Educational Policies Committee

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Program Proposal

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Recently the Instructional Technology & Learning Sciences department (ITLS) completed an in-depth review of all its graduate programs and identified opportunities to improve selected programs. In the current ITLS M.S. program, students can select to complete either the Plan A (45 credits including 15 thesis credits) or Plan C (36 credits - coursework only) option.

In the review of the ITLS graduate program, it was found that the Plan C option was not representative of the rigors and activities associated with completing an M.S. degree. Therefore, the request of this R401 is to eliminate the Plan C option from the ITLS M.S. Instructional Technology & Learning Sciences degree program and to restructure this Plan C into a Master of Learning Technologies & Instructional Design.