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Program at a Glance

Online Master's
College of Community Innovation and Education
Credit Hours

Develop high-quality instruction for today’s learners.

Today’s instructional designers are leading the charge in creating a diverse, modern educational experience. As access increases and technology advances, it’s critical to continue to improve the quality of learning as well. Teachers, trainers and instructors face a complex landscape of fully online, blended and conventional learning environments that impact business, industry, PK-12, higher education and more.

When you earn your master’s in instructional design and technology from UCF Online, you’ll discover how people learn, how to stimulate learning, and strategies to improve education, training and job performance. This program dives into the analysis, design, development, implementation, evaluation and management of high-quality instruction. Upon graduation, you’ll leverage emerging technologies to design innovative, effective and engaging learning experiences for all.

Designed with working professionals in mind, UCF Online’s instructional design and technology program allows you to complete your coursework online, in traditional classrooms or in a mixed setting. It offers various tracks, such as educational technology, instructional systems and e-learning, to suit your career goals. Get started today and begin your instructional design journey.

International students who are in the U.S. and maintaining a U.S. Student Visa are not eligible for this program.

Instructional designers meet with faculty


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No GRE Required
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Offers tracks in educational technology, instructional systems, and e-learning

Application Deadlines

December 1
April 1
July 1

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Course Overview

Current Trends in Instructional Technology

Survey current trends and issues of importance to the field of instructional technology.

Engage in a critical review and evaluation of landmark research in the areas of educational media, instructional design, and instructional systems.

This course focuses on the systematic analysis and design of instruction, including task, learner, and context analyses, objectives and learner assessments, media selection, flowcharting and storyboarding.

Skills You'll Learn

  • Implement best practices in digital and distributed course design.
  • Evaluate pedagogy as implemented across learning systems.
  • Analyze user behavior to create high impact educational materials.

Career Projections


Annual Job


Job Growth
2019 - 2029

Source: Lightcast™ . 2024

Career Opportunities

  • Lead Instructional Designer
  • Education Specialist
  • Instructional Systems Designer
  • Senior Curriculum Specialist
  • Senior Education Consultant