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Instructional Design & Technology (Education, M.S.Ed.)

The ID&T program at the Darden College of Education & Professional Studies provides students with a solid grounding in instructional design, cognitive theory and research to meet the challenges of instructional design professionals. Our wide variety of course offerings are designed to give the graduate a strong background in both the theory and practice of the field.

Instructional Design & Technology (Education, M.S.Ed.)


Description


What is Instructional Design & Technology at ODU like?

The ID&T program at the Darden College of Education & Professional Studies provides students with a solid grounding in instructional design, cognitive theory and research to meet the challenges of instructional design professionals. Our wide variety of course offerings are designed to give the graduate a strong background in both the theory and practice of the field.

Program Highlights


What makes Instructional Design & Technology at ODU unique?

  • The ID&T Masters Plan of Work provides the flexibility to pursue individual interests.

  • The rigorous ID&T course of study prepares graduates for a future in instructional technology in a variety of venues.

  • Students participate in synchronous learning environments.

  • Working with an advisor, students select courses that align with their professional goals and backgrounds.

Careers


What are some careers in this field?

Check out these ideas from ODU Career Development Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is the midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

Instructional Designers and Technologists

$66,680

MEDIAN SALARY


Develop instructional materials and products and assist in the technology-based redesign of courses. Assist faculty in learning about, becoming proficient in, and applying instructional technology.

Human Factors Engineers and Ergonomists

$90,340

MEDIAN SALARY


Design objects, facilities, and environments to optimize human well-being and overall system performance, applying theory, principles, and data regarding the relationship between humans and respective technology. Investigate and analyze characteristics of human behavior and performance as it relates to the use of technology.

Training and Development Specialists

$64,700

MEDIAN SALARY


Design and conduct training and development programs to improve individual and organizational performance. May analyze training needs.

Commercial and Industrial Designers

$70,540

MEDIAN SALARY


Develop and design manufactured products, such as cars, home appliances, and children's toys. Combine artistic talent with research on product use, marketing, and materials to create the most functional and appealing product design.

Courses


What are some courses offered in Instructional Design & Technology at ODU?

IDT 749:
Instructional Systems Design


Students will gain hands-on experience applying a theoretical understanding of instructional design and development to actual projects. Students will learn and use the Instructional Systems Design Process from initial learner profile analysis to design and development through to evaluation. Students will work individually and in teams to gain experience similar to real-world instructional design situations. Students will master the fundamental practices upon which the instructional design process is based.

IDT 730:
Principles and Practices of Human Performance Technology


This course explores both the principles and practices of human performance technology, with roughly equal emphasis on both. Students will learn what HPT is, how it's applied in practice, and how and why instructional designers need to know about it. Particular emphasis is given to determining whether or not problems are best amenable to instructional solutions.

IDT 773:
Advanced Instructional Design Techniques


Exploration and application of techniques, tools and competencies characteristic of expert designers. Topics may include: instructional strategies, use of design software, program design, advanced analysis techniques, motivation design, rapid prototyping, reducing design cycle time, and designing instruction for diverse learner populations. Prerequisites: IDT 749/IDT 849.

Requirements


What are the requirements to apply for Instructional Design & Technology at ODU?

Students entering the Master of Science in Education program in Instructional Design & Technology should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Graduate Admission)

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college/university.

  • Have a cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 2.80.

  • Take and receive satisfactory scores on either the Graduate Record Examination (score of 290 combined on verbal and quantitative with a minimum of 140 verbal for regular admission) or Miller Analogies Test (minimum score of 45 or 399 for regular admission); and have an interview with the graduate program director or his/her designee. 

  • Performance in classes taken as a non-degree graduate student will not be taken into consideration in the admission process. 

For admission to the Instructional Design & Technology program


GPA:

2.80


Cost

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2022-23 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Virginia Resident


Per Credit:

$ 571

Non-Resident


Per Credit:

$ 1,394

Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States


Per Credit:

$ 595

Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid

Next Steps


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ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR


Name:

John Baaki


Location:

4125 EDUCATION BUILDING, NORFOLK, VA, 23529



Office:

757-683-5491


Graduate Admissions


Location:

1000 Rollins Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3685


Fax:

757-683-6512


Email:

gradadmit@odu.edu


International Admissions


Location:

2101 Dragas Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3701


Fax:

757-683-3651


Email:

intladm@odu.edu

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