Online Education Fast Track Option

The Online Education emphasis offers a Fast Track, allowing students to complete a Master’s or Educational Specialist program in less than 18 months. Students begin in the fall semester, continue through spring and summer, finishing their program the next fall.

Required Courses (18 cr. hr.)

  • 9450: Introduction to Research in ISLT (3)
  • 9485: Designing Online Learning (3)
  • 9484: Teaching Online Courses (3)
  • 9471: Instructional Systems Design (3) — Prerequisite for 9485 or taken concurrently
  • 7361: Introduction to Digital Media (3)
  • 9483: Capstone: Online Educator (1)

Two of the following:

  • 7310: Exploring Schoology (1)
  • 7372: Exploring Blackboard (1)
  • 7373: Exploring Moodle (1)
  • 7374: Exploring Canvas (1)

Electives (12 cr. hr.)

  • Selected in conjunction with your advisor.

Sample Program of Study

Note: Courses with * are offered fall, spring, and summer. Courses with + are not offered each semester; rotation is either fall/spring or fall/summer. This allows flexibility in designing your Program of Study. View the course rotation schedule.

Students who complete the degree program have also completed requirements for the Online Educator Graduate Certificate.

 

Course Number Title Credit hours
Fall #1
7384 Designing Games for Learning (Elective example 1) 3
9471+ Instructional Systems Design
(Prerequisite for 9485 or taken concurrently)
3
7383 Rapid Development Tools for Online Learning (Elective example 2) 3
7374* Exploring Canvas (or 7373* Moodle) 1
Spring
9485 Designing Online Learning 3
9467* Technology to Enhance Learning (Elective example 3) 3
7310* Exploring Schoology (or 7374* Blackboard) 1
9473 Project Management (Elective example 4) 3
Summer
7361* Introduction to Digital Media 3
9484+ Teaching Online Courses 3
Fall #2
9450+ Introduction to Research in ISLT 3
9483+ Capstone: Online Educator 1
Total Hours
TOTAL (min = 30) 30
9000-level (min = 15) 19
Problems (max = 12) 0
Transfer (max = 6) 0
Symbol Meaning
* Courses are offered fall, spring, and summer.
+ Courses are not offered each semester; rotation is either fall/spring, spring/summer, or fall/summer.