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Instructional Design & Technology (MEd or MS)

Master's Degree
Begins every Fall (August), Spring (January) & Summer (May)

  • 34-36 Credits
  • 2+ Years to Complete
  • Online
  • Live Web Classes Held Evenings/Weekends
  • Deadlines for Lessons/Exams
  • In-State Tuition Regardless of Residency

Are you a teacher who wants to know the best ways
to integrate technology into the classroom?

Are you interested in learning how to design and develop
multimedia training for the business world?

Do you want to study how the latest technologies can enhance learning?

If so, instructional design is the field you're looking for!

What Is Instructional Design?

The field of Instructional Design (ID) lies at the intersection of three disciplines:

It first began during World War II when the military needed to develop effective training for large numbers of soldiers in order to save lives and equipment. By drawing from the known body of established research and theory in these disciplines, experts developed a model for ensuring effective training and learning, regardless of discipline, learners or environment.

Instructional design grew out of this process, and today there are at least 40 different ID models used in education, corporate and government settings. All models share the same underlying process of Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation, also known as the ADDIE process.

Online Master's Degree in Instructional Design & Technology (IDT)

UND College of Education & Human Development’s online Instructional Design & Technology (IDT) Master’s Degree prepares you for service in education, business, government and industry by teaching you how to enhance instruction and learning through the use of technology.

With UND's online IDT master’s degree program, you will:

Online Graduate Certificates in Instructional Design & Technology

You also may pursue a fully-online Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design & Technology by completing 12 credits of graduate-level coursework.