MSc in Instructional Design, Development and Evaluation
Syracuse University - School of Education
2 - 3 years
Full time, Part time
USD 30,294 / per year *
Earliest start date
* additional fees may apply. Cost subject to change
The M.S. in Instructional Design, Development and Evaluation prepares students to identify and evaluate learning and performance problems and to design, develop, implement, evaluate, and manage appropriate instructional solutions to these problems. Students develop competencies to conduct instructional analysis, make appropriate design decisions, develop instructional materials, implement and evaluate instructional programs, and assess learning. The curriculum includes courses that blend soft technologies (thinking models and theories, strategic planning, IDD&E processes, interpersonal communications, and software) with hard technologies. Through practical projects, students develop competencies to design, create, implement and evaluate non-technology and technology-supported instructional solutions for a variety of educational and professional settings. IDD&E prepares professional practitioners through in-depth study, participation in real-world projects, and small group collaboration.
This program requires 30 credits including 10 required core courses. They are designed to develop your skills and knowledge in all of the defined instructional design competencies as validated by the International Board for Standards for Training, Performance, and Instruction (ibstpi).
The following courses make up the curriculum for the IDD&E Master's degree:
- IDE 552 Digital Media Production
- IDE 611 Technologies for Instructional Settings
- IDE 621 Principles of Instruction and Learning
- IDE 631 Instructional Design & Development I
- IDE 632 Instructional Design & Development II
- IDE 641 Techniques in Educational Evaluation
- IDE 712 Analysis for Human Performance Technology Decisions
- IDE 737 Advanced Instructional Design (capstone course)
- IDE 761 Strategies in Educational Project Management
- IDE 772 Educational Technology in International Settings
The program culminated with a portfolio presentation of completed work to IDD&E faculty.
This degree can lead to career opportunities including instructional designer, training development director, multimedia materials designer, e-learning coordinator, project manager, project evaluator and quality assessment specialist.