MEd - Master of Education in Learning and Instructional Design

The Master of Education in learning and instructional design program at Wichita State University is an innovative, dynamic and flexible program designed for educators and professionals alike. The program focuses on new approaches to learning, best practices in education and corporate training.

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 36-credit-hour, online program. The program is offered for students who meet the admission requirements and are seeking a graduate level degree in learning and instructional design leadership. 

Admission

In addition to the Graduate School admission requirements, students seeking the Master of Education in learning and instructional design (MEd LID) must meet the following two criteria:

  1. Show potential to do graduate work by meeting one or more of the following:
    1. Graduate from the WSU teacher education program with a minimum GPA of 2.750 in the last 60 credit hours; or
    2. Graduate from an NCATE accredited program with a 3.000 or better GPA in the last 60 credit hours; or
    3. GPA in last 60 hours of at least 2.750 and GRE scores of at least 152 in Verbal and 153 in Quantitative; or

    4. Provide alternative evidence that documents academic aptitude.
  2. Provide evidence of involvement in teaching, training and/or program design, or recommendation by the graduate program committee.

Program Requirements

The Master of Education (MEd) in learning and instructional design is a 36-credit-hour, online program. The program is offered for students who meet the admission requirements and are seeking a graduate level degree in learning and instructional design. The core curriculum consists of 21 credit hours of foundational coursework, 3 credit hours of thesis or nonthesis work and 12 credit hours of electives.

Required Courses
CI 794Diversity and Culture in a Global Society3
CI 795Change, Creativity and Innovation3
CI 880Learning Theory and Curriculum Design3
CI 881Instructional Theory3
CI 884Inquiry Into Instructional Practice: Part 13
CI 885Inquiry Into Instructional Practice: Part 23
CI 893Instructional Leadership: Professionalism and Collaboration3
Electives
Select 12 credit hours based on personal professional interest and approved by the advisor12
Thesis or Nonthesis Option Requirements
Select 3 credit hours from one of the following combinations3
Evidence Based Inquiry: Capstone Project Proposal
and Evidence-Based Inquiry: Capstone Project
Master’s Thesis
and Master’s Thesis
Total Credit Hours36