Graduate Studies

Instructional Design and Technology

Please refer to the Instructional Design and Technology graduate program section for information including departmental contact information, a list of graduate faculty members, program description, and course descriptions.

Bachelor of Arts in General Studies/Master of Science in Instructional Design and Technology

Requirements for Enrollment
  • A minimum of an overall GPA of 3.25 and a major GPA of 3.25
  • Three letters of recommendation, two of which must come from WIU faculty
  • An essay that includes academic goals, career plans upon completion of the program, perceived motivations, and attributes and abilities that will lead to their success in the BGS/IDT integrated program
Integrated Degree Program Description

Students in the integrated program are allowed to use nine semester hours to satisfy both the Bachelor of Arts degree and the Master of Science degree in Instructional Design and Technology. Three of the following courses can be used: IDT 433G/B, IDT 460G/B, IDT 500B, IDT 505B, IDT 510B, IDT 516B, IDT 517B, IDT 525B, IDT 529B, IDT 530B, IDT 534B, IDT 535B, IDT 536B, IDT 538B, IDT 545B, and IDT 560B.

Integrated Degree Program Requirements

I. Core Courses: 9 s.h.

IDT 500/500B Introduction to the Instructional Design and Technology Field (3)
IDT 505/505B Foundations of Instructional Technology (3)
IDT 510 Principles of Instructional Design (3)

II. Directed Electives (General Instructional Design and Technology Emphasis only): 15 s.h.

IDT 433G/B Instructional 3D Modeling and Animation (3)
IDT 460G/B Instructional Virtual Reality Design (3)
IDT 480G/B Advanced Web-Based Instruction (3)
IDT 503 Microcomputer Applications in Instructional Technology (3)
IDT 504 Technology Applications for the Classroom Teacher (3)
IDT 512/512B Instructional Development for Business and Training (3)
IDT 515 E-Learning Design and Development (3)
IDT 516/516B Internet Resources for Education and Training (3)
IDT 517 Technology Tools and Strategies for Digital Learning Environments (3)
IDT 525/525B Grant Writing Basics (3)
IDT 529 Integration of Learning Technologies for Education and Training (3)
IDT 530/530B Graphics Applications in Education and Training (3)
IDT 532 Fundamentals of Performance Technology for Instructional Designers and Technologists (3)
IDT 534 Technology Issues and Professional Development in Education and Training (3)
IDT 535/535B Photographic Applications in Education and Training (3)
IDT 536/536B Video Production for Multimedia (3)
IDT 537 Instructional Video Production (3)
IDT 538/538B Developing Graphics for Instruction and Training (3)
IDT 539 Leading Learning Technology Use in Digital Age Environments (3)
IDT 540 Interactive Multimedia Development (3)
IDT 541 Advanced Interactive Multimedia Development (3)
IDT 545 Instructional Web Development (3)
IDT 550 Advanced Instructional Design (3)
IDT 560/560B Visual Instructional Design Approaches and Practices (3)
IDT 561 Instructional Simulations and Gaming (3)
IDT 565 Management of Instructional Technology (3)
IDT 591 Independent Study (1–4, repeatable to 6 with change in topic)
IDT 595 Technology Planning and Research (3)
IDT 601 Seminar in Instructional Design and Technology (3)
IDT 620 Instructional Design and Technology Internship (4)

III. Select one of the following exit options: 6 s.h.

A. Portfolio Plan

IDT 603 Graduate Portfolio (3)
Elective (3)

B. Applied Project Plan

IDT 595 Technology Planning and Research (3)
IDT 600 Applied Project (3)

C. Thesis Plan

IDT 595 Technology Planning and Research (3)
IDT 605 Thesis (3)