MS Instructional Design & Technology

MS Instructional Design & Technology

The on campus and online Master of Science in Instructional Design and Technology program prepares individuals for leadership in the systematic design, development, implementation, evaluation, and management of technology-rich learning in a variety of settings. Individuals obtaining the IDT degree serve as instructional designers/trainers in business, industry, health professions, and the military and are charged with training, development, and eLearning programs within their organizations. Other graduates hold leadership positions in P-12 and post-secondary institutions. In addition to positions in the workplace, graduates regularly choose to pursue their Ph.D. degrees in IDT at top-ranked universities.

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What can you do with a degree in Instructional Design & Technology?

  • Instructional Designer/Developer
  • eLearning Specialist
  • Instructional Technologist
  • Multi-media developer
  • Training and Development Specialist
  • Project Manager
  • Instructional Technology Coordinator


Requirements and Courses

  • ESU Graduate Application ($40 US; $75 international) Application form, Transcripts
  • GPA of 2.75 or more based on a 4-point scale in undergraduate study
  • Resume
  • Two current recommendations
  • Access to the Internet and possess a multimedia capable computer
  • Writing Competency (no fee); 500 to 700 word formal paper describing experiences and career goals involving instructional design and technology and interest in completing a graduate degree.
  • 36 credit hour program
  • Comprehensive capstone master's project
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  • Assist faculty with the instruction of courses conducted in The Teachers College PC and Macintosh computer labs.
  • Assist faculty with the design, development, and instruction of media-rich, face-to-face and online courses.
  • Minimum stipend approximately $7,344 for fall/spring semesters
  • Must work 20 hrs. per week
  • Tuition waiver is limited to a maximum of 12 graduate credit hours each semester (must pay fees)
  • Subsidized graduate assistant health insurance available
  • Must apply at