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Samford’s Online Master of Science in Education (M.S.E.) in Instructional Design and Technology is a 30-credit hour program designed for students interested in leading the process by which curriculum and training is developed, implemented and evaluated, with a special focus on delivering coursework and training in blended and online formats within the fields of education, business, government and health care.

Students engage in interactive classes, connect and network with fellow classmates and faculty, and have access to dedicated student support through a completely online format. The online student experience allows students to graduate with a deeper understanding of technology, instructional design principles and instructional materials no matter where they are located.

Objectives and Curriculum

The curriculum balances instructional design, technology and the psychology of learning. The focus is on the practice of online instructional design, including designing effective instruction, best methods of online delivery, learning software tools and project management.

Graduates of the Instructional Design and Technology program will master the following concepts:

  • Integration of technology into instructional systems and curricula
  • Foundations of instructional design
  • Computer applications
  • Assessment
  • Distance education
  • Design and production of instructional materials, multimedia instruction and web-based instruction.

The curriculum requirement for the program is 30 credit hours. Students must have a 3.00 or higher cumulative GPA at Orlean Beeson School of Education to graduate. Please view our full list of completion requirements.

For more information about the graduate courses and electives offered at Orlean Beeson School of Education, please visit the Orlean Beeson School of Education section of the Samford University Catalog.


Is This Program for Me?

This program will help you enhance your skills and your career while gaining a new outlook. You will learn the foundations of instructional design, computer applications and distance education allowing you to make a positive influence in the fields of education, business, government and health care. Additionally, you will learn to communicate effectively with graphic designers, HTML experts and course writers as you master the concepts of the integration of technology into instructional systems and curriculum. Join this program and be pushed to your greatest potential.

Career Opportunities

  • Computer-mediated Instructional Specialist
  • Coordinator of e-Learning
  • Corporate Trainer
  • Education or Development Specialist
  • Instructional Design Specialist
  • Instructional Technologist
  • Online Course Developer