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iMET Program Details

What are the Program Goals?

  1. Prepare students for positions in instructional design or similar fields,
  2. Advance employment opportunities related to instructional design, teaching and educational technology, within the individuals’ current workplace, and
  3. Increase students’ knowledge, skills, and dispositions towards being able to integrate instructional design and educational technology into teaching and learning.

What Benefits Does the Cohort System Provide?

As a cohort Master’s program, iMET is designed so that students have the opportunity to complete all of their courses together. Cohort programs benefit from a community of peers where students have enhanced opportunities to share information.

The iMET cohort students, working individually and in teams, learn how to combine technology tools with effective strategies as they design technology integrated curriculum and professional development experiences. Instruction is centered on the learner and on what is required to develop learning experiences in today’s technologically rich learning environments. Students critically analyze content, identify learning objectives and outcomes, and apply technology to develop diverse learning experiences.

How is the Program Structured?

The iMET Masters is a 30-unit program over four semesters, including eight 3-unit courses, one 2-unit course, one 1-unit course, and one 3-unit Culminating Experience. In the Culminating Experience, students are assigned an advisor who guides students in completing their action research project for their Master's degree.

iMET begins with an orientation session with the option to attend online or in-person on campus. The purpose of the orientation is to introduce the students to the online technologies used in the program, to get to know classmates and the instructor, and to explore effective communication skills essential to success in the program.

What Courses are Required?

The iMET program courses provide for academic, practical, and technical learning experiences, and are designed to support students in furthering their knowledge, skills, and dispositions related to instructional design and educational technology. The courses provide opportunities to design, develop, implement, and evaluate online and hybrid learning experiences suitable for an array of contexts including education, government, corporate, as well as nonprofit organizations.

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