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Graduate Programs|Department of Professional Studies

Instructional Technology Degrees

Our program emphasizes instructional design, distance delivery, rural environments, and learning in a variety of settings. Graduates from Distance education in the Professional Studies departmentour degree program secure employment in PK-12 classrooms; school media and technology centers, and school district administrative offices; public, corporate, and government centers and training agencies; college and university faculty and administrative positions; design and development labs; product support teams; and consulting firms.

Our mission is to assist professionals in effectively developing, implementing, and evaluating systems, tools, strategies, and environments that enhance learning. To fulfill this mission, students and faculty  

  • Pioneer teaching and learning approaches in various virtual and real-life settings
  • Investigate theories and systems of instructional design, delivery, and evaluation
  • Explore distance delivery methods and tools that support community building, professional development, and lifelong learning in formal and informal settings
  • Foster digital citizenship through information, technological, visual, and media literacies
  • Promote research and scholarship through student and faculty publications and presentations

Degrees Available

  1. M.S.
  2. Ed.D.
  3. Ph.D.
  4. Online Instruction Certificate

Students who are applying for a doctoral program are eligible to receive monetary support for visiting UW and faculty in Laramie. Up to $200 is available for out-of-state students and up to $50 is available for in-state students. Contact Amanda Pogoreski at apogores@uwyo.edu for details.

Program Faculty

Three UW faculty specialize in Instructional Technology.  Learn more about each faculty member and their specific research.

Faculty Publications

Click here to read the variety of publications by UW faculty in this field.

Learner Outcomes

Click here to review the objectives and goals for receiving a degree in Instructional Technology.

Enrolled Student Resources

Click here for a list of forms, handbooks, and other Instructional Technology student resources.

Questions about registering for classes? Get tutorials here and here.

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