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Idaho State University

Instructional Design and Technology

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Preparing professional educators for leadership, development, and performance improvement in organizations.

Ed. D. in Instructional Design and Technology (ID&T) professionals facilitate learning and performance through the systematic planning, creation, and assessment of technological solutions in a broad range of instructional settings and environments. M.Ed.-ID&T candidates take courses emphasizing instructional technology and design principles, theories, methods, and applications. As an ID&T professional, you will design individualized programs for school and corporate audiences: K-12 face-to-face, blended, and online environments; post-secondary and higher education; and business/industry entities in support of training and consulting endeavors. 

The Doctor of Philosophy in Instructional Design is in hiatus through 2019-20. For a doctoral program in Instructional Design and Technology, see the Ed.D. in Educational Leadership, Instructional Design and Technology Emphasis through the department of School Psychology and Educational Leadership.

M.Ed. ID&T Graduation Requirements:

  • Instructional Design and Technology Core (12 credits)
    • EDLT 6601 - Foundations of Instructional Design and Technology (3)
    • EDLT 6611 - Planning Instruction for Digital Formats (3)
    • EDLT 6621 - Issues and Trends in Instructional Design and Technology (3)
    • EDLT 6622 - Assessment for Digital Formats (3)
  • ID&T Specialty Studies (15 credits)
    • Choose 5 of the following 6 courses (EDLT 6680 may be repeated for a total of 6 credits):
      • EDLT 6612 - Designing Instruction for Digital Formats (3)
      • EDLT 6613 - Developing Instruction for Digital Formats (3)
      • EDLT 6614 - Implementing Instruction for Digital Formats (3)
      • EDLT 6616 - Integration of Technology into School Curriculum (3)
      • EDLT 6680 - Special Topics in Instructional Design and Technology (3)
      • EDLT 6680 - Special Topics in Instructional Design and Technology (3)
  • ID&T Research/Applied Field Study (6 credits)
    • EDLT 6651 - Field Project or Case Study in Education (1)
    • EDLT 6651 - Field Project or Case Study in Education (1)
    • EDLT 6651 - Field Project or Case Study in Education (1)
    • EDLT 6651 - Field Project or Case Study in Education (3)

Career Opportunities:

Instruction Development Specialist/Director   

Organizational Development professional    

Instruction Coordinator

Facility Manager

Software Developer       

Curriculum Designer

Consultant   

Instruction Technology Specialist 

ISU Catalog - Instructional Design and Technology, M.Ed. (scroll down for M.Ed. ID&T requirements)

ISU Catalog - Instructional Design and Technology, Ed.D. (scroll down for Ed.D. ID&T requirements)