2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
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2023-2024 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Instructional Design and Learning Technologies, MEd

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Program Description

You can prepare to become a highly trained instructional designer, armed with the tools you need to bring innovative teaching and training practices into education, corporate, and governmental settings while pursuing Wright State’s fully online Master of Education degree in Instructional Design and Learning Technologies.

This unique online program allows you to participate in dynamic courses and learn to create engaging learning experiences. Your coursework will cover the effective design and implementation of online and blended-learning classes, as well as the research, theory, and research methodologies associated with the effective design of online and blended-learning classes.

The entire program is taught in an online environment and can be completed in five semesters. All of the classes are designed using the most current research around effective online pedagogies, so you will learn about effective teaching practices and experience them as students. Classes include a synchronous weekly webinar, and sessions are recorded for participants who cannot attend the “live” session.

This program does not lead to an initial teaching license.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.7 or higher
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher on any previous graduate work, if applicable
  • Entrance Essay: Please include a short essay with your application answering the following questions (see below). Your essay should not exceed 1,000 words or two pages (whichever comes first). You will upload the essay to your application.
    1. Why do you want to become an Instructional Designer or take these courses about Instructional Design?
    2. Please provide specific examples describing your experience using educational technologies, multimedia technologies, or other technologies and how these experiences would help you to become an Instructional Designer. Examples of relevant experience could include but are not limited to, training classes, certificates, minors, or degrees in these areas. Provide links to examples of work samples or a digital portfolio, if applicable.

Admission Process

  • Apply to Graduate School.
  • Submit to the Graduate School:
    • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities previously attended (except WSU).
    • Entrance Essay. 
  • International applicants should refer to the International Gateway website for any additional application requirements.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the program will be able to:

  • Use educational technologies such as a learning management system, web conferencing, video editors, and image editors.
  • Implement educational technologies and processes using effective pedagogies, frameworks, and learning theories.
  • Facilitate learning by creating, using, evaluating, and managing effective learning environments.
  • Design, develop, implement, and evaluate a technology-rich learning environment within a community of practice.
  • Explore, evaluate, synthesize, and apply methods of inquiry to enhance learning and improve learning performance.

For More Information

* Notes:

  • All classes in this program are 100% online.
  • The required first class for the M.Ed. is IDL-7110. This is where the electronic portfolio is set up and students must maintain throughout the program. Each class will have required portfolio components that must be completed as part of each course. 
  • The exit requirement for graduation is a completed portfolio and successful completion of all courses.

Total: 30 Hours

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