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MS in Instructional Design & Performance Technology

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Verneda Edwards, EdD

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Earn a Master’s in Instructional Design & Performance Technology

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The world of instructional design is changing quickly—and our online Master of Science in Instructional Design & Performance Technology makes sure you’re ready.

This program takes instructional design to the next level. At Baker University, you’ll learn not only how to create effective and engaging training and education experiences, but also how human performance technology plays a vital role in the learning process.

You won’t just design materials. You’ll discover how to create training and education that address individual and organizational performance improvement goals.

You won’t just study learning models and theories. You’ll find out how and why certain teaching and learning approaches work as you uncover new ways to use technology to bridge gaps in learning and performance.

As the world transitions to hybrid and online learning platforms, our master’s in instructional design and performance technology will prepare you for what workplaces and education institutions now demand.

  • Create tech-based education and training tailored to learners, how they learn, and their desired outcomes.
  • Hone instruction design, evaluation, and development skills.
  • Study curriculum based on IBSTPI competencies.
  • Pinpoint effective training and learning tools and technology.

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Instructional Design Program Details

Learning doesn’t have to happen in a classroom. You can earn an instructional design master’s at Baker University without relocating or leaving your full-time job.

• 100% online—earn your degree from anywhere.

• Seven-week classes help you finish coursework quickly.

• No GRE needed.

• Designed for working professionals.

• Earn your degree in two years.

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Program Highlights: Master’s in Instructional Design & Performance Technology

There are many reasons to join Baker University to study instructional design and human performance technology. Here are just a few to consider:

Rankings and affordability. Baker University is highly ranked for best online programs, offering the highest ROI in Kansas and the highest average salary among graduates of universities in Kansas. This instructional design program is also approved for federal financial loans.

Tech-forward. You’ll discover how to align training and education materials with organizational goals—and how to select the right tools, technology, and software to solve specific problems and bridge gaps in learning and performance.

Translatable skills. Create tech-based education and training tailored to your students, accommodating their preferred learning styles and helping them achieve their desired outcomes. The creativity, design, and people skills you build here will make an impact in any field, from corporate America to K-12 classrooms.

Networking. Build rewarding relationships at all levels. Connect with faculty who have practical expertise in instructional design and performance technology. Partner with like-minded professionals in our IDPT Student Association. Interact with active alumni who support our program and can help guide you to lucrative employment opportunities.

Individual attention. The program is small by design. This allows natural connections to form between students and faculty. Through this 100% online program, Baker offers more than classes—we bring you a community. Receive personalized attention from professors and career advising professionals.

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Exceptional Experiences: MS in Instructional Design & Performance Technology

Learn from the best. Our award-winning faculty are skilled professionals in instructional design, training, and human performance technology. They work in many different fields, including government, education, corporate, and nonprofit. Their diverse experiences and perspectives are woven into courses.

Designed for the real world. This is a new program—one that focuses on what’s happening right now in instructional design. A changing industry, workforce demands, and the shift to hybrid and online training and education are at the forefront.

Flexibility is prioritized. Our asynchronous approach lets you take classes when it works best: during your morning coffee, over lunch, or late at night. Optional virtual meetings with classmates and faculty give you the chance to discuss what you’re learning in real time.

A focus on tech. You’ll get to experiment with different types of software and applications, testing tools to see how they work in the real world.

What Can You Do with a Master’s in Instructional Design & Performance Technology?

Wondering what types of instructional design jobs exist? Or what you can do with an instructional design master’s degree?

From tech start-ups and manufacturing to healthcare and government agencies, you’ll be empowered with instructional design tools that make an impact. Go anywhere and be ready to improve learning.

Baker’s instructional design program was built from the ground up to suit the industry and prepare students to show up for their organizations at their very best. The message from specialists in the field was clear: The world of instructional design needs more specialists who can create valuable content.

The creativity, design, and people skills you build will help you develop technology-based learning and training in all types of organizations.

You’ll be prepared to do the following:
• Design onboarding for new employees
• Develop effective team training
• Be a better teacher
• Plan innovative courses and curriculum

Possible Instructional Design Job Titles
Many organizations look for instructional designers with graduate degrees. An online MS in Instructional Design & Performance Technology can lead to job titles like these:
• Digital learning coordinator
• E-learning developer or designer
• Instructional designer
• Instructional technologist
• Learning architect
• Learning experience designer
• Learning strategist

Financial Aid to Earn Your Master’s in Instructional Design & Performance Technology

Baker University is highly ranked for best online programs, offering the highest ROI in Kansas and the highest average salaries among graduates of universities in Kansas. The program is also approved for federal financial loans.

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Baker Is Military Friendly

Military Advanced Education named Baker University one of America’s Top Military-Friendly Colleges and Universities. Veterans and active-duty service members and their spouses may qualify for tuition discounts.

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Meet Our FACULTY

“Instructional design and performance technology is a diverse, growing career field because organizations from the academic sector to health care to the military need skilled personnel to develop and improve training and education programs.”

—DR. REGENA AYE | ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF EDUCATION

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Examples of Master’s in Instructional Design & Performance Technology Courses

A variety of intellectual and innovative courses unite instructional design and human performance technology. These are just a few of the graduate courses offered as part of the MS in Instructional Design and Performance Technology program:

  • Principles of Instructional Design and Performance Technology: Study instructional design principles and systems and how human performance technology applies in education, government, business, industry, and health.
  • Designing and Developing Instruction for Online Performance Training: Design, develop, and create a human performance training unit/course, including the creation of an instructional website related to your professional area of interest.
  • Multimedia Design and Development: Develop and use multimedia designs and authoring tools in instructional design and performance technology as you learn about the principles of multimedia learning, design, graphics, and AV production.

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Related Programs at Baker University

In addition to offering a master’s in instructional design and performance technology, Baker University offers several other graduate programs:

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