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Graduate Degree

Instructional Design & Technology

Master's in Instructional Design & Technology

The Instructional Design and Technology program prepares individuals to become experts in the design, development, implementation and evaluation of instructional resources to improve learning and performance in multiple environments.

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.

This program is designed for teachers and professionals who wish to apply technology and related software to the instructional process to other fields. Components of the degree program include: instructional design, computer-authoring tools, software selection and maintenance, information access and delivery systems, and knowledge and skills related to staff development.

Necessary Technology

Students admitted to this program will require the use of an updated personal computer and software to complete course requirements. These requirements will vary by class and evolve with the latest technology developments. Please consult your instructors for specific technology requirements for each class.


If you are interested in focusing on research and evaluation of instructional design and technology-related topics, this option is for you.

This track will prepare you to be a practitioner in the IDT field, as well as give you a stronger foundation in research and a firm grasp of research topics in the instructional design and technology field.

The thesis track will enable you to get a job in an industry where the focus is on research and assessment or help prepare you to pursue a doctorate.


If you are already a practitioner in IDT, you may want to consider this option.

Students completing this track will be prepared for jobs as instructional designers, instructional technology specialists, corporate trainers, and other related jobs.

If you are a teacher, or in an education-related position, this will enhance your ability to design instruction and how to design instruction with technology. In addition, if you are in an education-related position, this will help you become a leader in your organization in the areas of technology coordination and curriculum development.

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Mailing Address

Department of Instructional Design & Technology
Emporia State University
1 Kellogg Circle
Campus Box 4037
Emporia, KS 66801

Physical Address

Department of Instructional Design & Technology/TESOL
(on the ESU main campus)
1701 Morse Road
Visser Hall, 3rd Floor
Main Office, Rm 328