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The Educational Technology, Research, and Assessment (ETRA) Department, a dynamic and collaborative community of scholars, is dedicated to responsible research and reflective practice to promote innovative learning environments and improved learning outcomes for all learners. The ETRA Department serves graduate students in the College of Education with three degree programs including MSEd in Instructional Technology, PhD in Instructional Technology, various CGS and state entitlement and endorsement programs, and an MS in Educational Research and Evaluation, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree completion program in Applied Management with an emphasis on Instructional Technology, Training & Evaluation (BSAM-ITTE).

 Learn IT 2017

Join us May 6! Register today!

Cohort Programs

Online Accelerated M.S.Ed. in Instructional Technology with Technology Specialist entitlement, you can earn the degree and complete in 4 semesters (15mos)!

Ph.D. Cohort in Instructional Technology

Master's in Educational Research and Evaluation 

Summer: 1 Credit Research Workshops! Enroll today in MyNIU. Not an NIU student? Apply as a Student-at-Large

ETRA Professor Thomas Smith's Research in Animal Science Continues to Garner Media Attention.

Anxiety and impulsivity: Factors associated with premature graying in young dogs.



ETRA's GSA (Graduate Student Association)

coffee hour

 Hope we saw you at the 2017 ICE Conference!

Looking for more regional conferences:

EdCamp! April 27, 2017

IL Flipped & Blended Learning Network, June 15 & 16

ETRA Learn-IT Annual Conference 2017: May 6 Watch here for announcements & registration information

More than 100 participants gather for the one-day event to explore tools and strategies for integrating technology for learning and assessment in meaningful ways. To see last year's event visit: conference site.