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Online Master of Education in Instructional Design and Technology

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

The online 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 online 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 learning environments to support instructional designers 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.

Our acclaimed M.Ed. program is recognized for:

  • Classes designed for working adults. All courses are delivered asynchronously online on a part-time or full-time basis.
  • Accreditation by the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation.

This program is available to be completed fully asynchronously online.

Additional Programs

Master of Education study tracks also include a concentration in reading and a program in instructional leadership.

Affordability & Financial Aid

Graduate level programs are designed to be taken one course at a time and program pricing is set by credit hours instead of by the year like traditional undergraduate programs.

Master of Education in Instructional Design and Technology (M.Ed.)

  • $21,600 – Estimated total cost of program tuition, including fees.*
  • Cost is based on 36 credits (12 classes) at $600 per credit.*
  • Employees of partnership organizations will receive 20% tuition discount for all credit-bearing courses.
  • Students may transfer in up to nine (9) graduate credits.
  • No application fee.

*Tuition and fees represent 2023-24 rates, effective July 1, 2023. Tuition is subject to change without notice. Learn more about tuition and fees.

Financial Aid

Students enrolled on at least half-time basis (6-credits per semester) may qualify for financial aid. You may seek financial assistance through federal and state-funded programs, private loan providers, or deferment of undergraduate loans.

The Mount also has a variety of employer tuition remission or reimbursement agreements with local school systems, businesses, and community colleges, so you may just get a discount from your employer or previous college.

Not sure if you qualify for financial aid? Learn more from our financial aid office.

Admissions & Application

  • Classes begin: Every semester.
  • Admissions: Rolling.
  • No application fee.

Application Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree with a minimum 2.75 GPA.
  • Official transcript(s) from all accredited institutions attended after high school.

For questions, please contact Assistant to the Dean of the School of Education Mary Newton at