Dec 11, 2018  
2015-2016 University Catalog 
2015-2016 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Instructional Design and Technology Program

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Program Director

Cynthia Gautreau

Program Office/Website

College Park 570

Program Council

Cynthia Gautreau (Elementary and Bilingual Education)
Karen Ivers (Elementary and Bilingual Education)
Barbara Glaeser (Special Education)
Carl Renold (Human Services)


The Master of Science in Instructional Design and Technology is an interdisciplinary program housed within the College of Education and draws upon a team of outstanding faculty with expertise, training and experience in instructional technology, design and educational practice with applications for teaching, learning, training and curriculum development. It is a highly ranked comprehensive, high-quality, affordable program backed up with strong administrative support.

The 21-month program includes 100 percent online coursework and promotes collaboration, professional networking and team-building among peers, faculty, staff and other professionals.

Graduates of the program will gain valuable knowledge and skills in developing, designing, evaluating and implementing a wide variety of instructional technologies applicable to a wide range of training and learning settings (K-12, postsecondary education, military, business/industry). Furthermore, graduates will obtain expertise in the enhancement of teaching and learning based on sound and current educational research, theory and practice, and will be well-positioned as a professional in a competitive job market in educational or business/corporate settings. An active alumni association provides mentoring opportunities while in the program, and professional networking upon completion (

Learning Goals and Student Learning Outcomes

The following goals and learning outcomes have been established for students pursuing a degree in instructional design and technology:


  • Critically discriminate, compare and select appropriate criteria, and effectively implement methodology for developing an effective instructional product


  • Work productively in team, group or collaborative settings to achieve common goals or purposes

Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

  • Critically analyze, evaluate and synthesize information, as well as effectively generate, select and apply appropriate solutions to solve problems in the development and implementation of the instructional product based on reasoned rationale

Project Management

  • Plan, organize and manage resources (including needs analyses, group dynamics and leadership) to methodically bring about completion of defined project goals and objectives


  • Conduct, evaluate, interpret and synthesize research and apply theoretical ideas to the development and implementation of an instructional product in a practical setting

Technology-Enabled Media Literacy

  • Compare, discriminate, design, implement and assess various media and technology sources in the development and implementation of the instructional product

Written Communication

  • Effectively and critically present ideas in a logical framework in a variety of written forms with proper language structure and mechanics

Programs and Courses Offered


    Master of Science


      Instructional Design and Technology

      Courses are designated as IDT in the class schedule.

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