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MS Master of Science in Education Instructional Design for Online Learning specialization

Career Outcomes & Job Titles

People likely to be interested in a degree in instructional design for online learning are often training or education professionals pursuing instructional design specialist or developer positions in a variety of online learning settings, including educational institutions, corporations, the military, health care, or government.

Potential Employment Settings

  • Adult education program
  • Community college
  • Continuing education program
  • Corporation
  • Educational consulting firm
  • Government—local, state, federal
  • Health care
  • Land-based or online college or university
  • Military
  • Military education
  • P–12 education
  • Public or private corporation
  • Vocational school

Common Job Titles/Positions*†

  • Computer-assisted instruction specialist
  • Coordinator of e-learning
  • e-Learning developer
  • Education and development specialist
  • Instructional design specialist
  • Instructional designer
  • Instructional technologist
  • Learning consultant
  • Training specialist

*These examples are intended to serve as a general guide. Many factors determine what position an individual may attain and Capella can't guarantee a graduate will secure any specific job title.

†Some positions require licensure and/or other designations. We encourage you to research requirements for your job target and career goals.

School of Education Master's Degree Graduates

Data from graduates across all Education masters programs have been combined for these Career Outcomes results.

Master's degree graduates from Capella's School of Education report satisfaction with their tasks and responsibilities and with salary and benefits. Two thirds of the respondents work in education - 38% in higher education and 28% in P-12 education.

Career growth potential 53% Promotional opportunities 48% Salary and benefits 50% Tasks and responsibilites 79%

Percentage of respondents who answered "satisfied" or "very satisfied"
Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q3 2011 – Q2 2012.

Many of our School of Education master's degree alumni report advancing in their careers or receiving a salary increase. They also indicate they have assumed a leadership role or received a promotion.

Advanced in career or profession 26% Successfully changed careers 8% Obtained a teaching position in higher education 8% Assumed a leadership role 28% Received a promotion 13% Received a salary increase 44% Received favorable employer recognition of my degree 24% Received award 1% Presented at a conference, published article, book, manuscript 8% Conducted a research project 7% Served as a professional consultant 10%

Percentage of respondents who indicated they had accomplished each item
Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q3 2011 – Q2 2012.