Program Overview

Nova Southeastern University’s expansive programs and global reputation have opened the opportunity for many students, in many demographic locations or stages in their professional careers. Nova Southeastern University offers a Master of Science in Instructional Technology and Distance Education (ITDE) degree program. The program expands on the already learned foundations of students with undergraduate majors in science, math, engineering, or business, as well as introduce the advanced concepts of an educational impact within an IT program.

The Master’s in Instructional Technology and Distance Education is designed for professional educators seeking to improve teaching skills and also for individuals wishing to excel as instructional designers, trainers, e-learning specialists, and media professionals. Graduates will have the opportunities to obtain positions of leadership in education and training institutions.

Prospective students should have a working knowledge of structured programming in a modern high-level language as well as assembly language and computer organization. The program provides skills in distance education, instructional media, instructional design, and training.

The M.S. in Instructional Technology and Distance Education is comprised of 33 credit hours and includes a core curriculum of Masters courses in addition to the specialized coursework to meet the needs of working professionals such as educators, trainers, administrators, technical support staff, and developers working in the public or private sector.

A Distance Education emphasis of an IT program blends modern distance educational theory and practice with the skills applicable to complex real-world problems. Teaching students the importance of how computers, software, and other forms of information technology can be used to improve learning outcomes is one of the primary objectives of the ITDE program.

Students have the opportunity to delve into key essential concepts of IT within the Master’s program, to best fulfill personal and professional career aspirations. The concentrations delve into critical concepts such as:

  • Leadership Simulation
  • Educational Research for Practitioners
  • Instructional Media
  • Principles of Instructional Technology
  • Principles of Distance Education
  • Management and Evaluation of ITDE
  • Advanced Applications in ITDE
  • Instructional Design

Earning a valuable advanced education in Information Technology will allow graduate students the abilities to succeed within a broad range of careers. Graduates are able to use existing and emerging technologies to improve learning in formal and informal settings in addition to creating effective learning systems and environments that leverage the power of information and learning technologies.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    NCATE accredited

    School Overview

    Nova Southeastern University may have started as a small independent not-for-profit university when it first educated its first students in 1964, however this Ft. Lauderdale campus followed the lead of many growing movements from the sixties and quickly expanded into a modern global facility promoting distance learning by 1972. Today, NSU hosts field-based programs in more than twenty states, as well as internationally.

    Nova Southeastern University awards associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, specialist and doctorate degrees. Nova Southeastern University offers a large number of online degree programs to accommodate a wide range of students. Students can choose from online undergraduate degrees and graduate degrees. Online classes at Nova Southeastern University occur in both synchronous and asynchronous formats to best facilitate an interactive environment between students and faculty.


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