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Masters in Secondary Education Program


 The ID&T program at the Darden College of Education provides students with a solid grounding in instructional design, cognitive theory and research to meet the challenges of instructional design professionals. Our wide
variety of course offerings are designed to give the graduate a strong background in both the theory and practice of the field. All students will study the following: 

  • Instructional Design
  • Message Design
  • Applied Cognition
  • Distance Education
  • Evaluation & Assessment
  • Future Trends in Technology
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Research 

The ID&T Masters Plan of Work provides the flexibility to pursue individual interests. The rigorous ID&T course of study prepares graduates for a future in instructional technology in a variety of venues. 

Note: The M.S.Ed. concentration in Instructional Design and Technology does not offer licensure in secondary education. 


Masters Level Students 
Admission decisions are based on several criteria including GPA (undergraduate and any other graduate work), and GRE scores (analytical writing, verbal, and quantitative) or MAT scores. 

  • The minimum acceptable scores vary each year depending on the number of students we can admit to the program. In general, it is expected that students will have a score of the 153 on the verbal and 144 on the
         quantitative tests and 4.0 on the analytical writing test of the GRE. Minimum acceptable scores for the MAT are 45 or 399 for regular admission.
  • To apply for admission, go to the Graduate Admissions Page

List of courses: Please contact your advisor for the latest Master's Degree Plan of Work.