Innovative instructional programs are increasingly critical to success in a variety of fields – from education to industry. EKU’s 100% online master of science in instructional design and learning technology (IDLT) prepares you to integrate current and emerging technology as you learn to design, facilitate and evaluate effective learning programs. Graduates leave the program with a professional portfolio showcasing their skills and accomplishments and are prepared to take on key roles in the growing field of instructional design.
Students will acquire not only specialized foundational and theoretical knowledge of the field, but also hone relevant, industry-accepted skills while making connections with current practitioners. EKU blends academic and professional preparation through course topics such as multimedia for learning, making data-driven decisions, online learning design, and training the modern workforce.
Program benefits include:
Choose between two specialty certificates that can be completed for no additional cost as you work toward your degree, giving you a competitive edge in the job market. Options include:
Instructional design is an eclectic and specialized field built on unique skill sets used to create better learning experiences and materials. Instructional designers (IDs) have come from wide-ranging backgrounds such as art, computer science, business management, video production, technical writing, foreign languages, mathematics, philosophy, and teacher education.
Job prospects are promising. According to BLS, jobs such as instructional coordinators, are poised to grow 10% through 2030. Additionally, within the same time period, BLS projects training and development specialists, another career for IDs to grow 11% – faster than average.
Instructional Design & Learning Technology Internship FAQs
What is the IDLT Internship?
Students in Eastern Kentucky University’s online master’s degree in instructional design and learning technology are required to complete a field internship – IDL 820. This 3-credit hour course is designed to give students the opportunity to collaborate with peers and mentors who have practical experience to share.
Why complete an internship?
Completing an internship as you work towards your master’s degree in instructional design and learning technology provides the opportunity to:
When can IDLT students complete their internship?
Students in EKU’s online IDLT program need to complete 3 program courses, have a 3.0 or higher GPA and secure the consent of the department before they begin their internship.
What are the options for completing an IDLT internship?
Students have the option of completing one of three types of internships:
Learn about the new Master of Science in Instructional Design & Learning Technology with Dr. Nedim Slijepcevic at Eastern Kentucky University Online.
The IDLT program offers a systematic approach to improving learning outcomes by developing quality instructional products and experiences. Instructional design and learning technology courses include multimedia for learning, making data-driven decisions, online learning design, and training the modern workforce.
Call or email Enrollment Advisor John Hepner for information about the EKU Online Instructional Design and Learning Technology Master’s Degree program.
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EKU Online offers veterans and active duty military students an unparalleled online learning experience that provides accessibility, convenience and flexibility.
Special Tuition for Active Duty* Military
Eastern Kentucky University offers reduced tuition expenses to $250 per credit hour for undergraduate and $325 per credit hour for graduate courses to all service members currently serving on active duty.
*Active duty is defined as on federal orders for 180 days or more.
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– 1LT Heath Bergmann, EKU Online Graduate