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Northwest Missouri State University

Instructional Technology

The Department of Computer Science/Information Systems at Northwest Missouri State University School Computer Studies Master of Science in Education - Teaching: Instructional Technology.

Program Goals

Graduates of these master's programs should:

  • Discuss with and teach others the knowledge and skills necessary for operating computers.
  • Discuss the role of computers in the workplace and for various careers.
  • Demonstrate proficiency with the major types of application software.
  • Locate resources for teaching computer literacy.
  • Exhibit knowledge of computer hardware and networks.
  • Improve instruction in the classroom through the proper use of multimedia and instructional technology.


Northwest was the first comprehensive Electronic Campus in the United States. Students have access to several microcomputer-based local area networks, Internet, and networked PCs. Courses are delivered via traditional classroom and Instructional Television and Online Courses.


Graduate Assistantships

Graduate teaching assistantships are available for students attending during the fall and spring trimesters. Assistantships include a full tuition waiver and provide a competitive stipend.

Master of Science in Education - Teaching: Instructional Technology

This degree is designed for educators and trainers who will implement technology as they educate and train others in schools or workplace settings.

Course Requirements
Computer Science Core Courses (all online) 14
Instructional Technology Methods 3
Adavanced Application in Computer Education 3
Multimedia Systems 3
Computers and Networking 3
Seminar: Computer, Society and Social Values 2
Education Core Courses 12
Issues in Education or Philosophy of Education 3
Improvement of Teaching 3
Seminar and Practicum in Teaching 3
Methods of Educational Research 2
Research Paper 1
Advisor-Approved Electives 6
Total Credit Hours 32

Certificate in Instructional Technology

The certificate program combines up-to-date knowledge with practical applications and individualized experiences. The aim of the certificate program is to facilitate the professional growth of eduators and trainers in the use of instructional technology. Courses in the certificate program may be applied towards an M.S.Ed.

Course Requirements (all online)
Teaching: Instructional Technology 3
Instructional Technology Method 3
Advanced Application in Computer Education 3
Multimedia Systems 3
Computer and Networking 3
Seminar: Computer, Society and Social Values 3
Total Credit Hours 15

For more information on these graduate programs, contact:
Dr. Phillip Heeler, Chairperson
Department of Mathematics, Computer Science andInformation Systems
Northwest Missouri State University
800 University Drive
Maryville, MO 64468-6001
(660) 562-1600