Instructional Design and Technology, M.A.

The Miami University online graduate program in Instructional Design and Technology is designed to prepare and foster practitioners in the field of instructional design and technology and educational media for various settings including business, industry, higher education, government, military, and health care.  The curriculum allows students to develop foundation knowledge in the process of instructional design and the application of that knowledge with various technology tools and educational media. 

Students who are interested in working as instructional designers for non-K-12 environments such as higher education, industry, government, military and health care should pursue the Masters of Instructional Design (M.A.). Several courses are designed to prepare instructional designers for various settings which may require more specialized media and technology skills.

Program Objectives

The five program objectives include:

  • To prepare graduates to design, develop and integrate instructional media, methods and systems which integrate data-driven research in behavioral psychology, cognitive psychology, learning theories, constructivist and critical/cultural theoretical perspectives of teaching and learning.
  • To prepare graduates to design, develop and evaluate instructional media, materials, methods, and systems which integrate various types of technology and technology media for teaching and learning.
  • To prepare graduates to participate in research about the design, development, and evaluation of instructional media, materials, methods and systems.
  • To prepare graduates to provide leadership in the design, development, evaluation, and selection of instructional media, materials, methods and systems.
  • To prepare graduates who continue to develop new models and methods of instructional design integrating emerging innovations in technology

Curriculum

The master’s program requires a minimum of 30 credit hours (including: 3 IDT core courses, 4 required courses and 1 elective course and 1 thesis/thesis project course).

Course Requirements