Instructional Design and Educational Technology, MS

College of Education and Human Development

instructional design and educational technology student

Instructional Design and Educational Technology, MS (36 hours)

The Master of Science Program in Instructional Design and Educational Technology (IDET) is oriented toward trainers, instructional designers, e-learning specialists, and teachers. Graduates effectively apply current and emerging technologies to solve learning and performance problems in varied training and school settings.

This master's program allows students a considerable amount of flexibility to explore areas of personal interest. As an IDET student, you will work with your faculty advisor to develop a program of study emphasizing the aspects of Educational Technology you wish to focus on in your career.

This degree can be taken in either of two delivery modes: online or resident-based. The online or resident-based delivery modes allow students to work with the faculty advisors to develop a program of study that emphasizes development of skills and knowledge in a specific aspect of instructional design and educational technology fitting to each student's learning and career goals in K-12, higher ed, or adult learning environments.

To complete the program in one year, take two courses during each of the year's six cycles. To complete the program in two years, take one course per cycle

Texas Virtual School Network: This program offers Texas Virtual School Network (TXVSN) professional development for all Texas-certified teachers desiring to design and teach courses online in the TXVSN network of course offerings for all public and charter schools in Texas. Visit for details.

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Domestic & International Students:

Fall Fall-midterm Spring Spring-midterm Summer I  Summer II 
August 15 October 4 January 11 March 14 May 15 June 18

Application deadlines are one week prior to the start of each of the six course start dates: spring, mid-term spring, summer I, summer II, fall, and mid-term fall

Application requirements

Complete Application for Admission:
  • Apply for Admission via Apply Texas Application
  • An applicant may defer admission to an earlier/later semester. Applications are valid for one year. One deferral is allowed per application.
Application fee:
  • $50 for US citizen, $70 for International Students

Please Note: Applicants who wish to apply for a different program will be required to submit a new application. The application processing fee is required for each application submitted.


Application requirements specific to this program :

  • Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate course work taken at any accredited college or University attended (Foreign College credits/transcripts require an official foreign evaluation. Please click here).  TAMU-CC transcript is not required.
  • Essay (Approximately 300-400 words in length which includes educational and professional goals and the reason for applying to the program)

*Please allow 3-5 business days to receive Student ID before submitting additional supporting documents.

Submit all supporting documents online.

Additional International Applicant Requirements

Application requirements for international applicants:

  • Copy of current Visa (if applicable)
  • English Language Proficiency. TAMUCC currently accepts the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) within the last 2 years  :
    • Official TOEFL score minimum paper-based score of 550 or internet-based score of 79-80
    • Official IELTS score minimum 6.5

Printable degree plan

Click to download (pdf)

Required Courses (36 semester hours)

EDFN 5301 - Introduction to Research 3 credits
ERST 5302 - Studies in Equality of Educational Opportunities 3 credits
IDET 5300 - Instructional Design & Educational Technology Foundations 3 credits
IDET 5302 - Computer Applications in Education 3 credits
IDET 5303 - Instructional Hypermedia 3 credits
IDET 5304 - Instructional Design 3 credits
IDET 5305 - Instructional Design Applications 3 credits
IDET 5310 - Internet Resources in Education and Training 3 credits
IDET 5320 - Strategies for Technology Integration 3 credits
IDET 5360 - Design Strategies for Online Instruction and Learning Management Systems  3 credits
IDET 5365 - Instructional Materials Development for Learning Management Systems 3 credits
IDET 5397 - Instructional Design and Educational Technology Practicum 3 credits
For more information on tuition and fees, please visit the Business Office's website.

Master's in Instructional Design and Educational Technology National Standards Matrices (docx)

Texas Virtual Schools Network National Standards Matrices (docx)

Are you an out of state resident? Check here to see if TAMUCC is authorized to enroll online students from your state.

If you'd like to learn more about the College of Education and Human Development, please visit our website.

Contact for More Information:

Dr. Susan Elwood

6300 Ocean Drive Unit 5818
Corpus Christi, TX 78412-5818
Office : 361-825-2407