Become a Master in Instructional Design and Technology

Instructional Design and Technology

Designing Learning for a Changing World

College of Business

Location: Online

Degree Type: Graduate

Doane’s Master of Science in Instructional Design & Technology (IDT) is a comprehensive online, 30-credit hour program that prepares students for careers in designing effective, innovative, and accessible instruction (online, distance, and classroom) within business and education.

The program focuses on instructional design that addresses the needs of learners in an engaging, human-centered, and goal-oriented experience, aligning  learning tasks, resources, and systems of support to create learning solutions. At the forefront is consideration of the user experience and the science of learning.

Students will gain a deep understanding of the principles and practices of instructional design as well as the technological tools and techniques needed to create accessible, cutting-edge learning experiences. Students enrolled in Doane’s IDT program will become part of a supportive community of reflective practitioners who share a passion for innovation and life-long learning.

Master of Science in Instructional Design and Technology
Certificate in Instructional Design
Faculty and Staff
Terri Deems, Assistant Professor of Practice

Terri Deems - Assistant Professor of Practice

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Admissions Requirements
  • Doane University requires an official transcript
  • The Master of Science in Instructional Design and Technology program requires previous completion of a Bachelor's degree
  • There is a $50 application fee
Career Paths

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.

Skills Development

71% of recent graduates (2022 and 2023) say they use more analytical, creative, and effective thinking skills when considering issues and problems.

71% of recent graduates (2022 and 2023) say they communicate in a manner that is more purposeful, context appropriate, and conveys a clear message.

86% of recent graduates (2022 and 2023) say they are better able to articulate the knowledge and skills needed for future personal and professional development.

Job Placement

86% of graduates in 2002 & 2023 were not seeking employment (i.e., they are employed, in graduate school, etc.)

Jobs of recent graduates (2022 and 2023):

  • Instructional Technology Integration Specialist
  • Math Teacher
  • Technology Teacher
  • Term Conversion Senior Associate

Places of Employment for recent graduates (2022 and 2023):

  • Bellevue Public Schools
  • Allstate Insurance Company
  • Millard Public Schools
  • Chelsea School District

2022 and 2023 graduates will work in Nebraska and Michigan

The Doane Difference

When asked, "what one thing significantly helped your ability to complete your Doane experience?" students responded:

  • "Affordable tuition and flexible online courses meant I could participate on my own time."
  • "The teachers in the IDT program.  They were knowledgeable and thoughtful when helping throughout the courses."
  • "Doane's flexible/asynchronous schedule worked well with my work plans."

Jennifer Osterman

Class of 2021
I have researched other programs like this in the past, but none of them met the same expectations that I’ve come to experience at Doane with this program.
Jennifer Osterman
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