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A student in class: The master's in instructional design and technology equips you to develop instructional strategies.

M.Ed. in Instructional Design & Technology

Leverage 21st Century Technology for Sustainable Learning

If you’re looking for a mentoring experience with established educators and researchers who fuse technology and education together, this degree is for you. Regent’s Master of Education – Instructional Design & Technology (IDT) is your gateway to a rewarding career in creating, implementing, and researching educational technology and media. Learn how to design new technology capabilities, implement effective strategies, and apply current and informative research.

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August 23, 2021
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INCREASE YOUR EARNING POTENTIAL

Capitalize on a higher salary with this specialized degree.

EXPAND YOUR CAREER PATH

Enjoy leadership opportunities in a variety of fields.

MAKE AN IMPACT IN THE DIGITAL WORLD

Gain a versatile, universal, and highly in-demand instructional skillset.

ALIGN YOURSELF WITH EXCELLENCE

Experience Regent ranked among top national universities by U.S. News & World Report for two consecutive years (2019 and 2020). Its programs have also been recognized among the top 5 online graduate education programs in Virginia for nine consecutive years. Regent graduates are empowered to make a difference in lives, which has led to more than 875 alumni being recognized as Teachers of the Year in Hampton Roads since 2004.

Presented from a Christian worldview, this in-demand degree is supported by award-winning faculty in Virginia Beach.

To learn more about this program, please complete the Request Information form on this page.

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On completing the Master of Education – Instructional Design & Technology degree, you will be able to:

  • Develop instructional strategies and skills for a tech-driven world.
  • Use media and technology to enhance learning, streamline digital processes and boost instructional effectiveness.
  • Learn to incorporate theory, design thinking, prototype learning systems, and training solutions into daily operations.

Career Opportunities

  • Teacher/Educator
  • Distance Learning Administrator
  • Instructional Modules Designer
  • Internet-based Teaching Consultant
$69Thousand
Mean annual wage for instructional coordinators U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2019

Focuses on the role of the school leader or educator as a consumer (basic, applied and orientational), a user (evaluation) and a producer (action) of educational research. As consumers, candidates learn how to identify, read, analyze, synthesize, evaluate, explain and apply quantitative, qualitative and mixed research. As users, candidates utilize descriptive statistics and data-driven decision making in problem-based learning applications. As producers, candidates follow the structure of a research proposal to develop competency with the literature, methods, designs and data analysis techniques germane to the field.

Increase learning and learner success by designing educational events that use instructional technology. Covers three basic areas of technology integration: planning, implementation and evaluation. Does not cover specific applications. Within this framework, various technologies and tools will be investigated for the purpose of determining which are best suited for particular instructional situations. Discusses broader issues regarding the usefulness and effectiveness of technology integration in education. The ultimate goal is to create a plan to integrate technology in your educational setting.

Provides the knowledge, resources, and essential skills needed for success at the graduate level. Topics include academic writing, online learning, information literacy, and advising and support services for Education.

Focuses on the methods of statistical analysis that will assist the learner in analyzing data generated from research in education. Concentration in this course will be on realistic examples and the problems that arise in them.

Examines the extensive role of electronic media (i.e., video, music, games, websites, apps, etc.) in educating and socializing modern kids and their families. Will also document patterns of use, examine theories and methods for assessing effects, review research on shaping individual identity and analyze online social relationships.

Use and evaluation of mobile learning tools and services for contemporary learning settings. Key areas of focus include introduction to mobile learning, survey of services and designing for mobile learning.

Use and evaluation of programming tools and services for contemporary learning settings. Key areas of focus include introduction to programming, survey of services and programming for mobile devices. Examination of the education marketplace, plan for the creation of products or services to fill a niche/need, and attention on sources of funding.

Analysis of multimedia learning theories and research-based principles to integrate digital resources and create effective educational products.

Participation in the development and implementation of digital video activities in different educational contexts and situations. Analysis of best practices for digital video capture, editing and finalization for technology projects across curricular areas.

Study and application of principles related to digital learning program planning, facilities and resource management, and staff development in contemporary learning settings. Will also examine models of collaboration, sample online collaborative strategies and projects, tools supportive of cross-classroom collaborations and research findings from collaborative initiatives.

Focuses on four key approaches associated with connected teaching and integration of digital technologies: blended learning, personalized learning, mastery learning and online learning. Also focus on several key shifts including curriculum, use of space and time, teacher professional learning, teacher learning, equity and access, and technology use.

2021-22 Semester Check-In Deadlines:

All new students are expected to check-in for the semester two weeks before the session start date. Students should apply, be accepted, enroll in their first courses, and confirm a plan to pay for their courses prior to this date.

SessionSemester Check-InSession Start Date
Session AFriday, August 13Monday, August 23
Session MFriday, September 10Monday, September 20
Session BFriday, October 15Monday, October 25
Session CTuesday, December 21Monday, January 10
Session TFriday, January 28Monday, February 7
Session DFriday, March 4Monday, March 14
Session EFriday, April 29Monday, May 9
Session FFriday, June 10Monday, June 20

Application Process – Master of Education (M.Ed.)

Step 1: Application & Application Fee
Submit your application using our Regent University Online Application.

Pay the $50 nonrefundable application fee by check or money order mailed to Regent University, Enrollment Support Services, 1000 Regent University Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23464.

Fee Waiver: Attend a graduate School of Education on-campus or online information session to learn how to streamline your application process, discover financial aid resources and waive your $50 application fee.

Note: If you are unable to complete our application due to a disability, please contact our Admissions Office and an admissions representative will provide reasonable accommodations to assist you in completing the application.

Step 2: Submit your Unofficial College Transcripts*
We are able to examine and view your unofficial transcript from a U.S.-based school, which indicates successful completion of a bachelor’s degree program, in order to review you for an admissions decision. Please submit your unofficial transcript to our Admissions Office by email to apply@regent.edu using the subject line: SOE Master’s Application Pieces.

Non-U.S. transcripts must be evaluated by an NACES-approved company. For further details, please review the International Admissions Checklist on the International Students Admissions page.

International Applicants: Please visit the International Students Admissions page for a more detailed explanation of the Regent University application information and to determine whether or not you qualify as an international student.

*Upon conditional acceptance to the program by review of unofficial transcripts, Regent University’s Admissions Office will attempt to obtain your official transcripts from your U.S. degree-granting institution, which indicate successful completion of a bachelor’s degree program. We will notify you if your previous institution will not release transcripts directly to us.

Step 3: Complete Your Admissions Questionnaire
In lieu of the previously required writing sample, please complete a brief admissions questionnaire based on your professional goals and interests. This should only take a few minutes to complete but please answer the questions completely and thoughtfully. This gives us a better opportunity to get to know you and align your objectives with our programs. The admissions questionnaire can be found here. Once completed, it will be sent directly to an admissions counselor who will be in touch with you right away to help complete the rest of your application.

Step 4: Government-Issued ID
To ensure academic integrity, Regent University requires a copy of a government-issued ID. Please email a scanned copy or photograph of it to apply@regent.edu with the subject line: Government ID.

Step 5: Admissions Interview
If an interview is necessary, the admissions office will contact you to schedule an appointment. The interview can be conducted on campus or over the phone and typically takes about 20 minutes.


Note: All items submitted as part of the application process become the property of Regent University and cannot be returned.

PART-TIME STUDENTS

Degree/ProgramTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Career Switcher$2506$1,500
Master of Education (M.Ed.)$5506$3,300
Educational Specialist (Ed.S.)$7756$4,650
Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)$7753$2,325
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)$7753$2,325

Full-Time Students

Degree/ProgramTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Career Switcher$2509$2,250
Master of Education (M.Ed.)$5509$4,950
Educational Specialist (Ed.S.)$7759$6,975
Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)$7756$4,650
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)$7756$4,650

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$800
University Services Fee (Online Students)$650

Part-Time Students

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Career Switcher$2506$1,500
Master of Education (M.Ed.)$5506$3,300
Educational Specialist (Ed.S.)$7756$4,650
Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)$7753$2,325
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)$7753$2,325

Full-Time Students

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Career Switcher$2509$2,250
Master of Education (M.Ed.)$5509$4,950
Educational Specialist (Ed.S.)$7759$6,975
Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)$7756$4,650
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)$7756$4,650

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$750
University Services Fee (Online Students)$600

*Rates are subject to change at any time.

Estimated Cost of Attendance: View the estimated cost of attendance to see an example of the total cost of tuition and fees.

Background Checks

The School of Education requires a background check for all students who participate in a program or course assignment at a public or private setting. For more information, please contact the School of Education’s Field Placement Coordinator, Ms. Brenda Vaughn.

“From the professors to advisors to support staff, my experience at Regent has been extremely satisfying, and I highly recommend the program to others.”

Lorri Wilke, M.Ed., 2012 NILD Educational Therapy

“After nearly 25 years in the military and in business, Regent's Career Switcher program inspired me and prepared me to become a classroom teacher and an educational leader. I lean on what I learned there often.”

Pat McCarty, M.Ed., 2009 Career Switcher

“My career has evolved over a short period of time because of my faith and the teacher preparation programs at Regent. The academic, spiritual and leadership guidance shared during my time at Regent gave me the foundation needed to excel in my field.”

Chonita Walker, M.Ed., 2011 Reading Specialist

“There’s an atmosphere of excellence at Regent.”

Sharon Byrdsong, Ed.D., 2008 K-12 School Leadership

“Regent opened a door to self-discovery and selflessness. My Regent instructors encouraged me to operate on a higher level of motivation and others-oriented awareness.”

Sandra Turner, M.Ed., 2016 Professional Development