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
IDN 525 Instructional Design for Digital Environments 3
IDN 526 Cognitive Science and Educational Design 3
IDN 527 Society, Culture, and Learning 3
Design Foundations
IDN 528 Collaborative Design of Digital Environments 3
IDN 529 Educational Media Design Lab 3
Elective Courses (choose four - 12 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
IDN 537 Designing and Utilizing Assistive Learning Technologies 3
Capstone Experience (3 credits):
IDN 550 Capstone 3

Courses and curriculum requirements are subject to change.