Master of Science in Instructional Design and Technology

School of Integrative Learning

Location: Online
Degree Type: 
Graduate

The Master of Science in Instructional Design and Technology online degree program provides the knowledge and skills needed to capitalize on one of the fastest growing areas in higher education, corporate training, and other educational institutions – online teaching and learning. Instructional design and technology jobs are projected to grow 7% from 2014 to 2024 (source: BLS National Occupation Outlook)

This program prepares individuals to lead in design, development, and integration of technology to create engaging and active learning for the adult learner.
The program’s curriculum connects theory to practice, preparing educators and corporate trainers to design learning experiences that promote creativity and active learning within an online environment. It prepares current and future professionals to critique current educational theories and technology innovations and related research promoting global conversations within professional networks from around the world.

Campus and online course availability varies by program. Please contact the enrollment team for more information.

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Programs

Program Information

Instructional Coordinators
2018 Median Pay: $64,450 per year
Job Outlook: +11% from 2016-2026
Instructional coordinators oversee school curriculums and teaching standards. They develop educational material, implement it with teachers and principals, and assess its effectiveness.

Training and Development Managers
2018 Median Pay: $111,340 per year
Job Outlook: +10% from 2016-2026
Training and development managers oversee staff and plan, direct, and coordinate programs to enhance the knowledge and skills of an organization’s employees.

Instructional Designers and Technologists
2018 Median Pay: $64,450 per year
Job Outlook: +12% from 2016-2026
Instructional designers and technologists develop instructional materials and products and assist in the technology-based redesign of courses. Assist faculty in learning about, becoming proficient in, and applying instructional technology.

Distance Learning Coordinators
2018 Median Pay: $82,850 per year
Job Outlook: +12% from 2016-2026
Distance learning coordinators organize the day-to-day operations of distance learning programs and schedule courses.

Instructional Coordinators
2018 Median Pay: $64,450 per year
Job Outlook: +12% from 2016-2026
Instructional coordinators develop instructional material, coordinate educational content, and incorporate current technology in specialized fields that provide guidelines to educators and instructors for developing curricula and conducting courses. Includes educational consultants and specialists, and instructional material directors.

Students will learn how to:

  • Interpret current adult learning theories to develop online learning experiences
  • Employ instructional design models to the development of online learning experiences
  • Select, evaluate or design digital media to support learning
  • Identify, evaluate, and integrate emerging technologies to support online learning
  • Apply data analytics to the design and evaluation of learning experiences
  • Apply project management skills for development of online learning projects
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Every single class is a skillset I need for this job; this is the first degree I’m pursuing where I know exactly what I want out of it.

Andrew Cano '21
Instructional Design & Technology

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