The MIST Program requires 7 core courses:
There is also a requirement for a total of 4 elective units from the classes below:
MIST Course Pathway
MIST Learning Outcomes
Students are introduced to the field and profession of Instructional Science and Technology. Topics include but are not limited to history, current issues, future trends and an overview of how the components of the field fit together. Students investigate and apply instructional design models to carry out small scale projects and generate a detailed instructional design document. Students are encouraged to incorporate projects from their current employment into the class assignments.
Students learn to evaluate and select appropriate learning theories and instructional principles. And apply them for the design and implementation of instruction and training. Students construct a functioning learning module using interactive multimedia software, information technology and media.
Students work on authentic instructional design projects individually or in small groups. Students engage in a real world design experience that deals with and balancing numerous additional variables, including project management, effective communication with clients, time management, application of professional knowledge and skills, and producing professional level products. Students are introduced to the theoretical framework of assessment as it applies to learner performance, effectiveness of curriculum design, and effectiveness of instructional delivery. Students develop techniques for judging the performance of instructional delivery and conduct appropriate usability, reliability and efficiency tests of instructional and learning management systems.
Students complete a Capstone project or thesis that connects with their careers as the culminating experience. Examples include a field study, a client-driven project or applied research.