Masters Program Introduction
The Instructional Psychology and Technology Master’s program is designed for full-time study. Students can select from classes in Instructional Design and Development, Research, Evaluation, Educational Measurement and Assessment. Students participate in department seminars, interact with other students in group projects and informal study, collaborate with faculty, and participate in a wide variety of internship experiences. All majors are accepted. Masters students complete the program in 2–3 years.
Beyond the foundational courses, students choose to specialize in one of four areas: Instructional Design and Development, Educational Measurement, Research, or Evaluation.
During fall and winter semesters, IP&T invited professional in related fields to present and discuss their work. These seminars are open to all visitors and are a great opportunity to learn more about the field of instructional design and socialize with students, faculty, and professionals. Seminars take place on Wednesday from noon to 1:00 p.m. in 359 MCKB.
Eric Hunter discovered his passion for educational technology while teaching at the Missionary Training Center. He then worked as an eLearning designer for eBay until eBay and PayPal split. He stayed with PayPal, where he creates learning products. He enjoys the fast-paced, real-time environment and being able to apply ideas in practical settings. Every day he uses what the IP&T program taught him about statistics and evaluation, as well as learning development tools.
As a master's student in an IP&T advanced design course, Matt Langton worked with Thanksgiving Point to create a plan for the redesign of a family exhibit. The subject led him to write a paper about designing learning experiences for families. Before joining the Online Curriculum Development program as a Curriculum Designer at BYU-Idaho, Matt worked as a manager of instructional design at LDS Business College.
Richard Culatta is the chief innovation officer for the state of Rhode Island. His career has included four years as the deputy secretary for the US Department of Education in Washington, DC. He has worked in the Senate on education issues and as the learning technologies manages for CIA University, where he worked in online learning to create training for CIA officers. He has also helped fun schools in Latin America as part of the Rose Education Foundation and worked as director of the Office of Educational Technology in the U.S. Department of Education.