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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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October 25, 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

Admissions Requirements

Step 1: Apply to Regent University

Step 2: Complete Your Admissions Questionnaire

  • After you submit your application, you will receive a link to complete the required admissions questionnaire.

Step 3: Submit Your Unofficial College Transcripts

  • Email your unofficial college transcripts to apply@regent.edu using the subject line: Unofficial Transcripts.
  • Upon conditional acceptance, Regent University will attempt to obtain your official transcripts from your U.S. degree-granting institution.
  • International transcripts must be evaluated by an NACES-approved company.

Step 4: Submit Your Government-Issued ID

  • Email a photo of your government-issued ID to apply@regent.edu using the subject line: Government ID.
  • Please note that 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.