University of North Dakota

Online & Distance Education

Instructional Design & Technology (IDT)


Grand Forks, ND 58202

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

IDT Graduate Certificate with an Emphasis in Corporate Training & Performance; IDT Graduate Certificate with an Emphasis in eLearning; IDT Graduate Certificate with an Emphasis in K-12 Technology Integration, Master's Degree (MS or MEd) in Instructional Design & Technology;

Format: Online

Program Description:

The fully online Instructional Design & Technology (IDT) programs prepare you for service in education, business, government and industry by teaching you how to enhance instruction and learning through the use of technology. Learn how to use the latest technology to develop effective instruction, whether it is for the corporate training room or the public school classroom. With the online IDT programs, you will: -Study the latest technology and its uses for teaching and learning. -Use a process that is part science and part art to develop effective instruction, whether that is for the corporate training room or the public school classroom. -Analyze, design, develop, implement and evaluate technology-based instruction that is effective and reflects sound ID principles. -Develop computer-based instruction, multimedia, web-based instruction, video-based instruction, and even simulations and games for learning. -Design learning for anyone, any time, on any topic, and in any format. The programs are designed for working professionals. You will participate in online "live" Web classes held at set times that are convenient for you, such as in evenings and/or weekends. You are NOT required to come to campus at any time. Pay in-state tuition rates for online courses regardless of where you live. Compared to paying the out-of-state tuition rate, this can translate into big savings for you!


Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). The IDT programs follow the curriculum standards established by the Association for Educational Communications & Technology (AECT) and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). The University of North Dakota as a whole is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

International Student Requirements:

If English is not your native language, you must complete the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) prior to admission. If you have received a bachelor's degree or higher from the United States or English-speaking Canada, you are not required to fulfill the English test requirement.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

# of Credits Required: 12 Cert;34-36 Degree

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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