Instructional Design Technology students focus on creativity and innovation; critical thinking and problem solving; and communications and collaboration skills.

Instructional Design Technology students will learn to assess, problem solve, and design pedagogy for more effective learning.

After completion of the program by addressing the needs of digital native learners and digital immigrant teachers, students may enter corporate training, instruction design, higher education-instructional technology, teaching, learning technologies, support distance education, Edu-business or use greater technology integration within any instructional setting.

All About Instructional Design Technology at ESU

What do students learn to do?

In the ESU master's program, students will become proficient in applying theory and instructional design to address the pedagogical needs that will help them confidently implement technology.



Career Opportunities

Graduates of this program build successful careers in a variety of instructional, corporate, and educational settings, including Instructional Designer, Instruction Technology Specialist, Instructional Design Technology Specialist, Educational Technology Specialist, Digital Technology Specialist.


Internships and Research Opportunities

Toward the end of the program, students will do a three-credit internship. The students will support instruction, either online or onsite. Students will complete the research and internship course after having successfully completed most of the course work. The internship is a key building block for a career to meet your professional goals.

Students will engage in action research design, creating learning opportunities that requires the application of research techniques to improve resources for learning and productivity in a technology enhanced environment. Using research-based instructional theories and extant data, students create a proactive research action plan implement their action research design in order to make positive change in a learning environment. While doing systematic research, students learn to create an observation tool, analyze the limitations of a study, or do data analysis to interpret the data.

Toward the end of the program, students will do a three-credit internship. The students will support instruction, either online or onsite. Students will complete the research and internship course after having successfully completed most of the course work. The internship is a key building block for a career to meet your professional goals.

Students will engage in action research design, creating learning opportunities that requires the application of research techniques to improve resources for learning and productivity in a technology enhanced environment. Using research-based instructional theories and extant data, students create a proactive research action plan implement their action research design in order to make positive change in a learning environment. While doing systematic research, students learn to create an observation tool, analyze the limitations of a study, or do data analysis to interpret the data.

Toward the end of the program, students will do a three-credit internship. The students will support instruction, either online or onsite. Students will complete the research and internship course after having successfully completed most of the course work. The internship is a key building block for a career to meet your professional goals.

Students will engage in action research design, creating learning opportunities that requires the application of research techniques to improve resources for learning and productivity in a technology enhanced environment. Using research-based instructional theories and extant data, students create a proactive research action plan implement their action research design in order to make positive change in a learning environment. While doing systematic research, students learn to create an observation tool, analyze the limitations of a study, or do data analysis to interpret the data.


Learn more about ESU and the Instructional Design Technology major.

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Contact Us

For information regarding the Instructional Design Technology M.Ed. please contact the graduate coordinator: Dr. Carol Walker

Contact Information

Campus Address
Rosenkrans Hall
Phone:
(570) 422-3763
Fax:
(570) 422-3876 (Fax)
Title of Department Leader
Graduate Coordinator
Name
Dr. Carol Walker
Phone:
(570) 422-3646