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Accepting applications for Spring 2018 only.  Applications for Summer 2018 and Fall 2018 will need to be submitted at, https://texastechgrad.liaisoncas.com/applicant-ux/#/login

The Instructional Technology program was founded to prepare instructional technology professionals:

1) with the knowledge and skills in design, development, utilization, management, and evaluation of materials, process, and resources to enhance learning in educational and business settings and

2) who are committed to respecting diversity among people, and who ascribe to the highest of ethical standards and practice in the field of instructional technology.

The emphasis is on preparing Instructional Technology professionals for leadership roles as public school and college level educators and for work in training positions in business and industry. The program includes a solid foundation in research, curriculum, and teaching skills with an emphasis in instructional design, and educational technology.



It is expected that all students graduating from the Instructional Technology program at Texas Tech will become critical users of the new instructional technologies through a process of reflective analysis. This process includes, but is not restricted to, such practices as:

a) guided research

b) annotated bibliographies of the research literature,

c) guided group discussion,

d) term projects,

e) class presentations, and

f) the implementation of innovative software design or technologies.

Reflective analysis provides the participant the opportunity to critically engage the current knowledge base in an atmosphere of colleagues and support. Additionally, the student will play a major role in the implementation of traditional and innovative technologies by conducting appropriate analysis within a wide range of professional responsibilities.

Program Goals, Objectives, and Competencies The overall goals and objectives of the Educational Instructional Technology program at Texas Tech University embrace the revised definition of instructional technology endorsed by the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT).

Instructional technology is the theory and practice of design, development, utilization, management and evaluation of processes and resources for learning.

Previous definitions and terminology were heavily rooted in the media of the times. The exponential growth of technology over the last 20 years, as well as the shift in the field to a stronger focus on learning strategies and theories is reflected in the 1994 definition developed by Seels and Richey. The goals for students in EDIT revolve around the following six broad areas of Instructional Technology.

1. Theories and models of instructional design;

2. Development of instructional materials through a variety of technologies based on theories and models of instructional design;

3. Utilization of processes and resources to promote learning;

4. Management of technologies, resources and development for instructional purposes;

5. Evaluation of programs, projects, and materials; and

6. Critical analysis of research, trends and issues related to the field of instructional technology.

While defined as six separate goals, these categories do not exist in isolation. A student taking a course with a heavy focus on any one goal would be exploring and utilizing knowledge and skills related to the other five categories. 

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Degree Requirements

TTU Application Process


  1. You apply to the Texas Tech University Graduate School
  2. You receive an eraider login( via the email you gave in your graduate school application) and activate your login.
  3. Graduate School receives your information.
  4. You apply to the TTU College of Education for the degree you are applying for using your eraider login.
  5. The Graduate School processes your application and sends a worksheet to the College of Education requesting approval for admittance from the degree program.
  6. You provide all materials required for the College of Education program to make its decision.
  7. Your College of Education application is locked and no new materials or editing can occur.
  8. Faculty in that program review your application and application materials.
  9. The program's faculty makes their decision about your application.
  10. The Graduate School's worksheet is returned with the program's recommendation.

Online Application Requirements


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  2. You do not have to complete all of your requirements when you begin the application. Your application will be saved and can be amended or edited at any time.
  3. Once all materials have been provided from you and the graduate school requests the recommedation of the College of Education program; your application is locked and cannot be edited.
  4. You may check the status of you application at anytime by going to Application Overview
  5. It is very important that the email you provide is accurate and viewed on a regular basis. We will send you an email when a decision has been made concerning your application or when anything is incorrect or needs updated.
  6. The College of Education Graduate Studies office send notes to you through the application status page. So check it often.
  7. You must have an eraider username and password to apply. You receive an eRaider after applying to the graduate school.

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