NYIT-YTU Non-thesis Master Degree Program

INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY

DUAL-DEGREE NON-THESIS MASTER’S PROGRAM

BETWEEN

YILDIZ TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY (YTU) AND NEW YORK INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (NYIT)

 

(Starting Spring 2015)

 

NYIT and YTU will prepare you to be a forward-thinking, strategically-minded instructional technology (IT) specialist. Sought after by educational institutions as well as corporations and governments around the world, IT specialists serve as teachers, trainers, curriculum designers, instructional designers and e-learning specialists. This unique program can be completed in only two semesters—and you’ll receive master’s degrees from both NYIT and YTU. You will take one semester of courses in Istanbul, Turkey and one semester in New York, USA

 

The Program

Building on theories of learning, motivation, and instructional design, this non-thesis master of science program in instructional technology (MSIT) uses leading-edge media and technology for teaching and learning to prepare graduates to create effective learning environments and integrate technology into a variety of disciplines. The instruction language of the program is English.

 

Admission Requirements

Candidates must have a:

·         Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university

·         Minimum TOEFL score of 79 (TOEFL-IBT score will be min. 60-79; those who are weak in English will take ESL courses at NYIT.)

·         Minimum 3.0 GPA

·         GRE or ALES score

 

Application Procedure

To apply the program, the candidates have to use YTU’s online application system. Please, complete the online forms and submit them online.

 

Program of Study

A total of 30 credit hours and a 3-credit term project (total of 33 credits) are required. Students take 15 credits at YTU and 15 credits and the term project at NYIT. Courses are held for eight weeks through face-to-face instruction and for seven weeks via web-based instruction. Students who want to stay abroad longer can spend their time in Turkey or in the U.S. during the web-based instruction. NYIT courses will be offered in the fall semester in New York and YTU courses in the spring semester in Istanbul. Depending on demand, alternative schedules may be considered.

 

Students successfully completing the Non-Thesis MIST Program will receive two diplomas: one from YTU and one from NYIT.

Curriculum

Institution

Course

Code

Course

Name

Credit

ECTS

Core Course

YTU

BTO5012

Instructional Design 

3

7.5

YTU

BTO5022

Multimedia Design and Development 

3

7.5

YTU

BTO5032

Graphical Design in Education 

3

7.5

YTU

BTO5042

Integrating Technology into Education 

3

7.5

NYIT

EDIT-603

Foundations I: Philosophy of Instructional Technology 

3

7.5

NYIT

EDPC-610

Foundations II: Diversity, Learning, and Technology Education 

3

7.5

NYIT

EDIT-605

Instructional Applications for Internet 

3

7.5

NYIT

EDIT-690

Assessment and Evaluation Methods 

3

7.5

NYIT

0915072

Term Project

3

15

Electives

NYIT

EDTR-671

Gaming and Virtual Reality Learning Environments 

3

7.5

NYIT

EDTR-692

eLearning Environment for Global Training

3

7.5

NYIT

EDTR-670

Mobile Learning 

3

7.5

NYIT

EDTR-673

Collaboration Learning Spaces  

3

7.5

YTU

BTO5052

Electronic Game Design for Education 

3

7.5

YTU

BTO5062

Web-Based Training 

3

7.5

 

ECTS: European Credit Transfer System

 

The proposed schedule will be as follow:

Fall Semester (September -December*) at NYIT

Courses

Instructional Medium

September-October

November-December

Foundations I: Philosophy of Instructional Technology

face-to-face

web

Foundations II: Diversity, Learning and Technology Education

face-to-face

web

Assessment and Evaluation Methods

face-to-face

web

Instructional Applications of the Internet

face-to-face

web

Elective 1 from NYIT

face-to-face

web

Total 15 credits

 

 

 

Spring Semester (February - May*) at YTU

Courses

Instructional Medium

February-March

April-May

Instructional Design

face-to-face

web

Multimedia Design and Development

face-to-face

web

Graphical Design in Education

face-to-face

web

Integrating Technology into Education

face-to-face

web

Elective 2 from YTU

face-to-face

web

Total 15 credits

 

 

 

Spring/Fall/Summer at NYIT

Courses

Instructional Medium

Term Project

web

Total 3 credits

 

 

*According to the academic schedule of each institution, commencement and end of semesters may slightly change

 

 

 

Grading

NYIT and YTU will use their own grading system in the courses they offer as shown below. Each institution will provide a separate transcript to each student for the courses it offers and transfer the courses the student took from the other institution according to its own course transfer/adaptation systems.

NYIT

YTU

Percentage

Grade

Percentage

Grade

100- 90%

A

90-100%

AA 

89-86%

B+

80-89%  

BA 

85- 80%

B

70-79%  

BB 

79-76%

C+

60-69%  

CB 

75-70%

C

50-59%

CC 

69-00%

F

40-49%

DC 

 

 

30-39%

DD 

 

 

20-29%

FD 

 

 

0-19%  

FF 

F is the failing grade

CC and below are the failing grades

 

Tuition and Payment

For study at YTU, the students pay the tuition to YTU; for study at NYIT, students pay the tuition to NYIT. The amount of tuition may be different at both institutions due to official and state requirements.

Current NYIT graduate tuition is $1,100 per credit.

Due to the state regulations, students have to be fulltime at YTU. Therefore, they have to take all of the courses offered and pay a total of $2500 tuition for the whole spring semester.

 

Other Information

·         Because the program will be blended (in-person and online), access to a computer and high-speed internet is required.

·         For internship opportunities following graduation, individuals with student visas will need to comply with the “Optional Practical Training” (OPT) requirements for work in the U.S., including time limitations (generally 12 months following each academic degree, with certain exceptions).

·         Students will have the opportunity to work with the NYIT Office of Career Services for assistance in seeking internship opportunities in the greater New York area.

·         Although not required, students requiring additional English language proficiency may take English as a Second Language (ESL) courses at NYIT’s English Language Institute (nyit.edu/eli).

 

For further questions, please email to forhan@yildiz.edu.tr