Instructional Games and Simulations Degree Option

The field of instructional technology is growing and diversifying. As this occurs, a need arises for practitioners to specialize into well-recognized sub-fields. Currently and well into the foreseeable future, practitioners of instructional technology are called upon to be experts in the design, development, delivery, and evaluation of instructional games and simulations.

Selection of the Instructional Games and Simulations degree option increase students’ ability to find employment as designers and developers of computer-based games and simulations used for instruction and training.  More Information

Careers in this include option
    Instructional Simulation Developer
    Game Tester
    Instructional Game Developer

Bachelor Degree Course Requirements
Core Course: 22 s.h. - IDT 200, 205, 221, 310, 345, 390, 496

  Instructional Simulation and Games:  Courses: IDT 230, 355, 433, 460: 12 s.h.

  1. Directed Electives: Select 12 s.h. from IDT 235, 240, 250, 340, 351, 360, 406, 408, 440, 445, 451, 480, 489
  2. Minor 16-24 s.h.
  3. Open Electives 7-15 s.h.


IDT 200 Introduction to Instructional Technology - Required Core Course
IDT 205 Computing for Instructional Trainers - Required Core Course
IDT 221 Introduction to Authoring Instructional Materials  Required  Core Course
IDT 230 Introduction to Interactive Applications
IDT 235 Instructional Materials Development
IDT 240 Photography I
IDT 250 Introduction to Web-Based Instruction

IDT 310 Principles of Instructional Design - Required Core Course
IDT 330 Instructional Project Management
IDT 340 Advanced Photography
IDT 345 Electronic Imagery - Required Core Course
IDT 355 Instructional Simulation and Gaming 
IDT 351 Intermediate Web-Based Instruction
IDT 360 Instructional Video
IDT 390 Telecommunications and Interactive Distance Learning  Required  Core Course

IDT 406 Advanced Topics in Photography
IDT 408 Large Format Photography
IDT 433 Instructional Three-Dimensional Modeling and Animation
IDT 440 Developing Computer-Based Instruction
IDT 445 Advanced Interactive Multimedia
IDT 451 Implementing and Facilitating Instruction
IDT 455 Instructional Simulation and Gaming
IDT 460 Instructional Virtual Reality Design
IDT 480 Design of Web-Based Instruction
IDT 489 Independent Study
IDT 496 Senior Portfolio and Resume Preparation - Required Core Course