Western Governors University

M.Ed. Instructional Design


4001 700 E #700

Salt Lake City, UT 84107

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.Ed. Instructional Design

Format: Online

Program Description:

To help meet the urgent nationwide need for educators, WGU offers an affordable, accredited, online Master of Education in Instructional Design (MEDID). This program prepares individuals who already hold a teaching license with the research fundamentals, evaluation procedures, and instructional design skills necessary to earn a master’s degree. This M.Ed. Instructional Design program focuses on a wide range of curriculum development skills, including when to adjust learning environments for individuals and how to use a variety of techniques to measure learning. Graduates will be prepared for successful careers in both the public and private sectors.

WGU holds the same accreditation as many state universities. We offer low, flat-rate tuition that’s about half what students pay at other online universities. With our unparalleled online flexibility, students can complete most of their coursework whenever and wherever works best for their schedule. Students also benefit from our competency-based learning model, which lets them pass most courses as quickly as they prove mastery of the material, making it possible to accelerate their progress and potentially graduate faster. Additionally, Faculty Mentors work one-on-one with WGU students, providing dedicated coaching, guidance, and support from enrollment through graduation.


Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), CCNE (CCNE, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington DC 20036, 202-867-6791)

Eligibility Requirements:

Applicants must be already certified teachers, not intended for preparation for a teachers' license.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Loans Offered: Financial aid is only available for those who qualify. Aid includes federal Pell Grants and both subsidized and unsubsidized federal Direct Student Loans.

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