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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).


Save the date! Learn IT Conference, May 7, 2016. NIU DeKalb campus.

Learn IT 2016 conference


Cohort Programs

Online Accelerated M.S.Ed. in Instructional Technology with Technology Specialist

Ph.D. Cohort in Instructional Technology

Online Master's Cohort Program in ERE to launch in Summer 2016


Upcoming Events

Now Enrolling TS7: Awarded Master's Degree, earning a TS Specialist certification at an accelerated pace, primarily online, starting Summer 2016!

Find out more: 

Contact Karen Woodworth-Roman kwoodworth@niu.edu