Plan of Study
All courses in the MEd program can be taken either online or on-campus with two exceptions. INSDSG 602 and INSDSG 604, required courses, are only offered on-campus.
Non-degree students are invited to select individual courses to meet their career development or other specialized needs; their enrollment in courses is on a space-available basis.
The program curriculum includes courses in three areas:
Area I: Instructional Design Core Courses
The following five courses, required of all degree candidates, provide a foundation and a context for the instructional design process. The first two courses (INSDSG 601 and 602) form the basis of the program and should be completed first. The remaining three may be completed at any time during the program.
- INSDSG 601 Introduction to Instructional Design
- INSDSG 602 The Adult as Learner
- INSDSG 604 Communication Theory for Organizations
- INSDSG 618 Assessment in the Instructional Design Process
- INSDSG 690 Capstone Seminar
Area II: Instructional Strategies and Skills
It is strongly recommended that students take two courses in this area. Current course offerings include:
- INSDSG 603 Selection and Evaluation of Instructional Materials
- INSDSG 612 Instructional Strategies and the Adult Learner
- INSDSG 614 Writing for the Business Professional
- INSDSG 620 Interpersonal Skills and Group Dynamics
- INSDSG 622 Curriculum Development for Organizations
- INSDSG 630 Managing the Training Function
- INSDSG 632 Organizational Development
Area III: Educational Media and Technology
Students take two courses in this area. Current course offerings include:
- INSDSG 605 Production of Media Materials
- INSDSG 608 Information Design and Visual Literacy
- INSDSG 610 Video Principles for Instructional Design
- INSDSG 616 Production of Computer-Based Training
- INSDSG 617 Advanced Computer-Based Training
- INSDSG 619 Design and Instruction of Online Courses
- INSDSG 640 Planning & Design of Educational Multimedia Programs
- INSDSG 650 Assessment of Educational Technologies
- INSDSG 655 Project in Multimedia
In order to complete the 36-credit program, students may choose three additional electives from Area II, Area III, or a wide range of graduate offerings throughout the University. They may also choose to complete some of their credits in other ways (see below).
This option is available with permission of the program faculty.
This option is also available with permission of the program faculty.
The Capstone or Thesis
An instructional design capstone or thesis is required of all degree candidates for the MEd. For additional information please consult the program faculty.
Advising and Course Selection
All students are expected to meet with a faculty advisor each semester for prior approval of course selection.