The MPS in Instructional Design comprises 30 credit hours. Courses are offered in an 8-week session format with online, evening options.

Program Courses (30 credit hours)

Effective Fall 2022

CIEP 470 Principles of Instructional Design (pre-requisite for all courses)

INDN 420 Theories and Models of Instructional Design

INDN 421 Design and Development of Instructional Materials

INDN 430 Performance and Improvement in Organizations

INDN 431 Fundamentals of Learning Analytics

INDN 440 Application of Human-Centered Design Principles

CIEP 415 Models of Instruction

CIEP 425 Assessment Theory and Practice

CIEP 488 Participatory Action Research in Teaching, Learning, and Communities

INDN 490 Instructional Design Capstone

Course Descriptions

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Course Rotation Schedules

Please use the course rotation schedules below as a guide to plan out when you will take future classes. We will make every attempt to adhere to this schedule but please understand that scheduling is subject to change.

Course Rotation Schedule - Majors

Course Rotation Schedule - Certificates

Course Rotation Schedule - School Requirements

Course Rotation Schedule - Core

Course Rotation Schedule - Graduate Programs

Program Outcomes

The Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Instructional Design will prepare students to become generalist instructional designers who are equipped to work in a variety of fields and professional settings, including both education and business environments. This fully online and application-oriented master’s degree will provide a strong foundation in instructional design as well as the tools and perspective needed for flexible career paths and continuing professional development in the field. It provides a breadth of foundational knowledge and skills in different areas, rather than a focus on a narrower area of specialization within the field, such as learning technologies. It will prepare instructional designers to work with technical specialists as well as subject matter experts and allow them to develop more specialized interests as they grow in their profession.

Upon successful completion of the MPS in Instructional Design candidates will be able to:

  • Utilize instructional design processes and appropriate theoretical approaches to design effective and innovative learning experiences.
  • Employ a variety of technologies and multimedia authoring tools to produce instructional materials.
  • Adapt instructional design processes to a variety of professional settings (K-12 schools, corporate organizations, higher education institutions, etc.)
  • Manage the iterative lifecycle of instructional design projects progressing from conception to implementation to revision.
  • Apply culturally responsive and ethical practices that engage diverse communities and promote social justice.
  • Conduct research designed to inform practice and stay abreast of emerging trends in the field of instructional design.
  • Build collaborative relationships with diverse stakeholders (e.g., administrators, faculty, students, technologists, project managers, public) in support of meeting organizational needs.