M.S. Instructional Technology - Trainers

NYIT's Professional Trainers master's program in Instructional Technology develops expertise in learning and performance improvement in organizational settings in the 21st century. Graduates work in a variety of corporate and industrial settings, as well as educational, private, not-for-profit, public service, and government sectors. They serve as trainers, instructional designers, and internal and external consultants, as well as learning and e-learning specialists.

The current Master of Science Instructional Technology Trainer program prepares trainers to meet the challenge of the rapid pace of organizational and technological change, and satisfy the demands of global workforce training. The program is designed for novice trainers to develop their knowledge and skills in adult learning theories, instructional design principles, and global training techniques, and for experienced trainers who need to update their abilities to design technology-based training environment using social networking tools, simulation, collaborative tools, mobile devices, and games.

What the Professional Trainers program offers you

  • A 33-credit Master of Science degree in Instructional Technology
  • Experience and expertise as a training and performance improvement professional
  • Proficiency in the integration of instructional technology for learning applications
  • Experience with tools of problem solving and communication in industry and government..
  • Professional development for key roles as an internal consultant or e-learning specialist
  • Exciting learning environments with faculty practitioners and outside experts

Why Become an Instructional Technology Expert?

  • The instructional technology expert is primarily responsible for improving employee's performance and creating effective learning environments through technology and instructional design. If you are a creative individual, want to learn how to motivate people to learn, enjoy exploring the use of technology, like the challenge to make changes in an organization, this is for you.
  • According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook by Bureau of Labor Statistics, "Employment of training and development managers is projected to grow 11 percent from 2012 to 2022, about as fast as the average for all occupations."
  • According to Recruiter.com, median salaries of instructional designer and technologists range from $50,090 to $84,000.


  • Our program is ranked 31st nationally by the U.S. News in the Best Online Graduate Education Programs category (2014 U.S. News report).
  • We offer high quality education, rigorous curriculum, research-based practices, and state-of-the-art instructional technology.
  • Our tuition is affordable (Contact Erin Fabian at efabian@nyit.edu or call 212.261.1515 for details.) Financial aid is also available.
  • The class time is flexible to meet with your busy schedule.
  • Our campus is located in New York, one of the areas that organizations and corporations mostly demand employees with skills in instructional design.
  • We offer you alumni network to connect with experienced trainers.
  • Our class size is small (7 to 20). Our students and faculty have a strong rapport.
  • No GRE required.

Professional Organizations

  • ASTD (American Society for Training and Development)
  • ISPI (International Society for Performance Improvement)

Admission Requirements

  • Candidates for the Professional Trainer Instructional Technology program and the Emerging Technologies for Trainers and Instructional Design for Global eLearning Certificates must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, 3.0 GPA, and demonstrate proficiency in basic uses of instructional technology at the beginning of their program. In the event the candidate does not have requisite skills, program faculty will work with the candidate to determine appropriate prerequisite courses to address the deficits. This is done on an individual basis.
  • Access to computer and high speed internet.

View the curriculum requirements in the NYIT course catolog.

Not ready to commit to a full master's program? Try one of our certificates:

Taking courses in the Advanced Certificate in Global E-learning and the Advanced Certificate in Emerging Technologies may result in the completion of course requirements for a Master's in Instructional Technology for Professional Trainers. 


For more information, please contact the department chairperson, Dr. Sarah McPherson at smcphers@nyit.edu or the program's faculty advisor, Dr. Michael Uttendorfer, at muttendo@nyit.edu. 

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