Master of Science in Instructional Design and Technology

College of Professional Studies

Location: Grand Island, Lincoln, Omaha, Online
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The Masters of Science in Instructional Design and Technology online degree program will allow a student to complete a Master of Science degree in Instructional Design and Technology.  The degree prepares individuals to lead in the design, development, and integration of technology and online learning into academic and private sectors. The program focuses on the instructional design process, adult learning theory, communication, media, and technology.
The 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 professionals to critique the current educational technology innovations and related research and immerse themselves in learning engagements that promote global connections, instant feedback, and communication with remote audiences.

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

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Program Information

Instructional Coordinator
In 2016, the median pay for an instructional coordinator was $62,460.
Instructional coordinators oversee school curriculums and teaching standards. They develop instructional material, coordinate its implementation with teachers and principals, and assess its effectiveness.
Training and Development Specialists
In 2016, the median pay for a training and development specialist was $59,020.
Training and development specialists help plan, conduct, and administer programs that train employees and improve their skills and knowledge.
Training and Development Managers
In 2016, the median pay for a training and development manager was $105,830.
Training and development managers oversee staff and plan, direct, and coordinate programs to enhance the knowledge and skills of an organization’s employees.
Instructional Designer
In 2012, the median pay for a instructional designer was $63,700
Instructional designers create easy-to-understand educational materials for training and development purposes. They understand the process of learning and use graphics and creative strategies to make the material effective and interesting.
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Tuition Per Credit Hour

Online: $380 per credit hour

Technology fee: $30 per credit hour

Total cost: $410 per credit hour

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Master of Science in Instructional Design and Technology News

May 8, 2019
Michael Pulliam and Jose Valdez
Incoming freshmen Jose Valdez ’23 and Michael Pulliam ’23 are the newest recipients of the Krantz Scholarship.
September 14, 2018
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Doane has recently received the largest grant from the National Science Foundation in school history, totaling $1.2 million. The five-year grant will provide scholarships, stipends, and support services to produce 25 new STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) teachers in high-need school districts across Nebraska.