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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Estimated rates for the 2021-22 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.
Our enrollment coordinators are ready to help you through the admissions process.
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