Mission Statement

The Master of Science in Instructional Design and Technology (MSIDT) Program at CSUF is a highly ranked cutting-edge program designed for preparing professionals nationally and internationally who wish to further their skills and education in direct applications of emerging technology for teaching, learning, training and/or curriculum development. These professionals are typically working in the field of technology or in curriculum development/training in P-12, higher education, the military, medical and corporate settings. The 21 month program accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) provides versatility and applicability for a variety of careers and leadership roles including:

  • Educators interested in developing instructional content for online delivery
  • Specialists in distance/online learning, mobile learning  or competency based education
  • Professionals working with curriculum development for training in multimedia environments for an educational (P-12, community college, higher education, or extended education), corporate/business, medical, military or government setting
  • Human Resource professionals in business, industry, medical, military, or corporate universities
  • Instructional technologists whose job description involves teaching others to integrate new and emerging technologies to support learning
  • Entrepreneurs interested in starting web-based businesses in the field of education or for independent consulting
  • Curriculum developers for non-profit, for profit,  or community-based organizations
  • Instructional designers for textbook publishers or e-learning companies
  • Web developers
  • Software consultants or designers

The MSIDT Program was launched in 2002, as one of the first in the nation and has over 300 graduates to date representing 50 different professional business/corporate areas. Since the inception of the program, we strive to incorporate theory and research related to adult learning and cognition melded with current and emerging practices and tools in technology. Graduate students experience best practices in the field reflecting innovative instructional strategies and assessment and evaluation methodologies. They develop skills in project management, LMS, collaboration, written communication, technology enabled media literacy, research and critical thinking/problem solving while learning to use the tools of technology to develop cutting-edge curricula. The cohort structure includes two orientation meetings which enhance the student-centered community of learners. The program provides a challenging and rigorous educational environment and students can participate in the benefits of faculty mentoring and professional networking provided by our vibrant active Alumni Chapter Association.

Share This Page:

Page updated: October 18, 2016