University Bulletin 2018-2019

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Educational Media and Technology (MS)

The University of South Alabama Master of Science degree in Educational Technology prepares educators to design, evaluate, and implement educational and instructional technology in the classroom.  Through coursework and practical experiences in instructional design and information science, students will learn to use a diverse set of technological tools for design and development of effective instruction.  Students will also evaluate technological tools and resources designed to enhance teaching and learning and collaborate with educators to use technology to enhance student experiences and outcomes.

The Master's program in Educational Technology is delivered entirely on-line.  Graduates of the program will be prepared to use computer hardware and software, databases, and the internet to support teaching and learning in a variety of contexts.

For more detailed information, please visit the Educational Media and Technology program website:

Admission requirements

Applications for the Educational Media and Technology program are reviewed throughout the year. Deadlines for all application materials (specified below) are: Fall admission – June 15; Spring admission – December 1; and Summer admission – April 1. Requirements for admission are (in addition to the general Graduate School Standards):

  1. A completed application for admission to the Graduate School.
  2. One official copy of all undergraduate and graduate transcripts.
  3. Three letters of recommendation from person's familiar with the applicant's academic and/or professional abilities.
  4. Results of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT), including the Analytical Writing component (required of all applicants, regardless of degrees and certificates previously earned).
  5. A resume with a chronology of professional employment.

The final admission decision involves evaluation of the following: grade-point average, scores on the GRE, letters of recommendation, applicant's statement of career goal(s) and purpose(s), professional experience, and program enrollment and availability.

Students entering this program must have access to a computer that contains the current Microsoft Office suite. Specifically, the programs should include Microsoft Word, Access, PowerPoint, Excel, and Publisher. Because students will be required to use the Internet as a component of this program, a high-speed Internet connection is highly recommended.

Requirements for degree

To qualify for the Master's Degree in Instructional Technology, candidates must satisfactorily complete the following program with a minimum grade of "B" or better on all course work. Students must complete a written course of study by the end of their first semester in this program. Students must successfully complete a written comprehensive exam, thesis paper, and a school-based instructional technology project. The exam may only be taken two times.

Requirements for the M.S. Degree in Educational Media and Technology  Credit Hours
Requirements for the M.S. Degree in Educational Media and Technology (30 semester hours minimum)
Instructional Technology Core Courses 24
EDM 510  
EDM 520  
EDM 580  
EDM 584  
EDM 590  
EDM 591  
ISD 581  
Instructional Support Courses 6
EPY 502  


Department of Counseling and Instructional Sciences    
(251) 380-2861
Chair James R. Stefurak
Professors Davidson-Shivers, Johnson, Van Haneghan           
Associate Professors Fregeau, Lewis, Stefurak
Assistant Professors Browning, McDermott, Moore, Upton, Zha

Department of Counseling and Instructional Sciences website

Department of Counseling and Instructional Sciences

The Department of Counseling and Instructional Sciences offers the Master of Education degree in Educational Media (leading to certification in Library Media), and in  School Counseling leading to certification as a school counselor, and the Master of Science degree in Educational Media & Technology, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and Instructional Design. The department also offers the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Instructional Design and Development.  The department collaborates with the Department of Psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences to deliver the Ph.D. degree in Combined-Integrated Clinical & Counseling Psychology. Finally, the department offers the B.S. degree and minor in Instructional Design & Performance Improvement.

Interdepartmental education

Faculty within the department offer foundational coursework in Education Technology, Educational Psychology, Educational Foundations, and Educational Research. These courses are offered for students in the undergraduate and graduate programs throughout the college and are designed to broaden and strengthen degree-area preparation.