Master of Arts in Instructional Design

Program Description

The MA in Instructional Design was created to prepare professionals to design and develop instructional materials for use in multiple fields. These can include corporate, academic, non-profit and the medical fields. When they complete the program, candidates will be able to excel in the field of digital learning. They will be able to design, create and implement instruction, as well as manage and lead projects. The program goes beyond the technical aspects of instructional design to include relevant learning theory and to take the whole learner into account, in the spirit of Cura Personalis (care for the whole person), for optimal learner engagement.

Program Goals

Graduates of the program will be able to do the following:

● Explain and apply the concepts of effective instructional design.

● Distinguish between pedagogy and andragogy.

● Understand and be able to consider the tenets of adult learning, engagement, the whole learner when designing units of learning.

● Explore and use instructional design beyond UDL.

● Lead and manage large and small instructional design projects from start to finish
including needs assessments and management of resources.

Instructional Design Courses (30 credits)

EDTC 5459Understanding the Whole Learner3
EDTC 5460Principles of Instructional Development3
EDTC 5470Designing for Online Instruction3
EDTC 5471Technologies for Building On-line Engagement3
EDTC 5547Planning and Managing the Instructional Design Process3
EDTC 5950Practicum in Instructional Design3
EDTC 6545Designing and Developing Training Programs3
Electives chosen in consultation with advisor9
Total Credits30