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Instructional Design & Educational Technology
Master of Science in Education

Learn how to use ever-changing digital tools with agility to create more engaging, innovative and equitable learning experiences.

The MS in Education, Instructional Design and Educational Technology from Capella University will help you learn how to leverage technology to meet the diverse needs of all students and empower them to have a voice and choice in their learning.

By combining instructional design best practices with leading-edge technology, you’ll learn how to develop high-quality content, pedagogy and meaningful assessment.

Professional relevance

Learn through curriculum that incorporates ed tech best practices based off the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Standards.

Personalized learning

Incorporate technology and multimedia tools to provide learning experiences that engage and empower students.

Expertise you can apply

Learn how to use instructional design theory in real-world learning situations as part of your coursework.

This program is currently not approved for federal financial aid by the U.S. Department of Education (ED).

Classes start July 8

Apply today with no application fee.

At a glance

  • Online
  • 4 Core courses
  • 5 Specialization courses
  • 1 Elective course
  • 1 Capstone course
  • 46 Total quarter credits (12 Max transfer)

With Capella Tuition Cap, you won’t pay more than $12,000* in tuition costs for your degree.

*Eligibility rules and exclusions apply. Connect with us for details.

What can you do with an MS in Education, Instructional Design and Educational Technology degree?

Your education can help you pursue your professional and personal goals. While Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific career outcome, such as a job title, promotion, or salary increase, we encourage you to explore potential jobs and employment settings. Here are some ideas and examples for a graduate with an MS in Education, Instructional Design and Educational Technology.

Job titles to explore* **

  • Curriculum specialist
  • Instructional coach
  • Instructional designer
  • Instructional technologist
  • Learning specialist**

Employment settings to explore*

  • Colleges, universities and professional schools
  • Community colleges
  • Elementary and secondary schools
  • General government support
  • Libraries and archives

*These are examples intended to serve as a general guide. Some positions may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure, certifications and/or other designations along with a degree. Because many factors determine what position an individual may attain, Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific job title, a promotion, salary increase or other career outcome. We encourage you to research requirements for your job target and career goals.

**This position may require licensure, certification, endorsement or other professional designations. The instructional design and educational technology specialization does not lead to license, endorsement or other professional credential.