Q&A Jessica Freeland

Dr. Jessica Freeland
Assistant Professor of Education,
Program Coordinator, Instructional Design and Technology

Master of Education in Instructional Design and Technology

In this fast-changing world of work, the need to train individuals in new skills, technology and organizational initiatives is only increasing. Therefore, the need for instructional designers specifically trained for this expanding career field is also increasing.

The Master of Education in Instructional Design and Technology is an online, non-certification program intended for individuals who have earned a bachelor’s degree in any field from an accredited institution of higher education. It prepares graduates for training and development leadership roles in every industry. For those in K-12 and higher education, this degree program increases understanding of the role of technology and its appropriate use in the support of student learning. For those in businesses and organizations, it develops leaders who understand the ways technology can be used in learning, training, and teaching at the corporate level.

The employment outlook for training and development specialists is projected to grow much faster than average for all occupations, making this an excellent career field that spans the education and corporate worlds.

Some characteristics of professionals in the field of instructional design and technology include leadership, communication skills, strategic thinking, creativity, and technology skills.

View Program Requirements


- For students with a bachelor’s degree in any field

 - Become knowledgeable in designing, developing, implementing and evaluating educational and informational programs and materials
- Develop skills necessary to become a technology specialist


Technology Consultants
E-Learning Instructional Designers
Government Agencies
Higher Education
Weaver Hall and Globe
The Master of Education program in Instructional Design and Technology focuses on the design, development, implementation and evaluation of educational and informational programs and instructional materials. Students investigate a variety of instructional and assistive technologies designed to work in educational, organizational and distance environments. Hands-on, practical experience is emphasized throughout the course of study.

Dr. Jessica Freeland
Assistant Professor of Education

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