Date of Award


Degree Name

Specialist in Education


Educational Leadership, Research and Technology

First Advisor

Dr. Kenneth Dickie

Second Advisor

Dr. Howard Poole

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access


The major internship for the Specialist Project was served in the Office of Instructional Development on the Western Michigan University Campus. This Office has established a variety of programs and services to improve the University's educational programs and to aid other institutions of higher education. The Supervisor of the internship was Dr. Howard Poole, the Head of the Office of Instructional Development, and the University advisor was Dr. Kenneth E. Dickie. The major goal of the internship was to experience the role of an instructional developer and to participate in the activities of a university level instructional development program.

The extent to which the established goals of the internship were achieved and the means through which these goals were achieved are presented in this report. A log was maintained to record the various activities engaged in throughout the period of the internship. A conclusion reached is that an internship is an important component of a training program for those who aspire to be instructional developers.