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Online Masters in Instructional Design and Technology

Improve Learning with Technology Rich Teaching Strategies

To better align our program with its curricular content, we have renamed the Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction to “Master of Education in Instructional Design and Technology.” The program’s degree requirements remain the same and the course structure is unaltered.

Improve the way education is delivered and watch students thrive. Anna Maria College’s online Masters in Instructional Design and Technology (M.Ed.) provides you with valuable expertise to improve learning performance through enhanced, technology-rich teaching strategies. Through our master of education curriculum, you’ll engage with an expert faculty to learn what methods make the biggest impact in a wide range of learning environments.

What is Instructional Design and Technology?

As an instructional designer, you’ll improve the way in which learning is delivered, received, and understood through careful consideration of how educational tools are developed and deployed to groups with diverse learning styles and capacities. Instructional design examines topics ranging from training and teaching with technology to assessment and evaluation.

Your online Master in Instructional Design and Technology will prepare you to:

  • Relate learning theory to effective pedagogical approaches to instruction.
  • Demonstrate successful use of network, information, and communication technologies as they relate to curriculum and instruction.
  • Effectively assess and evaluate educational materials and technology aids.
  • Utilize educational research to guide and develop differentiated instructional delivery.
  • Inclusively and respectfully support the development of diverse learners through curricular and instructional decisions.

Students should expect to spend approximately 17-20 hours per week on coursework in each 3-credit 8-week online course. Coursework can include reading, viewing PowerPoints, watching videos, completing assignments, taking exams, working on projects, writing essays, and participating in weekly online discussion threads.

View Anna Maria College credit hour policy for online courses.

Apply Your New Skills to Corporate Training or Traditional Classrooms

The online Masters in Instructional Design and Technology provides you with an adaptive problem-solving skill set to meet the diverse needs of corporate and classroom education. With a combination of cutting-edge strategies and digital tools for curriculum delivery and instruction, this innovative online program details how to effectively improve learning, whether instructing employees, students, or other educators.

Innovative Learning for Today's Educators

Unique among online masters programs in education, our M.Ed. in Instructional Design and Technology provides specialized, career broadening expertise in a fast, flexible format. Keep your current job while you complete your degree in as little as 18 months with a curriculum designed for busy, practical professionals.

Training and Development jobs expected to grow 11 percent through 2022 with a median annual wage of $95,400.*
  • Time & Cost Effective
    No entrance exam or residency is required. Complete the program in just 30 credits with a competitive total tuition cost of $13,500 ($450 per credit hour).
  • Exceptional Faculty & Flexibility
    Educational specialists and scholars impart decades of real-world experience through asynchronous classes that allow you to learn around your schedule.
  • Professional Growth & Licensure
    Training and Development jobs are expected to grow 11 percent through 2022 with a median annual wage of $95,400. * This degree may also help you obtain professional teaching licensure or assist with professional development credits, depending on your state’s regulations.**

Request more information online or call 877-265-3201 to start maximizing learning performance with Anna Maria's online Master of Education in Instructional Design and Technology.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, (visited June 19, 2014).

We are authorized to offer our online programs in most areas in the U.S., but are still awaiting full approval from a few select states. To determine if you are located in a state in which Anna Maria College is authorized to confer an online degree, please visit