Master of Education

Instructional Design & Technology

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  • Increase your instructional effectiveness
  • An innovative curriculum
  • Fully and conveniently online

Program Details

Next Start Date
January 9
Est. Program Length
2 years
Course Length
8 weeks
Cost per Credit
Credit Hours
Credits Accepted

*Price reflects tuition for Oklahoma residents. Non-resident tuition is $714.88 per credit hour. There is a non-resident tuition waiver available if certain requirements are met. Speak to an enrollment counselor for more information. An additional semester fee of $89 will apply for all students and possible charges for course related fees. Fees and tuition subject to change.

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Connect to a Better Education Career

Designed for individuals who want to specialize in educational technology, the online Master of Education in Instructional Design and Technology program successfully prepares you to design, implement and evaluate digital learning environments. With a comprehensive curriculum, the instructional design and technology online program increases your instructional effectiveness and prepares you to take the next step in your career.

The instructional design and technology online degree is offered in a fully digital format, allowing you to earn your degree while keeping your commitments to work and life. Attend school when and where it’s right for you and earn a career-advancing credential at your own pace.

Topics of Study

When you enter the online instructional design and technology program, you’ll be preparing to teach the latest digital skills and proficiencies. Key topics of study include:

  • Multimedia technology
  • Research techniques
  • Instructional design
  • Intellectual property
  • Emerging technologies
  • Educational philosophy
  • Instructional technology integration strategies

Learning Outcomes

This program is aligned to standards set by the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT). By the time you graduate you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the knowledge necessary to create, use, assess and manage theoretical and practical applications of educational technologies and processes.
  • Develop as a reflective practitioner able to demonstrate effective implementation of educational technologies and processes based on contemporary content and pedagogy.
  • Facilitate learning by creating, using, evaluating and managing effective learning environments.
  • Design, develop, implement and evaluate technology-rich learning environments within a supportive community of practice.
  • Explore, evaluate, synthesize and apply methods of inquiry to enhance learning and improve performance.

Courses & Requirements

Our online instructional design and technology degree requires a total of 32 credit hours.

EDUC 5003
EDUC 5013
EDUC 5113
EDUC 5133
EDUC 5183
EDUC 5363
EDUC 5603
EDUC 5933
EDUC 5943
PSYCH 5313
EDUC 5702


EDUC 5691-3

Admission Requirements

To be accepted into ECU’s M.Ed. in Instructional Design and Technology program you must meet the following criteria:

  • Have a minimum cumulative 2.5 grade-point average on all undergraduate coursework to date; or
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.75 for the last 60 credit hours of coursework; or
  • Have a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA for at least 9 credit hours of graduate coursework

How to Apply

To apply, you must submit the following materials: 

  • Complete application
  • Transcripts of all completed work (baccalaureate and graduate) from an accredited institution
  • Resumé
  • A personal statement. Explain your career goals, how an ECU degree will help you accomplish those goals, your interest in the field and any actions you have taken to pursue this interest. You must also describe any skills, attributes or experiences you possess that would aid in your future profession.

Have a question about this program or the admission process? Request a digital brochure and get connected to one of our knowledgeable enrollment counselors. 

Costs & Financial Aid

Tuition & Fees

Curriculum Component Requirements Cost Total
Tuition 32 credit hours $359.88* $11,516.16
Total with transfer credits (up to 9) $8,277.24

*Price reflects tuition for Oklahoma residents. Non-resident tuition is $714.88 per credit hour. There is a non-resident tuition waiver available if certain requirements are met. Speak to an enrollment counselor for more information. An additional semester fee of $89 will apply for all students and possible charges for course related fees. Fees and tuition subject to change.

Financial Aid

At ECU Online, we strive to ensure your education is as affordable as possible. Learn more about your options for financing your education by visiting our Financial Aid page.

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Military Benefits

East Central University is a proud military-friendly school. Discover how your status as a U.S. military veteran or active-duty service member can help you earn your degree by visiting our Military & Veterans page.

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Native American Students

Eligible Native American students can find financial aid programs, heritage scholarships, grants, and academic support services to help ensure their success at ECU.

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Are You the First in Your Family to Go to College?

At ECU, we recognize that “going first” can be difficult. We provide the extra financial support, scholarships, resources, services, and skills you need to succeed.

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Transfer Students

If you’ve taken college-level courses elsewhere, you could save time and money earning your degree by transferring credits to ECU and may qualify for scholarships.

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Career Outlook

The online instructional design and technology program prepares you to advance in your professional field with an in-demand specialization. Here are a few career options available with this degree:

Instructional Designer

Instructional designers develop and improve instructional materials for individuals who use certain products, such as computers. They may be responsible for determining course needs, adhering to adult learning theory, troubleshooting issues and other related duties.

Average annual salary: $61,455

Information Technology (IT) Trainer

IT trainers are responsible for creating and implementing educational programming for companies and organizations. They may teach staff how to use certain computer equipment, assess trainee learning, review test materials and related duties.

Average annual salary: $59,660

All information cited from PayScale.

Program FAQs

Yes! In addition to the traditional educator path, this degree prepares you for other instructional roles outside the classroom. Job titles might include educational technology director, technology integration specialist, technology trainer, instructional designer or academic technology specialist. 

In today’s world, technology use is considered an essential life skill. It allows teachers to experiment more with instructional methods and receive immediate feedback on their effectiveness. Digital instructional materials offer the latest information available, giving students the opportunity to stay on the cutting edge of knowledge. Technology also provides instructors with access to more teaching resources and provides ways for them to track and encourage full student participation.

Technology has become an integral part of the education landscape. Whether creating digital learning environments, building strategies to improve student performance or helping older adults improve their computer literacy, instructional design and technology specialists ensure that students remain connected and prepared to live and work in a digital world. And because ECU’s instructional design and technology program is offered fully online, you’ll experience the ultimate flexibility when it comes to earning your degree.

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