Master of Education

Learning & Instructional Design

The Master of Education in Learning and Instructional Design Program at Wichita State University is an innovative, dynamic, flexible and personalized program designed for educators and professionals alike. New approaches to learning: Best practices in professional development, active learning and training to further your credentials.

The Master of Education in Learning and Instructional Design is ideal for education and professional development career advancement for those who are engaged in the K-12 teaching and workplace training of adult learners.

It is a 30 credit hour program. The program is offered for students who meet the admission requirements and are seeking a graduate level degree in curriculum and instructional design leadership. The core curriculum consists of 15 credit hours of work in curriculum and instructional design, 3 credit hours of thesis or non-thesis work and 12 credit hours of electives. 

Important Note: By taking the foundational courses for MEd LID, you are completing IDPP Graduate Certificate. 

Instructional Design in Professional Practice  (IDPP) Graduate Certificate

The Instructional Design in Professional Practice graduate certificate (15 credit hours: CI 795, CI 880, CI 884, CI 885, and CI 893) is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge needed to design and implement effective, efficient and engaging instruction, from assessing learners’ needs to designing/developing appropriate materials and to evaluating instruction. Students will be able to apply learning theories, instructional design models and principles, and experiences gained through coursework to lead the instructional design process in diverse organizational settings. Besides, this program not only allows students to earn a powerful career credential but also complete a significant portion of a full Master’s of Education in learning and instructional design program.

 

 

 MEd in Learning & Instructional Design Strands

MEd in Learning & Instructional Design with Online Learning & Educational Technology Certificate

As mentioned above, MEd in Learning and Instructional Design is a 30 credit hours program. The core curriculum consists of 15 credit hours of work in learning approaches, curriculum, and instructional design, 3 credit hours of thesis or non-thesis work and 12 credit hours from Graduate Certificate in Online Learning & Educational Technology. 

To see the core courses, scroll down to the Required Courses - Graduate Catalog Descriptions. 

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MEd in Learning & Instructional Design with iSTEM Certificate

As mentioned above, MEd in Learning and Instructional Design is a 30 credit hours program. The core curriculum consists of 15 credit hours of work in learning approaches, curriculum, and instructional design, 3 credit hours of thesis or non-thesis work and 12 credit hours from iSTEM Graduate Certificate

To see the core courses, scroll down to the Required Courses - Graduate Catalog Descriptions. 

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MEd in Learning & Instructional Design with Mentoring and Coaching Certificate

As mentioned above, MEd in Learning and Instructional Design is a 30 credit hours program. The core curriculum consists of 15 credit hours of work in learning approaches, curriculum, and instructional design, 3 credit hours of thesis or non-thesis work and 12 credit hours from Mentoring and Coaching Graduate Certificate. 

To see the core courses, scroll down to the Required Courses - Graduate Catalog Descriptions. 

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MEd in Learning & Instructional Design with Literacy electives

As mentioned above, MEd in Learning and Instructional Design is a 30 credit hours program. The core curriculum consists of 15 credit hours of work in learning approaches, curriculum, and instructional design, 3 credit hours of thesis or non-thesis work and 12 credit hours from Certificate in Literacy. *Note: This certificate requires 15 credit hours. Any 12 of those hours can be your electives for MEd LID. 

To see the core courses, scroll down to the Required Courses - Graduate Catalog Descriptions. 

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MEd in Learning & Instructional Design with Interdisciplinary, Student-selected Electives
 As mentioned above, MEd in Learning and Instructional Design is a 30 credit hours program. The core curriculum consists of 15 credit hours of work in learning approaches, curriculum, and instructional design, 3 credit hours of thesis or non-thesis work and 12 Graduate level credit hours selected by a student with advisor's approval.

Note: There are various Certificates in WSU from whcih some of the electives may be selected.

To see the core courses, scroll down to the Required Courses - Graduate Catalog Descriptions. 

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Required Courses - Graduate Catalog descriptions

15 hours foundational coursework (Instructional Design in Professional Practice (IDPP) Graduate Certificate*):

CI 795 Change, Creativity and Innovation (3)

This course will focus on key theories and elements related to organizational change, the creative process, and innovation. Students will develop an understanding of creative thinking processes to explore how those processes can impact change and lead to innovation.

CI 880 Learning Theory & Curriculum Design (3)

This course will focus on cognitive science relative to how people learn and how instruction is designed to facilitate and optimize learning. Several different theoretical perspectives on learning, cognition, and cognitive development will be explored. By looking at current learning theories, a range of tools will be identified in understanding effective curriculum design for a variety of settings.

CI 884 Inquiry into Instructional Practice: Part 1 (3)

This course will be an introduction to the procedures commonly used in research and data analysis. Conceptual, procedural and analysis issues from a wide variety of areas will be covered, ranging from the formal research techniques to the approaches used by researchers involved in investigations in "real-life" settings. The course will also include critical analysis of selected published research in your professional area.

CI 885 Inquiry into Instructional Practice: Part 2 (3)

This course is designed to provide students with the skills necessary to conduct research relevant to their professional practice. The course will include elements of quantitative as well as qualitative data analysis. Students will critically analyze data-based decision making and potential implications for instructional practice.

CI 893 Instructional Leadership: Professionalism and Collaboration (3)

This course focuses on the role of the instructional leader to facilitate the implementation and sustainability of change necessary to support individual and organizational learning. Candidates will acquire the skills necessary to facilitate, nurture and maintain partnerships.

Thesis/NonThesis Requirements – 3 hours

CI 862 Evidence-Based Inquiry: Capstone Project Proposal (1-2)

Students develop a research-based inquiry proposal as a process for increasing skills as evidence-based practitioners. A formal proposal is written to research evidence-based practices or other important knowledge bases relevant to learning and instruction. Prerequisite: CI 851 or CI 860 or CI 885 or instructor's consent.

CI 863 Evidence-Based Inquiry: Capstone Project (1-2)

Students complete and present a research-based inquiry proposal as a process for increasing skills as evidence-based practitioners. This formal report is presented to a pre-identified audience describing the results of an inquiry into a knowledge basis relevant to the fields of learning and instruction. Prerequisite: CI 862.

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CI 875 Master's Thesis (1-2)

Students complete and the research proposal accepted by their thesis committee. Students work closely with their adviser and committee. Student received credit for this course when their thesis has been completed and defended. Prerequisite: CI 885, 858

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CI 876 Master's Thesis (1-2)

Students complete and orally defend their thesis. Students work closely with their adviser and committee. Students needing an addition semester to satisfy these requirements should enroll in one hour of CI 876. Students received credit for courses when their thesis has been completed and defended. Prerequisite: CI 875 or instructor's consent. 


Admission Requirements

In addition to the Graduate School admission requirements, students seeking the Master of Education in Learning and Instructional Design must meet the following criteria.

- Graduate from the WSU teacher education program with a minimum GPA of 2.75 in the last 60 credit hours; OR
- Graduate from an NCATE-accredited program with a minimum 3.0 GPA in the last 60 credit hours; OR
- Have a 2.75 minimum GPA in last 60 hours and GRE scores of at least 152 in Verbal and 153 in Quantitative; OR
- Provide alternative evidence that documents academic aptitude; OR
- Provide evidence of involvement in teaching, training and/or program design, or recommendation by the graduate program committee.

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Dr. Mara Alagic, Graduate Coordinator/Program Advisor

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