Instructional Design Technology (M.Ed.)
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.
Depending on your undergraduate area of studies and GPA, we provide this 3 in 1 opportunity. Our program enables you to earn the M.Ed. and with careful planning of electives, you may also earn the Instructional Technology Specialist Certification from the PDE and the Online Learning certification.
Graduates interested in Instructional Design careers may attain a career in corporate training or in higher education Instructional Design, Assistive technology, or Universal Design for Learning.
|Instructional Design Technology, M.Ed||Corporate or Higher Education Instructional Designer|
|Instructional Technologist Specialist K-12 - Tech Coach||Corporate Trainer - Elearning Specialist|
|Online Learning Certificate and PDE Endorsement||Edu Business|
All About Instructional Design Technology at ESU
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.
Graduates of this program build successful careers in a variety of instructional, corporate, and educational settings, including Instructional Designer, Instruction Technology Specialist, Instructional Coach, Assistive Technology Coordinator, Universal Design Technology Coordinator, and Corporate trainer.
For example, some of the higher education and corporate employers of past alumi include: Penn State University, Montgomery College, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, Northampton Community College, Thomas Jefferson University, Oregon State Health Department, St. Luke Hospital, Comcast, and Verizon.
Captone level courses include a three-credit internship and Action Design Research. The internship allows students the choice to immerse themselves in the role of Instructional Designer or Instructional Coach The internship and research are key building blocks to build your resume for a career to meet your professional goals.
Students will engage in research design to create learning opportunities to enhance knowledge of technology integration in learning. Using research-based instructional theories and extant data, students create a proactive research action plan to analyze technology integration in learning. While doing systematic research, students create an observation tool, understand the IRB process, gather data, analyze the limitations of a study, and do data analysis to interpret results. Culmination of the research process enables students to apply for research presentations at regional, national, and international symposiums.
Learn more about ESU and the Instructional Design Technology major.
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