Program Overview

At Northern State University, students have the option of pursuing an MS in Training and Development in E-Learning. The program requires students to complete a total of 35 credits, which includes an internship (2 credits) and a thesis and/or electives (6 credits). If students chooses not to pursue a thesis, they will need to take 6 credits worth of various electives. The internship students partake in will be closely supervised, more so than any of the field-experience courses.

Some of the courses students will taken in this program include: Models of Educational Leadership, Graduate Research and Design, Multimedia Design and Development, Communication in the Digital Age, and Strategic Management of E-Learning Environments. In Models of Educational Leadership, students will be taught about various models and philosophies of educational leadership, with an emphasis on the development of learning supported by the school community. Students should learn how to design and develop interactive media and multimedia such as audio, video, animation, and graphics in their Multimedia and Development course in addition to becoming acquainted with technology-related legal, ethical, and societal issues. In the Technological Innovation and Entrepreneurship course, students will study strategic and organization issues in the development of new technology, with issues being examined from both the perspective of large corporations and beginning technology-based enterprises. Finally, students will take a Psychology of Learning course to study current learning and information processing theories and current research with implications for curriculum and instruction.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    School Overview

    Northern State University, a four year public institution, traces its beginnings to the Northern Normal and Industrial teacher’s institution, founded in 1901. Throughout the following century the college continued to grow, transitioning into a multifaceted academic facility, and in 1987, the school adopted its current Northern State University title. Today, the value of education at Northern State University is stated through its mission to provide “outstanding instruction, extraordinary community relations and unparalleled co-curricular opportunities.”

    Northern State University offers bachelor’s degrees, associate’s degrees, in addition to certificate programs and master’s degrees. Fields of study are housed in the following schools.

    • College of Arts and Sciences
    • School of Business
    • School of Education
    • School of Fine Arts

    Northern State University offers courses and degrees that can be completed through the distance learning program. Programs include master’s degrees, bachelor’s degrees and associate’s degrees.


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