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Master's in IDT: K-12 Educational Technology

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  • 100% online
  • No thesis
  • 10 courses
  • Graduate in 4 semesters
  • Built for working professionals
  • Begin any semester
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Our Master of Science (MS) degree in Instructional Design and Technology (IDT) provides you with the skills and experience needed to design, develop and evaluate effective PK-12 instruction in online, face-to-face and blended environments. 

In this graduate program, you will study user experiences; goal, objective and skills development; effective technology use; instructional design; and organizational change. Our program works with authentic education partners to develop learning solutions, manage projects and collaborate in team-based environments. 

Whether you are a current or former teacher, media specialist, school librarian, paraprofessional, instructional coach, administrator, consultant or interested in entering PK-12 education, there is a place for you in our program! 

  • Instructional Designer
  • Trainer
  • e-Learning Specialist
  • Technology Coordinator
  • Curriculum Developer
  • Multimedia Developer
  • Performance Support Specialist
  • Instructional Consultant
  • Instructional Technologist
  • Learning Technologist
  • Project Manager
  • Assessment Coordinator

This fully online program consists of 10 courses (30-credit hours) that can be completed in four semesters!

Program of Study

Course Title
EDPR 7521 Introduction to Educational Research
IDT 7052 Introduction to Instructional Design and Technology
IDT 7060 or
IDT 7061
Message Design or
Instructional Design and Educational Technology
IDT 7062 Teaching, Learning and Technology
IDT 7063 Models and Innovations of Educational Technology
IDT 7064 Educational Technology and Instructional Development
IDT 7070 IDT Instructional Design Process I
IDT 7072 Seminar in Online Instruction
IDT 7095 Developing Interactive Learning Environments II
IDT 7xxx IDT Elective 

Program Timeline

IDT Master's students can begin their program during any semester. However, our sample schedule begins in the Fall.

Fall #1 Spring #1 Summer #1 Fall #2
IDT 7070 IDT 7060 or IDT 7061 IDT 7052 IDT 7064
IDT 7063 IDT 7062 IDT 7074 IDT 7095
  Elective EDPR 7521  

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Students in this online degree do not pay out-of-state tuition! Visit the Tuition Estimator > to begin planning your graduate studies budget (Select eRate under Resident Status).

You can investigate opportunities for scholarships > and financial aid >. Graduate assistantships are occasionally available.

Program admissions occur on a rolling deadline. However, applicants should submit materials at least one month prior to their desired semester start date (Spring, Summer, or Fall).

Application materials include a cover letter, university transcripts for completed undergraduate degrees and two letters of recommendation. Non-native speakers of English must also complete the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The Graduate Records Examination is not required for our Masters Degree programs.

See the Graduate Catalog > for additional details.