Instructional Technology

The undergraduate major in Instructional Technology prepares students to develop the knowledge and skills to improve the learning by using technology across a broad spectrum of employment settings.

Digital technology has transformed almost every industry, business, educational setting and healthcare environment. But its real power lies in learning to use it most effectively.

As an Instructional Technology major, you’ll study the latest methods for using technology to improve learning experiences across a broad range of workplace settings. For example, instructional technologists are go-to sources for creating training materials, guiding teams in adapting to new and emerging technologies, and helping companies and organizations get the most out of existing systems.

What will I learn?

  • Design instruction using needs assessment
  • Apply learning theory to instructional design
  • Select a delivery system for the specific learning environment
  • Integrate instruction with other factors that influence human performance
  • Use technology in support of the development and delivery of instruction

Visit the University Catalog to learn more about required coursework for the Instructional Technology major and also learn more about the 4+1 Instructional Design and Learning Technologies Accelerated Program that is designed for undergraduate students in the Instructional Technology major who have interest, and demonstrated ability, to pursue the MA in Educational Technology. If you are a transfer student, learn more  about how your Associate of Applied Sciences degree in instructional technology or a technology related field can be applied towards this degree.

Making the Most of Your Major

There are opportunities to develop skills and connect with others interested in instructional technology beyond the classroom. Check out the Instructional Technology Major Map to get a more detailed, year-by-year of how you can learn, engage, network and transform your community and prepare for life after graduation.


Career Opportunities

Median Salary

Growth in the Market

Summary of job

Instructional Coordinator

$63,740 per year


Instructional Coordinators oversee school curriculums and teaching standards. They develop educational material, implement it with teachers and principals, and assess its effectiveness.

Training Specialists

$61,571 per year


Training and development specialists plan and administer programs that train employees and improve their skills and knowledge.

Training & Development Specialist

$61,570 per year


Training and development specialists plan and administer programs that train employees and improve their skills and knowledge.

Training & Development Manager

$120,130 per year


Training and development managers plan, coordinate and direct skills and knowledge-enhancement programs for an organization’s staff

Source: Occupational Outlook Handbook, in partnership with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Get Involved

Participate in campus educational outreach activities or represent CEHHS as an Orientation Leader.

Explore UM-Dearborn student organizations on VictorsLink.

Get Real World Experience

Consider presenting at the Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning (MACUL) conference with student colleagues or a professor.

Become an online tutor.

Plan for Life After Graduation

Seek out additional certification in relevant areas such as web design, online teaching and Universal Design for Learning.

Visit Career Services for advice with job searching and interviewing, resumes, and graduate school applications.

General Program Information

Contact Information

CEHHS Office for Student Success
2150 Social Sciences Building (SSB)
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