The Program in Depth

The Master of Education in Instructional Design and Technology teaches students how to use technology and the internet to design instruction and enhance learning.

You Can Learn How to:

  • Gain familiarity with new technologies available to integrate in classroom instruction
  • Evaluate these technologies for usefulness in meeting academic standards and student learning needs
  • Analyze instructional goals to understand how lessons could be integrated with technology to further ensure student success
  • Gain hands-on experience in designing technology-based instructional lessons and evaluate effectiveness of these lessons
  • Design assessment procedures to measure effectiveness of new technologies in classroom instruction

Some Courses You'll Take

At AIU, more of the courses you take are devoted to your field of interest, on average, than at other similar schools. For a Master of Education with a specialization in Instructional Design and Technology, your classes can include:

The Art and Science of Learning

This course provides an introduction to the various schools of thought regarding how people learn and apply their learning to concrete situations. It ...

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Integrative Design and Evaluation

This course examines the development of curricula for education and workplace learning and development. Comparison of evaluation design, curriculum de...

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Foundations & Models of Instructional Design

This course provides a foundation for the practice and evaluation of instructional design as well as an in-depth elaboration of standard instructional...

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Course content subject to change

American InterContinental University® is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. To contact the Higher Learning Commission please visit

The Master of Education degree in Adult Education and Training aligns with industry standards in the following ways:

  • Follows Illinois Board of Higher Education guidelines
  • Designed to conform to the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation/Teacher Education Accreditation Council (CAEP/TEAC) programmatic accreditation guidelines

A Flexible Degree That Fits Your Life

Real-World Education

You’ll study under professors who are industry specialists , learning the relevant skills, fundamental practices and specific knowledge related to your field.

Skip What You Already Know

Spend your time focusing on what you need to learn, not reviewing the topics you already know. Our one-of-a-kind intellipathTM learning technology makes it possible.

Internships & Other Career Support

Our Career Services team can help students with job search strategies, resume help, practice interviews, networking opportunities and more.

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AIU Online - Graduation Rate

The percentage of first-time, full-time undergraduate students who started between
7/1/2008 and 10/15/2008 who completed within 150% of the normal time period: 36%

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Graduation Rate

A first-time student has no prior postsecondary experience before enrolling at this campus. This means that a student who attended another college, university or other postsecondary school before enrolling at this school is not included in the calculation. The rate also does not include students initially enrolled part-time, taking individual classes (as compared to enrolling in a full program), or only auditing classes. These rates are calculated using the Student Right-to-Know formula in order to comply with U.S. Department of Education requirements. The statistics track all first-time, full-time and certificate or degree-seeking undergraduate students who began school during the date range and have completed within 150% of the normal program length. For example, for a two-year program, the graduation rate would include students who had completed within three years of beginning the program. This statistic is not specific to one program alone; rather, all applicable undergraduate programs are included in this overall rate. Information pertaining to the Graduation Rates of all postsecondary institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education may be found on the College Navigator website.


Don't forget:
Classes start January 4th!