American InterContinental University

M.Ed. in Instructional Design

American InterContinental University Online's Master of Education in Instructional Design program is designed to prepare students to use Design as a teaching aid. Learn more about AIU Online's Master of Education in Instructional Design program here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Education in Instructional Technology

School Offering Program:

American InterContinental University

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

To enroll in this degree program, students must already have either their high school diploma or the equivalent.

Program Description:

AIU Online's Master of Education in Instructional Design program has a part-time and full-time option. Students enrolled in either option have the opportunity to learn about instructional technology, including productivity software, the definitions and components of design and development, and using technology in the classroom. Other specialization courses give students the chance to learn computer-mediated learning environments, creating computer-based instructional materials, copyrighted materials, and online learning. This program is also designed to teach students about using technology to assess practices, educational research methods, strategies for developing objectives, learning theories, and curriculum design.

Learning Format:


Total Credits Required:

48 credits

Financial Aid:

American InterContinental University's students may be eligible for various financial aid options, including federal grants; military aid; and federal, state, and private lending programs. Interested students should complete the FAFSA and will then have the opportunity to work with one of American InterContinental University's Financial Aid Advisors.

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Required Courses for a Master of Education in Instructional Design :

Program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact American InterContinental University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program. Some courses and programs may not be available at all campuses. Students who enroll in the part-time option may take courses in a different sequence than those in the full-time option.

Specialization Courses

  • EDU 636: Instructional Technology (6 credits)
  • EDU 640: Computer-Mediated Learning Environments (6 credits)
  • EDU 674: Online Learning: Theory and Practice (6 credits)

M.Ed. Core Courses

  • EDU 602: Analysis, Assessment, and Technology (6 credits)
  • EDU 612: Educational Research Methods (6 credits)
  • EDU 620: Principals of Instructional Design (6 credits)
  • EDU 622: Applying Learning Theories (6 credits)
  • EDU 660: Curriculum Design and Evaluation (6 credits)

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Students who complete AIU Online's Master of Education in Instructional Design program may be able to pursue positions in the education field where the use of technology is important. They might be able to work in public, private, or charter schools. Their responsibilities could include creating teaching materials.

Positions that students might be able to pursue include:

  • Education technologist
  • Administrator
  • Curriculum designer
  • Principal

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