SNU offers new masters program in Instructional Design
The College of Professional and Graduate studies at Southern Nazarene University announced a new online master’s degree program in the field of Instructional Design and Technology. Applications for prospective students are now open, with the first cohort set to begin coursework on 1 September 2021.
Demand for instructional designers is particularly high as companies and schools must pivot to more distance learning options due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With technology playing a more significant role in curricula at all levels of education and corporate training, along with an increased focus on meeting the learning needs of every student, there is an urgent need for graduates with proper training. In addition, very few institutions that are part of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU) offer instructional design and technology graduate programs.
“Many Christian colleges and universities are left to hire instructional designers who potentially lack experience and competence in integrating faith into course designs,” said Scott Marsee, SNU’s program director and AVP for Instructional Strategies. “SNU is considered a leader in many areas of education, and this program will add a new dimension that would set us apart as a leading educator for instructional designers that operate from a Christian worldview.”
The Master of Science in Instructional Design and Technology prepares scholarly practitioners to serve in leadership roles within the field and improve learning and performance within a variety of environments, including K-12, higher education, healthcare, the military, and business. The program emphasizes foundational theories and practices, instructional design and human performance processes, project management and leadership, ethics and legal implications, and the evaluation and integration of technologies. Students in this program take one class at a time so they can master one subject before moving onto the next.
To learn more about this degree program and to begin the application process, visit SNU’s instructional design and technology program page and its “What to Expect from Online Adult Education” page.
--Southern Nazarene University