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Instructional Design & Technology


The worldwide market for eLearning reached $35.6 billion in 2011 and is expected to grow to more than $51 billion soon. The Kansas Occupational Outlook Handbook forecasts 24.7 percent growth through 2020 for instructional designers and coordinators.

Emporia State's programs in Instructional Design & Technology include a master's degree in IDT as well as a certificate in eLearning and online teachings. Courses for the programs can be completed fully online, fully face-to-face, or a blend of the two environments.

Graduate Programs



Master of Science, Instructional Design & Technology
Individuals obtaining the IDT degree serve as instructional designers/trainers in business, industry, healthcare, military, and post-secondary institutions; charged with training, development, and eLearning programs within their organizations. Others 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.

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Graduate Certificate in eLearning and Online Teaching
This certificate will provide online learning designers and teachers with research-based, best practices in online teaching and learning.

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Graduate Certificate in Teaching with Technology
This certificate is for teachers who wish to learn more about integrating technology into teaching.

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Positions Held by Recent Alumni


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, Training Directorate , US Army
Senior Training Specialist, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta