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Master of Science in Education, Instructional Design & Technology

Use Instructional Design and Technology for More Effective Learning Outcomes!

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Education-Instructional Design and Technology, MSEd IDT

From K-12 students to professionals on the corporate and government training floor, how can you better reach and educate today’s learner? What if, among all the videos, games, and messaging apps competing for their attention, you were able to create effective educational experiences using that same technology for learning? That’s the goal, right? Help learners understand the fundamental scholarship required to take the next step, becoming productive and successful members of society in a career field they love?

We can help. Keiser University offers an instructional design and technology master’s program designed to help you design, develop, and deliver the kinds of experiences that actively diagnose instructional needs, and engage students to help them learn. Make your move to a more effective educational approach with our Master of Science in Education, Instructional Design and Technology.

Note: Program formerly known as MSEd, Online Teaching and Learning. Name changed to MSEd, Instructional Design and Technology effective 9/7/2021.

At a Glance

36 Credit Hours

12 Courses

12 - 24 Months*

8 Week Terms

Up to 12 credits

Career opportunities in educational technology, distance learning leadership, and more.


Financial aid for those who qualify**

** Speak with a dedicated financial aid counselor to explore all your financial aid and funding options.

* Time to degree completion is an estimate, not intended as a guarantee, and can vary based on many case-by-case factors.

Program Overview

The Master of Science in Education, Instructional Design and Technology (MSEd IDT) program provides teachers, administrators, training developers, and instructional designers in the fields of education, public and private organizations as well as government agencies, the knowledge and skills to carry out instructional design plans. Focused coursework offers practice in program analyses, design utilizing current trends and issues in educational technology, best strategies in implementation, engagement in effective technology-enhanced instruction, and skills to evaluate and manage the ISD process.

Student First Philosophy

Featuring a “Student First” mentality, Keiser University is committed to providing the guidance in leadership educators need to excel in their careers as K-12 teachers and administrators, as well as in their personal lives—whether that is through our instructional design and technology master’s program or one of our dozens of other graduate programs. Our commitment to putting students first leads us to offer a flexible learning option through an online delivery format.

Through our master’s in instructional design and technology, we help graduate students gain the skills and expertise needed to advance their careers in fields like teaching, administration, faculty for higher education, or even consulting.

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Commit to Graduation

Take your education career to the next level with Keiser’s learning design and technology degree program. This MS in instructional design and technology is designed to develop academic leaders, administrators, instructional designers, and education technology professionals for the K-12 public educational system, focusing on practical ways to integrate and facilitate technology into both traditional and non-traditional learning spaces.

What Can You Expect to Learn

Keiser University’s Instructional Design and Technology program prepares students to better contribute to the world of elementary and secondary education, as well as government and corporate institutions as leaders in education technology, IDT, distance learning, course design and more. Upon completion of this program, students are prepared to:

  • Demonstrate theory-based and practical leadership in online education in K-12, higher education, corporate training, and related fields
  • Put critical thinking, scholarly writing, research, and technology in practice
  • Design and assess online curriculum and instruction for student success
  • Direct educational operations related to instructional design including analysis, design, development of instructional materials, implementation, all assessment —all with an emphasis on innovative technology-related procedures and practices
  • Exhibit competency in professional practices including ethics, diversity, legal issues, and communication with all educational stakeholders
  • Communicate effectively in writing through organizing, thinking critically, and sharing ideas and information in documents and presentations

Program Prerequisites

Relevant bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.

Going beyond the MS in Education in Instructional Design and Technology programs other schools offer, Keiser’s MSEd IDT is perfect for classroom teachers, training development professionals, aspiring administrators, corporate trainers, and any other professional interested in providing a more-effective learning process.

Program Outline

To receive a Master of Science in Education, Instructional Design and Technology, students must earn 36 graduate semester credit hours. Curriculum includes:

  • Master of Science in Education, Instructional Design and Technology Courses
    Affirming Diversity 3.0 credit hours
    Education Governance, Motivation and Ethical Decision Making 3.0 credit hours
    Introduction to Curriculum and Instructional Design 3.0 credit hours
    Advanced Educational Assessment and Evaluation 3.0 credit hours
    Law in Education 3.0 credit hours
    Learning Theories Applied to Classroom Instruction and Management 3.0 credit hours
    Continuous Improvement and Planning 3.0 credit hours
    Introduction to Instructional Systems Design 3.0 credit hours
    Instructional Materials Development 3.0 credit hours
    Management of Technology Based Instructional Implementation and Evaluation 3.0 credit hours
    Action Research I {Capstone) 3.0 credit hours
    Action Research II (Capstone) 3.0 credit hours

Career Pathways in Instructional Design and Technology

Upon graduation from our online learning design and technology program, you will have earned a Master of Science in Education as well as gained the abilities you need to:

  • Gain a firm grasp of distance learning, e-learning tools, and current and emerging technologies for better learning outcomes
  • Better understand distance education platforms for traditional teaching settings as well as for corporate training
  • Explore the conjunction of technology, intellectual property rights, and learning effectiveness
  • And more!

Through Keiser’s graduate program in learning design and technology, you will gain a deeper understanding of the future of education, from instructional design principles to emerging technological innovations. With these skills and insights, you’ll be well positioned to pursue career opportunities like:

  • Dean of online education
  • Consultant for online teaching
  • Instructional designer or technologist
  • Online learning specialist
  • Webinar or web conference specialist
  • Educational technology professional
  • Corporate trainer
  • Distance learning facilitator
  • And more!

Start Your MS in Instructional Design and Technology Program Now!

Have you been thinking about pursuing an MS in Education in learning design and technology? Keiser University has the learning design degree you need to elevate your career and your future! Learn more about our Master of Science in Education, Instructional Design and Technology today by Requesting More Info now!

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