Master of Science in Instructional Design and Technology

Design Impactful E-Learning

School of Innovative 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.

Program Information

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.

Emphasis Areas

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

Jennifer Osterman

Classs 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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