Instructional Design and Technology, M.Ed.

The Instructional Design and Technology degree is:

  • Project-oriented. Build your portfolio to show future employers as you go
  • Completely online and designed for the working professional 
  • Loaded with marketable skills to put your career into overdrive
  • Full of creative fun with movie-making, animation, computer graphics, and Web design
  • Flexible and individualized for those with limited computer skills, as well as the mid-career IT professional
  • Diverse. Students have come from dozens of states and several countries

WTAMU Instructional Design and Technology Masters Graduates earn more than the graduates of any other Master's Program in the College of Education and Social Sciences. For example, they earn $20,000 per year more than WTAMU Masters graduates in Teaching. They also average $10,000 a year more salary than the average of graduates of other Instructional Design and Technology programs around the country, according to data provided by the National Association of Colleges and Employers. (BLUE is the WTAMU program and RED is other programs nationally in the chart below.)


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Learn about courses to help you:

Ride the job market with high-level business computing skills

No matter what career you have or seek, every employer hopes for high-level skills with business productivity software. They want you to be able to support business decisions with data stored in a database like Microsoft Access and analyzed at a sophisticated level with a spreadsheet like Microsoft Excel. They want you to present that data in attention-grabbing interactive presentations using tools like Microsoft PowerPoint, Adobe Captivate, InDesign, Animate, and Premiere.

You will never be bored in even our Microsoft Office classes because there is a lot more to products such as Microsoft Word than printing a letter to Grandma! Many of my students have TAUGHT Microsoft Office at other schools, but they could not believe how much more they learned to do in our courses. Learn all this in EDT 6305: Computer Productivity Tools and floor the gas pedal with EDT 6384: Advanced Business Productivity Applications.

Navigate tight design corners with dynamite design skills

The US Government Bureau of Labor Statistics says the field of Web Design/Graphic Design is going to grow by tens of thousands of jobs in the coming years. The best Web drivers can earn over $100,000 a year! To suit up for this racetrack, you will need website construction skills like Adobe Dreamweaver, and graphic design skills like Adobe Illustrator and Animate. Learn all these starting with in EDT 6380: Webmastering (Web Design). Then put the pedal to the metal with custom Web coding in EDT 6382: Advanced Web Design.  Focus on individualized projects and special topics in Animate animation, Photoshop photo editing, InDesign advanced publishing, Illustrator computer art (no drawing skill required), and Captivate interactive learning presentations in EDT 6385/6392.

Film the race highlights for the 10 o'clock news

Video recording and production is both a fascinating hobby and useful job skill. It involves shooting, lighting, sound control, editing, titling, and transferring the finished product to DVD. In EDT 6355: Movie Making and Editing with Adobe Premiere, we learn to make instructional videos like those produced by the nation’s top working professionals.

Cruise Victory Lane as a corporate training professional or school technology specialist

Corporate trainers and school technologists alike need to know how to construct learning materials that keep students on the edge of their seats. This involves learning the latest tips and tricks of the training trade based on the long experience of seasoned professionals. It certainly helps when the professor for each of your courses has been a Senior Instructional Designer at major international companies such as Microsoft or Boeing Aircraft.

Student Satisfaction Through The Roof

Student enjoyment and satisfaction with this program could simply not be higher. The proof is in the student evaluation scores given for our courses. In recent years, the average score for all courses was above 3.8 out of a possible perfect score of 4. Although state policy requires us to post a link to a complaint form on the page of every program in the Department of Education, there has never been a single complaint filed about this one.

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Dr. Richard Rose
Associate Professor
Department of Education