The Master of Science in Instructional Technology for Trainers is a 12 course, 36-hour master's degree program that prepares students to effectively integrate instructional and technological knowledge and skills within the context of workplace training and performance improvement. The program is designed around industry needs and competencies identified by ASTD and other training organizations with a primary focus on developing corporate training and development practitioners. Those entering this program are usually employed in the field of training and development or human resources or are independent trainers and/or performance consultants. Others may choose this degree option to transition to a training or performance improvement career. The program focuses on the knowledge, skills, and tools needed to pursue careers as professional trainers, instructional designers, and internal or external consultants working in corporate, not-for-profit, and government settings. Graduates are able to assess learning and performance problems and identify instructional and non-instructional solutions. They are equipped with the skills to design, develop, implement, and evaluate training and professional development activities that integrate multimedia, the Internet, and other technology available towards the goal of providing effective, efficient, and appealing training for performance improvement.
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