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Master of Science in Instructional Design & Technology Online

Highly relevant, innovative and up-to-date with today’s changing technology landscape, this 100% online program can give you a focused set of systems thinking skills relevant to professional instruction and training that can be useful in almost any industry.


Program Overview

Learn to design, facilitate and evaluate effective instructional programs that synchronize technologies and increase your professional value with a Master of Science in Instructional Design & Technology online at St. Thomas University.

$12,325* Total Tuition

as few as 10 months Program Duration

30 Credit Hours

In this online program, you will gain theory to connect to practice, preparing you to design successful learning experiences in both academic and corporate environments. You will follow an innovative approach to understand the needs of the learner and the impact of evolving technologies on every type of education and training.

You will learn to apply theory, research, creativity, and problem-solving skills to a variety of technology applications in order to help reshape the way information is created, integrated, and delivered. You will also develop the skills to assess, create, and manage training materials, enabling you to support technology-based training in multiple instructional environments.

Coursework includes curriculum development and planning for diverse student populations, technology into curriculum to effectively support and enhance learning. You will develop project management skills as part of leading instructional systems and study how to apply psychological theories of learning and development to teaching and student learning, as well as emerging trends in instructional technology.

In this program, you will develop real-life, technology-based projects in which you will design, implement, and evaluate instruction and training programs that address specific needs.

You may transfer in up to 12 hours of graduate credits. No background in education or teaching experience is necessary to begin the program.

Program Focus

As a graduate of this program, you will be able to:

  • Design, implement and manage the latest technology programs for learners that utilize your creativity, competencies, and curiosity
  • Create multimedia and Web-based products that support innovative learning environments and instruction
  • Provide professional development for teachers, trainers and other educators, including recommendations for integrating technology to promote student learning
  • Develop standards-based, technology-supported courses that align with the ISTE and NCATE

Career Opportunities

This program can prepare you for a variety of instructional design and technology roles, including:

  • Sr. Instructional Designer
  • E-Learning Developer
  • Trainer
  • ID project manger
  • E-learning Project Manager, Developer
  • Blended Learning Administrator
  • Blended Learning Developer
  • Instructional Systems Developer
  • Course Developer
  • Director of Instructional Design and Training
  • Director of Training
    • Director of E-Learning
    • Instructional Technology Specialist
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Tuition

St. Thomas University prides itself on offering a quality private school education at public university prices. Our pay-by-the course tuition for the Master of Science in Instructional Design & Technology online degree program is affordable and priced with the working student in mind. Financial aid may also be available for students who qualify. The e-tuition is the same for both in-state and out-of-state online students.

Per Credit Hour Per Three-Credit Course Program Tuition
Tuition $444.17 $1,332.51 $13,325*
Tuition after scholarship* $410.83 $1,232.50 $12,325

*Scholarship: All students new to the program qualify for a $1,000 scholarship, reducing tuition to $12,325.

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Calendar

The School of Leadership, Education & Communication offers multiple start dates each year for the convenience of our Master of Science in Instructional Design & Technology online students. Students should consider application date deadlines, turn in all the required documents, register for classes and pay tuition for their desired program start date.

Session Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Tuition Deadline
Spring I 2019 01/12/19 12/31/18 01/07/19 01/11/19 01/11/19
Spring II 2019 03/16/19 03/04/19 03/11/19 03/15/19 03/15/19
Summer I 2019 05/11/19 04/29/19 05/06/19 05/10/19 05/10/19
Summer 2 2019 07/06/19 06/24/19 07/01/19 07/05/19 07/05/19
Fall 1 2019 08/31/19 08/19/19 08/26/19 08/30/19 08/30/19
Fall 2 2019 10/26/19 10/14/19 10/21/19 10/25/19 10/25/19
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Admissions

The School of Leadership, Education & Communication admission process has specific requirements that students must meet to enroll in the Master of Science in Instructional Design & Technology online program. The following are the admission requirements, including information on required materials and where to send them:

  • Completed application for admission
  • Minimum 2.6 GPA
  • Official college and/or university transcripts from the institution where the bachelor's degree was conferred. All applicants are required to submit transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended.

All documents should be sent to:

St. Thomas University, Office of Admissions
16401 NW 37th Ave., Mimi Dooner Hall
Miami Gardens, FL 33054-6459

Transcripts delivered via digital transcript services EScrip and Parchment should be emailed to admissions@stu.edu.

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Courses

To complete the Master of Science in Instructional Design & Technology online program, students must complete the following 10 courses for a total of 30 credit hours.

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Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course provides a study of curriculum development and planning with an emphasis on meeting the needs of special-need and limited-English students. Educational programs at all levels are reviewed in light of new federal and state accountability standards. The development of assessment skills related to curriculum evaluation is emphasized, and strategies for curriculum improvement are explored.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This intermediate course is designed to apply psychological theories and principles of learning and development to teaching and student learning in career areas related to education. Challenges of diversity and teacher effectiveness are emphasized.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This is an introductory course that surveys the variety of research designs used in educational settings with an application of evaluation research. This course is intended to make the student an informed consumer of research.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course introduces teachers and educational leaders to elements of assessment that are essential to good teaching. It provides students with an understanding of the role of assessment in the instructional process. Students will learn how to construct effective test questions that are aligned with learning objectives. They will also study how to evaluate published tests, properly interpret the scores of standardized tests and make appropriate modifications for ESOL students.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Practical teaching methods, activities, and strategies will be emphasized to introduce the research on effective teaching. Psychological factors affecting the behavior of students in regular, special, and inclusive classrooms will be studied along with local codes of conduct. Participants must apply knowledge of classroom management practices, school safety, professional ethics, and educational law to meet the instructional needs of all students.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course provides students with an in-depth overview of the field of Instructional Technology. Topics include the history, critical issues, emerging trends, key concepts of the field; and basic technology operations and concepts.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course focuses on pedagogical theories as they relate to instructional design, and on existing and emerging models of instructional design. Topics include major schools of thoughts on how people learn, instructional and learning theories, and instructional design models and principles.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course focuses on how to integrate technology into the curriculum to effectively support and enhance learning. It provides students with opportunities to apply the principles and methods of technology integration by designing and developing real life technology-based projects. Topics include technology integration frameworks and strategies, and technology integration across the curriculum (language arts, math and science, foreign languages, social studies, music and art, physical and health education, and special education).

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is designed to develop students' technical skills in multimedia design and development for instructional purposes. Topics include visual design principles, desktop publishing, digital graphics, and digital audio and digital video.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course provides supervised practice in applying students’ knowledge, skills, and attitudes of instructional technology through placement in an appropriate work setting. It is intended to be a self-initiated and self-directed project which culminates students’ interest and learning in the area of instructional technology.

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