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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).

New Spring 2018 Courses!

About our Programs

Bachelor's completion degree (BSAM-ITTE) 

M.S. in Educational Research and Evaluation  

M.S.Ed in Instructional Technology, go-at-your-own-pace!

Ph.D. in Instructional Technology 


Instructional Technology 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)!

Not an NIU student? Apply as a Student-at-Large 

Get Involved with Graduate Student Association

ETRA's Graduate Student Association (ETRA-GSA) fosters community and intellectual exchange between you, faculty and alumni. Proving outreach, mentoring, support and information for its members and serves as a liaison between you and the department.


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ETRA's Learn-IT Conference 2018

ETRA's  Learn-IT Annual Conference will be on May 5th, 2018.  Watch here for announcements & registration information.

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