Educational Studies (Instructional Design)
The BAE program in educational studies with a concentration in instructional design helps students build critical competencies related to designing effective online learning to meet the needs of learners. The curriculum is grounded in modern learning theory and design. Coursework addresses a variety of components within the field of education including foundations of instructional design, theory and design of digital learning, and digital learning evaluation. All courses are taught online and combine a range of resources and technologies to facilitate direct interaction between and among students and program faculty.
This program culminates with an internship where students create and present a project that demonstrates their knowledge of instructional design by applying it in a professional context. Students work with an organization to identify an instructional need, problem or performance gap, and then they develop and deploy a solution to be delivered in an online or blended format.
This program does not lead to teacher certification. Students seeking teacher certification should enroll in one of the other Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College undergraduate programs.
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There is growing demand for online educators, including in companies that develop the materials for online students and any organization focused on digital learning. Graduates are prepared for instructional design roles in K-12, higher education, nonprofits and corporate settings.
Career examples include:
- curriculum coordinator
- curriculum designer or developer
- distance learning manager
- instructional designer
- media center specialists
- technology coordinator
- training specialist, coordinator or manager
Career examples include but are not limited to those shown in the following list. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions.
Program contact information
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Cost and aid
Students are required to meet all applicable ASU admission requirements for first-year students, transfer students or international students.
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