Doctor of Education in Instructional Design (EdD-ID)
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Doctor of Education in Instructional Design (EdD-ID)
Combine the science of learning with the art of design with the 100% online Doctor of Education in Instructional Design (EdD-ID) degree program at National University. You’ll gain a deep understanding of how people learn and how best to communicate knowledge to a broad audience. This degree allows instructional designers like you to improve education, training, and development across all industries, for all learners.
Influence and Inspire Powerful Learning Experiences
Created by experienced professionals, NU’s EdD-ID program gives you in-depth courses that will teach you to apply knowledge to solve real-world problems. You’ll have hands-on practice working with experts and learning how to use tools to create powerful learning experiences. NU’s EdD-ID covers a range of advanced topics, including leadership, research, contemporary instructional design, and the design and development of simulations and gaming solutions.
Results-driven instructional design education
The EdD-ID program outcomes are aligned to the advanced and managerial ID competencies established by the International Board of Standards for Training, Performance, and Instruction (IBSTPI), the Association for Talent Development (ATD), and the standards of the Association for Educational Communication and Technology (AECT). These competencies and standards include planning, analyses, universal design, development, rapid prototyping, implementation, evaluation, and project management of instructional and training interventions.
The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) accredits public and private schools, colleges, and universities in the U.S.
- Instructional Coordinators
- Instructional Designers and Technologists
- Training and Development Managers
- Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School
- Education Administrators, Postsecondary
- Education Administrators, All Other
- Distance Learning Coordinators
- Training and Development Specialists
- Education Teachers, Postsecondary
- Postsecondary Teachers, All Other
*Positions may require additional experience, training, and other factors beyond successfully completing this degree program. Depending on where you reside, many positions may also require state licensure, and it is the responsibility of the student to ensure that all licensure requirements are met. We encourage you to also review program specific requirements with an NU advisor. Any data provided on this page is for informational purposes only and does not guarantee that completion of any degree program will achieve the underlying occupation or commensurate salary.
Faculty assists each NU Doctoral student to reach this high goal through a systematic process leading to a high-quality completed dissertation. This process requires care in choosing a topic, documenting its importance, planning the methodology, and conducting the research. These activities lead smoothly into the writing and oral presentation of the dissertation.
A doctoral candidate must be continuously enrolled throughout the series of dissertation courses. Dissertation courses are automatically scheduled and accepted without a break in scheduling to ensure that students remain in continuous enrollment throughout the dissertation course sequence. If additional time is required to complete any of the dissertation courses, students must re-enroll and pay the tuition for that course. Continuous enrollment will only be permitted when students demonstrate progress toward completing dissertation requirements. The Dissertation Committee determines progress.
As a graduate of National University’s Doctor of Education in Instructional Design (EdD-ID) program, you’ll be able to:
- Manage complex design processes and products collaboratively with diverse stakeholders
- Interpret leadership theories for their relevance in solving instructional and training problems
- Evaluate technologies used in instructional and training solutions
- Synthesize different principles, theories, and analyses for design projects
- Construct strategies to address ethical, legal, and political factors influencing instructional and training solutions
- Improve professional practice of instructional design
National University’s dedicated admissions team is here to help you throughout the admissions process. We accept and review applications year-round and, once you’re admitted, you can begin your studies as soon as the next week.
To apply to the Doctor of Education in Instructional Design (EdD-ID), you must have a conferred baccalaureate master’s degree and/or doctoral degree from a regionally or nationally accredited academic institution or a qualifying international institution.
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