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Master of Science in Information Technology in Education (MITE) - GSCIS is no longer accepting applications for this program.

Click here for the curriculum for students beginning before Fall 2013.

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This 36 credit-hour program is designed to meet the needs of working professionals such as educators, trainers, administrators, technical support staff, and developers working in the public or private sector. The program blends educational theory and practice into a learning experience that develops skills applicable to complex real-world problems. It enhances knowledge of how computers, software, and other forms of information technology can be used to improve learning outcomes.

Graduates with the M.S. in Information Technology in Education are able to: (1) select and use existing and emerging technologies to improve learning in formal and informal settings; (2) create effective learning systems and environments that leverage the power of information and learning technologies; (3) manage human, financial, computing, and physical resources to achieve planned goals; (4) make informed decisions or recommendations regarding the adoption of technologies for learning; and (5) communicate effectively with professionals within and outside educational and training environments about information and learning technologies.

Curriculum for the Degree Without Concentration (36 credit hours)

Students may earn the M.S. in Information Technology in Education without a concentration by taking all seven core courses and any other five additional educational technology courses, listed above. If the thesis option is elected, students must take the courses as specified above but only three elective courses. Plans for the thesis option must be made with and approved by the program office.

Core Courses (three credits each)


Additional Educational Technology Courses (three credits each)


Concentration in Educational
Technology Management

Students take the seven core courses, the four concentration courses listed below, and one other course from the list above of additional educational technology courses. The concentration highlight decision-making strategies regarding the selection, development, implementation, and management of technologies that support teaching and learning. 


Concentration in Information Security Management

Students take the seven core courses, the four concentration courses listed below, and one other course from the list above of additional educational technology courses. The concentration courses prepare students to develop, implement, and monitor information security operations, policies and procedures within their organization.


Concentration in Instructional Design and Development

Students take the seven core courses, the four concentration courses listed below, and one other course from the list above of additional educational technology courses. The concentration courses emphasize the instructional design and development process and how to use technology to design effective instruction.

MITE 613  Learning Systems and Technologies
(not presently offered; students can take MITE 642 instead)

Concentration in Social Computing and Learning

Students take the seven core courses, the four concentration courses listed below, and one other course from the list above of additional educational technology courses. The concentration courses highlight the importance of interactions and learning strategies using social computing technologies.

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School Overview


Since the introduction of the graduate computer science program in 1975, the school has been a pioneer in computing research and education. The school began offering online programs in 1983 and created the first electronic classroom in 1985. In 1989 the Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences (GSCIS) was formed.

Today, NSU is a not-for-profit, independent university that is classified as a research university with “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and is one of only 37 universities nationwide to also be awarded Carnegie’s Community Engagement Classification.