The Master of Education in Learning and Instructional Design is ideal for education and professional development career advancement for those who are engaged in the K-12 teaching and workplace training of adult learners. The program is a 36 credit hour program offered for students who meet the admission requirements and are seeking a graduate level degree. The core curriculum consists of 21 credit hours of work in curriculum and instruction, 3 credit hours of thesis or non-thesis work and 12 credit hours of electives.
The Master of Education in Learning and Instructional Design at Wichita State University is an innovative, dynamic, and flexible program meeting the diverse needs and goals of its candidates to become advanced instructional leaders in teaching and learning, training, and program design.
The mission of the Master of Education in Learning and Instructional Design at WSU is to prepare all candidates to achieve maximum benefit from their educational experiences. The program develops reflective and collaborative professionals bridging theory and practice through a culture of excellence in teaching, learning, research, collaboration, and instructional leadership.
Program Goal #1: Graduates of the Master of Education in Learning and Instructional Design program will be able to identify, analyze, and explain (a) successful curricular models and instructional strategies and explore the basis for their success, and (b) curricular and instructional problems impeding the improvement of learning in instructional settings and propose effective solutions.
Program Goal #2: Graduates of this program will be able to monitor, evaluate, and suggest means to improve instructional practice, including the evaluation of learning outcomes and programs.
Program Goal #3: Graduates of this program will be able to assume responsibility for the development, implementation, evaluation, and revision of curricula, training, or programs of study in particular disciplines and/or for particular populations.
Program Goal #4: Graduates of this program will be able to locate, evaluate, interpret, and apply appropriate research and scholarship to the study and solution of practical educational/training problems in instructional settings.
Program Goal #5: Graduates of this program will be able to plan and conduct research using appropriate theory and research designs to investigate educational/training questions related to the improvement of learning and instruction.
Program Goal #6: Graduates of this program will be able to demonstrate professional leadership skills and continued growth in instructional leadership and learning.