Department of Instructional Design and Technology / TESOL

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With six full-time faculty members, Emporia State's IDT department has the largest and most comprehensive instructional technology program in the state and is the only program in Kansas that grants a Master of Science Degree in Instructional Design and Technology. The program can be completed fully online, fully face-to-face, or a blend of the two environments.

Many of the individuals obtaining the IDT degree are practicing P-12 educators who wish to improve the quality of curriculum, instruction, and student learning through appropriate integration of technology into the classroom. Others acquire leadership positions in post-secondary institutions or serve as instructional designers/trainers in business, industry, and the military, charged with training, development, and eLearning programs within their organizations. 

In addition to P-12 and higher education employment, recent graduates' positions include:

  • eLearning Developer/Multimedia Specialist at DST Systems
  • President/CEO SchwindTEC eLearning Solutions
  • Instructional Designer, National Weather Service Training Center
  • Network Coordinator, Arts Partners, Inc.
  • Chief Director of Operations, The Blissett Group (Learning solutions/workplace performance consulting)

  • Senior Instructional Designer, Ford Motor Credit Company
  • Training, Logistics and Mission Operations
    Training Architect, Raytheon Company

  • Project Manager, Simulation Technology, Business Transformation Services, IBM

  • Corporate Trainer, Training and Marketing Authoring Network Department, John Deere

  • Instructional Systems Specialist, TrainingDirectorate , US Army

  • Senior Training Specialist, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta


To REGISTER for classes, contact the Office of Distance Education

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