Goals and Course Topics
Elevate Education and Your Career
The world is changing at an ever-increasing pace. To keep up, our educational and job training institutions must create experiences that prepare learners to make informed (and just) decisions in a complex, interconnected world.
Enter the Instructional Designer.
Tiffin University’s Master of Education (MEd) in Instructional Design is specifically tailored to develop graduates who go on to design and build learning experiences that deliver the greatest amount of value to the broadest populations at our institutions and workplaces. Whether you are interested in a career in K-12, higher education, or a corporate training setting, this program will equip you with skills, knowledge, and hands-on experience needed to enter your field of choice and make a difference.
Your Masters of Education in Instructional Design Program
Throughout the program’s coursework, you will explore crucial concepts in Universal Design for Learning, Accessibility, Critical Design, Design Justice, as well as other emerging pedagogies and ethical decision-making frameworks. These will prepare you to design, develop and support educational materials and user experiences for maximum benefit by all learners, regardless of economic, social, or cultural situation.
You will also benefit from the completion of hands-on projects throughout the program, working side-by-side with Instructional Designers from TU’s Center for Online and Extended Learning. Equipped with these real-world experiences, you will find yourself at a competitive advantage in the job market over competitors from more traditional programs.
Due to the direction of digital education from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, there is an increasing need for instructional designers to structure curriculum. Students who complete this degree program will be able to:
- Apply current and emerging instructional design theories and practices to create effective instruction
- Employ universal and critical design principles to develop and integrate accessible educational materials to benefit all students
- Communicate and collaborate intentionally and effectively with stakeholders
- Engage in ongoing evaluation of educational processes and materials for continuous improvement in quality and accessibility
- Identify legal issues and create recommendations to resolve the issues
- Assess student profiles and make appropriate determinations to create optimal learning environments
Online: Two terms per semester starting in January, March, May, July, August and October
Who Is This Masters in Instructional Design Program For?
This online Masters in Instructional Design program is for people who love technology, love education and want to merge their passions to make the learning experience richer and more rewarding for all students and teachers.
Did You Know?
As more organizations adopt a learner-centric model of teaching, demand for instructional designers who create effective programs will continue to increase. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment outlook for instructional designers is strong, with a 10-percent growth rate expected from 2020 to 2030—higher than the average for all other career fields.
“There aren’t enough instructional designers and other learning support specialists to go around right now. These offices have not been a priority at all colleges and universities” (Online Education Advisor for Best Colleges, Melissa Venable, 2021). In addition, Inside HigherEd considers instructional design to be the “hottest job” in education (SunyBrockport, 2020).
At a Glance
- Regional accreditations
- No application fees
- Flexible start dates
- Accepts transfer credits