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Instructional Design and Technology

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) with a Specialization in Instructional Design and Technology degree is geared toward students looking to understand and use new technologies and web-based opportunities when designing classroom instruction. From understanding how technology can be used to access learning standards, to gaining hands-on experience with the various new technologies available to classroom teachers in the education industry today, this instructional design degree program provides a comprehensive and industry-grounded approach to integrating technology in instructional design.


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  • Next Start Date

    July 20th, 2015

  • Total Credits


  • Specialization Credits


  • Program Length

    11 MONTHS

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Learning & Outcomes
Career Path
  • The specialization in Instructional Design and Technology blends a focus on the realities and current climate of the classroom with experiences designed to give students the opportunity to study the role advancing technology can play in the way we learn, the way we teach, and the potential for collaborative virtual learning environments made possible by Internet-delivered, rich multimedia course content. Students in this program can expect to learn 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.

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    Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation

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

    The Master of Education Program at American InterContinental University is awarded TEAC initial accreditation by the Inquiry Brief Commission of Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) for a period of two years, from October 2013 - October 2015. The accreditation does not include individual education courses that the Educator Preparation Provider (EPP) offers to P-12 educators for professional development, re-licensure, or other purposes.

  • The coursework in this program weaves a combination of skill development and critical knowledge learning to provide students with a learning experience that is both useful and applicable. Instructors in this program are experienced, both in classroom learning and in working in the field and deliver instruction that helps prepare students to further their careers as educators.


    • Principles of Instructional Design
    • Instructional Technology
    • Computer-Mediated Learning Environments
    • Online Learning: Theory and Practice


    Click here to download the AIU catalog for more information and a full list of courses for this degree.

  • Upon completing this program, students can expect to be able to draw on a large base of both knowledge and hands-on experience when preparing to bring these skills to the industry.

    Students in this program will gain a current understanding of the technologies and opportunities for innovation in educational instruction design, and will be able to draw on their work in the classroom to use best practices in their own careers. Students can expect to combine understanding of academic standards and student performance requirements with opportunities for addressing student needs, and will gain experience in integrating these concerns into effective instructional design.

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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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