Master of Education (M.Ed.)

Online Instructional Design and Technology—Technology Leadership Specialization

Gain a universal instructional skillset transferable to any industry.

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Ranked No. 25 in Best Online Master’s in Education Technology by Best Colleges in 2019
International Society for Performance Improvement University Case Study Competition winning team, 2010 and 2019
Fully online, asynchronous program allows busy professionals to complete coursework when it is convenient

Instructional Design and Technology, M.Ed. Overview

Instructional design and technology is the systematic application of behavioral science and learning, communication and instructional theories to resolve learning and/or performance-based problems. The fully online M.Ed. in Instructional Design and Technology—Technology Leadership specialization from UWF prepares education, military, healthcare, business and industry professionals to meet the challenges of complex problems from the perspective of education, training and performance improvement.

The program’s technology leadership specialization provides you with a strong foundation in technology and leadership as they relate to learning and performance. You will benefit from a highly flexible elective component which allows you to select individual courses and/or certificate programs aligned with your particular areas of interest and professional goals. The curriculum encompasses the identification and analysis of organizational problems or opportunities and the design, development, implementation, evaluation and management of instructional and non-instructional processes and resources that make up the solutions.

The faculty at UWF are hands-on and develop personal relationships with each student. While this program is fully online, our responsive faculty ensure that you will feel fully engaged in an active learning community. You should work closely with your advisers when developing your program plans.

Candidates for This Program Include:

  • Students seeking instructional technology careers in healthcare, public or non-profit organizations
  • Working teachers who need a master’s degree to continue teaching
  • Teachers seeking to gain additional experience or specialized information

You Will Be Able To:

  • Design, implement and formatively evaluate instructional solutions that help to resolve real-world individual and organizational performance problems
  • Generate comprehensive solutions to support the strategic objectives of an organization
  • Communicate effectively with culturally diverse stakeholders using appropriate modalities
  • Analyze individual and organizational performance problems comprehensively from education and training perspectives
  • Evaluate and recommend a wide range of solutions to performance problems in business, industry, education and the military