M.S. in Instructional Design and Technology - Training and Performance Improvement

Walden University

Program Description

M.S. in Instructional Design and Technology - Training and Performance Improvement

Walden University

Become a powerful force in helping your organization thrive. This specialization focuses on managing and delivering training programs and on improving workplace performance through quality instruction.

In this specialization, you will:

  • Learn essential skills for managing and delivering training systems and modules.
  • Explore technologies that support a variety of training in both traditional classroom and virtual environments.
  • Learn methods and techniques for identifying performance gaps, conducting needs assessments, and identifying solutions and evaluating their effectiveness.
  • Implement design changes to instructional materials and support systems based on your analysis.
  • Embedded in this specialization is a certificate in Instructional Design that you earn after completing the fifth course. Earning this certificate demonstrates to potential employers the skills you have already gained and to your current employer just how far you have already progressed. Upon graduation, you can also earn an additional certificate in Online Learning.

Completion Requirements

  • 36 total semester credits
  • Core courses (27 sem. credits)
  • Specialization courses (6 sem. credits)
  • Capstone (3 sem. credits)
  • ePortfolio

This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable.

Core Courses

Course Code Course Title Sem. Credits

  • EDUC 6105 Organizations, Innovation, and Change 3
  • EDUC 6115 Learning Theories and Instruction 3
  • EIDT 6100 Instructional Design 3
  • EIDT 6110 Advanced Instructional Design 3
  • EIDT 6120 Multimedia Design and Development 3
  • EDUC 6125 Foundations of Research 3
  • EDUC 6135 Distance Learning 3
  • EDUC 6145 Project Management in Education and Training 3
  • EIDT 6130 Program Evaluation 3

Specialization Courses

Course Code Course Title Sem. Credits

  • EIDT 6500 Performance Improvement 3
  • EIDT 6501 Training and Development 3

Capstone Course

Course Code Course Title Sem. Credits

  • EIDT 6910 Capstone: Practical Application of Instructional Design 3

Technology Requirements

In addition to Walden’s general technical requirements, this program requires the following:

  • Windows XP/Vista or Mac OS X

There are also free, downloadable software programs that may be required in order to complete the course and program requirements.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
Duration & Price
This course is Online
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18,200 USD
Start date Mar. 2017
USA Auburn, Alabama
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