Master of Education (M.Ed.) Degree with a Specialization in Instructional Design and Technology

Online M.Ed. in Instructional Design and Technology

Explore how to use emerging technology to enhance learning and teaching. With our accredited Online M.Ed. in Instructional Design and Technology program you can discover the potential of collaborative learning environments and create your own online, multimedia course content.

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January 27, 2021

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Online M.Ed. in Instructional Design and Technology Program Details

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Online M.Ed. in Instructional Design and Technology Program Outline

The online M.Ed. in Instructional Design and Technology program is designed to teach candidates how to use technology and the Internet to design instruction and enhance learning.

Our online M.Ed. in Instructional Design and Technology program can help you learn how to:

  • Integrate the use of various instructional media and technologies for learning, classroom presentation tools, computer-based and networked-based instructional systems.
  • Coach educators to use instructional technology in various educational settings.
  • Provide leadership in applying new electronic technologies.
  • Analyze problems integrating instructional technology and devise effective solutions to maximize student performance.
  • Base decisions on analysis and synthesize of appropriate data and information related to organizational and individual performance needs.
  • 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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American InterContinental University’s Master of Education degree is not designed to meet state educator licensing or advancement requirements; however, it may assist candidates in gaining these approvals in their state of residence depending on those requirements. Contact the state board of education in applicable state(s) for details.

Online M.Ed. in Instructional Design and Technology Courses

Degree Requirements

Division Core
EDU602 Analysis, Assessment, and Technology 6
EDU604 Integrative Design and Evaluation 6
EDU622 Applying Learning Theories 6
EDU624 Mastery in Educational Specialty 6
Total Credit Hours: 24
Instructional Design and Technology
EDU621 Foundations & Models of Instructional Design 6
EDU631 Instructional Media & Learning Environments 6
EDU641 Designing for Computer Mediated Learning 6
EDU651 Online Learning: Design & Development 6
Total Credit Hours: 24

Total Credit Hours : 48


AIU's Master of Education (M.Ed.), is programmatically accredited by the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP).

Online M.Ed. in Instructional Design and Technology Classes Overview

For an Online M.Ed. in Instructional Design and Technology Degree, your classes may include:

Integrative Design and Evaluation

This course examines the development of curricula for education and workplace learning and development. Comparison of evaluation design, curriculum design, and instructional design is presented to assist learners in understanding the similarities and differences in these fields of education. Learners will have the opportunity to study how to develop learning objectives. Program evaluation techniques will be introduced.

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 design models and associated methodologies. Course includes strategies for development of objectives, taxonomy classification schemes, content analysis procedures, and instructional strategy selection, as well as adaptation and adoption of available resources.

Instructional Media & Learning Environments

This course introduces candidates to foundational concepts and skills for personal and professional use of technology, including productivity software. This course explores instructional technology including definition and components of design and development. The use of technology in the classroom as well as distance learning is covered.

Designing for Computer Mediated Learning

The course examines the use of computer-mediated learning environments in classroom, lab and distributed learning contexts. Candidates will work on specific projects related to their field of practice, creating computer-based instructional materials reflecting problem definition, learner analysis, objectives specification, criterion tests, construction, strategies selection, formative validation, and evaluation. Attention is given to ethical and legal issues regarding the appropriate use of copyrighted material.

Online Learning: Design & Development

This course explores the organization, development, and delivery of distance learning programs. Additionally, this course explores course logistics, technology applications, and student management systems. Candidates will engage in discourse with instructors, peers, and other experts while creating Internet resources to be used in their own educational settings. By the end of the course, candidates will have an electronic portfolio of their work and be prepared to assume leadership roles within their specific contexts related to technology.

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Accreditation & Affiliations

AAQEP Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation

American InterContinental University is a member in good standing of the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP). The Master of Education program has been awarded full accreditation by AAQEP through June 30, 2026.

AIU is a proud member of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), a leading voice on educator preparation. AACTE represents postsecondary institutions with educator preparation programs dedicated to high-quality, evidence-based preparation that assures educators are ready to teach all learners.

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"The online option attracted me to AIU. The online atmosphere was great. AIU provided the tools and all the different resources to help me be successful in my degree."

- Anthony Wheatley
  MBA 2018

BBA 2015

Classes Start January 27, 2021

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