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Graduate of the Master of Education in technology facilitation program at Mount St. Mary's University.

Master of Education in Instructional Design and Technology

Earn Your M.Ed. with an Instructional Design and Technology Concentration.

The Master of Education with a concentration in instructional design and technology program from the Mount prepares you to leverage technology to enhance learning.

School of Education

The Master of Education with a concentration in instructional design and technology program is part of the School of Education. Rigorous programs and close interaction with acclaimed faculty ensure that graduates leave the Mount ready to make a difference in a rapidly changing educational environment.

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About the program.

The Master of Education with a concentration in instructional design and technology is designed to prepare future instructional designers for schools and training organizations. Instructional designers plan, design and develop learning interventions applying best practices and technology to support the development of accessible content, curriculum and other training materials. They apply learning theory and collaborate with subject matter experts to maximize learner success.

The program will cover current trends in education, the role of distance education, and integrating technology in teaching and learning. Course material will guide you through how to create effective digital age learning environments to support educators in developing instruction that is active, constructive and reflective. You'll also learn how to plan and deliver research-based professional development, implement instructional design principles, and address issues of security, privacy and accessibility, along with legal and ethical considerations for technology use.

With a Master of Education with a concentration in instructional design and technology, you can pursue positions as an instructional designer in educational, corporate and nonprofit settings.

The acclaimed M.Ed. program is also recognized for:

  • Classes designed for working adults. Attend evening classes online (synchronously or asynchronously) on a part-time or full-time basis.
  • Accreditation by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

M.Ed. study tracks also include concentrations in reading and instructional leadership.

Affordability

$21,060 – Total cost of the program, including tuition and fees*

  • Cost is based on 36 credits (12 classes) at $585 per credit.*
  • Students may transfer in up to nine (9) graduate credits.
  • No application fee.

*Tuition and fees represent 2021-22 rates, effective July 1, 2021. Tuition is subject to change without notice.

Financial Aid

Students may seek financial assistance through federal and state-funded programs, private loan providers, employer tuition remission or reimbursement.

Admissions requirements

Admissions requirements include:

  • Bachelor's degree with a minimum 2.75 GPA

Application process

  • Classes begin: January, May, July, August
  • Admissions: Rolling
  • No application fee

A complete application includes:

  • Free online application
  • Official transcript(s) from all accredited institutions attended after high school
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Questions?

Contact Mary Newton at newton@msmary.edu

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Casey Keyser

My time at Mount St. Mary's was one of the most valuable professional developments ever. I am not afraid to take risks when it comes to integrating technology into instruction and my students have directly benefitted from the enhanced learning content. I am also consistently using my technology skills to train colleagues and other professionals from around the world.

Casey Keyser