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Program Requirements

You must complete 120 semester hours with at least 40 hours in upper-division courses, maintain at least a 2.0 GPA overall and in the major, and complete university general education requirements.  You may transfer up to 66 semester hours, plus 4 hours of physical education, to meet these requirements.  A minimum of 30 hours must be completed at NIU.

University General Education Requirements

Complete the required 29-41 hours of general education credits at NIU or your local community college.

See the undergraduate catalog for detailed requirements.  To find out which of your community college courses will transfer, you can also contact Undergraduate Admissions.

BSAM-ITTE Required Courses

To complete the degree, you must take 40 hours of specific degree coursework at the 300-400 level.  This includes 21 hours of core requirements, and 19 hours in the Instructional Technology, Training and Evaluation Emphasis.

 Core Requirements (21) 

  • ACCY 288 - Fundamentals of Accounting Credits: 3
  • ETR 340 - Survey Methods for Training and Evaluation Credits: 3
  • ETR 431 - Program /Performa nce Evaluation Credits: 3
  • ETT 311- Instructional Media Literacy, Prototyping and Publication Credits: 3
  • ETT 329 - Learning in the Digital Age Credits: 3
  • ETT 464 - Human Performance Technology Credits: 3
  • ETT 490 - Workshop in Instructional Technology Credits: 1-3 Students must take 3 semester hours in this

Training & Evaluation Emphasis (19 credits)

  • Additional Required Courses

    • ETR 450 - Data Analysis for Design and Evaluation Credits: 3
    • ETR 492 - Special Topics in Research and Assessment Credits: 1-3 Students must take 3 semester hours in this course.
    • OR ETR 497 - Independent Research in Research and Assessment Credits: 1-3 Students must take 3 semester hours in this course.
    • ETRA 490 - Professional Portfolio Assessment Credits: 1
    • ETT 310 - Instructional Design Strategies and Tactics Credits: 3
    • ETT 448 - Instructional Architecture for Learning Applications Credits: 3
    • ETT 459 - Learner-Centered Educational Courseware Development Credits:3
    • ETT492 - Special Topics in Instructional Technology Credits: 1-3 Students must take 3 semester hours in this course
    • OR ETT 497 - Independent Study in In structional Technology Credits: 1-3 Students must take 3 semester hours in this course

Transfer of AAS Courses

Because many technical courses in the AAS curriculum do not have transfer equivalencies, NIU awards proficiency credit to recognize the value of those community college courses (without students taking or paying for additional credits). Following a review of an AAS degree-holder’s transcript, up to 30 hours of proficiency credit may be awarded to bridge the transfer credit gap. Proficiency credits are posted when students have completed other degree requirements.

If you have questions regarding NIU's BSAM in Instructional Technology, Training and Evaluation please contact:

Judy Puskar
Program Advisor
jpuskar@niu.edu
815-753-6085

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