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SSHS: Master of Science in Contemporary Instructional Design (MCID)

Website: Master of Science in Contemporary Instructional Design (MCID)

(MSET faculty come from the following schools: SSHS and TAS)

Program Director:

  •  Tim Casperson


  • Angela Bender
  • Michele Daly
  • Evelyn Horner


  • Grace Moone
  • Eric Mountain
  • Richard Panicucci
  • Richard Sciorra
  • Anthony Selimo
  • Cynthia Vitale

Current as of June 2021


About the Program

The Ramapo College Program in Contemporary Instructional Design can dramatically transform the roles of the teacher and student by bringing the world into the classroom. Advances in technology can accommodate diverse learning styles and performance levels, liberate teachers and students from the “one size fits all” model of education, enable students from dissimilar backgrounds to experience a common sense of accomplishment, provide bridges from classroom teacher to district tech coordinators, and foster lifelong learning.  No entrance exams are required.

Our courses are hybrid in design, meeting in class only twice per month.  This blending provides the convenience of working at home or in your own personal research space with the advantages of face-to-face interaction with our professors and peers.

Off-campus cohorts can be developed with 8 or more students.  Such cohorts will be taught at the school where the cohort leaders teach.

All assignments and projects will be customized to the student’s own personal classroom and curriculum needs.

Utilize in-class assessed educational technology strategies as a highly effective classroom management tool!

There is an optional ONLINE format for all elective courses for those students whose personal demands preclude them from participating in a traditional on-campus commitment.

The MCID program is aimed at certified teachers who possess a career goal of attaining higher levels of professional competence, although we do welcome those from the private sector.  One’s expertise is surely enhanced in overall technological applications such as corporate training workshops and presentations. The program requires four core courses, a two-credit web-based learning project (Practicum), and four electives for a total of 34 credits.

Outcomes for the Program

Outcome 1: Students will be able to develop and customize their own uses of technology to enhance the teaching and learning process in their classrooms.  They will always have easy access to their classroom-friendly projects.

Outcome 2: Students will be able to use technology to communicate information, ideas, and questions via the use of 21st century software and platforms. 

Outcome 3: Students will be able to display and present scientific information and data through the internet, multi-media software, and cutting-edge telecommunications networks. 

Outcome 4: Students will be eligible to serve as district-wide technology coordinators.

Outcome 5:  Students will be able to apply methodologies for data analysis and problem solving using computer software applied to database development, graphic analysis, and systems thinking. 

Requirements of the Program