NSU Catalog 2023-2024 
    Jul 23, 2024  
NSU Catalog 2023-2024

Instructional Design in E-Learning (MSED) - Accelerated

Location(s): Northern State University Campus, Online


Students that have 90 credits completed and a 2.75 GPA can earn their undergraduate degree and master’s degree in 5 years. As an undergraduate student, students can enroll in 500 level courses instead of 400 level courses. These higher-level courses will count toward both their undergraduate and master’s degrees per approval by the graduate studies office. Then, during their fifth academic year, students will continue and complete their master’s degree program as normal.


The Instructional Design in E-Learning master’s degree guides students as they create technology-infused learning environments based on the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)’s standards for educators. This program focuses on digital learning and communication, teaching with digital technology, applying learning theory into instruction, and creating engaged classroom experiences.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Graduate students will utilize and apply contemporary learning theories to develop remote learning experiences.
  • Graduate students will investigate factors influencing access to education and design instructional and training interventions to provide equitable access to education.
  • Graduate students will select, evaluate or design digital media to support learning.
  • Graduate students will identify, evaluate, and integrate emerging technologies to support remote learning.
  • Graduate students will apply data analysis techniques to the design and evaluation of learning experiences.
  • Graduate students will employ effective and ethical communication strategies in instructional design.
  • Graduate students will apply current research and theory to the practice of instructional design and learning technology integration.