The Department of Information Media through the School of Education provides three distinct graduate program concentrations leading to a Master of Science in Information Media.
Applicants must pick one of the three concentrations. The underlying philosophy of these programs is the development of leadership skills that make it possible to work with people to provide appropriate services to meet their needs. An essential characteristic of the three graduate tracks is the incorporation of the theory and application of current and developing technologies into leadership functions, and message design, and delivery.
Designed for persons interested in increasing their skills and ability to integrate technology into educational and training environments.
This program builds on the Information Media certificate programs to provide competencies needed to become a technology coordinator, technology integrationist, or teacher/trainer who wants to more fully make use of technology in their work.
Incorporates all of the competency requirements leading to licensure as a school library media specialist and is specifically structured for persons desiring a career in the K-12 schools.
Instructional Design and Training
For those interested in organizational media management in business, industrial, governmental, and health fields. The degree is designed to prepare an individual with competencies such as problem analysis, program development, resource management, personnel/performance evaluation, and instructional design.
This program gives students a basic framework for undertaking a training or instructional design position, while at the same time developing the specific skills necessary for the practicing professional.