MS in Online Teaching and Instructional Design

 

The Master of Science in Online Teaching and Instructional Design program prepares K-12 educators, college or university faculty, and business leaders for quality instruction in online environments. Students who complete the program will learn and apply effective methods for designing and individualizing online content as well as developing interactive online learning experiences for diverse populations of learners. This program is designed for pre-service and in-service K-12 teachers, higher education faculty, business men and women, and others interested in developing an understanding of theory related to distance education and proficiency with tools and techniques involved in effective instruction in online environments. Students completing the MS in Online Teaching and Instructional Design program will receive university certification in Online Teaching and Instructional Design. In addition, students may opt to enroll in the certification-only track, which consists of 18 credit hours.

 

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Program Details

  • Fully online program modeling promising practices in online instruction
  • Gain competencies and skills in designing and delivering quality online instruction
  • Obtain a graduate certificate in online teaching and instructional design
  • Two program tracks: Masters degree or graduate certificate
  • Masters in Online Teaching and Instructional Design: 33 credit hours
  • Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching and Instructional Design: 18 credit hours
  • 6-credit hour virtual practicum for the application of skills and competencies for online teaching
  • Flexible and convenient program allows you to complete the program anytime, anywhere
  • Non-cohort based course delivery allows you to move at your own pace
  • Traditional and career admission tracks allow for multiple pathways to admission

 

Masters Degree Program At-A-Glance

Course Credit Hours
Foundations of Distance Education: Research, Data, and Promising Practices 3
How People Learn 3
Methods for Online Teaching and Learning 3
Emerging Web and Mobile Technologies 3
Assessment of Learning Outcomes in Online Environments 3
Individualizing Online Delivery for Diverse Populations 3
Instructional Design: Theory and Research 3
Instructional Design: Application 3
Leading Technology Change in Schools and Organizations 3
Practicum 6
Total 33

 

Graduate Certificate Program At-A-Glance

Course Credit Hours
Foundations of Distance Education: Research, Data, and Promising Practices 3
Methods for Online Teaching and Learning 3
Emerging Web and Mobile Technologies 3
Instructional Design: Theory and Research 3
Practicum 6
Total 18

 

Contacts:

Program Director
Professor Jayme Linton
jayme.linton@lr.edu 
828-267-3442
LR Box 7539
Hickory, NC 28603

 

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