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Online M.Ed. in Instructional Design and eLearning

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Learn to leverage technology and design with an online M.Ed. in Instructional Design and eLearning. 

The world of online education is always changing. Stay on top of it with an M.Ed. in Instructional Design and eLearning. Learn how to deliver unforgettable, effective online classes and gain a working knowledge of digital devices, media design, and online technology.

These skills aren’t just for teachers: you’ll learn how to craft educational experiences in almost any industry. Think: employee training, simulation design, human resource development programs, and so much more. 

So, if you’re not a certified teacher, that’s not a problem. This degree doesn’t require an education certification to enroll.

Benefits of a 100% Online M.Ed. in Instructional Design

Our faculty gets it: going for your Master’s while holding a full-time job isn’t easy. That’s why you’ll have a dedicated personal advisor to support you every step of the way.

Even better, you’ll enjoy a program that’s focused on a Christian ethic of care. You’ll learn principles like:

  • Digital Citizenship
  • Accessibility
  • Safe use of Technology
  • Cultural Responsiveness

And it’s 100% online. 100% built to fit in to your life.



Online Program Start Dates

Monday, August 30, 2021

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Not ready for the full master's?

Check out our 4-course Microcredential in Instructional Design:

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Your Future


This program opens the door to so many careers in education technology, like:

  • Online Course Developer
  • eLearning Course Designer
  • eLearning Course Facilitator
  • Instructional Design Specialist
  • Instructional Trainer and Developer
  • Senior Instructional Graphic Designer
  • Curriculum Developer or Manager
  • Training Director
  • Training Specialist


Ready to work toward the career paths? We’ll be here to help you along the way—you just have to take the first step. Apply here.



Admission Requirements for Master of Education in eLearning and Instructional Design

  • Submission of a completed application
  • $25 application fee
  • Two recommendations from persons qualified to judge the applicant's moral character, professional expertise, and capacity for graduate-level work.
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • GPA of 3.0 on all undergraduate course work or on the final 60 hours of undergraduate course work. (If less than 3.0, student must have satisfactory scores on the GRE and/or approval of the Graduate Admissions Committee.)
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work
  • Applicants for whom English is a second language, applicant must submit an official TOEFL score of at least 550 (paper test), 213 (computer test) or equivalent evidence of proficiency in English.

Have questions? We can help. Connect with an admissions representative at 877-644-5557 or  .

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