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M.Ed. in Instructional Design & Technology

Leverage 21st Century Technology for Sustainable Learning through an M.Ed. in Instructional Design & Technology

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 (M.Ed.) – 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. Regent’s programs have been ranked by the U.S. News & World Report among the Top 10 Online Graduate Education Programs in Virginia for 11 years in a row, 2013-2023. Experience the difference with the M.Ed. in Instructional Design & Technology program.

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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 WITH AN M.ED. IN INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN

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 four years (2019, 2020, 2022 and 2023). Its programs have also been recognized among the top 10 online graduate education programs in Virginia for 11 consecutive years. Regent graduates are empowered to make a difference in lives, which has led to 900+ alumni being recognized as Teachers of the Year in Hampton Roads since 2004.

Presented from a Christian worldview, the M.Ed. in Instructional Design & Technology program is supported by award-winning faculty in Virginia Beach.

Please complete the Request Information form on this page to learn more about this program.

On completing the M.Ed. Instructional Design & Technology degree, you can:

  • 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
$78Thousand
Approximate average salary of an instructional designer. Glassdoor, 2023
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 — 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.
Focuses on ways to integrate new technology, assess and evaluate digital learning programs, communicate with stakeholders and support end users. Examination of the product, performer and performance impacted by technology integration including tools and strategies for collaboration.
Focuses on the various contexts associated with connected teaching and the integration of technologies in: online learning, blended learning, personalized learning and mastery learning environments. Emphasis on the creation of instruction built to achieve results by emphasizing essential qualities of effective design, design methods appropriate for diverse learners, and design techniques for new technologies.

2023-24 Semester Check-In Deadlines

All 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 11Monday, August 21
Session MFriday, September 8Monday, September 18
Session BFriday, October 13Monday, October 23
Session CThursday, January 4Monday, January 8
Session TFriday, January 26Monday, February 5
Session DFriday, March 1Monday, March 11
Session EFriday, April 26Monday, May 6
Session FFriday, June 7Monday, June 17

Admissions Requirements

Step 1: Apply to Regent University

Submit your application using the Regent University Online Application.

Note: If you are unable to complete our application due to a disability, please contact our Admissions Office at 757.352.4990 or admissions@regent.edu and an admissions representative will provide reasonable accommodations to assist you in completing the application.

Step 2: Submit Your Unofficial Transcripts

Submit your unofficial transcripts to regent.edu/items.

Upon submitting your application, you will receive an email requesting authorization for Regent University to obtain your official transcripts from your U.S. degree-granting institution. International transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES, AACRAO or NAFSA approved agency.

Step 3: Submit Your Government-Issued ID

To ensure academic integrity, Regent University requires a copy of a government-issued ID. Please submit a scanned copy or photograph of it to regent.edu/items.


Please feel free to contact the Office of Admissions at 757.352.4990 or admissions@regent.edu should you have any further questions about the application process.

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

PART-TIME STUDENTS

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Master of Education (M.Ed.)$5656$3,390
Educational Specialist (Ed.S.)$8006$4,800
Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)$8003$2,400
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)$8003$2,400

Full-Time Students

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Master of Education (M.Ed.)$5659$5,085
Educational Specialist (Ed.S.)$8009$7,200
Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)$8006$4,800
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)$8006$4,800

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$850 (Fall & Spring)
$700 (Summer)
University Services Fee (Online Students)$700

Military Admissions & Aid » | Cost of Attendance »

Part-Time Students

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Master of Education (M.Ed.)$5656$3,390
Educational Specialist (Ed.S.)$8006$4,800
Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)$8003$2,400
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)$8003$2,400

Full-Time Students

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Master of Education (M.Ed.)$5659$5,085
Educational Specialist (Ed.S.)$8009$7,200
Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)$8006$4,800
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)$8006$4,800

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$850 (Fall & Spring)
$700 (Summer)
University Services Fee (Online Students)$700

Military Admissions & Aid » | Cost of Attendance »

*Rates are subject to change at any time.

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.

“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

“After a month of online learning at Regent, I thought, 'Man, this is the best thing!' Not only did I get to learn my discipline, I got to learn how my values and my beliefs can be intertwined into my discipline.”

Shaketta D. Thomas, Ed.S. - Educational Psychology, 2017; M.Ed. - Curriculum & Instruction, 2013 Testing Director & Program Specialist, Virginia Department of Corrections

“The adult track of the TESOL program in Regent's School of Education prepared me to work with students on a beginning English level as well as students on the postgraduate level.”

Joyce Erber, M.Ed., 2009 TESOL

“I am grateful for Regent’s rigorous, Christ-centered Special Education program. I look forward to sharing my passion and experience with the next generation of special education teachers. I’m also excited to continue my research on educational practices utilized in public schools.”

Allisha Beerwart, Ed.D., 2018 Assistant Professor of Education, School of Education, GSW State University

“Regent has played an instrumental role in equipping thousands of graduates. We have the power to use the knowledge gained and the credentials earned to serve, to advocate for, and ultimately to bring change and hope to the hurting world around us.”

Cindi Spaulding, Ph.D., 2009 Teacher