Catalog 2010-2012

Performance and Training Technology

This major is offered by the Department of Curriculum and Instruction as a program in performance and training technology for persons planning to work in non-K-12 school or corporate settings.

Students interested in this program must submit a completed Application for Admission to Graduate Study and should contact the Department of Curriculum and Instruction for any other admission requirements.  Graduate information and application for graduate admission can be found at

The Graduate Record Examination (General Test) is not required for admission to the program.

This major is available on the thesis and non-thesis options, and is designed for a minimum of 35 semester hours. A minimum of 15 semester hours of 200/6000-level course work is required for the thesis option. A minimum of 12 semester hours of 200/6000-level course work is required for the non-thesis option.

All students completing the thesis option are required to pass an oral examination prepared and administered by the thesis committee. The examination will be comprehensive in nature and will normally accompany the thesis defense. A student completing the thesis option must include 6 hours of 240:299 in the program of study.

All students completing the non-thesis option are required to complete the departmental graduate research requirement and prepare a comprehensive portfolio at the end of the student's program of study.

Majors in this area will complete a basic core of course work applicable to all preparing to work as trainers, instructional designers, or production specialists. Specific areas of interest will determine the supporting electives. Teacher licensure is not required. The student's baccalaureate degree may be in any field.



  Instructional Technology: 240:139; 240:235; 240:240; 240:245; 240:289.....14 hours

  Measurement and Research: 250:205.....3 hours

  Research: 240:299.....2 or 6 hours

    Thesis option (6 hrs.)

    Non-thesis option (2 hrs.)


  A minimum of 12 hours of electives are required from the following courses:

    Instructional Technology: 240:150, 240:153, 240:170, 240:205, 240:210, 240:230, 240:260, 240:285, 240:286, 240:297.....12 hours

Other electives as advised (non-thesis option only).....4 hours

35 hours