Education Instructional Design Degree - Online and Campus Programs

Instructional planners work within schools and are responsible for developing, organizing, and writing curriculum for an institution. They may coach teachers, evaluate and choose textbooks, and assess the effectiveness of programs offered at a school or inside a classroom. This often involves researching and implementing new plans to improve a school's performance. Additionally, they often work to train and assist teachers with incorporating technology into the classroom.
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Online Learning at Concordia University–Portland

If education is your passion, Concordia University-Portland is your university. One of the most respected names in learning today, Concordia offers several fully online Master of Education (MEd) programs—most of which can completed in one year—and a fully online Doctorate of Education (EdD) program. Our graduates stand out with the skills, integrity, and compassion  necessary to meet the ever-changing needs of students today. Together, we're all making an impact in education.

Programs:
  • M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction: Environmental Education
  • M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction: Methods & Curriculum
  • M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction: Social Studies
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Learning at Full Sail University has always centered around interaction and the exchange of ideas. Our online curriculum fully embraces this philosophy. We have developed our own online learning environment with the aim of being the most people-focused education experience on the web.
Programs:
  • Instructional Design & Technology

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Your creativity is a big part of who you are and where you're going. To take it, and your future, as far as you want, you need an education that's focused on developing your talents and putting you on the path toward the creative career that stirs your imagination.

Locations:  Henderson, NV

Programs:
  • Instructional Technology & Design (BS)

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Most curriculum and instructional design professionals are familiar with technology and educational programs involving computers. They should be organized and decisive, and have the ability to effectively communicate with team members and parents. Many people transition from years as a teacher, department chair, or assistant principal to an instructional designer position. Their previous experience means they are familiar with the dynamics of a school, which is essential. Careers titles in the field include:
  • Curriculum Specialist
  • Staff Development Specialist
  • Director of Instructional Material
  • Curriculum Consultant

How to Prepare for a Career in Curriculum and Instructional Design

To work in a public school as an educational instructional designer, you must be licensed. You are required to have a master's degree in education or a related field. Bachelor's degree programs in education typically take four years to complete, and a master's degree takes an additional one to three years. There is a very favorable job outlook for instructional designers. The Bureau of Labor statistics states that jobs in this field are expected to grow by 23 percent between 2008 and 2018. The salary range for an instructional planner is between $42,070 and $75,000, with $56,880 as the median salary in 2008.