Curriculum

The 30-credit master of science in instructional design curriculum is made up of 15 credits of required foundations courses in two categories – theoretical foundations of education and design foundations. Students can then select nine elective credits to use toward one of three specializations:

  • Design and development of online learning
  • Technology for the K-12 classroom,
  • Instructional design for corporate or nonprofit environments

The coursework is rounded out with a comprehensive, six-credit capstone experience.

Required Foundation Courses (15 credits):
Course Title Credits
Theoretical Foundations of Education
IDS 525 Instructional Design for Digital Environments 3
IDN 526 Cognitive Science and Educational Design 1 3
IDN 527 Cognitive Science and Educational Design 2 3
Design Foundations
IDN 528 Designing Digital Environments for Education 1 3
IDN 529 Designing Digital Environments for Education 2 3
Elective Courses (choose three - 9 credits):
Production, Implementation & Evaluation
IDN 530 Web Design for Instruction 3
IDN 531 Design for Interactive Educational Environments 3
IDN 532 Design and Development of Online Learning 3
IDN 533 Producing Educational Video and Digital Training 3
IDN 534 Implementing Digital Media for Learning 3
IDN 535 New Directions in Digital Environments for Learning 3
IDN 536 Independent Study 3
Capstone Experience* (6 credits):
IDN 540 Thesis/Portfolio 6

*Capstone experience may be taken over one semester or two consecutive semesters

Courses and curriculum requirements are subject to change.