits)
  • MIT 522* Organization and Management of Instructional Technology (Focus -- 3 credits)
  • MIT 531 Assessment of Learning Outcomes (Focus -- 3 credits)
  • EDN 500* Human Development & Learning (Focus -- 3 credits)
  • EDN 520* Instructional Development (Focus -- 3 credits)
  • EDN 523* Research in Education (Focus -- 3 credits)
  • EDN 564* Policy Formulation as a Systemic Process (Focus -- 3 credits)
  • EDN 566 School as a Socio-Technical System (Focus -- 3 credits)
  • EDN 568* Educational Program Design and Evaluation (Focus -- 3 credits)
  • SED 557 Technology Applications in Special Education (Focus -- 3 credits)
  • PSY 510 Cognitive and Developmental Psychology (Focus -- 3 credits)
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Public & Private K-12 Education

Example Job Titles

  • Technology Specialist
  • Instructional Technology Coordinator
  • Media Specialist
  • Instructional assistant/consultant
  • Multimedia Developer
  • Coordinator of Educational Media

Basic Duties

  • Assess staff educational needs, develop training materials
  • Manage and organize training department
  • Evaluate training programs
  • Supervise, write, implement, and update technology plan
  • Evaluate educational software
  • Design and deliver staff development
  • Develop and coordinate technology-enhanced educational systems, service, and support for faculty/staff
  • Plan infrastructure (hardware and software needs)
  • Coordinate faculty/staff development and training activities in effective and innovative application of technology
  • Integrate, coordinate, and manage multimedia activities and programs
  • Develop interactive multimedia CBI (computer-based Instruction)

List of Required and Suggested Focus Area Courses

Required/Core Course

  • MIT 500 Instructional Design: Theory and Research (Core -- 3 credits)
  • MIT 510 Design and Development of Instructional Technology (Core -- 3 credits)
  • MIT 511 Multimedia Design and Development (Core -- 3 credits)
  • MIT 520 Managing Instructional Development (Core -- 3 credits)
  • MIT 530 Evaluation and Change in Instructional Development Process (Core -- 3 credits)
  • MIT 540 Colloquium I (Practicum -- 1 credit)
  • MIT 541 Colloquium II (Practicum -- 1 credit)
  • MIT 542 Internship (Practicum -- 1 credit)
  • MIT 599 Thesis (Required -- 3 credits) or MIT 598* Portfolio (Required -- 3 credits)

Required Focus Area Courses for Students Seeking M Level Certification Degree:

  • MIT 512 Computer Applications in Education (Focus -- 3 credits)
  • MIT 522 Organization and Management of Instructional Technology (Focus -- 3credits)

Select one course from the following courses (3 credits):

  • MIT 513: Computer-based Instruction (3 credits)
  • MIT 514: Distance Education (3 credits)
  • MIT 515: Web Teaching: Design and Development (3 credits)

Suggested/Focus Area Courses:

Each student may Choose 6 credit hours from the following list. The courses that are marked with * are highly recommended for this track.

  • MIT 501* Motivation in Instructional Design (Focus -- 3 credits)
  • MIT 502 Systematic Approach to Performance Improvement (Focus -- 3 credits)
  • MIT 512 Computer Applications in Education (Focus -- 3 credits)
  • MIT 513 Computer-Based Instruction (Focus -- 3 credits)
  • MIT 514* Distance Education (Focus -- 3 credits)
  • MIT 515* Web Teaching: Design & Development (Focus -- 3 credits)
  • MIT 521* Diffusion and Implementation of Educational Innovations (Focus -- 3 credits)
  • MIT 531* Assessment of Learning Outcomes (Focus -- 3 credits)
  • EDN 500* Human Development & Learning (Focus -- 3 credits)
  • EDN 520 Instructional Development (Focus -- 3 credits)
  • EDN 523 Research in Education (Focus -- 3 credits)
  • EDN 564 Policy Formulation as a Systemic Process (Focus -- 3 credits)
  • EDN 566* School as a Socio-Technical System (Focus -- 3 credits)
  • EDN 568* Educational Program Design and Evaluation (Focus -- 3 credits)
  • PSY 510 Cognitive and Developmental Psychology (Focus -- 3 credits)
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